Category Close-Up - September 2012

The Return Of Elegance
By Wanda Jankowski

New offerings from window treatment and trim suppliers, most of which are on display during N.Y. Home Fashions Market Week, are distinguished by their tasteful, graceful and playful designs

Animal Magnetism
Zambia is a solid/non-solid window curtain that offers decorating versatility in its understated animal print. Famous Home Fashions Inc., 800-465-4566,
The Beauty Of Bling
Belagio Enterprises offers creative, transforming embellishment ideas that add decorative “bling” to any window covering. Curtains and draperies can be enhanced in a range of ways, from rhinestone buttons and trimmings to decorative brooches. The trims also can enhance other elements of home décor, from pillows and lampshades to comforters and frames, for a complete, coordinated look. Belagio Enterprises, Inc., 323-731-6934,
Luxury Linen Look
Belgique is a luxurious lightweight linen look with an open weave texture. Available in a variety of colors, the design is offered as ready-made panels and fabric by the bolt. Softline also will be launching its new website,, this Fall. Softline Home Fashions, 800-701-4220,
Fun Fish
The 60- by 14-inch Aquarius valance presents a playful sea of clownfish, angelfish and guppies. It is part of the Aquarius quilt set that also includes the quilt in twin or full/queen sizes which reverses to a coordinating multi-colored stripe, and pillow shams (one with twin and two with queen). Greenland Home Fashions, 800-677-8140,
Contemporary Crystals
The Moderno Collection adds three new Moderno Crystale rod styles in the brushed nickel finish. The three Crystale 3/4-inch diameter telescopic rod sets include (left to right): Crystal Ball, Spiral and Gem. Each is offered in 28- to 48-, 48- to 86- and 66- to 120-inch sizes. Versailles Home Fashions, Inc., 514-351-8402,
Animal Twists
The 56- by 84-inch Safari grommet panel, made with 100 percent polyester, is an ombré-printed sheer. The diagonal slant of the zebra pattern and ombré coloring add new twists to classic animal print. The panel is available in mocha (shown), silver, onyx, surf and flamingo. Stylemaster, 718-805-0200,
Rows Of Ruffles
Part of the Casual Couture Collection, the Gypsy Ruffled curtain (shown) and shower curtain program is being expanded. The panels and tiers will be offered in five additional colors beyond the original white and cream. New programs sharing the Gypsy Ruffled concept include an all-over printed butterfly version, a zebra pattern and knitted lace program. Highlights of other designs debuting at Lorraine’s showroom include prints with rod pockets and/or grommets, such as an updated ikat damask on sheer voile, a tiled geometric pattern on voile and blackout, a sun-bleached Battenberg medallion motif on semi-sheer and Ardsley, a contemporary stylized fern on blackout. Lorraine Home Fashions, 212-684-0805,
Fluttering By
The eclipse™ noise reducing blackout curtain line welcomes the Pippa Thermaback™ adorned with a whimsical, multi- colored butterfly print on a two-way slub base cloth. The foam-back technology blocks light and noise. The rod pocket panel is offered in 63- and 84-inch lengths. The polyester curtain is machine washable. Ellery Homestyles, LLC, 212-684-5364,

Layered Look
The Cameo panel includes an attached four-layer valance in a textured silk look. It is offered in silver (shown), gold, cinnabar and ice blue, and is available in 42- by 63-inch and 42- by 84-inch sizes. Achim Importing Co., 800-542-2446,

Hardware Artistry
Design Art drapery hardware, debuting in the first quarter of 2013, presents elements individually hand-painted in the U.S. The designs, priced competitively, will be original for wood rods: decorative finials, crystal finials, rod-enders, wood rod inlay designs, brackets, rings and other pieces. They will feature 58 hand-painted Décor Finishes or, as part of its Dual Finishing System, the customer may opt to add any of the 11 Accent Finishes. Designers may also select custom finishes with colors chosen from Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams paints. Orion Ornamental Iron, Inc., 877-476-6278,
Jungle Fever
Cheetah is a fun juvenile print on voile that features a panel and tailored valance with faux capiz shell trim in dyed-to-match brights. The design is offered in aqua (shown), pink and purple. CHF Industries, Inc., 212-951-7800,
Striped Sophisticate
The Lehigh design is real linen with a sophisticated stripe motif. The grommet panels are offered in natural (shown), coffee and purple. Commonwealth Home Fashions, 514-384-8290,
Transitional Trims
The Turquoise Concept Collection of versatile trimmings complements virtually any décor from modern through traditional. The program consists of cord with and without tape, 1- to 3-inch braid gallon, brush cut fringe, organdy loop fringe, hand-tied tassel fringe, bullion with beads and gallon with beads. The line is available in 32 colors with tiebacks, tie bands, and key tassels, and is in stock for same-day delivery. Trimland USA, 855-TRIMLAND,
Dynamic Duo
New to the Titan Ex 1 1/8-inch diameter drapery rod series is the Titan Duet, a pair of stationary side panel, 20-inch long rods. The larger diameter makes an upscale statement and is ideal for hanging grommet-top curtains. Titan Duet offers Saturn and Imperial finial designs in all the Titan Ex finishes: antique brass, espresso and brushed nickel. Each pair of Titan Duet rods includes four adjustable ceiling/wall mount brackets with a projection of 2.5 to 3.5 inches. Versailles Home Fashions, Inc., 514-351-8402,
Sea Of Diamonds
The 100 percent polyester Sutton grommeted, lined window panels feature a modern diamond-shapes-within-diamonds design and are offered in ivory (shown), beige and mist. Elrene Home Fashions, 212-889-6378,
Textured Fabric & Stainless Steel
The 55- by 84-inch, 100 percent polyester Utah panel is a textured solid outfitted with 100 percent stainless steel grommets. It is offered in spa, wheat, cream, espresso and rust. Renaissance Home Fashions, 718-805-0200,

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