Welcome to another Window Wednesday! I really enjoy designing window treatments for my clients, but I also enjoy it when a client comes to me with a drapery design already in mind. Today’s window design inspiration came from some windows that my client saw at a lovely house in the Chicago area.
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The first time I met with my client to talk about her dining room windows, she described what she wanted as drapery panels hung on curved poles. It was the curved poles that she loved the most about the treatments. I knew we could have custom curved drapery poles made, but that they would probably be expensive.
Eventually, my client got the phone number for the hostess of the event, and I called to see if I could see some pictures from her dining room. She was very generous, and immediately e-mailed me the pictures. I was thrilled to discover that the curved rod was simply a piece of plywood cut in the curved shape. The draperies were velcroed to the front edge of the curved piece of plywood. A very nice, and economical, solution for the curved affect we were going for.
Here is the before picture of my client’s dining room. Just sheers and roller shades for privacy, which we were keeping.
This picture shows one of the curved piece of plywood, covered in the drapery fabric. You can see the velcro, on the front edges, that the panels hang from.
The dining room after both pairs of panels were hung.
A close-up of the top of the inverted pleat panels.
I think my client was as thrilled as I was with the results. She gave me a big hug at the end of the installation, which made my day!
Would you like some help with your windows? If so, just send me a picture of your window. I will feature one reader’s window each month by giving some suggestions for window treatment styles and fabrics with my computer rendering program. Pictures that are taken straight on to the window, and that don’t have any type of window treatment on them already will work best.
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