Our custom drapes arrived last week from Tonic Living and we couldn't be happier. We've never had custom drapery done, it's such a treat to see the quality work and to look at drapes that fit perfectly in height and width.
When I was choosing between three blue fabrics, I received very diverse input into which fabric we should choose. We ended up ordering the Diamond Ikat in Royal Ink - I wanted a bold colour, something that makes a big impact and differentiates itself from our dark and rustic table. It's a happy fabric!
I chose the pinch pleat that you attach with rings. I really like how they slide back and forth easily and find the rings give the drapes a more casual feel. The drapes are lined and the seams are matched up perfectly with the pattern. It was really easy to work with Tonic Living and they made sure to tell us how to measure correctly and sent images with examples of styles to choose from.
The drapes cost us $349 - that includes fabric, labour, tax and shipping - obviously not the steal you get at a big box store, but the difference is amazing. I feel all grown up having our first custom item in our house! And see how we installed a simple white blind on the side window? Now the drapes are the focal point and our dining room wow factor.
Disclosure: I paid in full for these drapes, however, Tonic Living offered me a small credit in their store for all the good news I've been sharing about them. The opinions and content are all my own.
PS: M's birthday party was featured on Apartment Therapy last week. Have a look!