Sunday, August 28, 2011

Drapery hardware choices for a formal dining room

A common question we get from our customers:  "Is brass considered 'out of style'"?  Or, "I can't afford to replace my light fixtures for a more updated look".  Many people are changing window treatments, peeling off the wallpaper, or just repainting for a fresh look.  How do you blend the new with the "old"?

This freshly painted dining room had all the elements of a beautiful room---except for the window treatments.  The beautiful light fixture was more of a brass/golden color and other pieces in the room were more of an oil-rubbed-bronze color, or an antique gold finish.  The client had decided on a fabric for the drapery, the style of the hardware but not the finish.
Helser Brother's "Crown" finish

After looking through our Helser Brother's hardware samples, the above hardware finish seemed a perfect choice.  With the other dark brown finishes in the room and the gold-toned chandelier, the drapery hardware would seem to be a combination of them all.  It also has a slight shine to it which would be a nice contrast to our fabric choice.  The client chose a simple ball finial on a smaller diameter rod for a simple profile--we liked her way of thinking!  The beautiful room really didn't need any new architectural elements introduced.

 The fabric color is nearly a perfect match to the paint color in the adjoining living room.  The texture of the fabric (which you just can't see in the pictures, sorry) was important in this room with the heavy wooden furniture, tall ceilings and bronze decorating pieces.  A light weight fabric would not have given the serious look we were going for in this dining room.  Color is not the only factor taken into consideration when choosing the right drapery fabric.

Here's a closeup of the rod and rings.
Thanks to RM CoCo for fabricating the drapery panels and to Helser Brothers for providing great hardware.   
 Let us help you find the perfect blend of finishes for your next project.  You might decide to keep that brass light fixture after all!

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