Some of the most beautiful draperies take their cues from styles and forms that originated centuries ago. We’ve gathered some snapshots of classical drapery we’ve done, but our repertoire covers every classical drapery style as well as endless riffs on the traditional that bring them fully into the present. We were fond of these windows with their soft pastel stone valences and operable draperies. Notice how the break at the floor is just-so, the way we like the break on gentlemen’s trousers. There’s always a bit of the couturier in any great drapery construction.

These lacey treatments for Hamptons retreat by designer Jamie Drake start with a board-mounted box pleat at the top, and have great details including a contrast lining and a mitered border in a complimentary tone. The tie backs are also mounted from the top, a great solution for tall, narrow windows.

Sometimes you only need one drapery to get the job done. For this dining room in a classic New York apartment a high-drama stripe with a contrast border at the top and along the edge is suspended by golden rings from our unique crystal clear glass drapery rod, a perfect compliment to the chandelier.


Clean lines, cool hardware, crisp details – we love it when drapery finds its place in contemporary homes and modernist spaces. Look at these sheers made swoon-worthy with Swarovski crystal beaded trim that we did for Jamie Drake:

These jaunty bright stripes and the crystal ball finials are so luscious:

These whimsical “carwash” panel valences combined with chartreuse roller shades and patterned sheers make for a fantasy room for any little girl!


These are draperies that can look great in rooms from traditional to contemporary. They’re tailored, timeless and chic. This simple box valence neatly upholstered over operable draperies in a pale neutral look great in this traditional home, but could as easily frame a window in an urban loft.

By using a classical shape such as a swag in a bright color, you can achieve a transitional look.

Tailored especially for this hotel lobby, these draperies would look great at home, too.

These full-yet-flowy seafoam silk drapes are both lined and interlined. MT Custom has a full range of beautiful hardware from the classic to the unexpected. We love the easy, seashore-fresh look of these faux bamboo rods and rings.


More to Come!

We’ll be adding more examples of great drapery ideas soon, be sure to check back. Thanks!

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