Established in 1999, Atlanta Draperies is a full service Drapery Workroom offering a full range of services including Drapery, Bedding, and Accessory Design, Fabrication, and Installation. Online, find inspiration in our Curated Online Collections, browse our Portfolio of Custom Draperies, and check out our Blog for the latest news and information.
Digging a Little Deeper -
Atlanta Draperies is my brain child. I’m William West. Long before this venture, I had spent my childhood being creative. Always designing something, dabbling in art, learning to play and write music.
I began a 20-year retail career while I was still in high school. I had the pleasure of selling beautiful products for Thalhimers, Rich’s, and Joan & David Shoes.
I learned to sew on a dare. That cute little handbag my friend Mary had was just too adorable. Without thinking, I said I could make one of those and I would go a step further by lining it. “You can not” only added fuel to the fire. My response was life changing; “Get me a sewing machine and fabric and I will make you a handbag”. For a couple of years I designed and sold handbags in boutiques in and around Atlanta. I like to think of this as my "pre-design career" (grin).
My "official" design career began in 1994 when I joined and Atlanta-based home textiles company. With them I designed a line of luxury bedding and launched the collection nationally. Within four years the line was sold in over 160 stores throughout the United States. In April of 1999 i accidentally quit my job and learned quickly that one can survive without a steady paycheck.
I established Atlanta Draperies in 1999. I did not realize then that it would become a full service Drapery Workroom and Design Resource. I just wanted to continue designing and making bedding and draperies. I fell into a niche where my services were desired by the Interior Design community. So for many years, I served the trade and honed my craft.
In 2015, I moved production from my house into our very own space in a professional center. With new production digs under my belt I thought e-commerce would be a nice addition to our design work. I launched AtlantaDraperies.com to showcase a curated collection of fabrics and trims.
Ever changing and growing with the times, I am happy to announce that we have recently opened Atlanta Draperies in a new street-level studio. My staff and I are tickled with the new location and look forward to serving you.
- William West (Owner)