*This submit in partnership with Smith and Noble window treatments.

Don’t forget a year in the past when I wrote about our sliding door window remedy dilemma? At last I finally found the perfect answer, and the most desirable I may possibly add! I deemed a DIY edition but fortunately Smith and Noble offered their assistance in the form of a Wave Fold Drapery treatment and I couldn’t be happier with the ultimate result!

I’ve loved their therapies given that I initial ordered roman shades from Smith and Noble twelve years ago, final year we extra their plantation shutters to this residence, and today I’m delighted to be featuring yet another one of their high quality custom remedies with you.

wave drapery window treatment

Right here is a reminder of the yellowed vertical blinds and valance that hung in the identical spot when we bought this house… ICK.

vertical blinds before

I’d describe my hatred of these vertical blinds much the identical as Mrs. White’s reaction. “Flames… on the side of my face…” One particular of the first items I did was to tear them down but I was left with absolutely nothing in their location for a yr, but possessing nothing at all was so much better than the prior to. We did substitute the sliding door and windows last fall which helped drastically with UV protection and temperature management but I was nonetheless left with the problem of penetrating morning sunlight and no privacy on this wall for months.

Enter these Wave Fold Drapery panels on a track, a contemporary trendy window treatment for a sliding door. That fabric you see is the Mod Zebra in the Spa color, I love this pattern and soft colorway. The program acts like a vertical blind in its ability to slide back and forth but has the attractiveness of material window panels, it is such a fresh resolution to a decades old dilemma.

wave drapery behind sofa

The fabric blocks the light from the adjacent window on the left, but I wanted it that way since we never ever open it and I loved the appear of 1 long panel that would just hang there and appear stunning even when pulled back.

wave fold drapery side view


The material drapes were custom created, I measured the wall and then emailed this diagram to Smith and Noble.

slider wall


Right after a handful of emails back and forth clarifying the information, what arrived in the mail two weeks later were the Lexington rod, mounting brackets, custom drapes in my fabric of selection, and this ingenious tiny hanging method hidden inside the back of the fabric.

plastic wrapped drapes


These hooks connect to the sliding tabs (see bottom left) inside the wall mounted track so the drapes slide back and forth very easily.

hooks inside


The installation wasn’t difficult, Matt located the wall studs and attached the mounting brackets (you could use drywall screws if no stud). The 1st image exhibits the mounting brackets connected to the wall, the second exhibits the cap that hides the bracket screws, they support the rod that holds the sliding fabric panels.

mounting brackets 1

mounting brackets 2


This entire technique involves 3 full widths of fabric so there are waves and fullness even when pulled closed. At the proper end closest to the door opening, I attached a pull rod that comes with the drapes so that they move back and forth for privacy and light management and also so the edges stay smudge free of charge above the years.

pull rod for sliding panels

This wave fold drapery method is the loveliest backdrop to this corner of the family members area, they are lined but not light blocking (that selection is offered if you want it) so that they seem white from outdoors, and I enjoy how the natural light nonetheless filters by means of them.

wave drapery side view




The wave fold drapery panels aid to tie all the blues with each other for a cohesive truly feel. Here’s a peek from the kitchen peninsula, you’ll see the new sink and countertops are in! I’ll have a lot more to share on that space in July.

view from kitchen sink

Uncover much more examples of the custom wave fold drapery program on the Smith and Noble website.

sliding door wave fold drapery

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*This submit is Element 1 of 2 in partnership with Smith and Noble window treatments, a elegant supply for custom quality window treatment options, all opinions are my personal. Next week, I’ll share Component 2, the new sunroom/dining space window treatment options, also from Smith and Noble.

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