Yesterday I managed to tie myself to my office chair in order to prep this post for today featuring window treatments (aka: dressing up windows!!!) for clients in Thornwood, NY. The above picture captures the moment that I do my little prayer ritual as I unpack an item inspecting it at the client’s home, the prayer goes something like this … “please let it be perfect” … “please let it be perfect” … “please let it be perfect” (then I click my shoes 3 times, haha). The photo below is my look of phew … it is perfect!
I’m completely exaggerating, there wasn’t a moment of panic since I had teamed up The Curtain Shop in New Rochelle, NY to produce + install the custom window treatments!
Below is the proposed fabric design (isn’t it an “elegant wow”) + style (valance) for the hallway:
I sent my design assistant Evelisa to take pics (and video) of all the windows that the client wanted “dressed” then we filtered tooooons of fabrics narrowing designs, colors, textures that the clients would love. Here’s a peek at 2 design presentation boards we created showing the clients photos of their windows next to the proposed fabrics next to the adjacent rooms so they can see how all the fabric + designs (valance, drapery, etc.) flow so well together:
Here’s a closer view of the hallway valance (isn’t it beautiful?!!!!):
Custom window treatments, because of fabric quality, and special TLC given to produce them, are more expensive than curtains stocked in stores; so to keep within the client’s budget we proposed stocked curtains as well. We took them to the tailors to have them pressed …. then added ring hooks …. then climbed up the ladder to install them:
Below is the stocked curtains ordered for the family room - sheer soft curtain coverings added to sliding doors. As designers, attention to meticulous detail is EXTREMELY important … such as how tall should the panels be in proportion to the wall + surrounding furniture … factoring light switches and floor vents … and if windows/doors are stationary = this avoids having to drill the drapery rods in the wrong locations.
Below is a peek at the before pic with no curtain (looks naked, eeek!!) and after (strutting it’s sheer beauty):
Back to the magic of custom window treatments, here we added a roman shade for our clients’ kitchen window:
Here are the draperies selected for the dining room:
And then there was the breakfast area which consisted of windows and a door. Below is the Curtain Shop crew - installation rock star Stuart and issue solution-ist sales rep Luis:
With their magic, the fabric that we proposed to the client turned from a 12″ square cloth to mega-beautiful valance, here’s a closer view ….
… bringing the plain looking space to WOW-tastic:
But we weren’t done, here’s another gorgeous fabric transformed into a valance, the fabric’s leaves has a velvet lush feel … oooh la la beautiful:
Isn’t it beautiful how many times just 1 item can make such a HUGE visual impact in a space! Today I have an electrician coming over to my home to install a vintage pendant lamp in the bathroom (removing the boringzzz white wall mounted sconce and installing a bronze pendant from the ceiling) … I’ll take pictures to share with you. Have a beautiful day!
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