Monday, June 29, 2009

Is your tween ready for a new room?

What tween wouldn't like this green leopard and check print to call their very own.

The smocked panels with beaded trim,

the window seats in a leopard print with the check banding.

The reversible duvet and shams and the upholstered bench at the foot of the bed. To finish off the look, a small round pillow one side check, the other side the leopard print with the beaded trim around the edge.


A cornice can be economical.

A cornice board is a great style for you windows especially if your fabric is costly. Since there are no gathers or pleats with this treatment a minimum amount of fabric is needed.

Notice the detail in Judy's cornice - a single vertical cord down the middle.


Saturday, June 13, 2009

A motor home with style!

Recently retired and planning on traveling the country, Pam wants her motor home to have style. From the living room and dining room to the bedroom she has chosen fabrics, colors, window treatments and bedding for a warm and inviting home away from home.


Friday, June 12, 2009

Sleep tight!


Linda's bedroom ensemble,
bed skirt

all in matching fabric is perfect for these blue walls.

Don't forget the window, it doesn't need much, just a hint of fabric to tie the room together.


Help, I can't hang these!

Barbara had yards and yards and yards of sheer fabric swagged on her windows but needed to hire someone to hang them every time they were cleaned.

I cut up the fabric for her and made swags and side panels with rod pockets.

Easy to take down, easy to launder and easy to put back up again.


I want maximum light to come in.

By hanging this tailored balloon valance up at the ceiling in Karen's laundry room, we allowed for maximum light to come in and gave the illusion of taller windows.


Slip Covers?

Don't buy new!
these ottomans
were slip covered
to match the decor.

There is no room to hang hardware above my window.

In these pictures we used a 2.5" rod and mounted the hardware on either side of the windows. The rod pocket was disguised with twisted cording and the valance with inverted pleats hung from there.


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Does your living room get any use?

Like many people, Cheryl said her living room rarely got used. Once she added some window treatments the room was a lot cozier. The side panels were hung beyond the windows to add width, almost two feet on each side and at the ceiling to add height. Roman shades made from a crinkled sheer fabric gives privacy when needed and adds softness.


Wide corner windows.

Lorraine has two very w i d e windows that meet in the corner. We treated them as one making a flat valance with strategic placements of the jabots at each window pane. The results are stunning!


Thursday, June 4, 2009

A cornice with a twist!

Karen has come up with a unique design for her kitchen.
With two layers of fabric,
the top one is folded back
showing off the contrast lining.
Tassels hang from the decorative tacks.


Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Would you like an inspiring home office?

Jane chose bold colors and rich fabrics for this window treatment.

The printed panels are gathered on the rod with a coordinating overlay, trimmed with cording and finished with a tassel.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Vintage style

I've always loved "Priscilla" drapes and they look beautiful with Archo's antique lace panels.