Saturday, March 17, 2012

Window Treatments To Rival a View

The cosmetics applied to a room’s eye on the world deserve careful consideration. Well-chosen window treatments can complete a design, adding texture, richness and depth to complement the overall aesthetic while also providing the appropriate shade against the sun’s rays.

That wasn’t what drew Scott Bankard to the business, but it seems to be what kept him in it. Always having a penchant for artistic endeavors, Bankard had painted, sculpted, drawn and sewn. In the early 80's, his creative endeavors led him a job in the San Francisco sample room of the well-reputed Kneedler-Fauchere. The need arose for a variety of window treatments for showroom displays, and Bankard volunteered to make them. One could say the rest is history.

Bankard’s work drew the attention of many designers coming through the showroom. Soon, they wanted to hire him, and Fabrications for Interiors was born. Originating in a 100-square-foot cottage behind Bankard’s residence in Ingleside in 1983 with one seamstress and one part-time installer, the business has come a long way. Today, it occupies a 5,000-square-foot workroom on 20th street and produces some of the finest mid- to high-end curtains, shades, bedding and other custom treatments in the Bay Area.

Bankard and his partner Dennis Fiore are experts in their field.
Fabrications for Interiors consistently offers the utmost in service and wonderful, high-caliber products with every attention paid to detail.

Lindy Donnelly with an embroidered fabric from 
 Travers (represented at De Sousa Hughes in the 
San Francisco Design Center) 
  and trim from Samuel & Sons (represented at
One of Fabrications for Interiors’ skilled seamstresses
 crafts the “Brighton” shades for a client’s master bedroom.

Interior designers’ fabrics await application

This high-quality wooden hardware will hang the various
 window treatments.

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