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Beyond Beautiful Window Dressing

Beyond Beautiful Window Dressing

Beyond Beautiful Window Dressing

This custom window treatment design started with a rough sketch and a vision that my Client’s husband had for their two story great room windows. I immediately understood what he wanted to accomplish and prepared this drawing to take his vision to another level by adding a combination of beautiful fabrics, trims, and hardware that would compliment the Tuscany look of their home and their beautifully painted walls.

I wanted to find colors that would stand the test of time for this dramatic design and selected a tone-on-tone textured fabric in a copper color for the outside cornices and the center lambrequin. A solid brown textured fabric will be used for the laminated crown moldings  emphasizing the design. The cornices will be embellished with scrolled crown hardware in a Tuscan gold finish to add that crowning touch that makes this design stand out and look so spectacular. The center lambrequin will project 3 1/2″ more than the outside cornices to give dimension to the design.

A stunning paisley fabric in rich colors of golds, browns, and copper will be used for the extra-long custom drapes tied back with large tassel tiebacks and decorative holdbacks in the same finish as the crowns. The draperies anchor and frame the over-all look and complete the design.

Since strong rays of sunlight come through the center arched window are fading the client’s leather furniture, we will be installing a Hunter Douglas Applause motorized honeycomb shade beneath to resolve the issue. If you haven’t seen the new Powerrise shades from Hunter Douglas yet, please visit their web-site at www.HunterDouglas.com.

In addition to the shade, we are putting more focus on the center lambrequin by adding a pair of rod pocket sheer panels beneath the lambrequin that will be drawn back with tiebacks. They will help to soften the sunlight when the honeycomb shade is hidden beneath the design. For more information, please feel free to give us a call at 518-355-0063.

The result…..a beyond beautiful window dressing!

We will post the finished design once installed mid April.

If you have a challenging window and need some help just give us a call. We specialize in designing beautiful window treatments for your home! For full service design please ask for Terry K. Interiors.

 

Solera Soft Shades by Hunter Douglas

Hunter Douglas’ Solera Soft Shades combine a soft sculptured look with a unique cellular construction that provides drama and sophistication at the window. Solera Soft Shades feature a complete fabric offering with both woven and non-woven options in fashion forward colors, textures, and patterns. With five fabric styles and 31 colorways you can be certain to discover a look that feels just right for your décor. Every style is available in light filtering and room darkening fabrics. Choose your operating system for cordless, retractable cords, continuous loop, or remote control. Headrails are fabric wrapped providing a sleek uniform look. I’ve fallen in love with Solera Soft shades and I think you will too! If you would like to learn more about this product for your home, call us today at 518/355-0063 for questions or to make a complimentary in-home appointment.

Solera Soft Shades by Hunter Douglas

Solera Soft Shades by Hunter Douglas

Pinch pleat draperies

Just installed! Beautiful stationary lined drapes are custom made from a Norbar Fabric with a vine and leaf embroidered pattern to compliment this dining room window. Like this?

Custom Pinch Pleated Drapes

Custom Pinch Pleated Drapes

Great technique for hanging pictures on a wall!

You can easily hang pictures of various sizes in a collage on your wall by using this technique. Trace a variety of sizes of art for your walls on craft paper and arrange the cut-outs by taping and moving the shapes around until you have the desired result. Now…your ready to hang!

 

A tried and true method. Cut scrap paper to the size of the frame and mark the nail location on the paper. Using painter's tape, move the paper templates around the wall until satisfied. Then hammer the nail through the marks. Remove the paper template and hang!

Soften light with Designer Screen Roller Shades

Designer roller and screen shades from Hunter Douglas may be the perfect solution to soften harsh light while allowing full view of the outdoors. They come in a variety of colors, textures, designs, and opacities. Is this product right for your windows?

Designer Screen Roller Shades

Designer Screen Roller Shades

Angled drape as room divider

This angled drape is embellished with decorative stone nail heads and a banding trim. The drape is made with a shirring tape and is actually stationary and attached to the wall. This lined drape serves as a room divider to close off the client’s home office at the end of the day which is located in a nook in her bedroom. She can pull back the drape during the day with tiebacks. Drape designed by Terry Kral, Window Wear Etc. offering endless solutions for your home.

Angled drape room divider

Angled drape room divider

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my facebook friends and followers. Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Embellish your valances with glass beads!

Valance with bead trimValance with bead trim closeupThis valance design is one of my favorites and is a perfect application for wide expansive windows or to wrap around a bay. I love how it softens the windows. I embellished the design with beaded trim on the hem and used decorative hardware to add some jewelry. These touches take this window treatment from ordinary to extraordinary. See the two photos. Valance design and bathroom accessories give the finishing touch. Designed by Terry Kral.

 

 

Would a hobbled roman shade work for your windows?

Hobbled roman shades add a soft look to a window and can often be used as a stand alone treatment. There are many design opportunities for adding trim, banding and other embellishments, and you can use just about any fabric that folds softly including sheer as shown here. ‘Like’Hobbled Roman shade in sheer with banding this for your window?

From Our Design Library, Stylish Area Rug

This stylish hand tufted 100% New Zealand semi-worsted wool area rug could be a nice addition for a contemporary or transitional room. We offer many styles of area rugs from our trade only library in various colors, and textures for contemporary, transitional, or traditional spaces in nearly any size from a 3 X 5 to a 12 X 18. We have the perfect solution for your décor!Designer Area Rug