Metropolis Iron’s REAL Seashell Drapery Hardware Enhances Coastal Décor!

Looking for a tropical home décor piece that all your guests and friends are sure to talk about?  Designers, are you looking for a piece that will wow even the toughest clients?   Our REAL seashell drapery medallions are sure to enhance any coastal or beach themed design with a unique and authentic flair.  A piece […]

Drapery Medallions for Curved Walls

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 […]

Square Drapery Medallions-Dare to be Different

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 […]

Drapery Hardware for Outdoor Living Areas

Outdoor living spaces add an elegant and luxurious area to your home.   Patios, lanais, porches and gazebos offer relaxing areas to unwind and entertain.  Outdoor curtains displayed with outdoor drapery rods or outdoor drapery medallions will make your lanai or porch more inviting to relax in as they provide added privacy and tranquility. They are […]

Drapery Hardware Terms

There are so many elements to a complete drapery hardware sets.  There are finials, drapery medallions, drapery rods, drapery rings and more.  Not sure what drapery hardware will work best for your specific design idea? Or better yet, do you have space restrictions?  Read on for easy to understand terminology for the most basic drapery […]

The Story of the Tacky Tack and How Metropolis Iron Saved the Day!

I recently moved to a new home and had a plan of designing a bedroom that fit both my husband and my personalities, was cozy, and would be a place where we would both be happy to retreat to every evening after a hard day’s work.  After a couple weeks of planning, a week of […]

Small Drapery Medallions Add Delicate Touch to Window Treatments

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 […]

Choosing a Medium/Large Drapery Medallion

  Medium/Large drapery medallions are by far the most popular choice for designing eye popping window treatments.  While, extra small, small, and extra-large drapery medallions are perfect for custom design projects that require a different sized medallion, the most commonly used medallion sizes are medium/large. Medium/Large drapery medallions range in size from 4 1/4” to […]

The Layers of a Window Treatment

Window treatments add value to your home.  When done correctly you can protect your home from damaging sunlight, have privacy and add beauty to a room.  The trick is finding the right combination of “layers” that work for your budget and design style. First, you must choose your “bottom” layer.  The bottom layer is considered […]

Window Treatment Projection

  When creating a window treatment, interior designers and drapery workrooms must keep the projection of the treatment in mind.  Projection is a term that describes how far your window treatment will extend from the wall.  With a drapery rod, projection is determined from the wall to the center of the cup of the bracket.  […]