Saturday, February 16, 2013
Being a touch and feel kinda person makes it hard to order something online. But I just did it. I will be posting a photo of the finished bedding when I am completely finished with all the accessories. It should be beautiful. Here is the link: Onlinefabricstore.net
Monday, November 26, 2012
The French doors to this little girl's bedroom are lightly covered with sheer white dotted Swiss fabric. This creates a semi-private feel. The girls are only 2 and 3 years old. So parents peeking in once in a while is expected.
This room had two windows that balloon shades on a tension rod were installed. Some sheer dotted Swiss panels were added to again create privacy for the girls.The tie backs on the french doors were one of the stripes from the fabric turned and fastened in place.
Over each bed a flowered corona was placed and sheer dotted Swiss panels and valance were hung. Each girl sleeps in a big girl bed and feels like a princess. The chandelier is pink and clear crystals. Adorable!
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Monday, February 13, 2012
This bedroom was painted a bright aqua and had lots of windows. Actually one of the windows was a set of french doors which led to a balcony. There was lots to cover and a need to close the draperies often so the "teenager" could sleep in if she so desired.
My challenge was to create something that was fresh, contemporary and very functional.
So knowing how well grommets travel back and forth on a metal rod, I started there. Unable to find any matching fabric to coordinate with the Pottery Barn bedding that had be selected, we chose white duck fabric, lined it with blockout lining and trimmed it with bright aqua pom pom fringe. The rods were mounted in the corners of the bay and floor length draperies were added.
The view was spectacular.
Unfortunately my photo showing the draperies all closed is dark. Guess why? The lining was doing its job.
She was very happy with the treatments.
This is a simple roman shade with blockout lining on the back. It will not let any light penetrate.
It was for a bedroom and sleeping during the day was a part of the request. "Can it be dark enough in here to sleep during the day?" questioned the homeowner. To that I replied, "Yes, it can be dark enough to sleep during the day!"
When the shade is in its most upright position, it is all tucked behind the valance at the top. Then there is plenty of sunshine. Responding to the homeowners special concern is what "custom window treatments" are all about. I enjoy knowing my client is happy and has exactly what they requested.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
This Hampton Park home had a tiny powder room right by the front door. The homeowner wanted to add some fabrics to this "very small space". The window, full of charm was only about 12 inches wide. The homeowner chose a fabulous toile because it had all the right colors in the fabric.
I created a small flat scalloped valance trimmed with some great fringe and placed it on the rod.
Rich woodwork and years of charm surrounded this little piece of fabric.
Sometimes a great looking window has little to do with the draperies.
These roman shades are functional and create a sense of happiness in the rooms. Three of the shades are in a child's play room--fun for Annie. The other is in the sun filled breakfast room. The homeowner can moderate and control the amount of light with the draw of the cord. The fabric was perfect for this application. Roman shades are not only functional but also can create a beautiful palette of color using a "bunch" of stripes.