Friday, March 12, 2010

Before & After: Window Treatments 4

Happy Friday! I'd like to close out this week of window treatments with before & after's from one of my favorite transformations.

 My clients had just replaced their windows with energy efficient upgrades, leaving us with a blank slate. The windows are truly unique in this home and nicely trimmed in wood. Sun and heat control were an issue.

The goal was to provide protection, and emphasize the tall ceilings and unique windows.

The adjoining dining room needed to coordinate with the living room, while also providing a flexible solution to block sun, while still allowing opening the treatments and taking advantage of the view.

We added functional cellular (honeycomb) blinds to help with heat and light control. The blinds could be pulled up completely, making them practically disappear into the woodwork.
For soft treatments we added tall (12ft) curtain panels to emphasize the height of the ceiling.

The curtains are staionary (aka "dummy panels), meaning they don't move, but are in place purely for aesthetics.

We used two fabrics in the panels - a multi-color stripe and a solid green. This green was used throughout the entire first floor of the home and the stripe took our color up a notch.

In the dining room we added a cuffed valance in the same green and striped fabrics. Using only a valance softens the angles of the window while still keeping the  view fully visible. To provide the light control, but access to the view, we opted for the Privacy sheers from Hunter Douglas.

All sewing work in this room and the others highlighted this week, was completed by Artisan Concepts.

Beautiful Habitat: Interior Design

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