Designing with Carol

Visit Carol’s for personalized, one-of-a-kind decorating.

Visit Carol’s for personalized, one-of-a-kind decorating.

Carol Collins, Carol’s Custom Draperies

I recently read an article written by Tracy Matthews, jewelry designer, listing seven things you didn’t know about handmade jewelry. As I read the article it made me realize I could apply most of these things to custom draperies and bedding. So here is what I believe you should know about custom made.

No Mass Production Machinery Involved: Each drapery and bedding piece we produce is intricately designed by our designers and handmade by our experienced, local seamstress. Mass producers of draperies and bedding can put out an infinite number of pieces in a fraction of the time our seamstress takes to produce a one-of-a-kind.

The Value of Time: It takes time to produce a custom made product. Each piece is put together by our seamstress who is working with one client at a time.

The Maker’s Process: Many times when creating a custom piece something in particular gives pause for reflection on how much better the creation will look if done in a unique way. The seamstress can stop and add her expertise. She adheres to the strict professional workroom guidelines put forth by the industry.

Materials: We offer a full line of drapery and upholstery fabrics to give you, our client, hundreds of choices. You don’t have to settle for what is on the shelf.

Sustainability: We offer the highest quality products in the market. We offer eco-friendly fabrics and hardware.

Quality: Because our draperies and bedding are produced on a one-to-one basis, our quality is always higher. Our seamstress is proud of her work and respects us as designers to present us with top quality work.

Locally Made with Love: “Buying local” helps to keep our little town growing and thriving. Without the little guys we become a small drop in the bucket of industrialization.

Again, I want to give credit to Tracy Matthews and Uncommon Goods for their inspiration. Visit their sites at and

When you are ready for draperies or bedding for your home, consider these seven things. You won’t be sorry.

Are you ready to have a look at some of our quality, custom work? Give us a call at 940-565-8337 and make a showroom appointment with Victoria or Carol. We will guide you through the many options you have for us to produce your unique, custom product that you will be proud to display in your home.

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Now, what are you waiting for? Get started on creating your one-of-a-kind design.

And as always – Happy Decorating!