How to warm up the look of your kitchen with new window treatments!

Window treatments can create a whole new feel for any room, below are some ideas on how we helped our client in Burr Ridge, Illinois to warm up her kitchen with new valances.

  • The client’s vision was to create valances for the bay window and the window over the sink in her beautiful, traditional kitchen. She wanted to keep most of the windows exposed to let in plenty of light and to see the full expanse of her nicely landscaped yard. She wanted the valance fabric to incorporate the color of the wood window frames and the colors of the kitchen countertop, which she absolutely loves. Because the design of the home is very traditional, an inverted pleat style with scalloped bottom edges was chosen for the valances. The valances were designed with longer side cascades, and tassels were added at the tip of each cascade to add a touch of elegant detailing. To achieve a bit more sophistication to the overall design, an insert made from the contrast fabric was placed between the pleats. The result is a warm, cozy, welcoming kitchen that is appreciated not only by all members of the family but also by the many friends who visit the home.

 

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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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Watch the video below, and let us know, which style you like best?

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Draperies or Valances? What is your preference?

Here are some designs for valances, Let me know, which one you like best? Call(630)420-0800

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French country style treatments for your windows!

Enjoy the video! Call (630)420-0800 for all your interior design, custom draperies, and custom bedding!

 

 

Tips on how to create beautiful top treatments without breaking the bank!

What determines the cost of any window covering are the labor cost, materials used and the installation cost.

Here are some tips to consider when you are planning your next window covering project!

  • The design:  the simpler the design, the less expensive the treatment will be. Flat valances, inverted pleat valances, shirred and pinch pleated on a board, or a cornice board is considered less costly to fabricate. You can add a little touch to a simple flat valance by adding a contrast trim, tassels on each end, or perhaps some buttons in a coordinating fabric.
  • The cost of the materials:  The variety is endless when selecting fabrics. You can find gorgeous cottons, silks, and woven blends at an affordable price. Mixing textures, or adding coordinating inexpensive trims, will give you that designer quality look at an affordable price. Another tip is to perhaps splurge on the hardware, and choose a modestly priced fabric. The rich, opulent look of the hardware will make up for the simplicity of the style and your choice of the fabric.
  • The installation cost: One way to cut on the installation cost is by choosing economically installed treatments. Cornices, and board mounted valances, are less expensive to install than sheared or pleated on a rod.

Finally, the best way to save money is by work with a professional, who will help you avoid costly mistakes, direct you, share expertise and resources, and respect your budget and work within it.

Do you have a project in mind? Are you concerned about cost?

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Embellishments! It can set the mood of your space!

Have you explored the vast verities of trims and embellishment out there in the market?

There are literally thousands of different types of trims, domestically produced or imported from abroad.

One must not under estimates the impact of trims, cords, buttons, and tassels can do to your drapes or even your room!

Buttons: Are fun, it can create a casual feel, it can be masculine, or even whimsical, and sometimes even can add a tailored feel.

Bead trims: There is so many types, crystal types that are more formal, wood, shells, metals, and ceramics that are less formal.

Cord trims: Ideal for finishing off pillows and bedding, and great for cornice board. Although from experience I do not recommend it for the edge of panels, the stiffness of the cords can cause the panel to twist.

Brush Fringe: They come in so many varieties and can be fun, whimsical, the various colors of the threads will help bring in some colors otherwise are not there with out the fringe.

See the slide show below and let me know which one you like best?

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A Door County Look for a Naperville home!

My client expressed her desire to create a Door County style for her guest bedroom!

Here is how we helped her in fulfilling her goal:

  • Bright wall paint.
  • Casual fabrics, various cotton checks.
  • Off white canvas for an upholstered headboard.
  • Pillows for cozy warmth and comfort.

Her are some pictures:-

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