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Roman Shades - Drapes - Swags

Soft Window Treatments

Roman shades, drapes, swags, cornice boards, patios/outdoors, .....

Shutters - Blinds -Motorized

Hard Window Treatments

Blinds, Rollershades, Woven Woods, Custom Shutters .... all of many styles & colors ....

Pillows - Comforters - Dust Ruffels

Bedding & Reupholstery

Comforters, pillows, dust ruffels, baby bedding, reupholstery ....

Some of our Customers

StarPower
Freedom Furniture
Hotel Palomar
Castle Interiors
Moore Design Group
Interiors
Studio [b] Design Group
J. Stuart Todd Architecture & Interiors 
Long & Assoc- Hawaii

We can ship anywhere (domestic)

Out of state customers in Hawaii, Michigan, Wisconsin, California, Colorado, New Mexico, New Jersey, ...

...additionally over 20 professional designers and many more happy homeowners.

Supplier of window treatments for the City of Dallas Sustainable Dallas building projects requiring LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification

Window Covering Safety Council: How to retrofit corded window coverings

Testimonials

Your work is top notch--I only wish what you had made me years ago would wear out so we could do over again--no hesitation!!
Amy C.

Marie has done many jobs for me over the last 20+ years and she has always been professional, reasonably priced, and thorough. She has given me new ideas, offered solutions and completed each job in the time she estimated. She even helped friends source products that did not benefit her at all- she is just a nice person and a pleasure to work with!
Lisa C.

Love my window treatments. I have a hard time looking at windows and seeing how they can be made better. I was so lucky to have found Marie. She has great ideas and was so willing to work within my budget. She is a perfectionist, and that just makes the end product so much better. If you are looking for beautiful, custom, one of a kind window treatments I would call on Arentine Designs. I already plan on using her for all of my windows in my new house.
Heather W


About

About Arentine Designs.....

About us

Marie Adkins, owner and design director of Arentine Designs, has spent almost 30 years perfecting the art of window coverings. Selling fabrics in a specialty store allowed her to take her love of textiles to a new level, and introduced her to window treatments. A lifetime of working with a broad range of fabrics gives her the knowledge base to guide her clients in their fabric selections. Techniques from garments are carried over into her window coverings so that like a good garment, the inside looks as good as the outside. Each treatment at Arentine Designs is truly a custom creation. Every detail is important to the process – whether it's a measurement, where the trim is to be placed or the direction a stripe will run, it is all considered. We want to streamline the process and make it as smooth as we can. We measure, quote yardage, specify hardware, select fabric, refine the design, fabricate the treatments and install them.

Services

Soft Window Coverings

Draperies, Roman Shades, Valances, Swags, Panels, ...

Hard Window Coverings

Blinds, Rollershades, Woven Woods, Shutters

Bedding

Bedspreads, Duvet Covers, Dust Ruffles, Pillow Shams, Pillows, Canopies/Crowns, Baby Bedding, ...

Outdoor & Patio

Outdoor & Patio featuring outdoor fabrics.

Upholstery

Upholstery, .....

Tabletop

Tablecloths, Runners, Napkins, Placemats

Fabrics & Trimmings

Thousands of samples of Fabrics, Trimmings, .....

Motorization

Motor & automatic control solutions for window coverings within your home

Decorative Drapery Hardware

Rods, Finials, Brackets, Rings, Wands, Medallions, J hooks, Grommets

Featuring the following lines:

Carole Creative Duralee Kasmir Kravet Farbicut JF Fabrics Maxwell/Telefina Novel Robert Allen Schumacher Unique Gaby's Metal Mania The Finial Company Select Hardware J. F. Fabrics Hardware and more .....

Misc

Measuring, Installation, Design Consultation, "Green" (LEED compliant)


Galleries

Gallery Slideshow

Click on each link below for a gallery of our work in that style ...

Swags Gallery

Arched Gallery

Bedding Gallery

Outdoors Gallery

Roman Shades Gallery

Shutters Gallery

Top Treatments Gallery


News

News As featured in: On the cover of Window Coverings News, May/June 2011 Window Coverings News: Design Portfolio Drapery & Window Coverings Magazine Dallas Home Design Dallas Home Design Workroom Association of America

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I order custom drapes or bedding instead of buying ready-made?
First, it's the ultimate in American made products. Everything we make is on of a kind. We design & make exactly what you want, right down to the special embellishments that show your style.
How long does it take?
Once the decisions are finalized, it usually takes 4-6 weeks. Some seasons are busier, so if you're planning a big event, we'll want to allow enough time to do the job properly.
How do I get a price for something?
Since everything we make is custom, we have to have some information from you before we can give you a price.
What kind of information do you need?
We need measurements – and it's pretty easy to take the basics yourself. You'll need a steel tape measure, a pencil & paper. Draw your window (or windows) on each wall. Measure the width inside the window & the height inside the window, and record them on your drawing. (Use the closest 1/8" measurement on everything.) Then measure the distances to the left, to the right, above the window & from the sill to the floor and record them on your drawing. If you have multiple windows on one wall, record the measurements between them. If you have trim around the windows, we'll need to know that, too. That should give us enough information to calculate things. Once you have that, you can fax it or email it to us.
We need to know what kind of treatment you want – whether it is Roman shades, draw draperies or you have a picture of something that you want to duplicate. Then we'll have more specific questions about what you want us to make.
What if I don't know what I want?
If you have no idea what you want, then you probably need a design consultation.
What if I can't measure my windows?
If you can give us basic measurements, we can at least get started. Even if they're really high, you can probably at least estimate how big they are. Then once you decide that you are ready, we can have an installer come out to take proper measurements.
Do you charge to come to my home/business?
Yes, we do.
If you need to have someone measure, the fee is $100. That covers up to an hour and will allow us to measure several rooms, and 1 template*. *A template is a paper pattern that traces the shape of a window, wall or space. If you need a design consultation, the fee is $225. That covers up to 1.5 hours for us to guide you through window treatment styles and how they will function for you. During that time, we will address if you need privacy, room darkening, functional and decorative treatments as well as fabrics and lining that are appropriate for your room(s). We will follow up the consultation with a price quote.
Why do you charge? Other companies come out for free.
It takes time to drive places and take measurements or consult with you. We price our work on a cost plus basis, and selling our service is part of the cost. Most of the companies who offer "free" services charge retail prices for everything, so even though they tell you it is free, you are paying for it somewhere.
Do you refund the fee if we have you do the work?
No, the charges are for the work that has been performed.
I have window treatments from my old house. Can you rework them to fit my new windows?
Possibly. We'll need measurements on your windows, and we'll need to look at the old treatments. They may not have enough fabric in them, they may be sun damaged, who knows until we see them. If we can rework them, they will have to be dry cleaned before we will work on them. Sometimes, it is not cost effective to rework them, but we will assess that together.
Do you sell fabrics?
Yes, we have thousands of fabric samples. If you'd prefer to shop locally, there are a variety of stores in the Dallas area.
Do you charge more if we don't buy fabric from you?
No, you are not obligated to purchase fabrics from us, but we love it when you do!
Are there any rules about what type of fabric to use?
Many fabrics can be used for draperies or upholstery. We will be happy to help you determine whether a fabric is suitable for your project.
I want to use fancy hardware. Can you help with that?
Absolutely! We offer many lines of decorative hardware and we'll be happy to help you select something beautiful.
How do we hang our window treatments?
We will be happy to quote a price to have your window treatments installed.
I have a curved wall/window. How do you treat that?
We can treat curves, angles, arches and odd shapes. They're a little more complicated that rectangular windows, but we have experience in all of these areas.
Can we hang our own treatments?
Sure! But sometimes, it's better to have a pro tackle the job. ;-)
I have a designer that I work with. Will you work with her/him?
We love to work with designers! There is nothing better than having a team to make your home beautiful.
I have never had custom bedding. Is it really any better?
When we make your bedding, everything will fit YOUR bed as well as your room's style. There really is no comparison between custom and ready-made bedding.


Contact

Contact Information

Arentine Designs LLC

Custom Drapery Workroom

903 N. Bowser Rd., Suite 350

Richardson, Texas 75081

Phone: 972-732-7900

Fax: 1-800-536-9074

email: Info@ArentineDesigns.com

Directions: Arapaho Rd East of 75, at 3rd stop light right/South on Bowser Rd. 2 blocks, Tech Concepts complex on the right


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Testimonials

Arentine Designs drapery workroom has been my ONLY workroom for 15 years.
Marie, owner of Arentine sets the bar high in fabrication as well as how she runs her business.
I've recommended her to many designers without thinking twice as I know she will treat them as well as she has myself over the years.  She always helps make my work with clients easier as she has a great knowledge of fabrics and treatments.  Marie's attention to detail as well warmth will keep me as a client as long as she's around.

Kari P.
owner, Castle Interiors


Your work is top notch--I only wish what you had made me years ago would wear out so we could do over again--no hesitation!!

Amy C.


Arentine Designs has been my "partner in design" for 20+ years. Marie, owner, has a creative spirit and technological skills which have never failed to implement my designs. Whether it be window treatments, custom hardware, or bedding, Marie and I have collaborated to make my designs come to life for my clients. An additional trait which I truly admire in Marie is ethics. Sometimes rare in the design community, Marie's ethics, in all of these  years, have never faltered. For these 20+ years I have considered Arentine Designs and Marie my greatest ally in design

Linda A.    


I have used Arentine Designs for over 20 years for many different projects and have referred them to several friends.  Each time I have gotten exactly what I asked for, on time, at a reasonable price-as did my friends.  In addition, Marie has great ideas!  She understands each of my projects and helps me creatively communicate the feeling I am looking for!  Great resource!

Lisa C.


Marie of Arentine Designs has worked for us on multiple homes over the last 20 years. We have been consistently satisfied with her work and her guidance. It's always been a joy to work with Marie. I am happy to call her not only a top professional, but also my friend.

Olivia H.


As an Interior Designer, my clients' vision and expectations are a very important consideration. Marie Adkins introduces a high level of professionalism, integrity and customer service into each project. She is genuine and personable while treating my clients and myself with the utmost respect; we adore her! I highly recommend Arentine Designs to those who desire quality workmanship, timely delivery and exceptional installation; a most exquisite company!

Michelle M.
RID Apropos Interior Designs, Inc.


Arentine Designs is a top notch drapery workroom! Having worked with Marie for 20+ years for both professional and personal projects I can say that one word sums up my experience: Excellence!! The high quality workmanship, exceptional attention to detail and spot on customer service are unparalleled. I highly recommend Arentine Designs Drapery Workroom! Apr 21, 2016

Cynthia K.


Marie has done many jobs for me over the last 20+ years and she has always been professional, reasonably priced, and thorough. She has given me new ideas, offered solutions and completed each job in the time she estimated. She even helped friends source products that did not benefit her at all- she is just a nice person and a pleasure to work with!

Lisa C.


Love my window treatments. I have a hard time looking at windows and seeing how they can be made better. I was so lucky to have found Marie. She has great ideas and was so willing to work within my budget. She is a perfectionist, and that just makes the end product so much better. If you are looking for beautiful, custom, one of a kind window treatments I would call on Arentine Designs. I already plan on using her for all of my windows in my new house.

Heather W


Arentine Designs ALWAYS exceeds expectations. On time and on budget and abreast of the latest in design trends. I cannot imagine entrusting our projects to anyone else!

Diana B


Arentine Designs Drspery Workroom is THE BEST! All window treatments, bedding ensembles , and custom designs are meticulously crafted . I have had a design business for 25yesrs and always rely on Marie Adkins to assist me with custom designs for my clients...and my clients are NEVER disappointed! A+++ rating! Check out the website and you will be amazed !

Beth R.


Arentine Design's draperies are a work of art. Beautiful every time. I have used them multiple times and they work with my amazing designer and always make my windows look perfect. I also have beautiful custom bedding and my baby girl nursery is gorgeous.

Amy I .


I had the pleasure of working with Marie on a project in my home that turned out very nice! With only a little over a week's notice before an art exhibition that I was hosting at my home, Marie came over to pick up the fabric. I received a follow up email and within a few days, she came over with her installer. The project was completed 3 days before my party and she did a beautiful job! I will definitely call Marie for my next fabric project!

R. Moorehead