Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Workroom Wednesday – Designs by Donna

I have started a series that will showcase a different drapery workroom each week.  These talented artisans can take an idea or a photo and a bolt of fabric and turn it into an amazing creation that adds so much to your home.


Designs By Donna is a custom home furnishing design and fabrication studio serving the greater Atlanta area since 1989.  Although Designs By Donna is experienced in creating a wide range of home furnishings, they take pride in their outstanding ability to create beautiful treatments for those difficult two story windows.  Ladies, you know you don’t want your husband on a ladder 20’ in the air trying to hang curtains.


Do you have a room that needs something more special than plain panels ?  This panel has an attached swag with beaded trim on the edge.


Roman shades can be simple or elaborate and these have a scalloped edge and banding on all three sides as well as on the valance. 


This valance has contrasting pleats and banding at the lower edge. The custom painted finials are from House Parts.


This is a fancy treatment that has probably the most difficult cascades for any workroom to make. It is something that you would find in the times of King Louis XV in France.  She has updated it with a contemporary and modern fabric.


These London shades are elegant and tailored. They combine the simplicity of a Casual Roman Shade and the fullness of a Balloon Shade.


This pull up swag valance shows all the details like contrast banding, tassel and flower medallion.  A treatment like this works well on an arched window or a window with a lot of wall space above.


Donna has created a slipcover that has an amazing amount of detail.  Notice the pleated ruffle, contrast cording, buttons and tassels. 


Donna has spoken at the International Window Coverings Expo as an expert panelist on Pricing in the Industry and on Embellishing Window Treatments and Working with Difficult Drapery Panels as well as teaching classes on designing and fabricating window treatments at Gainesville College.

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She is a member of  the Window Coverings Association of America, Window Fashions Certification Program, The Custom Home Furnishings network, Designers Workroom Council, and Drapery Pro  Network.

To see more of her beautiful window coverings go to


Design Esquire said...

Wow! She does such beautiful work.

Storibook Designs said...

Its all very well done; esp. like the button-back slipcover!

Sassy Chica said...

loving the 2story drapes...makes me wanna do that type of drape in my living room.

Sassy Chica

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I love the two story drapes. Very dramatic.

Sally@DivineDistractions said...

I love the way the Roman shades have been incorporated into the wall creative.
Your work is lovely!

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