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Feature Friday: Corner Shop Cafe

Walk into Corner Shop Cafe, and you’re immediately welcomed into a warm and casual environment before the staff greets you with a friendly hello. The cafe is literally at the corner of Broadway and Bleeker in NoHo, and attracts a lot of NYU and shopper-traffic. The employees are hospitable and the selection of  food is great (lunch, dinner, weekend brunch), but the building itself  is also worth mentioning.

Corner Shop Cafe, NoHo, NYU, 643 Broadway, Broadway and Bleeker, New York City, Pinch Pleat, Curtains, Design, Building Decor
Corner Shop Cafe at 643 Broadway

The high ceilings are topped with pressed-tin and a brick wall is exposed, filling the room with a warm, antiquated feeling.  Chandeliers hang from the ceiling and intricate sconces branch out from the gray walls.  The hardwood floors  are stained to match the assorted chairs and tables scattered throughout the room.

Corner Shop Cafe, NoHo, NYU, 643 Broadway, Broadway and Bleeker, New York City, Pinch Pleat, Curtains, Design, Building Decor
Corner Shop Cafe at 643 Broadway

Horizon recently worked with Zeff Design to add a pop of color to the cafe by installing pinch pleat curtains in an orange and white floral pattern. The pattern is contemporary, but pairs well with the sconces and pattern on the pressed-tin.  The cream velvet trim on the end of the curtains gives them a clean finish and adds to the warm palate at Corner Shop Cafe.

Corner Shop Cafe, NoHo, NYU, 643 Broadway, Broadway and Bleeker, New York City, Pinch Pleat, Curtains, Design, Building Decor
Curtains at Corner Shop Cafe

Choosing A Track For Curtains

electrical curtain track, pinch pleat drapery, layered solar screen shade combination
BTX Sophia Curtain Track | The Harrison 205 West 76th Street

A track for your curtains is one of the most important pieces of hardware for them. With a track in place, you can easily open and close the windows properly. However, if you purchased the wrong track, moving the window treatments will be difficult and it may even limit how you can effectively use them. For this reason, consider the factors that play a role in the selection of the right track for your curtains.

How many times will you open and close the curtains? You do not need a specific number here, but if the windows are in a room where you are likely to open and close them a lot, then it makes sense to invest in a quality track that can withstand the constant movement. Quality matters here.

What about the fabric itself, the heavier the weight of the fabric the more durable and stronger the track needs to be. Most tracks can handle the weight of linen, but if you plan to use heavy drapery on these tracks, consider a thicker track or one designed to accommodate more weight.

Next, consider the benefits of motorizing. If you plan to motorize the track, you do want to take into consideration your options in terms of tracks available. It is often recommended that you consider motorized tracks for those hard to reach windows or even when you want an automated feature in your home.

Also, take into consideration the heading. Will you use a pinch pleat or a ripple fold for the heading? This could be just a difference in taste, but you also need to consider the visibility of the track. With the ripple fold, you will see the track whereas with the pinch pleat fold, you will not.

Look at several of the track options available to you on the market. Consider their effectiveness in your space. Take the time to focus in on the options you have based on what you would like to see in the room and the overall function you need.