By Anna Webb - Idaho Statesman Edition Date: 05/09/07
Ten truths about Monica Macha's Drape Couture, an independent design business tucked into a deep, cool and cavernous brown space in Grove Street's Linen District that specializes in high-end window treatments.
1. Macha wants to be the Manolo Blahnik of drapery design
The celebrated shoe designer whom "Sex and the City" turned into a household name, begins each of his designs with the same basic shoe silhouette. Macha begins each of her drapery designs with a loose ball-gown shape, then reaches for her colored pencils.
2. Her note-books hint at her fond-ness for the botanical and the lush
Macha takes dressing windows as seriously as fashion designers take dressing men and women. Her notebooks, filled with words like "blue hydrangea," "black satin gardenia," and draperies covered with a swarm of cloth butterflies, suggest she might also make a fine garden designer.