Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Dressing your Studio with Hardware

Sudio by Lauren Liess, Pure Style Home
Fabrics samples hung on drapery rods

Everyone loves an organized workspace!  These are the places whether inside or outside of our homes that we meet with clients and create beautiful spaces for a living.  It is a place where we draw inspiration from color, texture and pattern.  Out of these elements, fabric is a large part of this process and displaying it in an organized and visually pleasing manor facilitates creativity.

So, why not feature two important design elements in your studio for organization and inspiration?!

Aria Metal Hardware and Fabric

Create your Own Display
There are several ways...
1.  Install a French Rod made out of Aria Metal Hardware on your wall in desired length and use clip-on rings (FM201/) to hold your fabric.  This will allow easy access to your fabrics with a quick release of the clip-on ring.  This version works well with light to medium weight fabric samples.

2.  Install an Aria Metal Hardware pole with brackets, decorative finials, and clip-on rings to hold your fabric.

3.  Install an Aria Metal Hardware pole either like a French Rod or with decorative finials.  Place a small grommet (GR2/) on the corner of your fabric sample.  Next place shower curtain rings (ST18 or ST19) on the rod and open the clasp.  This will allow you to easily slip the grommet on the fabric swatch over the curtain ring and then snap in place.  When you want to remove it, unhook the shower curtain ring clasp and pull fabric sample off the ring.  This is a more secure way to hang your fabric and will support light to heavy weight draperies.

Organize and create inspiration in your studio today!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

New C Ring Traverse Rod Hardware

We are so excited about our new traverse system with C rings!  It has significant improvements over traditional C ring systems.  The system is offered in cord draw or baton draw in Brown or White track and all components are ball bearing. 

Finestra can assemble and paint your traverse systems in one of our 36 custom hand finishes.  Or, you can purchase components individually and assemble and paint your own system. 

Easy to Install

1.  After installing the bracket securely to the wall, attach the wood fascia to bracket using one screw per bracket. Short screws are provided. The wood fascia is decorative and holds no weight.

2.  Traverse track will be held in place with the support notch or “tooth” at the end of the bracket (Figure 1) and the camlock on the bracket that locks the track in place (Figure 2). When the track is in place inside the tooth of the bracket, turn the camlock with a flat head screwdriver to hold the track into place (Figure 2,3).

3.  Attach the C Rings to the carriers and master carriers. Place the C rings with the prong facing downward in the square hole of the carriers. These are the top holes in the carriers. Position the rings up over the wood fascia with the prong facing the top hole in the carrier. For ease of installation, tilt the rings to the side at an angle and push into the square hole to lock into place.  This will lock the ring into place and will not move or sag back down to the pole.

Easy to Order
1.  Length of Pole/Track
2.  Fluted or Smooth
3.  Center, Left or Right Draw
4.  Cord Left or Right
5.  Length of cord drop (Standard is 72")
6.  3" or 6" return brackets
7.  Brown or White Track/Cord/Tension pulley


If you have any questions about our new C ring traverse system, feel free to give us a call!