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Elegant Dining Room Window Treatment

Elegant Dining Room Window Treatment

Elegant Dining Room Window Treatment

This elegant dining room window treatment incorporates a shaped cornice, gathered asymmetrical swag, pleated jabots, and bishop sleeve panels with large tassel tiebacks. Note how we start with a scaled drawing with the fabric downloaded and applied to the drawing to help our client’s visualize their design before placing their order. The final result looks just like the drawing. We used an embroidered faux silk fabric from Fabricade, and accentuated the design using a solid fabric from Norbar Fabrics. The result is simply elegant. Designed by Terry Kral, Window Wear Etc. Click on photos to enlarge. Window Treatments, Albany, NY.

Elegant Dining Room Window Treatment

Elegant Dining Room Window Treatment

Tailored Bay Window Valance

Tailored Bathroom Bay ValanceThis tailored bay window valance (click to enlarge for best view) complements the client’s decorative painted gray walls and cream colored tub and tile. The yellow and cream in the fabric brightens up the room and provides the client with an opportunity to add these colors in towels, rugs, and accessories. We chose an Ikat pattern from Fabricut and added a 2″ band in a solid gray to give the design detail on the hem. A small welt at the top of the valance provides a clean line. And, to make it easy to take down for dry cleaning when needed we added Velcro to the tacking strip. The client can easily pull the valance off and reinstall on her own without the help of an installer. Her comment……”I love the look!”

We strive for happy clients. Interior Design by Terry Kral, Allied, ASID.

Cornice with Nailhead Trim

A cornice with nailhead trim gives a finished look to this bedroom window. We used a textured matelasse fabric with a self welt and  chrome nailheads spaced 1″ apart on the  top and bottom of the cornice to complete the look. The crisp white textured fabric against the gray walls provides a stunning contrast. Could this design be the answer for a window in your home?

Cornice with Nailhead Trim

Cornice with Nailhead Trim

 

Simple Elegant Scarf Valance

Scarf Valance Treatment

Scarf Valance Treatment

Looking for something simple to add color and texture to your windows? Try a custom scarf valance treatment like this one. We used an embroidered scroll patterned fabric with a beautiful woven texture and installed it on custom scrolled hardware that complimented the fabric. The valance is fabricated unlined with a nice finished edge and dressed asymmetrical with the right side longer than the left. The fabric had some weight to it which made it very easy to dress and install in minutes, and it stays in place without a lot of additional fussing. We used a full width of fabric to create several folds in the swags and tails for a lush design. Could this design be the answer for one of your windows?

If you are looking for an easy to care for window treatment for your home consider designing your windows with lambrequins. Lambrequins are upholstered cornices with longer sides providing a polished classic look. There are many styles and shapes to choose from for traditional or contemporary designing. Since lambrequins are upholstered like furniture, they can easily be cleaned by vacuuming dust or by hiring an upholstery cleaning service for a deeper more thorough cleaning. This is of particular interest to homeowners who suffer from allergies as our client does. She loved the idea of a simple, yet elegant window treatment that would be  easy to care for. The lambrequin pictured here was the perfect solution.  If you would like more information about Lambrequins, please contact us at 518/355-0063. We would love to help you design a lambrequin for your home in a fabulous fabric from our extensive library. Happy Decorating!

Lambrequin Cornice Design

Lambrequin Cornice Design/Click to enlarge

 

Ribbed Roman Shades

Ribbed Roman Shades provide the ultimate window dressing for a tailored no fuss look. No need for a separate shade or blind, a valance or even a curtain. Roman shades provide all of that and more! Pictured here is a cordless two-on-one ribbed roman shade. Each shade operates independently of the other. Note the valance is fabricated as one to give continuity to the design. No ugly dangling cords either! With an endless selection of fabrics to choose from  we can help you choose the perfect fabric for your design in the comfort of your home. We come to you!

Cordless two-on-one headrail Ribbed Roman Shade

Cordless two-on-one headrail Ribbed Roman Shade

Gathered Tab Kitchen Valance

Just installed! This gathered tab kitchen valance is mounted on a decorative rod with finials. Note the pattern is matched across the valance on each of the pleats. The contrasting tabs pick up the colors of the bead and tassel trim on the hem of the valance. This valance was installed on both a double kitchen window and another window above the kitchen sink and complemented the Tuscany style space beautifully with all of the dark brown wood cabinets and his beautiful granite counter tops. The chenille fabric was difficult to work with, but worth the effort in the long run. Just stunning! Our client was very happy with the results. Like this?

Tuscany Kitchen valance

Tuscany Kitchen valance

Relaxed Roman Shade Valances

Like this? Relaxed roman shade valances were the perfect choice to dress up this bay window in a newly remodeled kitchen. We used a stunning Sukan Ikat pattern in Color Ultra Marine to give the room a sophisticated timeless look for our clients’ to enjoy for years to come. The pattern complements the light blue walls and the simple design softens the window. This is a very popular design among many of our clients.

Relaxed Roman Valances Bay Window

Relaxed Roman Valances Bay Window/Click to enlarge

Link

Cords? Kids? Pets? The three just don’t mix. October is national window covering safety month to build awareness of the dangers of dangling cords on drapes, blinds, and shades. Please share the link below with friends and family who have children (or pets). If you need further information or have any concerns about window coverings in your home, please feel free to call Window Wear Etc. at 518-355-0063. There are many safe alternative window covering operating systems to make your home a safe haven for children and pets.

http://www.windowcoverings.org/october-kicks-off-national-window-covering-safety-month/

 

Check out this great window design for an arched window!

Just installed! This arched window is treated with three swags embellished with bead trim andf jabots to the floor.  This stunning design is just what the client wanted. The sheer sunburst and Silhouette window shade soften the window and provide privacy and light control. The fabric is an embroidered polyester fabric. All pieces are interlined to give the treatment added body. Designed by Interior Designer, Terry Kral, Window Wear Etc.

Arched Swag Treatment with Jabots