Friday, June 28, 2013

FRIDAYfinds! - A solution to my Show House drapery dilemma

When I design a show house, 
I want everything in the room to be very special.
Whether it's the quality of the furniture, a unique upholstery fabric,
or the look of the windows,

"EACH DESIGN ELEMENT MUST PASS MY LITMUS TEST"

and so it's been with my design of the window treatments...


I've fiddled with this off and on for weeks.  
Churning different ideas around in my head to deal with a real challenge with these windows.
The dilemma?
Two windows, two different heights, in a very small space.


Not a good equation.
The windows need to look the same to create the continuity and flow.
There are sure-fire ways to solve this issue,
but it's a show house and I want it to be drop dead gorgeous.
London shades would do the trick
but I just can't get the idea of 
"Ball Gown" drapery panels
out of my mind.
There's something so very elegant and extravagant about window treatments done this way,
and they would definitely add the drama I'm after.

I've been determined to find a way to make it happen...


So I worked with my talented workroom staff and 
literally "Pinned out the details".
We made a mock-up to get a better idea of the pleating I wanted
and when I finally saw it all  put together I said,
"THAT'S IT!"

Combined with other key elements of my design, the windows will now appear to be the same height,
and I don't have to sacrifice my vision for the "Ball Gown" panels!

Where there's a will there's a way!

I can't wait to see these beauties hanging in the room.


"EMBRACE THE JOYS OF GOOD DESIGN"








3 comments:

  1. OMG I just started to following you because of your use of ball gown panels. I quite honestly love that look. can't wait to see!! Looking forward to more of your posts!

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  2. Hi Stephanie! Loved your comment about Ball Gown panels...some things just never go out of style. Right? Draperies done right can make any room look gorgeous. Thanks for following. More to come on the Show House so stay tuned!

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  3. Can't wait to see how it turns out!

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