CUSTOM ALL THE WAY
I read the recent article by Cheryl Strickland about arch windows
(see “Treating Arch Top Window,” D&WC, November
2002, page 84). There was no mention of the way I usually treat arch
Since arches are such a great architectural feature in many homes,
we enhance them by building an arch frame and mounting swags and cascades
on them. Sometimes a shirred-on valance is attached to the frame giving
the illusion of a shaped valance. Each frame is custom made for the
window. Sometimes we build an arch frame to go over a straight window,
to create the look of arch windows and add height.
Also, I have not seen any articles about custom headboards. We make
at least one a week, custom designed for the customer. We even made
one for a customer in the shape of an “M.” Most of these
have shirred rolls and trim. The last one I made was a total height
of 102 inches from floor to top.
We also make custom bed frames to go with the headboards. They support
the headboards better than a standard frame and can be made to any
height the client wants. Many people like these if they want a high
bed. They are also much stronger than the regular frames. They are
constructed of wood and stained or painted to match the colors in
Editor’s Reply: For more about making custom headboards,
please see “Making Headway,”
by Cheryl Strickland, D&WC, September, page 46 or just look further
into this issue, page 50—Ginny
Connor takes on wall-mounted headboards.
DRAPERIES AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Just to let you know that we enjoyed the online information regarding
Monique’s Draperies and their success, especially the portion
of your article entitled, “Ahead
of the Industry”. Hopefully, this information will be included
in a future print issue of the magazine.