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.

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the finishing touch…

August 20, 2010

Ok, so you painted your walls that fresh, new color you have been dreaming about, you re-arranged your furniture, and you just hung a fabulous piece of art that you found at a local art fair… but your room still doesn’t feel ‘done’…  what your space needs is custom window treatments!

Being designers, we have the greatest resources for the very best in fabrics, hardware, and sewing workrooms to make sure that your window treatment is perfect for you and your space.

Here are some examples of window treatments we designed for a home near Lake Waconia…

In this eat-in kitchen, we used inverted blox pleats and a Romo fabric to make the space feel special and little dressed up.

This little girl's bedroom Roman shade has turquoise trim as it's accent. The color pops off of the orange perfectly.

In the master bedroom, we used Butterfly pleats with the soft floral Villa Romo fabric.

There are many uses for window treatments: controlling light, dressing up a space, softening the hard lines of the window, and adding some privacy to name a few. Take a look around your home and see if something feels amiss, it might just be that you need some fabric on your windows! 🙂
Happy Friday!