Tuesday, March 31, 2015

100 Windows - #91

I'm not sure if I'm correct, but I call this a Boxed Swag.
Interesting that it was translated into a shower curtain for the adjoining bath.
On second look, it appears both pictures were taken in the bathroom.  But it would be easy to carry this style from one room to another. I think I would have taken the valance and curtain over the tub all the way up to the ceiling.

Monday, March 30, 2015

100 Windows - #90

Wow! We are in the home stretch.
Here's a DIY idea that could look oh-so-much-more professional if the workroom had done just one thing.  See if you can guess what it is.....
This attached valance uses so little fabric, it would be great if you have some leftovers or if you wanted to use that $200 per yard fabric. The use of 2 fabrics makes it look more custom but I just have to ask......Why wasn't it lined???  Was that what you guessed?
The curtain portion is supposed to be unlined as it looks like a linen sheer.  I love the color mix of the three fabrics.
Here's a picture of the entire treatment.  Although it's a little dark you get the idea.

Friday, March 27, 2015

100 Windows - #89

Finally, a picture from the world of Pinterest!  I wish I could give credit but I don't know the source.  I am not normally a huge lover of blue, and not much of a green fan either, but I love this combination and might even use it in my own bedroom.
Even though this is a paler blue it is crisp and almost shocking against the white wall. Of course, I LOVE a long full drapery panel!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

100 Windows - #88

It's a grey dreary day where I am, so here is a cheerful little shade. Look at that multi-color pom pom trim.  Look.  At.  It!
The view from across the room is a bit dark but you get the idea.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

100 Windows - #87

This is one of my favorites!
I love the pattern placement. I love the black and white.  I love the seemingly hundreds of folds at the bottom.  I love that it was hung at the ceiling level, but the window probably doesn't go up that far.
Even the side view, which so many people ignore, is nice. Really cute black and white bathroom.
Even the floor!

Monday, March 16, 2015

100 Windows - #86

Here is a rare one......a cornice board with a ruffled edge. Not as tricky as you might think.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

100 Windows - #85

If I showed you some fabric with rhinestones, would you think to use it on a window treatment? Sometimes, what looks too blingy in a sample book can actually be pretty subtle in it's final form.
This pretty London shade is a wonderful mix of city and country.  It's kind of Ginger meets Mary Ann. Or when your country cousin gets herself all fixed up for the prom and you say, "Damn girl! You look FINE!"
Checks and ruffles and rhinestones, oh my!

Monday, March 9, 2015

100 Windows - #84

Here's one for you do-it-yourselfers! You only need basic sewing skills and you might even be able to figure this out without sewing a stitch!
I like the curved hem of this but you could easily make it pointed, like a pennant. And you could add trim, and I would love you for that!
Don't you adore that gorgeous aqua color? You can see that most of the charm of this design is in  using two different patterns.  You could also use two different colors or a solid and a print.
I would probably have interlined this valance to keep the patterns from showing through from the other side.
It works equally as well in multiples.
This is a great style for a window like this that has a lot of trim that you don't want to hide. The other plus? Very little yardage used. Perfect for when you fall in love with that million dollar fabric!
You do realize by now that each valance is just one piece of contrast lined fabric draped over a rod?

Friday, March 6, 2015

100 Windows - #83

Ready for Spring? Let's pretend!
This room came about because of the homeowner's desire for something happy, fun and somewhat beachy.  You may be surprised to learn that the client was a single man! His space needed a complete makeover. Once I convinced him to get rid of his worn out recliner, he was open to a totally different look.
The new nautically inspired furniture - most of which was custom made - was complemented by the yellow plaid draperies.
These were simple stationary pinch pleat panels.
In the adjoining room, I used the exact same window treatment to unify the two spaces.
Matching pillows in both spaces also married the two rooms and made it easy for him to move things around.  He didn't want it to feel too "designer-y".

Monday, March 2, 2015

100 Windows - #82

Today I am showing you two different windows, but the same idea is used in each.
In the first valance, the same flat shape is repeated over and over. Notice how the pattern was matched on each piece.  Sometimes that uses more fabric, but it is more pleasing to the eye to see that kind of repetition.

The center piece of this valance is similar in shape to the "petals" above. The sides are wider and more elongated.  And of course, the big difference here is the trim. The pattern was not repeated exactly on the large pieces.
In either case, the entire design is made up of flat pieces, stapled to a board. Once you get past the math portion (!) these are very easy to cut and sew and a perfect start for a beginner.