Jamie earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Interior Design from Brenau University in Atlanta, Georgia and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and Business Law from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. She is an NCIDQ Registered Interior Designer offering her clients a comprehensive background with 15 years of interior design experience, 10 of those years as owner of her own design studio, and 15 years of experience in the financial sector of corporate business.

Kern’s body of work has been widely published. Her work has been recognized by the American Society of Interior Designers for design excellence and featured as a case study in the interior design textbook “Beginnings of Interior Environments” for the education of up-and-coming interior designers. Her work is featured in the hardback anthology “Modern Interior Design – American Collection” published in 2010.

Window Treatments: Drapery Panels

Need help designing window treatments for your home or office?   Contact Jamie Kern, ASID, President of DTIC at [email protected]

Drapery Panels are are one of the best design resources for creating an appealing and inviting interior space.  By now you know I like my draperies “simply” elegant.  I want them to highlight an exterior view or add softness to a room that might otherwise feel hard and angular.  That doesn’t mean they have to be boring!   There are a number of nice heading treatments from the grommet to the pinch pleat.  And a little accent band on a leading edge or incorporated as a stripe can turn a solid fabric into a tasteful custom treatment.



Pinch Pleats, often incorrectly assumed to be a traditional header, are quite nice in this contemporary space

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Interiors by Lucas Studio,Inc

Panels don’t block the view but add a nice shape element with the arched doors

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Nice example of a contrast fabric used as a horizontal stripe accent.  I like the small rods and the pinch pleated headings on rings.


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Great use of puddling.  The panels are sleek and sophisticated with just enough puddling on the floor.  Glamorous and tasteful