In the urban and small apartment style homes, Curtains and draperies have become almost an essential piece of home decorating accessory not just because of its decorative elements but also because they offer many benefits such blocking light, sound, heat and cold and preserving the privacy of homes. When it comes to choosing the curtains, most homeowners have plethora of options for its designs, styles, colors, fabrics and price but many people are often confused when it comes to the sizes of the curtains especially how long the curtains should be. Always consult experienced designers and curtain makers for the right measurements and make-ups.
Well, as a general rule, more the length of the curtains, the look becomes more formal, dignified and dressy. That is why, you will often find windows with overflowing Long Curtains in many households. Today more and more new home designs incorporate higher ceilings and there is a growing demand for curtain fabrics with 320cm wide and wider.
However, if you want casual or informal décor for your rooms, it is better to go for shorter length curtains.And, for the people who want romantic, designer and elegant looks, the right choice is the extra Long Curtains that puddle the floor.
by Fabrics and Furnishings Magazine.
NEW YORK—P/Kaufmann Inc. will introduce a new brand in late 2012 called Hillbrown, through PK’s Clarence House division according to Bob Appelbaum, president of Clarence House.
The name Hillbrown itself was taken from the name of Peter Kaufmann’s father in law’s company, who Peter worked for in the 1940’s after arriving in the USA from Germany via England, Appelbaum said.
While other companies are buying up brands and the industry is further consolidating, P/Kaufmann has decided to grow this new Hillbrown brand under the design leadership of Donna May Woods, design director who joined the company fulltime last year. She was previously design director of Brunschwig & Fils and Scalamandre. Appelbaum said that P/Kaufmann will invest a sizeable sum in the new business.
“Hillbrown has a different handwriting than Clarence House,” he said. “Hillbrown is more traditional, a more historical product with a design pedigree based on documents as opposed to being the artsy and newsy design from Clarence House. All of the new designs are expected to work together,” he said and will include prints as well as wovens from about 30 mills that will continue to supply both collections. Both lines will cover a broad price range, he said.
“We hope to expand our customer base of interior designers with this new effort. The number of new sku’s in the collection is not known at this time but they will be shown alongside Clarence House products in the same agency and corporate showrooms around the USA."
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