Friday, June 20, 2008

Window Treatments

When it comes to window treatments, I like to keep the designs simple and elegant. I mostly use side panels which add just enough texture and fabric to soften a window. I also like roman shades. I'm not a fan of swags or valances or anything that obstructs the view beyond the window. Window treatments should enhance a window, not overpower or hide it. Here are some sensational ideas for dressing up your windows...
Panels that I designed for a master bedroom. I used the patterned fabric as a 20" band at the bottom of the panel.
Another one of my designs. I used this exquisite (and very expensive!) Osborne & Little fabric to create an elegant look with a lot of contrast.
From West Elm, the bi-color silk window panel. I like how they paired it with a shear panel! My favorite part is the hardware - the over sized wood rod is fantastic! Wide Stripe Drapes from William Sonoma Home. Made of silk taffeta and 49"wide, these panels are so sophisticated and elegant.
A super simple jute/poly roman shade from West Elm.
The bi-color silk window panel from West Elm in a different colorway (show above in ivory/flax).


  1. these are all great examples. window treatments are always tricky for me, because honestly, i'd rather not have them at all, but sometimes they can add so much to a room. my favorite is the first one with the 20" band at the bottom. very pretty!

  2. I've been eyeing the West Elm drapes for a while now. I need to just bite the bullet and go get them!

    The ones your made for the bedroom are gorgeous :)

  3. Oh I love the taffeta and silk creations... anything flowing and dreamy! Thanks for the tag. I will post my response on Monday. We have moved house while we build and I really wanted to include a daggy photo of me on my first day at school in the early 1970's... do you think I can find the box that it's in!!?? A-M xx

  4. LOVE window treatments! Who do you have make your drapery?

  5. great informative post! i especially like the photos of your designs. my favorite being dd, of course. fab!


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