Sunday, December 27, 2009

Installation of the Week

This is the last installation we did before Christmas. I made side panels and sheers for this family room. The panels are stationary and are made from a Westgate fabric with a beaded tassel fringe trim on the attached valance. The hardware is a 3" double traverse rod in bronze from Select Drapery Hardware . The sheers are on a bronze colored traversing rod behind the wood rod.

The smaller window was covered with a roman shade with the same fabric and fringe at the bottom.

In the cigar room we installed wood blinds in a mahogany finish for privacy and fixed shades over top. The shades are made of fabric from Morocco with a ball fringe on the bottom and leather covered rods on the top. I think this is one of my favorite treatments ever !

Lastly, I added these gorgeous tiebacks to the draperies in the pool room.

I'll be posting this at BNOTP for Metamorphosis Monday so be sure to stop by........

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Merry Christmas

Well, Christmas is almost here ! The house is decorated, presents are bought and the menu is planned. I still have a few more presents to wrap and some cards to buy but I'm almost ready. I wanted to share some of Zoe's Christmas pictures and pics of my new stockings.

I decided to make some new stockings because we had mismatched ones. I found some off white Sunbrella fabric and sewed them up and glued ball fringe onto them. I was having a hard time deciding which trim to use but I ended up using a lime green, orange and pink one. I can change it easily if I want to down the road. I bought some white initial letters and painted them lime green and tied them on with ribbon. Do you love them ?

I hope that you and your family have a wonderful Christmas holiday. Enjoy your special time with your family and friends !

Come on over to Between Naps on the Porch for Met. Monday.........

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Installation of the Week

When does working on a Friday night not seem like work ? When you are hanging out with your parents and installing draperies in their new great/family room. My Dad just completed renovating the sun room and family room to one big great room. He is so handy and can do anything.

I used a paisley fabric for the panels and a coordinating stripe for the valances to keep the room fun. Using fringe and trim is like adding jewelry to your outfit. The onion fringe added a lot to the overall look of the treatment. The back wall was 27 feet wide so it took all 4 of us to lift the board up onto the brackets. It was massive !

While we were there, I recovered the dining room chairs in Fabricut's Ormonde, color: copper. They look really pretty with the orange walls !

My Dad always reads my blog. I know he will be excited to see his room on here...... I love you, Dad !

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Installation of the Week

My favorite fabric of the week is Schumacher's "Zanzibar Linen Print" it has great colors and gorgeous leaves and flowers. We installed these draperies this week in a commercial building. The window is recessed so there is no room for finials. With windows like this you just butt the rod into the wall. We used 3" diameter rods for a substantial look.

The conference room had a bay window with 5 angles so I made it in separate pieces so we could transport it. I backed the fabric for the box pleated valance with a black stabilizer to help it hold it's shape and put a 3/4" bias band on the bottom.

Here's the window before : What a big difference !

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