It doesn’t really matter what you call it, a Roman Valance or London valance, it is a great choice for a window treatment. The mock Roman Shade as a window treatment is one of my favorite designs. It will add style to any window and enhance you overall room design with it’s simple form and soft lines.
When it comes to choosing fabric for your window treatments, think outside the box. There are endless choices when shopping for designer fabrics, but they usually come with a hefty price tag. Especially when your project requires yardage in large quantity, it can really add up. Over the years I have re-purposed table linens, bed sheets, fabric shower curtains and more to create beautiful designer looks for less. You might even find something in… Read more »
Many people have a tough time making decisions when it comes to choosing window treatments for the bathroom. The number one problem is privacy and the number two problem is moisture. Homeowners are reluctant to decorate with fabric, fearing mold and mildew, but I found a clever solution when attempting to decorate our beach cabana last year. For the window treatments, I decided I to make simple valances out of shower curtains…. Read more »
I was looking at some window treatment photographs the other day and it occurred to me that I was drawn to drapery styles that were asymmetric in design. After seeing so many window coverings over the years, valances, cornices, swags and the like, the departure from symmetry is refreshing. Asymmetric window treatments are more challenging to execute. Traditional window styles, like typical rod pocket panels, are the same on both sides and equally weighted. The two sides… Read more »
As you have probably heard, the new Pantone color for 2014 is Radiant Orchid. “An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm,” Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said about the color selection. Radiant Orchid is on the opposite end of the spectrum of Pantone’s last… Read more »
November is upon us and I really enjoy decorating for the holidays. When I shop, I try to choose items that can transition from one holiday to the next. For example, when I recently went to purchase mums for my outdoor planters, they were all out. I had to get creative because I couldn’t even find winter pansies that look half-way decent. That is when I decided to buy greenery that I could embellish with… Read more »
I was just reading a magazine, enjoying the “Do’s and Don’ts” for what’s hot in fashion. I thought about how this could apply to the home and came up with my own “Do’s and Dont’s” for Window Drapery. Here it is. Don’t – Stay away from the plain, neutral polyester sheers of old. Do- Select gossamer and textured sheers. What’s hot are two-tones, dramatic colors and printed or embossed patterns. Don’t- Fabric that is over-done… Read more »
I’m an impatient DIY-er often wishing I “Did-It-Yesterday”. I could measure, cut and sew a window treatment, pillow or table cover for myself if I had to. But do I? No. Over the years I have discovered fast-fix alternatives that actually work and if there is an easier, faster way of getting the look I want, I’m all over it. Today I’ll share my favorite tools for creating quick and easy, no-sew decor. 1. Fabri-Tac… Read more »