A couple posts ago, we blogged  about some pictures of window treatments “in process” as they were being made. Well just last Friday they were installed! Here are some of the pictures from that installation…

Oh what a different window treatments make!

Top: the stair windows before. Middle: Holly waving her 'magic wand' to get the pleats where they need to be. Bottom: the window after the panels were installed.

Window treatments really add a lot to a space. Before, this stair window was the first thing you would see as you enter the 3rd floor master bedroom; it was stark and cold and now Voila! The soft heathered fabric panels greet you. They are both beautiful AND functional since they block the bright morning light.
Below is the sequence of pictures from the bed wall. The window seemed small and disproportionate before the window treatments went up.
We added a double rod here; the sheers soften the window and add a layer of privacy while the fabric panels add a pop of color and provide the option to block out the light.
By adding the panels on all of the windows, the room feels more dressed up and a little like a fancy hotel.
What do you think of the transformation?

Top: the bed windows before. 2nd picture: Phil hard at work installing the double rod. 3rd picture: Phil and Dawn making final tweaks. Bottom: the 'aahhh' after.

This new color trend is rich and bold; like a dark chocolate morsel with a surprising raspberry center.

Last year Holly and I, were at a color trends presentation put on by Benjamin Moore with a bunch of other designers. They told us to watch out because ‘mauve’ is coming back! We all chuckled and collectively said that we ‘won’t make that mistake again’… as Holly said, “What does it mean when Mauve is the best we’ve got?!”

Well this ‘mauve’ is different. It is richer, sassier, and definitely more bold. (Let’s call her ‘Magenta’ instead!) Magenta is proud to be on the scene with dark, chocolately brown as her sidekick. This scheme might not be for everyone, but I encourage you to look around and see it’s influence in everything from clothes to home goods.

These fabrics are some of the newest from Scherping Westpahl and KDR showrooms at IMS, we have them pinned up on one of our cork boards in our office to serve as inspiration!

This morning Holly heard “Magenta” by Ken Nordine on The Current, and after a tiny bit of research, I found this fun video on youtube with an animation to go along with it.

Watch it. It’s only 1 1/2 minutes long.  🙂

It highlights one of the top color trends this season… Magenta!!