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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

What a difference a trim makes

The more you learn about decorating, the more you realize it's the little luxurious touches that really elevate design components to a custom level. Take drapery trim, for example. It adds a heft and a substantialness that don't always find in regular curtains.

There's a ton you can do with trim. Like add it to the inside of the panels...

Or tie in a wallpaper color so the room really unites.

Where a pattern would distract from the elegant simplicity of a room, a trim is a perfect way to add a subtle punch.

I love white curtains with a colorful trim for a bedroom.

How awesome this tortoise painted doorway??? And that is some luxe trim going with it.

A gorgeous color combo.

Here's another great idea...contrasting lining.

So this isnt trim but my oh my...those drapes! I think that's Quadrille.

So all that brings me to my next question...what's the best place to find drapery trim? I've looked a few places online and it's a bit overwhelming! Any resources are much appreciated. - Posted using BlogPress from my iPad


traci zeller designs said...

I'll be interested to see what people say. I don't have much in the way of non-trade sources for trim. I use M&J Trimming for their Greek key tapes and grosgrain ribbons. I have banded silk taffeta panels using velvet fabric (gorgeous). I have also banded linen panels using an embroidered stripe pieced from a different linen fabric.

My Crafty Home-Life said...

I shop for fabric on the internet all the time. The trick is that you BUY the takes longer, and you will throw away several swatches, but the alternative is worse. However, trim just doesn't go as well for me. My new trim trick is to go to the "multi-culture" neighborhoods. I like the stores that sell sari fabrics & trims..hope that helps.

Kerry @ Design du Monde said...

I like Brimar but it is trade only. As for regular stores I found a nice selection at Hobby Lobby.
Recently, I got some Greek Key ribbon from walmart that was nice but the amounts were incorrect and inconsistent which caused a problem on my drapery.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

I got some beautiful Greek Key trim in green from Joann'e not long ago. They have sales often and if you get on their mailing list they send 40% off coupons. The price was phenomenal. Now I just have to do something with it!

Lori said...

Calico Corners sells all kinds of trim.

PopOColor said... is a good source.

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