Thursday, January 29, 2015

100 Windows - #76 & #77

There is a reason for two windows in the same post.  I had two different projects recently where the clients chose the exact same fabric.  That almost NEVER happens! While the clients were similar - both about the same age, had grown up in the northeast and are super nice and a joy to be around - their projects couldn't have been more different.
The most recent project was a bedroom. We just needed a simple valance to be repeated on three windows which all had existing shutters on the lower half of the window.
Unfortunately it is difficult to photograph three windows in a narrow bedroom! We added a simple flat valance with gathers at the corners and a contrast linen band at the hem.
It looked great repeated across the wall.  The diamond fabric is the one you will see again. My workroom called those little embroidered spots at the corners of the diamonds, "stinkbugs", because they were the same shape and size and because they were a pain to cut and stitch through.
The other project was a very large conservatory.
This is just one corner of it.

The diamond fabric was used here as the panels and the little "neckties" on the valance.
There was a coordinating fern print that we used for the valances.
Our objective in this room was to cover as little of the window as possible.
So we raised the valance as high as possible.
This was one of my favorite projects of all time.  We were in this house all day.  In fact, we did every window treatment on the entire first floor of this large home, and they were all installed at the same time.  At the end of installing the conservatory, which included LOTS of stapling, my installer came over to me, held open his hand and said, "I have FIVE staples left"  haha!

Workroom for the bedroom valances was SK Fabric Interiors.
Workroom for the conservatory valances and panels was Fabrications.
Fabrics by Duralee.


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