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Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Yes, I am dedicating an entire post to my favorite kind of drapery hardware, the French pole. I think this is appropriate considering my upcoming trip to Paris (in just 6 days!). At my first design job, we always used extremely decorative drapery poles with big leaf or scrolly finials. Of course all of that has a time and a place, but my personal preference is clean, simple, beautiful drapery hardware. And if there is one type of drapery hardware that encompasses all of those, it would be the French pole. I love that there are no loose ends, and that the pole returns back to the wall creating one cohesive unit. When I started my own design company and began exploring new types of drapery hardware, I would see this style in magazine pages everywhere, but when I would to go showrooms and look online, I couldn't seem to find it anywhere. It took me quite some time to track down the French pole, but once I found out that that was its name, it made my search much easier.
Above from the Bradley Collection, below from Hesler Brothers.
Below is a beautiful interior using a gold French pole from one of my favorites, Miles Redd (via Cote de Texas).
Other "French" things that I love:
*French toast at Side Street on Newport Blvd. in Costa Mesa. Hands down, best French toast you will ever eat.
*French fries. Anywhere, anytime, smothered in ketchup.
Contact Brittany Stiles Interior Design if you would like assistance with window treatment and drapery design. www.BrittanyStiles.com