Custom draperies add texture, color and your unique style to your home. Blind Faith carries an extensive line of designer fabrics and decorative drapery hardware for the perfect combination that you will love. Whether you’re looking for simple side panels to dress up your space or fully functional ceiling to floor draperies, we can help you make sure your draperies are beautiful, functional and exactly what you wanted.
You have a ton of choices when it comes to custom made draperies, but Blind Faith is here to help make it an easy process. Here are the decisions that we will be making together to design your draperies just the way you want them.
Blind Faith has a over 50,000 fabrics (both indoor and outdoor fabrics) for you to browse through in our studio. You may also search our fabrics online and send us an email to request a free sample swatch mailed to you. As a general rule, if your room already has a lot of patterns, you will want to stick to a solid fabric. You may also want to use a couple of fabrics in your drapery design with banding or by adding a topper. If you’re setting up an in home consultation, you’ll want to make sure you give us as much information as possible regarding the feel , color and pattern of the fabric you’re looking for so we can make sure to have samples that you’ll love with us the day of your appointment.
There are a variety of different header types. Most ready made draperies only come with a rod pocket, grommets or a back tab. The biggest problem with this is that these types of headers are not the best when it comes to functional draperies.
Two finger pinch pleat draperies are becoming more and more popular. The 4” buckram keeps the hand crafted two fold pleats crisp. This heading options uses more fabric than the single pleat and provides a tailored look. Two finger pinch pleat draperies can be both operational and stationary.
Three finger pinch pleat draperies provide a more formal look and uses more fabric. The 4” buckram keeps the hand crafted three fold pleats crisp. This heading option is seen more frequently with solid fabrics and is a good option for both traversing or stationary panels.
Single pleat draperies are a great option for larger scale patterns. With sewn in pleats and 4” buckram, these draperies keep their shape better than plain top draperies. With less folds, less fabric is used. The single pleat header is great for both traversing and stationary panels.
The inverted pleat is becoming a much more popular look. Pleats are tacked ½” from the top and are handcrafted with three folds. The 4” buckram keeps the pleats straight and crisp. Weights are sewn in at each corner and seam for superior hanging qualities. This is a great option for both operable and stationary draperies.
Ripplefold draperies are a great solution for large modern windows and doors with less room for the fabric to stack. The panels snap into the carriers of traverse rods designed specifically for ripplefold draperies. Ripplefolds require less fabric as there are no sewn in pleats, but do not hold their shape as well as pleated draperies. This header can be used with both operable and stationary panels.
The Goblet pleat is a beautiful pleat for a more formal space. The pleat is formed by stiffening heading with buckram. Adding a button at the tacking is a great way to add a pop of interest and design. This is a stationary product.
Grommet pleats provide a simpler look without the need for rings. Grommets are available in antique brass, brushed nickel, black, nickel and rust. We do not recommend grommet panels for operational draperies.
The Napoleon header is designed for a more informal look. The drapery heading is because there are no pleats sewn in, there is very little structure to the folds. A slouch look can be achieved by pulling the drapery top forward between the rings. This header is designed for stationary panels only.
Plain top draperies are becoming more popular for customers who choose to go with a messy, informal look. The double turned heading adds stability while the weights at each corner and seam allow the drapery to hang properly. Plain top draperies may be used for both operable and stationary draperies.
Tuxedo pleats are a great option for solid patterns as well as stripes. The handcrafted box fold pleats are tacked along the back side and the 4” buckram keeps the panels straight and crisp. We highly recommend the Tuxedo pleat be used for stationary applications as they will not traverse as well as other pleated styles.
Once you have chosen the fabric and pleat style, we’ll work together to choose the best hardware for your application. We represent a variety of drapery hardware manufacturers to ensure we have what you are looking for. Whether you’re looking for a low cost adjustable rod, a large wooden traverse rod, modern metal rods or a rustic square rod, we have the drapery hardware that you will love. You can view more of our selections on our drapery hardware page.
After we have chosen the above items together, we will measure for your draperies. Your quote will be emailed to you within 24 hours of your appointment. To move your order into production, we will collect a 50% deposit and the remainder will be due upon installation (typically about 4 weeks later depending on fabric availability).