Address Plaques and Drapery Medallions - Iron Works

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Designers looking to add traditional elements to their home décor and window treatment designs will love the Metropolis Iron line of scalloped drapery medallions.  The traditional scalloped medallions include plain styled medallions and scalloped mirrored drapery medallions for that little extra flair.

The scalloped drapery medallions come in an array of size ranging from extra small to extra large making them suitable for any project.  A variety of finishes and projections are also available for all your custom window treatment solutions.  In a contemporary world, many traditional drapery medallions and window treatments have become hard to find.  Metropolis Iron stocks many custom traditional drapery medallions and loves custom projects!  View our full line of scalloped drapery medallions online at www.metroiron.net.

ExtrasmalldraperymedallionDesigners looking to add a delicate touch to any window treatment will love our line of extra small drapery medallions.  Perfect for those subdued situations, working with a very small window scenario and many other designs, our extra small medallions are up to 2” in diameter.

Extra small drapery medallions are available in an array of styles including traditional, seashore, tropical and more.  Our line of delicate drapery medallions include the popular drapery rosette.  As with all drapery medallions in the Metropolis Iron catalog, our extra small medallions are available in a variety of finishes to meet your decorating needs.

With a 3” projection, our medallions allow for layering or swagging your drapery.  Should a larger or smaller projection be needed, we can help!  All our drapery medallions are available in custom designs!  We love a challenge and strive to meet all of our customer’s unique decorating needs.  Visit us online at www.metropolisiron.net to learn more.

ContemporaryDraperyMedallionWhen looking for that perfect drapery medallion for a design solution many designers can become frustrated attempting to locate a medallion in a specific style.  Metropolis Iron offers the largest selection of custom designed, hand forged drapery medallions including traditional and contemporary medallions.

Our line of contemporary drapery medallions are an ideal solution when an edge of today’s style is needed in a window treatment.  Contemporary medallions can include our unique medallions, dazzling drapery medallions, coastal living medallions, tropical medallions and many more.

The Metropolis Iron line of traditional drapery medallions take designers back to a simpler time.  This line features drapery rosettes and traditional Victorian and other period recreations.

Out traditional medallions work well in classic, simplistic window treatment designs, while our contemporary medallions give a design a bit more pizzazz.

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Drapery Medallion from Metropolis IronChoosing the right size drapery medallion for your window treatment shouldn’t be a hassle.  Metropolis Iron understands that each home design project is different and requires just the right sized medallion.  Our drapery medallion line comes in five sizes to match any room, style or project need.

Extra Small Drapery Medallions:  Our extra small medallions are up to 2” diameter.  This petite sized medallion is perfect for designs that require a delicate touch.

Small Drapery Medallions:  With a size ranging from 2-1/8” – 2-7/8” our small drapery medallions are still perfect for creating softness in a design solution, but allow for a heavier drape than the extra-small size.

Medium Drapery Medallions:   Medium drapery medallions are 3” – 4” and are our most popular seller.  These sized medallions are perfect for use in many window treatments and are perfect for sheers, valances and much more.

Large Drapery Medallions:  Another great seller, our large drapery medallions are 4-1/8” – 6”.  These are useful in many of the same design situations as medium drapery medallions, but allow for a heavier drape and cane be a great choice when you want your medallion to pop from the curtains and stand out.

Extra-Large Drapery Medallions:  Our Extra-Large drapery medallions are 7-5/8” +.  A great medallion for use in foyer treatments or treatments with very, very long drapes (like used in a great room), the extra-large medallion will stand out and be seen from the floor.

All of our medallion sizes are available in an array of finishes, styles and projections.  Easy to install, Metropolis Iron’s line of drapery medallions comes with all necessary hardware, touchup paint and instructions.

 

photoWe listen to the needs of our designers and clients here at Metropolis Iron!  We’ve recently had a flood of requests for a traditional styled drapery medallion that includes texture and will add depth to any window treatment.  Our solution, ruffled drapery medallions!

Our new ruffled drapery medallions will pop in any treatment scenario and come in 3 sizes; small, medium and large to meet all your home décor and design needs.  Each of our medallions comes in a standard 3’ projection, although custom projections are available by request.  Additionally, each of our ruffled medallions comes with all hardware for easy installation.  Available in 10 finishes, our medallions can be matched to any existing color or hardware scheme.

Our ruffled medallions are the newest addition to our collection of unique drapery medallions which include medallions made from seashells, jeweled medallions and many more.  Check out www.metroiron.net  for information on all our drapery medallion styles and designs.

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Decorating with Fleur-de-lis

Posted by Misti On February 11th
Fleur-de-lis Drapery Medallion

Fleur-de-lis Drapery Medallion

The fleur-de-lis translates into the “flower of the lily” in French.  It is used as a symbol of light and life in some cultures, though it can also take on a religious subtext in crests and on flags depending on who is using it.  It is a symbol of France, but it is also used in other countries including Italy and the United States.  For a decorative symbol to incorporate into your home decor, consider using this stylized lily flower accent to bring a new aspect to any design style!

Art and Accessories:  An easy way to use the fleur-de-lis in your home design is with art and accessories.  For example, a fleur-de-lis framed prints, a lamp or lighting fixture that features the shape either as a print on the lampshade or as the lamp’s base, bookends, garden planters, throw pillows and others can be great ways to incorporate the shape into your room design.

Window Treatments:  Incorporating the fleur-de-lis into your window treatment design can be another great way to incorporate it into your overall room design.  While fleur-de-lis curtains may be a bit too “busy” for most of our homes, a fleur-de-lis drapery medallion can be a nice, classy touch.  Metropolis Iron offers fleur-de-lis drapery medallions in four sizes!

Coordinating Designs:  Instead of just accenting your space with a fleur-de-lis, you can incorporate this design into a larger room theme.  For example, the city of New Orleans often uses the fleur-de-lis as its symbol.  In fact, their NFL team, the Saints, takes the symbol as its logo. Use the fleur-de-lis along with French-inspired ironwork, vintage furniture pieces and tropical Big Easy-inspired colors to complete a New Orleans look.  The city of Florence, Italy also uses the symbol in its decor, so you may also consider complementing the fleur-de-lis with warm, Mediterranean colors and rustic furniture.

The Timelessness of Wrought Iron

Posted by Misti On January 28th

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Home designing with wrought iron is brings strength, beauty, and timelessness to any home décor situation.  The plethora of interior design items with wrought iron includes amazing styles and designs to bring sophistication to your rooms, walls and outdoors.

Obtainable in various shapes, dimensions, styles and designs wrought iron is commonly used in home décor designs. The list below talks about some common areas of the home where wrought iron can be used.

·Patio: Wrought iron garden furniture, patio benches, bistro sets, and bistro tables

· Bar: Bars, wine shelves, and bar and counter stools

· Garden: Some common wrought iron outdoor furniture ideas are arbor benches, garden benches, garden accents, garden gates, garden fences, and garden planters

· Rooms: Wrought iron tables, chandeliers, candle holders, media shelves, multipurpose baskets, plant stands, pedestal picture frames, doormats, cabinets, tables, multipurpose shelves, book shelves, bookends, brackets, clocks, drapery hardware and medallions, and mirrors

· Kitchen: Bakers’ shelves, napkin holders, casserole holders, kitchen islands, plate shelves, pot shelves, and countertop support brackets

· Bedroom: Wrought iron beds can hugely sophistication your bed room using their ornate styles. Bed room specific blanket stands and quilt shelves can further supplement your home designing with wrought iron.

· Outdoors: Address plaques, wrought iron railings and fences, primary gates, and home shutters

Home designing with wrought iron is really a phenomenon by itself. The range of wrought iron interior design items certainly promises long-term elegance. Metropolis Iron’s large line of wrought iron décor includes many of the above items!  Additionally, we love custom orders!

 

Drapery Medallions for Curved Walls

Posted by Misti On December 10th

Drapery Medallions with a Curved Wall

Curved walls can pose definite issues when trying to create a window treatment. With companies like Metropolis Iron you can have a drapery rod custom bent to the curvature of the wall. However, there aren’t a lot of companies that specialize in fabricating custom drapery hardware or perhaps the budget doesn’t allow for a piece of custom drapery hardware. In either case, it’s necessary for interior designers, drapery workrooms and homeowners to find alternative methods to hang decorative window treatments in rooms that have curved or bowed walls.

Drapery medallions are a perfect solution to the curved wall issue that so many of us run into. Medallions don’t require a straight wall as a drapery rod does and as in the above picture, can create a custom window treatment style and design. Additionally, medallions can be hung to suit any window design such as arch and bay windows. Using drapery medallions creates an element of flexibility and creativity not always available when using standard drapery rods

Metropolis Iron’s line of drapery medallions are perfectly suited for use on curved walls and includes an array of designs, styles, sizes, shapes, and finishes. While browsing our online catalog, if you don’t see a medallion that suits your needs, just ask. We love custom orders! Thanks to HGTV for the great photo!

Square Drapery Medallions-Dare to be Different

Posted by Misti On October 26th
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Square Drapery Medallion

When you think drapery medallions, round, simple medallions are probably the first (and only) style medallion or rosette you can think of.  That is probably because it’s almost the only type of drapery medallion, curtain rosette or window treatment holdback that is commonly available on the market.

Metropolis Iron is daring you to think differently for your next window treatment design.  How?   Consider square drapery medallions for your next design project.

Like our extensive line of round drapery medallions, square medallions also come in a range of sizes from extra-small to extra-large.  Square medallions are forged from the same methods quality materials as their round counterparts, ensuring that you are getting a strong medallion that was crafted with quality and care and will stand the test of time.

Square medallions can be particularly useful in design ideas where the curtain involves a square or checkered pattern as they enhance and compliment the shapes represented in the drapes.  General projection for square medallions is 3”, but as with all of our medallion products, custom projections are available upon request.

So, dare to be “square” with Metropolis Iron’s square drapery medallions.

Square Drapery Medallions used in Window Treatment

Square Drapery Medallions used in Window Treatment

Small Drapery Medallion Available from Metropolis Iron

Small Drapery Medallion Available from Metropolis Iron

In the world of drapery hardware the most commonly requested size of drapery medallions is by far medium sized medallions.  While medium medallions can be used for a variety of window treatment designs, in some design scenarios, a medium drapery medallion will be too large and overwhelm the design concept.  This is when using a small or extra small drapery medallion can be the perfect design solution.

Small drapery medallions range in diameter from 1 ¼” to 2” and are dainty enough to be used in even the most intricate window treatments.  Metropolis Iron’s standard projection for small drapery rosettes is 3”, but we also offer custom projections up to 8” for any window treatment scenario.