Announcing Riviera Decor has won First Place in Curtains and Draperies at the International Window Coverings Exposition in their 2018 VISION Design and Workroom Competition. Within the industry of custom home decor, draperies and interior design, this is the most coveted award one can win. We would like to extend our appreciation to the judges and Ms. Grace McNamara for entrusting us with this honor.
Please find below the announcement of our winning entry and the photograph of our winning entry as well:
Inspiration for our Winning Drapery Entry
The window treatment of draperies delivered to this dining room has the classic and refined elegance the homeowners requested. The inspiration for this design came from the book “Scalamandre’ Luxurious Home Interiors” by Bryan D. Coleman. This book is highly regarded in the world of Interior Design for exquisite custom home decor as well as beautiful Scalamandre’ fabrics. It is filled from cover to cover with inspiring examples of finely crafted custom home decor. Riviera Decor has the training and experience to give your home the look and feel of showcase homes from all over the world.
The Making of a Winning Drapery Entry
More then just beauty…exquisitely designed and crafted custom draperies must deliver not only what the homeowner requests, but solve problems along the way as they arise. As you will note in the “before” picture below, the architecture of the room supported an asymmetrical window treatment. However, some architectural elements of the room were not equally spaced to allow this. The design and execution of this window treatment had to conceal these flaws without making it obvious, which we achieved with careful planning. Secondly, we needed a fabric that would drape nicely yet be sculptural to stand out from the lovely Venetian Plaster you see on the wall. However, we needed to protect the fabric from a south facing window to avoid sun rot. To protect the silk and our owners’ investment for many years to come, we added three luscious layers to this drapery, that make the folds stand out for the Italian stringing. These folds are more sculptural and not ’tissue like,’ which is what you see with silks. The beautiful drape of the curtain panel is obtained by fine English hand sewing techniques which keeps the Italian stringing of the drapery panel in perfect form. The open pole swag frames the gold center piece in the drapery pole perfectly- Don’t you agree?
Contrast the picture above with the “Before” picture below. It is truly amazing how a drapery can transform a room.
When we say we deliver the finest to our clients in draperies, curtains, slipcovers, luxurious bedding and outdoor décor- we truly do! The results of the International Window Coverings Expo 2018 VISION Design and Workroom Competition now confirm the promise of quality that we pledge to every customer. We have spent countless hours studying and training from the finest in the industry at the Custom Home Furnishings Academy in Charlotte, North Carolina, learning the high-end techniques and methods that have earned us this coveted international award.