Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Privacy Made Perfect

Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s a sneak preview of Cooper Lace's newest pattern, Brownstone, and it will be available January 1st, 2013.  

I spend a good amount of my time in Brooklyn’s charming Park Slope neighborhood, (as well as Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago and San Francisco) and as I studied all of your beautiful front doors, I realized that they were crying out for a lace pattern that was harmonious with the architectural styles dating from 1850-1900. 

Old house dwellers in urban areas need privacy and light, and Brownstone provides both without sacrificing either! Designed by Steve Bauer of Bradbury &Bradbury wallpapers, it emulates the etched or frosted glass patterns that were found in so many entries during the mid-to-late 19th century.

Brownstone will be sold as a running yardage with side borders that we will custom-cut to your requested length at the time of order.  We will add rod pockets at the top and bottom, if you request them, and then all you need do it slide them onto to your curtain rods.  If desired, we can also make pairs of curtains for your windows.  Brownstone is not only a “city” pattern, it’s perfect for suburban and rural settings as well!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Custom Lace Door Panels and Sidelights

I'm always flattered when clients send me photographs of Cooper Lace's curtains in situ. This one just came in from a delightful customer in Boulder, Colorado, who is obsessed with the work of C. F. A. Voysey. One of her many lace curtain purchases was a front door panel and matching sidelights for her magnificent house's entry.  She selected "Oak & Acorn" and our seamstress carefully cut and hemmed them to her measurements.  Incidentally, Oak and Acorn wallpaper is available from Trustworth Studios, and the coordinating carpet is available through English Wilton, who maintains an exclusive library of Voysey's carpet designs.