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Custom window treatments, from draperies to shades and blinds, perform a plethora of useful features that make them so necessary: UV protection from the sun, reduction in glare and heat transfer via windows, and privacy. A conundrum designers and homeowners often encounter is how to get the function of a window treatment without sacrificing a view through a window. This is especially a challenge in homes constructed with the view in mind, often high-rises and waterfront properties.

Wide windows and patio doors don’t have to be the least stylish element in your room! No doubt that the look of vertical blinds isn’t for everyone.  A wonderful alternative is a sliding panel treatment, perfect for large picture windows or sliding glass doors.

Sliding panels offer a versatile range of textures and patterns as most roller shade materials are compatible. This also means perfect coordination of nearby windows that utilize roller shades. Plus, cleaning is a breeze with a light vacuum or damp cloth. Gone are the days of vane-by-vane cleaning.

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Shutters answer many window treatment design questions as an always-classic option.  Drapery Connection designer, Mimi Harling's decision to add decorative drapery panels to this master bedroom's windows softens the room's aethestic.

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Long associated with traditional décor, custom draperies are an essential component in designing rooms around modern technology.  Choose your custom window treatments with the same care as you selected your audio/video equipment and lighting controls.  Draperies add several essential elements to a modern media room:


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