Drapery Pleat Styles

 
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BOX

STYLE Crisp and contemporary, creates defined pleats with continuous decorative heading.

USE Public areas, decorative hardware, stationary side panels

AVOID Traversing applications, does not travel well across window, costs more than typical

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INVERTED

STYLE Discrete and simplistic, operates functionally with aesthetic improvements

USE Where top of drapery will be visible

AVOID Wide draperies, stacking requirements are larger than typical, costs a bit more than typical.

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FRENCH

STYLE Conventional, practical and reliable, operates with excellence

USE Where performance and value are priority - any and all applications

AVOID No operational deficiencies

 
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EURO

STYLE Traditional with a twist, retains performance and function

USE Where details are noticed and valued, where top of drapery is visible

AVOID Extremely heavy or extremely light fabrics - overemphasizes fullness in upper third of treatment

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CARTRIDGE

STYLE Dignified and rigid, ensures sharpness and distinction

USE Terrific upgrade for reuse of existing hardware

AVOID Narrow applications, requires additional depth for proper stacking, cost must be a consideration

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GOBLET

STYLE Formal, imposes form over function

USE Where top of drapery will be visible, stationary panels, public areas

AVOID Traversing applications, does not travel well across window, cost must be a consideration

 
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TAB TOP

STYLE Flexible and casual, hassle-free and versatile

USE When accentuating decorative hardware

AVOID Traversing applications and light sensitive areas as drapery will not move or block light

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GROMMET

STYLE Creatively integrates drapery and hardware into a single treatment

USE To accentuate hardware

AVOID Traversing treatments, does not travel well across hardware, cost must be a consideration

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RIPPLEFOLD

STYLE Refined and complex, requires detailed hardware integration

USE Where budgets allow for additional appeal and interest

AVOID Applications concealing hardware (must hang below track), existing hardware applications

 
Callie England