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Custom Drapery & Fabric

Custom drapery creates a look and feel in a room unmatched by any premade set. The expert designers at Larry’s Design Center are here to help you develop an aesthetic uniquely yours with our comprehensive selection of drapery fabrics. But why stop with drapery? We also offer fabrics for upholstery, slipcovers, custom bedding, and any other use you can think of.  We carry products from only the top brands, including Kravet and Carole Fabrics.

Choosing Your Fabrics

Getting ready to reupholster a family heirloom? If that piece is a sofa, we recommend sticking to woven fabrics with tight weaves that can stand up to repeated rubbing when you sit and stand. Leather is an extra-durable fabric choice. Don’t forget to take the rest of the room into account when choosing. A fabric with an exotic print will look wildly out of place in a traditional space. Similarly, wool in a dark, muted shade will not win “Best in Show” in your minimalist-style home.

Two crucial things to consider when choosing fabric for drapes and curtains are the amount of natural light you want in the room and the overall aesthetic of the space. Heavier fabrics, like velvet, are best suited to formal rooms while sheer material shines its brightest in more casual, contemporary areas. Also keep in mind that every fabric will look different when pleated and drawn back.

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Drapery, drapes, curtains, window curtains, sheer curtains, window valances near New Hyde Park, New York (NY)

Carole Fabrics

With more than 60 years of serving the interior design industry, Carole Fabrics delivers some of the most premium fabric collections on the market. When it comes to custom drapery & fabric, an assortment of options is essential. The brand releases more than 1,200 fabrics and maintains a collection of more than 7,000 options to ensure its offerings are always on trend and in style.

No matter what your home’s interior design, Carole Fabrics has a drapery style that will seamlessly coordinate. Choose from non-pleated drapery in three types, including grommet. For more formal areas, pleated drapery is the way to go. You can take your pick from several sophisticated styles, including the Goblet Pleat. This pleat is ideal for stationary, decorative panels. Many pleated styles feature handcrafted pleats, with and without buckram, depending on how formal or casual you want your drapes to be. Ripplefold™ Drapes are sold as sets with all hardware, carriers, and brackets. Enjoy drapery as full as your heart desires with options ranging from 60% fullness to 120% fullness. This type of window curtain is best for traversing panels.

Stout Fabrics

When you buy custom drapery & fabric from Stout Fabrics, you’re purchasing the quality that only more than 70 years of experience can deliver. You can choose from thousands of fabrics for drapery, upholstery, and a myriad of other uses. Each piece of fabric is handled by one of the Stout family’s 50 expert artisans.

Hardware is essential to any window design and adds functionality and style to your curtains. Stout Fabrics carries over 500 hardware items, including 150 exclusive pieces. Select your rods, brackets, finials, and carriers in any of ten finishes, including acorn, bronze, chardonnay, and pewter.

No custom pieces would be complete without trimming, and the brand has thousands of options to choose from in premium materials like linen, silk, and wool. From cord to braids and cut fringe to tassel fringe, if you want it, Stout Fabrics has it.


If you’re an indecisive shopper, you might want to sit down while we talk about this brand. Fabricut carries over 35,000 fabrics to create window valances, drapes, curtains, and bedding. The brand is also no stranger to decorative hardware, offering a wide selection of custom hardware and quick ship sets.


Custom drapery & fabric are a couple of things Kravet does best. Shop by color, pattern, or type of fabric. You can keep things simple and sophisticated with sheer curtains, or go for the bold with embroidery or silk window curtains with coordinating window valances. Your upholstered items can be adorned in corduroy, tweed, or wool, among many other fabrics.

Choosing Hardware

Whether you’re going with a fabric from one of our fine retailers or a selection from the Hunter Douglas Design Studio®, we offer hardware items from top brands to help you achieve your goals. Some types of common drapery hardware are:

Brackets, Also knowns as mounts, these are used to attach curtain rods to the wall or ceiling and can be made in a variety of shapes to accommodate whichever type of drapery yopu choose.

A curtain ring attaches to your curtain and the rod for quick and easy control. C-rings offer shapes with a cutout on the back, which allow the rings to smoothly slide past a bracket armand appear just like regular rings from the front.

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Curtain Rods are most common method of mounting a curtain rod. The rod is mounted on the wall above the window, with the rod extending past the edges of the window. Curtain rods mounted from the ceiling may be the easiest/best way to mount a rod. Café-style curtain rods mounted such that only the bottom half of the window is covered. Inside mount curtain rods are rods mounted between two facing surfaces.

A finial is a decorative element attached to one or both ends of a rod that also prevents rings and panels from sliding off the end of the rod.

Also called a hold-back, a tieback is a piece of window treatment hardware attached to the wall on either side of a window and is used to secure panels or drapery to the side of the window opening.

A wand is often used for opening and closing drapes for hard to reach curtain rods.

Contact Us

Larry’s Design Center has been here for your custom drapery & fabric needs since 1951, and we don’t plan to stop anytime soon. In addition to our selection of upscale fabrics, we are happy to provide interior design services, furniture upholstery, and more. Contact our professional design team today to schedule your consultation. Our spacious, brightly lit showroom is in New Hyde Park, NY. We proudly serve in and around the New York City and Long Island areas, including but not limited to New Hyde Park, Suffolk, Nassau, Queens, Manhattan, and Brooklyn.

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