Good interior design includes properly designed window coverings. They are the finishing touches or jewelery to the room and once they are installed you will wonder why you didn't always have them!
1. A beautifully shaped and trimmed cornice board may be all that's needed to finish off the room. The tassels here draw your eye to the sculptural shape of the cornice. Without this treatment the room would have been incomplete.
2. These simple stationary panels with subtle banding are installed all the way to the ceiling for extra height and the grass shades beneath them can be closed for privacy and/or sun protection when needed or left partially or fully open.
3. This three layer treatment for French doors is elegant but also functional. The roman shade can be lowered when needed but the full length drapery panels stay to the sides allowing to door to be functional.
4. The motorized shades in this light filled room can be easily operated when needed and don't take away from the views. When down the view is still visible through the sunscreen shade.
5. Motorized drapes are another solution for very large windows. These have the hardware hidden into a recess in the ceiling. Motorized treatments are often used in media rooms too - just one more thing you can operate with your remote, your iphone or ipad.
6. Sliding panels work great in a contemporary room. They come in many widths and fabrics. They are able to be opened and closed as needed with minimum visual impact.
7. Sheer panels can complete the look without looking heavy and add a soft glow when they are closed. Interestingly they work for both traditional and contemporary interiors.
There is probably nothing clients resist more than window treatments and yet it is one of the most important parts of the project. Whatever your window problem is there is a solution so don't be afraid to ask for help from a professional.
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Lila Levinson, ASID, CKD, CID, NKBA, NCIDQ, IDG
I just returned from the Kitchen & Bath and Window Covering shows in Las Vegas and found some fun new things to share with you!
Interior design is taking a new direction - I saw lots of "bling" at the show in everything from faucets and hardware to fabrics and trims. Keep your eyes open for this new trend.
Faceted vessel sink would brighten up any bathroom
Here is a farmhouse sink that can be retrofitted into your existing cabinets so you won't have to replace them to get this charmer!
Wow - a medicine cabinet that raises up instead of opens out! It can have a magnifying mirror, TV, electrical outlets and adjustable shelves inside.
This faux limestone fireplace looks and feels like the real thing but is much lighter and easier to install.
Cast Bronze "people" cabinet hardware add whimsy to any room
New contemporary cabinet door style has texture for added interest
Beautiful silk sheers
Elegant embroidered and embellished fabrics - good for draperies and upholstery
Whimsical contemporary drapery fabric for some playful fun!
These roller shades are partially sheer when open and opaque when shut and look beautiful either way. They are very easy to operate.
Crystal upholstery tacks dress up this cornice
Very cool contemporary tassels
I hope this had inspired you for your next decorating project.
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