Silk Valance gets beadazzled!

Silk Valance gets(Bedazzled)!

I was hired to design a valance for a master bath. We were looking for fabrics that has shimmer, sparkle, and (bling)!We found this gorgeous silk fabric with rhinestones attached to the fabric. The dilemma was the cost per yard for that fabric was over $350.00 per yard! This was totally out of budget.

Here what we did:

Found moderately priced dupioni silk, we stapled on the edges rhinestones with a bedazzle gun , and Viola!!!

A beautiful valance that is unique, we have achieved our goal, and most importantly the client is tickled pink!

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Dress your windows with valances!

Valances, are the best way to dress a window with out sacrificing the view. It gives your window the finished look, will add warmth to any room, and you will have your view as well.

Be creative, take a look at the drawing below, it is a proposed valance for a high school girl, her mom does not want to spend too much money since her daughter is leaving for collage in three short years, and perhaps the room will be a guest room any way.

The valance is pleated with two large pleats with curved bottom, the fabric we selected is hot pink! In side the pleat we are using a tiny black and white check fabric, and we have placed three buttons, large, medium, and small, one on top of each other, the bottom one will have the checks, the middle will have a solid black and the smallest one will have the check fabric again!

Hot pink valance for a high school girl!

Hot pink valance for a high school girl!

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A child room with a room to grow!!!

It is always a good idea to design children rooms with the idea that it will work for now and can last for many years to come. Keeping that in mind the design must appeal to the child,and still can look good and appropriate for the future.

This client from Naperville, Illinois wanted to have Butterfly Roman valances for there girl’s room, keeping in mind that the window treatment will grow with her and it will work for the next 5 years or more.

The fabric can work now and for the teenage years, the purple fabric has that French flair to it with messages and quotes, she loves it and she was so excited and thrilled to see the design and colors, the treatment  will be perfect for later as well. The bows gives the treatment a feel of whimsy and adds a girly touch, yet it can be removed in the future for more sophisticated mature look.

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Butterfly roman shade.

Butterfly roman shade.

Valances: they can be a solution to many decorating dilemmas!

Here are some issues that we come across when designing window coverings for our clients, and valances has been the perfect solution:

  • Sometimes blinds were selected for a functional reason (privacy, and light control) and the hardware of those blinds are unsightly. A valance will be ideal in this case to cover up what needs to be covered.
  • When rooms are too small, and full draperies are overpowering, valances can provide the warmth, texture and color to the room just as much as a pair of drapes, without overwhelming the room.
  • If the view can not be compromised, and full draperies are obstructive, a well designed valance will give maximum exposure, without taking away the beautiful view.
  • When there is a need for natural light in rooms for a special function, such as craft or sewing rooms, sun rooms and kitchens, valences liven the windows without blocking the sunlight.
  • If the window is by an area where draperies can be easily soiled like over a sink window in the kitchen, or in a bath room by the jacuzzi, having a valance to dress those windows up is much more practical than draperies that drop down.
  • When having two windows on one wall with different sizes, designing valances to help unify the look is a smart idea.

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How to be creative with your Valances!

In my opinion what makes a valance, or any window treatment is the bells and whistles you add. When I say bells and whistles, it is not necessarily has to have fringes, trims, and embellishments, it could be adding an unusual pleat, buttons, contrast cording, grommets or the way you lay your fabric. Cutting your fabric on the bias, especially if the fabric has a special design, such as checks, or a geometrical pattern effects the look of the valence. How about alternating the pattern, perhaps having the face of the valance be normally cut and inserting the pleat that has been cut on the bias?  Take a look at the pictures below.

Draperies or Valances? What is your preference?

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