Monthly Archives: May 2014

Iron Inspiration

orion iron inspiration

I have been at Brimfield this week. Brimfield, arguably the country’s largest antique show and flea, was all I expected and more. You would think that being held in western Mass. that you’d see a lot of traditional and Early Americana, but I was struck by the amount of industrial salvage and upcycled pieces. Nothing like spotting a trend and capitalizing on it.

As I walked the 21 shows- within- a- show down the main street of Brimfield, I got loads of iron inspiration.


Who says drapery rods have to go on windows? Not only could they be used to create the shelving unit shown above and the picture gallery below, but why not towel bars in the bath? Shower curtain rods?


There were dozens of tents hat had lamp parts, chandelier fittings, serveware embossings and loads of bits and pieces that could be used to create crown pieces, finials, and brackets or the cornices below.


The common thread here is that no matter what kind of taste you have- vintage chic, traditional with a twist, formal French- custom drapery hardware can turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. If you are looking for a partner in customization, visit our website to see that we can help you with.



The Designer’s Guide to Decorative Hardware: Specialty Applications

orion decorative hardware

Join Us Thursday, May 29, 2014 for The Designer’s Guide to Decorative Hardware: Specialty Applications  1 pm EST/ 12 pm CST/ 10 am PST/ 11 am MT
In the second of our series on decorative hardware, we narrow our focus to specialty applications. Learn the tips and tricks the pros know for bays, bows, arches and more. Learn how –to specify truly custom hardware for your window treatment designs. This is a not to be missed webinar for designers, decorators, workrooms and installers.
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Missed our first webinar, The Designer’s Guide to Decorative Hardware? You can view it on our You Tube channel.


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