ways to dress your windows

February 22, 2012

Have you ever wondered how you can dress your large, two-story windows? There are a couple different ways to do it. We have seen our share of window challenges over the past 10 years…

Here are some of the solutions we have come up with…

These tall windows are dressed with flowy sheer panels. We added a detail of shell trim towards the top to bring your eye up. The family wanted privacy but wanted light to still be able to filter through so we selected this subtle striped trevira sheer - it's beautiful AND durable to stand the beating sun.

This large two story hearth room needed some privacy and sophistication. We designed silk panels that open in the center, so the clients can take advantage of the great views. By bringing the panels down to the second tier of windows it makes the room seem more cozy. Since the fabric is silk, we had the panels interlined so the silk fibers will be protected.

In this large two story living room, the client wanted a way to soften the windows and still have privacy. We designed and installed four stationary panels on a long rod along with some honeycomb Hunter Douglas shades. By mounting the rod under the 1st set of windows, we brought the visual ceiling of the space down to make the tall space seem more cozy. The stationary panels feature an exotic pattern to bring in some attitude.

It’s Valentine’s Day.  The roses, chocolate, and handmade poems are in full swing, it’s true. Here are some lighting, furniture, accessories, and more pulled together with this day of love in mind.  These pieces could add a splash of color (and love) to your home everyday!

1. Fuchsia chandelier from Francis King; 2. Kissing Giraffes Rug from Jonathan Adler; 3. Red lacquer bench from Bolier; 4. Mr. & Mrs. Salt and Pepper shakers from Jonathan Adler; 5. Red painted chest from Francis King; 6. Magenta pendant from Francis King; 7. Poppies floral tile mosaic from BonTon Tile at Rubble Tile; 8. Red cocktail table from Francis King; 9. Pink indoor/ outdoor stackable chair from Rich Rosenberg; 10. Flamingo writing desk from KDR Showrooms.

a new yellow bench

October 28, 2010

the bench: before.

It’s always a happy story when you can find a tired, old piece of furniture at a vintage shop and give it new life. 

That’s just what we did for an antique bench we found and the now closed “Feather Your Nest” shop in Wayzata. It had great bones and character, but the fabric was in need of a re-do and the trim was falling off. But, the style was just perfect for one of our clients; so we grabbed it!

We found the perfect, mustard colored Kravet faux leather to upholster it with, along with a sassy little ribbon trim. We brought the bench to our very talented upholsterer and it was done within days!

The results are really quite grand. It adds such a great pop of color and interest in its new home.

Re-upholstering and re-using is a great way to be green and to give an old piece a new look. It’s amazing what a new coat of paint or updated fabric can do!

the bench: after

 

detail "glamour shot" of the ribbon trim