Today I’m sharing 4 new window treatments that range in style from soft & simple panels to a vibrant, colorful valance to tailored & pleated panels.
The first set of curtains frame out a pair of large french doors that overlook the family’s back patio.
The open concept of this space features a living room, dining room and kitchen where we recently placed a splash of both color and pattern over the kitchen sink.
This window configuration presented the dilemma of where to place the rod. We could go above the transom to take advantage of the height of the room or place the rod between the transom and the french doors.
While my client plans to leave the panels open most of the time she did want the option of pulling them closed. She wanted simple and casual panels without a lot of fuss or detail. If we had placed the rod above the transom the height would have made it harder for her to pull the panels closed. Of course, there are ways around this but the goal was simple and uncomplicated.
The hardware presented a quandary as well since we only had 2″ between the wood trim. I had custom iron hardware made using regular outside brackets for the left window and the left side of the right window. We created narrow center support brackets turned sideways to fit within the 2″ space. The far right bracket, where the window trim butts up to the refrigerator, also require a custom sideways bracket. Lastly we chose not to use a finial on the far right side.
While they look identical the left window is actually wider than the right. Enough so that we used 5 widths of fabric for the left window and 4 widths of fabric for the right. This means the panels on the left consist of 2 panels @ 2.5 widths of fabric each. The panels on the right are 2 panels @ 2 widths of fabric each.
Soft, simple and perfect addition to this space.
BTW if anyone knows an online source for this LOVE artwork I would LOVE to know! 🙂
This window configuration is so common and presents a different type of dilemma: how to dress three windows on angled walls.
For this kitchen we choose to use Waverly’s Santa Maria fabric in Adobe to create 3 simple valances installed using black metal medallions. My client has a huge collection of Fiestaware including the stained glass piece above the window. We felt the colors in the fabric accented her collection well without being too matchy-matchy.
You can see more of this style of valance as well as a tutorial in this post.
This bedroom curtain is identical to the curtains at the top of the post. Here you can see the details a bit better.
For this french door we used 4 widths of fabric (2 panels @ 2 widths of fabric each) and allowed them to break on the floor a bit more than in the living spaces.
Again we used custom wrought iron hardware with metal rings with were sewn on by hand.
This last pair of panels take the term tailored to a another level. Traditional french pleats paired with grommets.
Jolene fell in love with this style and wanted to duplicate the look for her master bedroom.
We chose a textured oatmeal linen lined with an ivory napped lining and bronze grommets.
If you love the look of precise details, this could be the style for you.