I’m so lucky to get to work with some wonderful people in my drapery business. Today I’m going to share with you a project I completed a couple of years ago for one of my favorite clients. We’re going to take a look at the before and afters of her eclectic bedroom design. (Plus a little surprise!)
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My client has a wonderful bedroom in her lake house that has several windows. At the time, her and her husband were completely renovating this house they had just bought. She loves decorating her home, and has a very eclectic decorating style.
She knew exactly what fabric she wanted for the drapery panels, as well as the trim and the lining, before I even stepped in the door. She had it all planned out, which made my job easy!
Here’s a couple of the before pictures I took. As you can tell, she’s a big believer in testing out paint colors in big swatches on the walls before painting the whole room. Which I whole-heartedly agree with.
The single window –
The corner windows –
Here’s what we ended up with – Stationary drapery panels with a two fold pleat which is called a butterfly pleat.
She has the most darling dog, you can see her peeking around the chair. Her name is Dorothy, which I love!
My client loves ticking fabric, and she knew wanted a blue and cream ticking for the draperies. It matches a love seat that is in the room also. She wanted a rusty orange trim for the leading edges, and a green lining for the reverse side of the panels. We used a light green drapery fabric that matches the wall color for the lining of the panels. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a picture of the lining.
The corner windows were a little tricky because there’s not much wall space to hang the panels in, and she didn’t want to cover up any of the glass in the windows. We decided to only have a drapery panel on the left side of the corner window.
There is a patio door to the right of the single window, and we chose to just put a blind on it for privacy. The blind stacks to the right of the patio door.
Do you see the kitty sleeping on the loveseat? Well, I guess that sometimes my client leaves the patio door to the screened in porch open so that the cat can get in and out of the house.
Look what came in one day while the patio door was open…
My client gave me this picture a few months after the panels were installed. She thought I would get a kick out of it! Her and her husband were woken up one morning by the dog barking at the window right next to their bed. This chipmunk was sitting on the drapery pole! Talk about a rude awakening!