Wouldn’t you love to see elegant window treatments in your Tilton, NH residence? Rod Ladman’s Window Designs is here to help you with their 100% satisfaction guarantee on service and installation!
Are you looking for Window Treatments for your Tilton, NH home? How about Blinds?, Drapes?, Shades?, Plantation Shutters? Look no further, our window design company is based in central nh and sells, installs, and repairs any kind of custom window decor (and has been doing so for more than 40 years). Owner Rod Ladman has extensive experience installing high quality window treatments and takes absolute pride in making sure the customer gets exactly what they are looking for- and guarantees that result 100% of the time- When you need advice, he will be available for free consultations. This is the kind of follow-up that creates long term relationships. Rod’s insights and suggestions to homeowners have resulted in many elegant window displays.
Over the many years, Rod has owned his own window treatment stores and worked with dozens of designers all across New England. There is just no substitute for dealing with a service provider who has seen it all and done it all. As an authorized Hunter Douglas dealer, he has access to their whole catalog. He also is a dealer for several other manufacturers like Graber, Alta, Horizons, Norman, J.Geiger, and other premier brands
If you’re looking for one-of-a kind treatments. Rod has teamed up with designer and fabricator Karin Conn, (who also has decades of experience)and she can make any kind of soft furnishing you can imagine. Between them, they are a decorative powerhouse! To top it off, Rod was also a professional painter and wall coverings expert, so he has a good eye for tying a “whole room” together – you create the vision – they can make it happen
We not only service the greater Tilton, NH area, but anywhere in Belknap, Carroll, Merrimack and Grafton counties. We’re one phone call away.
Here are just some of the window treatments we can help you with:
- Window Blinds
- Vertical Blinds
- Venetian Blinds
- Wooden Blinds
- Window Shades
- Roller Shades
- Custom-Made Drapery
- Faux Wood Blinds
- Pleated Shades
- Roman Shades
- Solar Shades
- Room-Darkening Shades
- Custom-Made Valances
- Custom-Made Cornices
- Cellular Shades
- Woven Wood Shades
- Plantation Shutters
- Custom-Made Curtains
- Custom-Made Sheers
- Custom-Made Roman Shades
- Drapery Hardware
…and let’s not leave out the many kinds of decorative accents we can make for you, including Duvet Covers, Shams, Tufted Coverlets, Bed Skirts, Pillowcases, et al. AND…Table accessories like Table Cloths, Runners, Placemats, etc. Bottom line: Whatever you need, we can do it!
Whenever you choose to add a top treatment to a window, you instantly invoke a traditional reference, whether or not the rset of the window treatment, or the decor in general, is traditional. For instance, you can take advantage of the top treatments to bridge the gap between modern architecture and antique furniture. Using top treatments alone, without the usual accompanying draperies, will introduce a lighter, modern sensibility into a period room
EXPOSED HARDWARE– In the form of substantial poles, detailed with finials, sets the scene for English country-house style, This house was first popularized in the nineteenth century by English designers
HEADINGS– are the manner in which draperies are attached to their supporting rod. They may be pleated in various ways, ruched, gathered, or padded
VALANCES– are short fabric treatments, flat, pleated, or gathered- supported by their own rods or poles, which cover the top of the window and the top of any draperies that may hang beneath them.
SWAGS– are short fabric treatments that loop around or drape from a supporting rod to create scallops or festoons. They may incorporate long tails called Jabots
CORNICES-are architectural toppers, made of wood or a wood substitute. They may top draperies or add extra height to the window by topping valances or swags. They may be of exposed wood-carved, painted, stained, or gilded-or padded and upholstered
Window treatments that duplicate period looks have evolved organically from historic needs and desires. Thus, they’re multi-layered, both to protect the room from drafts if the windows are old and to shield expensive fabrics from sun damage. They’re mounted high and extend to the floor to add height and grandeur to windows that were often smaller, due to economic restraints, than their owners desired. Finally to display the richness of expensive fabrics and trims, they’re elaborately draped, giving full play to the effects of light and shadow.
Traditional Layers-From the eighteenth, through the nineteenth, and into the twentieth centuries, window treatments were built in layers:
Sheer or Translucent Fabrics– Usually cotton muslin, voile,or lace-were made into panels or blinds. Roller shades came into use during the late Victorian period
Floor-Length Panels of Rich Fabric, lined, and often trimmed along the inner vertical edges with braid or fringe, were hung from hooks or rings to close the sheers at night. During the daytime, they were looped back with tiebacks
Stationary Panels often-but not always-framed the first two layers. Because they were not meant to move, they were often elaborately trimmed and looped into graceful curves
Valances or Swags topped the window, concealing all the underpinnings of the first two or three layers and providing an opportunity to introduce more trimming
An Architectural Cornice of wood, usually carved and often gilded, provided a strong finish above the valance to top off the fabric layers below.
Measuring For Curtains and Drapes
Fabric Window Treatments allow more leeway in measuring than do shades, blinds, and shutters. Curtains and Draperies can be off by as much as a half-inch length-wise- and considerably more than that width-wise- and still look fine. Deciding on the length and width of your curtains and draperies is as much an art as it is a science. Fortunately, there are tried-and-true guidelines to choosing the correct dimensions.
Deciding on the width of curtins and draperies is mostly a matter of correctly evaluating your fabric.Soft, thin fabrics call for more width because they’ll hang limply and look skimpy without plenty of fullness. Heavy, stiff fabric will bunch up unattractively if the panels are too wide. Scrunch the fabric in your hand , layered with any ling or interlining you plan to use. Does it compact easily or does it resist gathering? When draperies are fully open they should drape easily and the pleats or gathers should be dense yet not bunched. The width of the space needed for the proper effect is called “stackback”. You need to be sure that there’s room on either side of the window for the stackback. When draperies are closed, there should be enough fullness to hang in generous folds.