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Globally inspired office- Custom Drapes

DIY | French Country Modern | Interior Decor

Window treatments can really make or break a space! In the case of our globally inspired home office, custom drapes really made a big impact.  

*A BIG thank you to Uptown Drapes for sponsoring this One Room Challenge, as always all opinions are my own! 

home office right of entryway


It’s week 4 of the One Room Challenge and my home office is really starting to come together. Last week I shared my furniture shopping selections with Gatehouse and this week my custom draperies were delivered and installed. 

globally inspire home office - custom drapes

Click on the links below to catch up on what’s happened with my globally inspired office so far

week one: Globally inspired home office design board & BEFORE photos

week two: How to create a classic home art gallery

week three: Balancing masculine and feminine design styles through furnishings and finishes

embroidered drapes for home office

Uptown Drapes has been my go-to resource for all of my window needs. Both my kitchen draperies and my son’s bedroom draperies (completed last October as part of the one room challenge) are from Uptown Drapes. I continue to be a dedicated customer because of their unmatchable selection of designer fabrics, easy online experience, and the quality is AMAZING. 

globally inspired office -custom drapery with uptown drapes
kitchen drapes sourced HERE
globally inspired office - custom drapery selections
My son’s drapes sourced HERE

custom drapery - home office with dark walls

As mentioned last week, mixing animal prints was always going to happen in my office one way or another.  The zebra hyde rug is here to stay and the question remaining was: Do I bring in a different animal print in the window coverings or on the chairs?

drapery & fabric swatches

Globally inspired office- Selecting custom Drapes

These are the drapery sample fabrics I ordered. Tip: Always order swatches to make sure you like the color and print in your space. Don’t skip this step- each sample is only $1 and the dollar amount spent on samples will go toward your next purchase – AMAZING!

choosing drapery fabric

In my mind I had already put the deerlet print at the top of my wish list. After reviewing the fabrics in my office and seeing them with the other furniture fabric options at Gatehouse last week, I ultimately decided on the Clea pattern in Chino. Why? I selected a light blue leopard print fabric for my arm chairs – so mixing an additional animal print would have been overkill (IMO). The “Reflect” swatch was a big contender too – I absolutely love the simmer and dainty star detail.  However, the scale of this pattern turned out to be too small in relation to the blue leopard print chair fabric. 

globally inspired office with custom drapes

The Clea pattern won with its embroidered starburst detail.  The feminine pattern shows from all angles of the room and really plays nicely with the chandelier. As mentioned last week, I’m really teetering a balance between masculine and feminine details in this shared office of ours. To save a little money, I went with dummy panels (non functioning) since I already had a roller shade for privacy.  These drapery panels are purely decorative but really frame out the window nicely.  They are finished with a 2 finger top pleat- clean and tailored. Now you can really appreciate the scale of this oversized window! 

drapes in dark home office

globally inspired home office with dark walls

I opted for a brushed brass rod to repeat the finish on the cabinet hardware and art gallery frames.  We ran the rod right into the walls to ensure the drapery panels hugged each wall seamlessly.  Not sure if you’ve ever dealt with adjustable rods (I hate them) but that’s just another detail that sets Uptown Drapes above the others.  You can custom order any long rod and they are never adjustable. You designers know this is a hard feature to find at a reasonable cost!  

moody home office

It’s important to note that that Uptown Drapes has some amazing tutorials right on their site that teach you exactly how to measure your window for your order AND How to install them like a pro! 

BONUS: Uptown Drapes is giving all my readers 5% OFF your total purchase through the end of November 2019.  This means 5% off Romans, drapes, rods, or all of the above! Use code: Mysha5 at checkout. In addition they are offering up to 10 free fabric swatches – Please use code SWATCHES10 for those! Tag me with your selections @remingtonavenue on Instagram so I can share! 

Make sure to check back next week for my global office styling and accessorizing! 

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