Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Not so formal as a swag.

Here is a style that has elegance without the formality of a swag.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

swags in a bay window.

Empire Swags.

Swags and jabots that frame the view beautifully.

Swags in a bay window.

Swags and jabots with tassel trim.

Swags gathered on a rod with bishop sleeve side panels.

Swags and jabots hung at the ceiling.

Empire swags with bishoped side panels.

Swags in a bay window.

Here the fabric is pleated and held with ties.

Gorgeous swags with rosettes with the sides puddled on the floor.

An example of how you do not loose your stripes with a swag.

Swags over a cornice.

A Sheffield valance that has the same lines as a swag.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Swags over a rod.

Sometimes just a little
fabric swagged over
a pole is all a
window needs.


Kitchen swags.

Three different fabrics as well as trim were used in Gayen's kitchen. Notice the small check on the boards as well as on the buttons and tie. The striped fabric is used not only on the roman shade but as a contrast on the jabots also. A colorful tassel fringe adds to the detail.


Sunday, September 27, 2009

Cafe curtains.

The cafe curtains give Laurie all the privacy she needs in her dinette. Notice the banding along the top and bottom edge match the inset of the pleats on the valance. A wide custom fringe adds to the detail.

It's all in the details.

Notice the detail in this box pleated bell valance.
There is self binding along the bottom edge
self piping along the top edge.

Gysela's kitchen is complete.

A contemporary kitchen.

These roman valances are the perfect design for Adrienne's contemporary kitchen. Made from a crinkle silk fabric with a deep blue band to tie into the tile work, they are hung above the windows at the cupboard height to give the illusion of longer/taller windows.

What a cheerful bedroom.

Jane went from plain blue walls and flooring to this beautiful array of colors and design. The paisley print on the duvet is found on the bolsters and toss pillow. The floral pattern is on the valance and the shams. The stripe can be found on the bed skirt, toss pillow, window seat and valance with the dark rose of the upholstered headboard anchoring the entire look.

Drop dead gorgious!

Go from bare

To beautiful

Nicole's dining room has balloons made from rich velvet embossed silk with gold silk inlays. There is plenty of fullness to give depth and beauty.

Monday, September 21, 2009

With this strong bold wall color, a print is a perfect contrast. Kimberly chose the stripe on her doorwall with plain white hardware to elongate her window, then used the stripe as a contrast with the floral swags on her window.

Life happens

Wow, the month of August went by without a single post. I've got lots to share, sorry for the delay, life happens.

Do check out my updated profile picture. Karl Rouwhorst from Luminaire Foto did the shoot. Be sure to check out his website.

Friday, July 31, 2009

This is not your kid's bathroom!

Elise's bathroom says style and elegance with these balloon valances. On the small window the balloon is shaped to follow the curve of the ceiling giving the window an arched look.

What a difference trim makes!

This Sheffield valance in Karen's living room is enhanced by a tassle trim.

Smocking is not just for dresses!

These smocked panels are hung close to the ceiling and have a whimsical trim added.

Karen's dining room is ready for company.

Monday, July 20, 2009

A balloon valance in a bay window.

We used a gorgeous striped silk fabric to make this full balloon. It is hung at the ceiling for a clean look.


A nook with a view.

Karen can enjoy the critters both indoors and out with this delightful valance. Here we did a simple box pleat but put a curve to the bottom of the treatment. Adding side panels helps anchor it to the room.


A dining room with style!

With two large windows in her dining room,
Jane chose an asymmetrical design.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

A family room with style!

Even though this is a formal style

the rich textured fabrics and the

tassel trim help to keep Margaret's family room warm and cozy.


I want to keep as much light as possible.

Liz has a lot of windows but still wants to keep as much light as possible coming in. We hung these swags above her doorwall, just covering a small portion of the window and added a coordinated balloon valance above her sink.