Drapery

Drapery

All our drapes are manufactured in our own workroom by the skilled Window Design Interiors team.

We offer a free In Home Measure and Quote Service. Once our consultant has seen your home and current furnishings, she is in a strong position to help guide you through the fabric selection process. She can put a design scheme together to suit your décor and your budget.

WDI can offer an extensive range of fabric choices as we represent all the leading fabric houses in New Zealand. We supply fabrics at below recommended retail pricing which means we can offer exceptional quality and competitive pricing.

We stock a range of quality lining choices and will make recommendations according to your needs and fabric selection.

The choices include Sateen, Thermal and Blockout linings as well as two weights of interlining.

The range of heading styles we can offer is extensive, and we have samples of each style on display in our showroom.

Our manufacture specifications are second to none. We manufacture to the very highest specifications as a matter of course. All side hems are blind hemmed with no use of unsightly plastic tags. There is a lot of hand sewing included, to provide the perfect finish. The headings are all pleated by hand, which means we can “pleat to stripe or pattern”, rather than the cheaper option of “random pleating”. This is the difference between a cheap job, and a truly professional job!

Pinch

The Pinch Pleat Heading is a variation of the Invert Pleat requiring the least amount of fabric of all heading styles and as a result has very little fullness. This style is most commonly used on sheer drapes or the lining drape on a double track or rod.

Invert

The Invert Pleat Heading is a reversed single pleat. This heading style is a very neat and simplistic heading using less fabric and requires a much smaller stackback. The Invert Pleat has a structured modern finish which compliments any style of fabric. This is our most popular heading style and can be used with either a track or rod.

Single

The Single Pleat or New York Pleat is a simple contemporary look, using a minimum amount of fabric requiring a smaller amount of wall space for the drapes to stackback onto. This Heading style consists of one single pleat to the front and can be used on a track or rod.

Double

The Double or Dutch Pleat Heading is a twin pleat, similar to the New York Pleat but with greater fullness of fabric, this creates a visually superior end product. This heading has groups of two pleats evenly spaced along the tops of the drape. It is a very popular heading for a more traditionally styled fabric and can be used on either a track or rod.

Triple

The Triple Pleat or French Pleat is a classic pleat style with a slightly more formal look. This heading has groups of three pleats evenly spaced along the top of the drape. This Heading style requires more fabric to create the pleats which results in much fuller drapes needing a larger amount of wall space to stackback onto. Thick heavy weight fabric such as tapestries and velvet’s are not suitable for a French Pleat Heading as the fabric is too thick to fold into three even pleats and impossible to manufacture. This heading style can be used on both tracks and rods.

Wave

The Wave Heading is a contemporary heading giving a concertina wave effect at all times. To create the wave effect a specialist tape, hooks and track/rod is required which makes this heading expensive to manufacture. There is another option called the SoftFold which can be used with existing tracks or rods. This heading is manufactured using a limiting tape on the back of the drape to stop the heading from flattening out.

Eyelet

The Eyelet Heading is a minimalistic and contemporary styled heading. Metal eyelets are punched into the fabric for a rod to pass through. The eyelets are colour matched to the rod creating a very effective modern look. The heading style is more expensive to manufacture as the eyelets and punching carry surcharges. Eyelet drapes can only be used with rods and cannot be drawn past a bracket. It is recommended to only used the Eyelet heading on a rod with a max width of 2.5m and to be always made as a pair.

Puff

The Puff Top Heading is soft feminine look which compliments all kinds of fabrics from Linens to Taffeta’s. The ‘Puff’ of the Puff Top heading can be increased by using Interlining to create fullness or it can be left to gather and fall more naturally. This Heading style is suitable for use on tracks or rods.

Pencil

The Pencil Pleat Heading is a classical gathered Heading which creates a series of straight evenly spaced pleats across the entire top of the curtain. This pleat resembles a row of pencils. It is a casual look and can be used on both tracks and rods. The most common heading size is 75mm, but is also available in 40 and 50mm which is used most commonly for sheer drapes, or if a drape is being installed behind a low pelmet or into a deep ceiling recess. A 150mm heading is also available and looks best where there is a huge drop, the 150mm heading creates a proportional balance.

Tab

The Tab Top Heading is a casual heading using tab loops of matching or contrasting fabric as the header which loop over the curtain rods. This header can only be used on rods and the tabs cannot draw past a bracket therefore these drapes cannot be used on rods exceeding 2.5m wide and must always be made as a pair.