Monday, September 29, 2014

100 Windows - #54

Did you know that some window treatments can be mounted directly to the window frame?
These valances are made in three pieces; two swags and a center banner valance, all stapled to the outside edge of the window frame. This was in another model home, so that is probably why they chose to mount it that way - less holes in the wall, less hardware - but it is hard to make the sides look finished if you are doing it yourself.
The three holdbacks at the top of each arch are purely decorative.
Love the contrast banding! Love the tassel!

Friday, September 26, 2014

100 Windows - #53

So much to love here!!
This is a little difficult to see but when I start to dissect it, you will get it.
From the outside of the house this room is part of a multisided turret.  Inside, the large tub is set into the turret with windows that are almost two stories high. I believe at the very top of the windows are flat cornice boards with the long double cascades coming out from underneath.  Note the beaded trim. So pretty for catching the light, just like the crystals on the chandelier.  The pleated shades cover the bottom windows to provide the necessary privacy.  The flat upholstered panels marry the top and bottom sets of windows and provide a lovely focal point. What a great idea to cover an otherwise unsightly and boring expanse of white wall, and to make the whole space cozier.
I also love the tile on the tub steps and the way the whole space was styled with plants and candles. If I got in that tub, I would never want to get out!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

100 Windows - #52

I love what happens to a checked fabric when you shape it into a swag.
And when the asymmetric becomes symmetrical.