The Design Directory of Window Treatments

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The Design Directory of Window Treatments features professional illustrations detailing every type of window treatment imaginable, and is an invaluable guide for trade professionals and consumers. Jackie Von Tobel preformed an exhaustive search of current window treatment design and manufacturing trends to identify and name more than 350 individual components that can be mixed and matched to create an infinite number of window treatments. Each of these elements and designs are expertly illustrated in more 1300 color renderings that can be used repeatedly. Black-and-white line drawings of these illustrations are also included on a companion CD-Rom, along with a complete worksheet system for designer use.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423602163
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 9/17/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 584
  • Sales rank: 413,850
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Jackie Von Tobel is a practicing interior designer with twenty years of experience in high-end residential design. She attended the University of San Diego and the Design Institute of San Diego. She is a member of the WCAA and is certified by the WFCP. Her interior design firm, Plush Home, is located in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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How to Use This Book

CREATING A BEAUTIFUL WINDOW treatment that meets the specifications of your project is all about making the right choices.

Too many times the wrong decisions are made due to lack of knowledge or exposure to the many options that are available to you. This directory breaks down thousands of current window treatment designs into over 350 individual components that can be used alone or in combination with each other to create unique designs that will expand your options and allow you to express your creativity.

Each section of the directory will assist you in making decisions critical to your design success.

Design: Using the fundamentals and calculations outlined in the first chapter, measure your window, analyze your space, and calculate the basic proportions, lay out, and construction of your design.

Fabric: Choose the fiber, weave, pattern, hand, and color of the fabrics you will use.

Heading: Plot your heading style and variations if you are designing panels, a valance, or a shade.

Style: Choose one of the finished treatments in the book or use a combination of the individual components shown to create a new look.

Patterns are available for many of the designs. Look for the pattern maker listed below the design description. Find their contact information in the resource directory.

Embellishments: Apply the finishing touches that will personalize your design.

Hardware: Choose the appropriate type and style of hardware or mounting technique for your treatment.

Workroom: Communicate your designs effectively and accurately to your workroom to ensure that your treatments are made properly.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 11

Introduction 12

How to Use This Book 15

Design Fundamentals 17

Window Treatment Design Fundamentals 19

The Features and Functions of Window Treatments 20

The Principles of Window Treatment Design 21

The Elements of Window Treatment Design 22

Rules of Thumb 23

Specification for Soft Treatment 24

Standard Drapery Measurements 26

Drapery Yardage Calculator 27

Fabric 28

Weave 29

Coloring 30

Pattern 32

Pattern Repeats and Pattern Matching 34

Fabric Widths 36

Lining 38

Interlining 39

Key Terms for Fabric 41

How to Measure a Window 45

Measuring for an Inside-Mounted Treatment 46

Measuring for an Outside-Mounted Treatment 47

Key Window Terms 48

Drapery and Curtains 53

Anatomy of a Window Treatment 54

Specialty Stationary Side Panels 55

Standard Hardware Configurations for Multiple Treatments 56

Key Terms for Drapery 57

Headings 61

Headings 63

Pleated Headings 66

Pleated Heading Variations 73

Pleated Treatments 80

Hanger Headings 101

Hanger Treatments 112

Rod Pocket Headings 135

Rod Pocket Treatments 140

Tuxedo Panels 155

Tuxedo Panels 157

Tuxedo Treatments 158

Arched Treatments 167

Arched Treatments 169

Top Treatments 193

Top Treatments 195

Flags 197

Flag Treatments 210

Valances 225

Key Terms for Valances 227

Rod Pocket Valances 231

Swagged Valances 241

Rhythmic Valances 255

Rod-Top Valances 265

Rod-Bottom Valances 272

Pull-Up Valances 275

Pleated Valances 285

Layered Valances 297

Balloon Valances 303

Pelmet Valances 309

Valance Treatments 326

Valance Outlines 346

Cornices 349

Hard Cornices 351

Upholstered Cornices 355

Basic Cornice Shapes 356

Arched Cornices 361

Framed Cornices 365

Swagged Cornices 369

Bordered Cornices 377

Shirred Cornices 381

Embellished Cornices 383

Tufted Cornices 389

Cornice Toppers 392

Cornice Treatments 393

Swagged Cornice Outlines 403

Arched Cornice Outlines 404

Hard Cornice Outlines 405

Framed Cornice Outlines 406

Embellished Cornice Outlines 408

Tufted Cornice Outlines 409

Lambrequins 411

Lambrequins 413

Lambrequin Treatments 418

Swags 425

Swags 427

Anatomy of a Swag 429

Classic Swag Arrangements 430

Swag Charts 431

Common Swags 432

Cascades, Jabots, and Tails 439

Cascades 440

Tails 442

Jabots 444

Over-the-Rod Cascades 445

Scarf Swags 447

Swag Outlines 457

Swag Treatments 460

French Doors and Awnings 481

French Doors 483

Awnings 486

Fabric Shades 489

Fabric Shades 491

Balloon Shades 492

Roman Shades 497

Embellishments 501

Embellishments 503

Panel Toppers 504

Welting 505

Cord Welting 505

Flat Welting 505

Tying Back Side Panels 506

Tiebacks 508

Banding, Borders, and Trims 511

Borders 512

Rosettes, Bows, and Ties 515

Passementerie 519

Custom Ties and Tassels 525

The Workroom 529

The Workroom 530

Worksheets 533

Client Interview Sheet 534

Workroom Service Request 535

C.O.M. 536

Window Treatment Product Worksheet 537

Cornice Treatment Worksheet 538

Soft Treatment Worksheet 539

Subcontractor Agreements 540

Helpful Charts and Graphs 541

Window Treatment Measurement Form 543

Installer Checklist 544

Workroom Product Receipt 545

Glossary and Resources 543

Glossary 547

Resources 573

Fabric Companies and Suppliers 578

Passementerie 578

Drapery Hardware 579

Drapery Pattern Companies 581

Drapery Workrooms 581

Professional Organizations and Industry Resources 582

Schools and Training 582

Trade Shows and Seminars 583

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2008

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    I am the owner of a west suburban drapery workroom, exclusively for interior designers. I am a master drapery artisan, WFCP CWP and board member of WCAA Chicagoland. As an expert in this field, I probably own every style book published. This is by far the new Bible for workrooms and designers. It comes with a CD to print black and white line drawings of page size treatments designers can use for their client presentations. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Posted August 8, 2009


    There are tons of little bits of information in this book that I did not know, useful charts and formulas. If you are a window treatment seamstress or designer, this is a very good book.

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