Thursday, May 22, 2014

100 Windows - #38

Happy and traditional. That's how this turned out.
We started with café shutters.
I'm always a bit surprised how many times I see homeowners install shutters and call it a day.  Maybe its the expense, maybe it's the desire for a nice clean look, but I am constantly on the lookout for a way to inject some style and warmth into a room.
What a difference some printed fabric and colorful trim makes! Especially in a dining room, where there is usually not much to compete with in the fabric area.
You'll also notice that we really didn't block much light with this window treatment, which is a common worry.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

100 Windows - #37

A brief lesson in using materials in new ways. Here, the cord cleats, usually intended to wrap loose cords or strings, are put to use as brackets to support the curtain. And instead of fabric tabs, or ribbons, rope is used in this casual treatment. 
At first glance the theme of the room appears nautical, but upon closer inspection all the details are used to great effect for the favorite fisherman in your life!
And yes, that is a hanging bed!

Monday, May 5, 2014

100 Windows - #36

I am not even sure what to call this style.
Balloon shade? The jabot-like sides have me mystified.
In any case, a bathroom is a great place to pull out all the stops when it comes to windows and walls.

Friday, May 2, 2014

100 Windows - #35

It's model home time again!
This is a study in mixing fabrics.  This valance/panel combination was a great choice for two large double windows.
Across the room was a window seat.
The designer made a good choice in just using the valance here.
The theme was carried into the bathroom.
The design was simplified for this window over the soaking tub. Drapery hardware was used instead of the board mount of the bedroom. Dare I say that this valance could have been made from the leftovers (scraps!) from the bedroom window treatments.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

100 Windows - #34

Not all swags are created equally.  This swag is called an Aspen Swag.  It's a little bit like a boxed swag.  Since it has no cascades on the side it makes a great valance. And it also fits in tight spaces since it is board mounted.
This is an Aspen Swag I did in my son's room when he was a teenager.  The plaid fabric takes all the formality out of the swag, yet it dressed up the woven wood underneath. It was easy to install in a place such as this where the window is so close to the wall. Style note: this was the ONLY window in the room!