Tuesday, October 6, 2009

How To Cover a Bow/Bay Window

This is the inspiration photo for the bow window treatment that I just completed. I have had this in my file for years just waiting for the perfect window. This photo is the drawing room of the chairman of Christies, Charles Allsopp. You would expect his house to be full of treasures like this.
My clients' house is worthy of such treasures too !

Bay and bow windows can be challenging to cover and usually need to be treated with custom treatments. This was a 13' bow window in a master bedroom that we installed today. My clients wanted privacy as well as being able to let in light.
The first step for this fabulous treatment was to make a template of the curved wall and have a custom curved double traverse rod made so that sheers could go on the back and chocolate brown silk panels could close on the front.


The swags and jabots topped off the window perfectly. I applied brush fringe and a beaded metallic cord to the edge of the panels, swags and jabots. Carved medallions rubbed in gold were the finishing touch. These pictures do not do this justice, I must get a better camera !

This is the window before...............

12 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That is gorgeous, Tammy! It looks like it works so well with their room, too.

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Hi, visiting from SITS. I'm always so excited to find a new blog that relates to interior design. I've scanned your blog for window treatment ideas, but I need to go back and read through. I guess I'm not getting dressed this morning!

My blog relates to styling your home on a budget. Hope you'll stop by some time.

pk said...

These turned out beautifully, Tammy. I admire your talent!
pk @ room remix

Tammy@InStitches said...

Thanks so much Pk and Kathy !
Karen, love your blog..... looks like we have the same taste in decor.

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Very pretty window. Where did you purchase the drapes they are lovely, or did you make them?
I recently did a treatment behind my bed with a swag valance I swiped from my spare room. Just making do with what I have.
Thanks for sharing.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Design Esquire said...

Wow - it looks great! Your clients must be thrilled with the results.

Tammy@InStitches said...

Yes Ahrisha, I made them..... I actually made them several times in my dreams before I even started sewing ! :)

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Tammy,

Great job...I see your followers are increasing :)

All the best,
Kathy :)

ps check out Janie over at Southern Lagniappe...she's a doll

Robert Petril Jr said...

Love your blog Tammy!

Angelica Bays, TygrLilies.com said...

Oooh! How elegant! Congratulations and best wishes!

Fifi Flowers said...

Stunning drapery!!!

Maria Killam said...

Swags totally scare me, I've never done one for a client. Beautiful job!!

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