Welcome to another Window Wednesday! I’ve been getting ready for a talk I’m giving for a local ladies club, and I noticed something funny about the pictures I was gathering. Most of them were of swags. It made me think for a minute about when was the last time I made swags for a client.
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Swags, unfortunately, have become a more dated window treatment style. Which makes me a little sad, because I really love making them.
I’ve been making a lot of panels the last few years, and if there is a valance with them, it is usually a more tailored treatment than a swag.
So, in the hope that we can bring the lowly swag back to popularity, here are some samples of swags that I have made over the years.
As you can probably tell from the dated fabric, I made these swags 10-12 years ago. I still like the banded edge.
I showed you these swags a few weeks ago. Still one of my favorite client projects.
This window is in the living room of the Biltmore guest cottage in Ashville, NC. I took a drapery class in Ashville a few years ago, and our project for the week was to design and fabricate these swags and panels for the guest cottage. There were 4 or 5 of us in the class, and we all worked on the project together.
These arched swags were definitely my most challenging window treatment project to date. The windows are two stories high and very wide.
I love this simple swag with jabots on a second floor landing.
These swags and panels are not on windows, but act as a divider between my client’s theater room, and the rest of their family room area.
The final swags I’m going to show you are pole swags. They’re paired with bishop sleeve panels in my client’s dining area.
So, what do you think? Yay or nay for swags. Me, I’m still keeping my fingers crossed they’ll come back in style!