Custom Cornices – Things to know before design.

Posted On January 30, 2023

What comes to mind when you think of custom cornices?

When you hear the word cornice, do you picture an old fashioned, outdated look – perhaps something you’d see in your grandma’s home?

If you said yes, I want to change your mind about custom cornices!

We create more custom cornices today than we ever have in the past. More and more clients these days are using them as a window treatment because cornices are so versatile. They use less fabric, they are easy and quick to install, they can
insulate when used with side panels, and they can block the light penetrating from above, which makes them ideal for bedrooms.

Think out of the box.

One must think out of the box when it comes to the design of the cornice. Often we use buttons, rustic iron hardware, drapery trims, tassels and contrast fabrics. Cornices can have curved sides, shaped tops and bottoms, imbedded mirrors, and even openings to show draperies behind. The possibilities are endless.

Cornice as crowns.

Cornices can also be used as crowns that top a window treatment. For example, imagine two small crowns carrying swags and side drapey panels. Have you seen any window treatment like that? Please visit our website www.GailaniDesigns.com and you will see many examples.

Create layers.

Another thing you can do with cornices is create layers. You can have a flat cornice, then add a layer of sheer fabric flowing from the top down for a stunning look. We have used that in a master bedroom, with the first layer a straight cornice and the second layer a sheer embroidered with sequins. (see below – Landenberg master bedroom)

Cornice with LED’s? Yes!

How about cornices with LED lights? Yes, we have created a gorgeous masterpiece! Metallic fabric covered curved cornices, with LED lighting that shines in two different directions: one shoots up to the ceiling and the second shines down onto the sheer draperies installed behind it. (Kassar living room)

For creative window treatments and unique cornices contact designer Susan Gailani (630) 420-0800 Please visit our website www.Gailanidesigns.com

There’s no home like yours.

And yet, it’s hard to find a custom window treatments specialist who wants to think outside the box and create something truly unique.

 

    • Retail stores have limited selections of fabrics, colors, and styles.
    • Many providers simply replicate trends or recycle previous designs.
    • And far too many designers are more interested in their ideas than yours.

You deserve to feel heard, and your designs should celebrate your creative voice.

(We all have one!)

There’s no home like yours.

And yet, it’s hard to find a custom window treatments specialist who wants to think outside the box and create something truly unique.

 

    • Retail stores have limited selections of fabrics, colors, and styles.
    • Many providers simply replicate trends or recycle previous designs.
    • And far too many designers are more interested in their ideas than yours.

You deserve to feel heard, and your designs should celebrate your creative voice.

(We all have one!)

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