Bespoke

BESPOKE

The word bespoke refers to products that are made for a particular customer or user. Our Design Studio has hand-selected this exciting collection of small-scale multi-purpose patterns specifically for our customers. The collections consists of five charming patterns and an array of seventy-six color combinations from which to choose.

MONTAGUE CHEVRON

BESPOKE STRIPE

HOOPER

LONGCHAMP

OXFORD STRIPE

Cheyenne

CHEYENNE

Cheyenne is a classic buffalo plaid/check design motif that has been popular for over 150 years. This faux-linen pattern has been a designer favorite in the RM COCO product line and has been updated with new color combinations making it available in twenty-one colorways.

 

Creative Threads V, VI and VII

CREATIVE THREADS V, VI & VII

RM COCO is pleased to introduce three new cut velvet trimmings that not only coordinate with velvet fabrics but linens, cottons, and silks with ease.

 

 

CREATIVE THREADS V

Creative Threads V combines a classic Greek key pattern in the ever-so-trendy seven inch width. This new cut velvet collection is available in twelve colorways.

CREATIVE THREADS VI

Creative Threads VI is a flowing fretwork design in a traditional three and one-half width which is featured in thirteen colorways.

CREATIVE THREADS VII

Creative Threads VII features a classic leopard print design that is sure to please. This new velvet trim collection is three and one-half inches wide and is available in fourteen colorways.

Designer Performance Bouclés

DESIGNER PERFORMANCE BOUCLÉS

Cuddle & Snuggle are fashionable, plush bouclé textures that offer a performance finish. C-Zero performance technology has been 

engineered into every fiber, so soils bead up, stains clean easily, and odors don’t cling.

Cuddle Performance Bouclé

Alabaster

Basil

Buttercream

Chestnut

Copper

Denim

Fog

French Vanilla

Horizon

Onyx

Sandstone

Shadow

Sterling

Tapenade

Winter White

Woodrose

Snuggle Performance Bouclé

Alabaster

Froth

Linen

Pewter

Platinum

Raven

Snow

Thunder

Titanium

History of Toile

HISTORY OF TOILE

Toile fabric has been a popular choice among interior designers for centuries. This versatile fabric is known for its intricate and charming patterns, which often depict pastoral scenes, historical events, or other detailed imagery. In this blog post, we will discuss what toile fabric is, its history, and how it can be used in interior design.

 

What is Toile Fabric?

 

Toile fabric, also known as Toile de Jouy, is a cotton or linen fabric that originated in France in the 18th century. The name Toile de Jouy comes from the town of Jouy-en-Josas, where the fabric was first manufactured. Toile fabric is typically characterized by a repeating pattern that features a single color or two-tone design. The pattern often depicts pastoral or historical scenes, with detailed illustrations of people, animals, and buildings.

 

The History of Toile Fabric

 

Toile fabric was first created in the mid-18th century by a French textile manufacturer named Christophe-Philippe Oberkampf. Oberkampf was inspired by the Chinese and Indian fabrics that were popular at the time and wanted to create a French version of these textiles. Toile fabric quickly gained popularity in France and eventually spread to other parts of Europe and the United States.

 

During the 19th century, Toile de Jouy became associated with the French Empire style, which was characterized by its grandeur, opulence, and attention to detail. In the 20th century, Toile fabric experienced a resurgence in popularity, with designers using it in a wide range of interior design styles.

 

Using Toile Fabric in Interior Design

 

Toile fabric can be used in a variety of ways in interior design. Here are a few ideas:

 

Upholstery: Toile fabric can be used to upholster furniture, such as chairs, sofas, and benches. This can be a great way to add a touch of elegance to a room.

 

Curtains and Drapes: Toile fabric can also be used to make curtains and drapes. This can be a great way to add some pattern to a room without overwhelming it.

 

Bedding: Toile fabric can be used to make bedding, such as duvet covers and pillowcases. This can be a great way to add some charm and personality to a bedroom.

 

Wallpaper: Toile fabric can also be used as wallpaper. This can be a great way to add some texture and pattern to a room.

 

When using toile fabric in interior design, it is important to consider the overall design of the space. Toile fabric can be quite bold and detailed, so it may be best to use it in moderation. For example, you could use toile fabric on one or two pieces of furniture, or as an accent in a room.

 

In conclusion, toile fabric is a versatile and elegant fabric that has been popular among interior designers for centuries. Whether used for upholstery, curtains, bedding, or wallpaper, it can add charm, character, and sophistication to any space. If you are considering using toile fabric in your next interior design project, make sure to consider the overall design of the space and use it in moderation to create a balanced and harmonious look.

Tips for Installing Draperies

TIPS FOR INSTALLING DRAPERIES

  1. Measure accurately: Before starting the installation process, measure the width and length of the window or space where the drapery will be hung. This will help you determine the correct size of the drapery rod and panels needed. For tips on how to measure for draperies, visit our post.
     
  2. Choose the right hardware: Select a drapery rod that can support the weight of the drapes and fits the style of the room. Make sure the brackets are positioned correctly and securely anchored to the wall. Hardware options can be found here.
     
  3. Determine the correct placement: The ideal placement of drapery rods is 6 inches above the window frame and 6 to 8 inches on each side. This provides enough space for the panels to hang freely without obstructing the view or natural light. 
     
  4. Steam or iron the drapes: Before hanging the drapes, iron or steam them to remove any wrinkles or creases. This will ensure they hang evenly and look neat.
     
  5. Hang the panels correctly: To achieve a polished look, make sure the panels are hung evenly and have the same length. Pinch pleat drapes should be hung from the rings and hooks, while grommet drapes should be threaded onto the rod. 
     
  6. Check the length: The bottom hem of the drapery should just skim the floor or hang 1/2 inch above it. If the panels are too long, they will bunch up on the floor (which you may want to create a pooling effect) or if they are too short, they will look awkward. 
     
  7. Add tiebacks: If desired, add tiebacks to hold the drapes back when they are open. Tiebacks can be a simple cord or a decorative tassel. 
     
  8. Finishing touches: Once the drapes are hung, adjust the folds and pleats to create an even, tailored look. You may need to adjust the drapery hooks or rings to achieve the desired effect.

Selecting the Right Lining for Draperies

HOW TO SELECT THE RIGHT LINING FOR DRAPERIES

Selecting the right lining for draperies involves considering a variety of factors, such as the level of light filtration, insulation, and privacy you desire.

 

Here are some general tips to help you select the appropriate lining for your draperies:

 

Consider the amount of natural light that enters the room. If you want to block out light completely, choose a blackout lining. If you want some natural light to filter through, but still want privacy, choose a light filtering or sheer lining.

 

Think about the climate in your area. If you live in a colder climate, you may want to consider an insulated lining to help keep your home warm during the winter. Alternatively, if you live in a hot climate, a lining that blocks out sunlight can help keep your home cool. 

 

Consider the color and pattern of your drapery fabric. If you choose a sheer or light filtering lining, the color and pattern of the fabric will be more visible. If you choose a blackout lining, the color and pattern of the fabric will be less visible.

 

Think about the level of privacy you want. A blackout lining will provide the most privacy, while a sheer or light filtering lining will allow more visibility into your home.

 

Consider the style of your room. If you have a traditional or formal decor style, you may want to choose a lined drapery with a more substantial weight and drape. If you have a more casual or contemporary style, a sheer or unlined drapery may be more appropriate.

 

Overall, selecting the right lining for draperies depends on your personal preferences and needs. It’s important to consider factors such as light filtration, insulation, privacy, and décor style when making your decision.

Visit our lining shop to view our collection and to learn about the different benefits of each lining.