OMG! Track, Rod, Pole??

 Drapery hardware is a huge mystery to those who do not manufacture or install it.  Many clients of mine will stare up at their windows and look at me, a blank look on their faces, and say “I don’t know what to do.  How do we hang it?”  I generally smile back and respond with a bunch of technical information and then let them know that I’ll just email them some finial options for their decorative rods, or I’ll pull a piece of I-beam out of my bag and hold it up for them.  The explanation of the hardware ends up taking up more time than deciding on the actual style of the drapery and its glorious fabric.  Here are some basic hardware options, and their applications.

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Revolutionary Fabrics

I have been working in the design industry for over twenty years now. Most of those years have been fabric filled.  It’s really an obsession of sorts.  My reps come to visit my office, they bring armfulls of new books. The books are filled with swatches of new and exciting fabrics, textures, colours and patterns. The smell of the fabric fills the room. The colours bounce around and the patterns dance like butterflies around my head. Okay that’s super hokey. But seriously. One the the best parts of my job is finding the perfect fabrics for a space.

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