Hello and Happy 2015! The end of 2014 kept me busy with client work, and I had two big installs for clients last Friday. The first install I want to share is the home of a couple with two young boys. They are a busy family and recently completed a few renovation updates in their downstairs. They contacted me to help them with the 'finishing touches' of a few spaces.
Clients frequently ask me, "Are custom window treatments worth it?" My answer is always: "Yes!" They make such a big impact in a room, and with the perfect fabric and beautiful hardware they are an investment clients are always happy they made.
Here are the three rooms we worked on in their home to bring the perfect window treatments to the space. (Each room still needs a few pieces and accessories to finish it off, but the window treatments give them a good place to start and find inspiration).
Here is their family room, before:
They had already selected transitional chairs (with a complementing sofa on the other side of the room), a geometric rug, and aqua and tan pillows throughout the room. The windows were just too bare, and they wanted a functional treatment to close for privacy.
Their family room, after:
A fun, aqua and ivory 'wave' fabric compliments the other fabrics and patterns in the room. We also selected a sheer that can open and close to allow for privacy when needed.
Satin nickel hardware coordinates with the hardware on their built-in bookcases.
The sheers, closed:
Either way, these window treatments help to complete the family room!
The living room is "Mom's room" - a place to read, relax, and make phone calls to dear friends. She choose shades of teal and gray for the room, and she plans to bring in art work with greens and pinks.
The living room, before:
When we held up the fabric we selected for this room, we knew it was 'the one'. It has an updated-traditional feel to it, and the color palette matched perfectly with the space.
We also selected satin nickel hardware in the living room to coordinate with the satin nickel nailhead trim on their gray leather wing chairs.
Their dining room is a mix of traditional, family pieces, with more contemporary accent pieces.
Here is the before (and you can see some of the fabrics we were debating between):
This gray and white floral fabric is the ideal balance of formal with a little bit of playfulness and youthfulness to complete the space.
The black hardware coordinates with the chandelier and helps draw the eye up in the room.
In these three spaces, the window treatments are beautiful highlights that help each room feel closer to being complete.
Stayed tuned for the second install!