Category Close-Up - March 2014

Vertical Beauties

Our look at new window treatments includes options debuting at New York Home Fashions Market, March 24 to 27, as well as new offerings from other key suppliers across the country

Intricate Beauty Camelot Indigo combines classic elements in an intricate design. Borders of traditional damasks and scrolls are layered in shades of indigo blues to realize a one-of-a-kind designer look. J. Queen New York, 212-414-1555,
Ruffles Galore The Olivia design features gray gathered ruffles in fluffy chiffon on a brushed polyester base for a full-bodied look. Triangle Home Fashions, 732-355-9800,
Making Home Beautiful Ada, part of the Monica Pedersen Make It Beautiful home textile collection, is a modern geometric jacquard. It is available in three colors as drapery and decorative pillows. Softline Home Fashions, 800-701-4220,
Classic Chic Braden, a lined scalloped valance with cording, presents a classic houndstooth pattern in natural (shown), spring, mocha and charcoal. The fabric is made with 44 percent polyester, 40 percent acrylic and 16 percent other. The lining and cording are 80 percent polyester and 20 percent acrylic. Renaissance Home Fashions, 718-805-0200,
Zigs & Zags Zephen in zinc is a luxury weight polyester duck cloth with brushed bronze grommets. The zigzag pattern is rendered in on-trend decorating colors., 845-675-7029,
Animal Attraction Elephant Parade is a gender- neutral valance for juveniles who embrace their love of elephants. The trunks are upturned for good luck! Saturday Knight Ltd., 513-641-1400
Two in One Coupletaire is two shades in one: an Allure Transitional Shade to the room side and a Genesis privacy shade to the street side for optimal light control. The fabric-covered valance in the Allure material helps conceal the two individual lift systems. The privacy shade features the EZ lift system for smooth cordless operation. Lafayette Interior Fashions, 800-342-5523,

Glitz & Glamour New rhinestones, studs and jewel trims can be used as edging and accents to glam up curtains, valances and pillows. Rhinestone sheets work as tiebacks or placemats. Belagio Enterprises, 323-731-6934,

Tools Of The Trade Orion Ornamental Iron has updated its finish selector sets. The new selectors for Iron Art™ and Italian, almost 2 inches square, are clearly printed on the back with finish information and fit into plastic ring binder sleeves included with each set. Wood Art™ finishes now also come in plastic ring binder sleeves and all three sets fit in the new printed binder. Orion Ornamental Iron, 877-476-6278,
Spicing It Up The company’s lines include medium and high-end trimmings, tiebacks, tassels, braids, fringes, curtain tapes, cotton brushes, jute and jacquard products. The wide range of collections, from simple to glamorous and traditional to extraordinary, in a multitude of colorways, offers the diversity needed to result in unique designs. Trimland USA, 855-TRIMLAND,
Seeing The Light Shangri-La’s newest 2 1/2-inch Soft Textures Vane Collection features sophisticated patterns in light filtering and room darkening vane styles. The Cordless Power Touch push-button control for Shangri-La Sheer Horizontal Sheer Shadings easily raises, lowers, opens and closes the shades. Comfortex Window Fashions, 800-843-4151,
Modern Blocking Tribeca, an all-over block design, is an energy saving blackout panel with pewter grommets that builds on the success of the solid Fabian woven stripe. S. Lichtenberg & Co., 212-689-4510
Sparkle Plenty The Royalty Tieback Collection includes three new designs (top to bottom): Marquis, Regina and Princess. The cord tiebacks’ crystal-effect beads are set to bedazzle panels and sheers. Versailles Home Fashions, 514-351-8402,
Denim & Leather Lexi is a 40-inch wide by 84-inch long insulated grommet top panel trimmed with faux leather at the top and bottom. The denim color is finished with a yellow stitching, emulating the look of jeans. Lexi is a Thermalogic™ option with benefits of cost saving by keeping winter cold and summer hot air out, room darkening and acting as a sound barrier. Its white back meets condominium requirements. Commonwealth Home Fashions, 800-493-2266,
On-Trend Gray & Charcoal The black and gray bamboo panels, fitted with stainless steel Easy-Glide rings, are part of the Outdoor Bamboo Collection. The hand-woven panels provide sun-filtering and wind-breaking benefits as well as privacy. Each panel is treated with a finish resistant to water and mold. The trim is made with 100 percent polypropylene and is fade resistant in uv light. Available in several sizes, new is a 72-inch length. The panels are shown on MuliPole® hardware. Versailles Home Fashions, 514-351-8402,
Graceful Geometric The Faye, made with 100 percent polyester, is a geometric damask grommeted panel. Offered in 52- by 84- and 52- by 95-inch sizes, colors available include gray (shown), taupe, blue and chocolate. Elrene Home Fashions, 212-889-6376,
Color Blocked Gramercy, a solid color-blocked design with mitered corners, is offered as a valance and panels (shown) as well as a tailored tier and valance. Colors offered are charcoal, sage and toffee. Made with 100 percent polyester, it is available as a 56- by 14-inch valance, 40- by 63- and 40- by 84-inch panels, and as 56- by 24-inch and 56- by 36-inch tier pairs. Achim Importing Co., Inc., 212-686-6652,
Diamonds On Broadway Featuring an all-over diamond embroidered pattern, Broadway is offered in lilac (shown), ivory, sand, teal, chrome, cobalt and crimson. Made of 100 polyester, the faux silk panel includes 100 percent stainless steel grommets. Stylemaster, 718-805-0200,
Fashionable Faux Silk The Annabelle Collection is a playful faux silk grommet panel available in hot fuchsia and royal blue. Famous Home Fashions, Inc., 800-465-4566,


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