This Antibes Thermaback window panel provides all of the benefits of Eclipse window treatments with an elegant accent. Features a traditional, solid-color, scroll-and-leaf pattern that will be a perfect complement to your dining room or formal living room.
Technical Details- Window Panel Includes Panel
- Woven; 100% Polyester
- Features Energy-Saving Insulation, Noise Reducing Design
- Thermal Lined for Insulation from Heat and Cold, Black-Out Design Keeps Light Out
- Drapery Rod Sold Separately
- Machine Wash
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By Sandra Parker
They look beatiful and the wrinkels came out easy by adding a wet towel in with the drapes and letting them tumble at a low heat in the dryer for 10 minutes. They were well worth the price.
By R. Edwards (Philly, PA)
I bought these in the chocolate color - which I'm sure helps with the darkening of the room in comparison to the creme. Either way, I think they are amazing. I live in a city with streetlights and traffic, and my window faces the East which is awful in the morning. When going to sleep at night and closing these, they almost completely black out my room. Granted, yours eyes do adjust in the dark so don't expect to see absolutely no light - you might as well put up a wall if that is what you are looking for.
By Seaspray Cafe (NC)
I ordered a set of these for my bedroom and were so happy with them I ordered another set for another bedroom. They are beautifully finished and look elegant yet simple. The thermal back keeps light and cold out yet allows a nice warm glow to a room.
I washed these and put them in a dryer with low, low heat to dry. Hung them while still slightly damp and they do just fine.
By alexei27 (Long Island)
These panels are ok. They cost less then some better made counterparts and it shows.
First issue...they do not block out light. They do filter it...but as the previous reviewer said, it is a "partial eclipse". I have these in my bedroom and sleep during the day (I work nights). On bright sunny days there is a lot of light coming in.
Second issue...they are cheaply manufactured. The part where the rod goes is not even and the curtains hang slightly uneven.
Good things...they hang nicely once washed and ironed and look pretty elegant. Also...there is a noticeable reduction in draftiness around the window.
Botoom line...buy these for looks rather than functionality.
By A. Murray (PA, United States)
This drape in the cream color is the precise shade I wanted, otherwise I would have preferred a less ornate fabric. However, the woven jacquard design is not intrusive.
The manufacturer supplies care instructions on the packaging that are so small you need a magnifying glass to read them, but there IS a sewn in care label at the top. The label is annoyingly visible through the cream colored panel because in spite of the alleged 99% light blocking qualities, they are quite translucent.
If you're looking for a blackout curtain/drape this (cream colored one) is not it. Perhaps the dark colored panels offered by Eclipse are better suited for that purpose.
When unpacked, the panels are VERY creased and puckered/wrinkled. The creases DO NOT fall out miraculously even after hanging for weeks.
Regardless of the care instructions, I pressed them using a warm iron, and a fine mist spray of distilled water. The fabric tends to shift somewhat causing the edges to have some puckering. This can be avoided by pressing in one direction, and NOT pulling on the cloth when ironing. At the edges it's best to press flat down on the iron, hold for a couple of seconds, and proceed down the length of the panel. I learned that the hard way.
Washing the panels per manufacturers instructions before ironing, removes some of the sizing from the fabric and makes pressing them more effective.
The workmanship is a bit sloppy (this is not consistent, some panels were fine). One of the three panels purchased did not match up at the top due to being 1/4' longer than the others, and it looks messy, another had some gathering at the hem due to tight stitching.
I hope they block out cold, which is why I bought them.
I also bought 4 of the shorter panels.
All In all, I like them better than any others I've seen for color, they are not intrusive; don't leap out at you because of the jacquard pattern woven into the fabric.
If you're willing to go to some trouble to make them look acceptable, you could do worse than these. Just be patient and careful when dealing with pressing them. They do finally come out looking good.
A word of WARNING...USE A COOL-MEDIUM WARM IRON TO PRESS. A HOT IRON WILL DESTROY THE BACKING.