Silk Dining Room Window Treatments

Silk Dining Room Window Treatment with Beaded Tieback

Silk Dining Room Window Treatments

Silk was my fabric of choice when I first began looking at options for this dining room window treatment. The issue was going to be finding the right icy blue-gray to complement the different shades of both colors found in this room.

Fortunately, I found the perfect fabric. A smooth, icy blue, silk called Patiala that provides just the right balance between blue and gray.

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Twin Beds

Progress In My Quest For A Guest Bedroom

Twin Beds

I’ve never had a guest bedroom. Well…technically I suppose I did when I first got married and way back when I only had one child but it’s been a LONG time.

Kaleigh moved out a year ago, and me being so on-the-ball about getting things done around here, we’re now working on turning the spare bedroom into a cute guest bedroom.

I toyed with the idea of moving my work room up here. Or turning it into a hangout space for the two kiddos still at home. But honestly this room still functions best for us as a bedroom so a bedroom it will stay.

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Pleated Bell Valance with Medallions

Pleated Bell Valance – 2 Designs plus Tutorial

Pleated Bell Valance with Medallions

This window treatment, which a friend and I dubbed the “Marsha” valance (named after the first client I created this style for), is just the thing if you like a simple and uncomplicated look for your windows.

While many of my designs are inspired by existing window treatments (aka – I copy them), I’d never seen a valance like this one when we dreamed it up. Then again, “there’s nothing new under the sun” – Ecclesiastes 1:9. :)

A very simple design, the main detail is the two pleated “bells” at the edge of each valance. While I’ve made this style several times now, I never seemed to remember exactly how to make the pleats! I needed to write this tutorial as much for myself as to share with you! 

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Bathroom Remodel Ornament White with Agreeable Gray

Master Bathroom Remodel – Before & After

Master Bath Vanity & Mirror BeforeSponsored by DecorPlanet

Bathroom styles have sure changed over the years. When you consider the attention to detail shown by 60’s era trim carpenters, this mirror/medicine cabinet combo is really quite decorative…but dated. It was time for a change.

The resulting change for this bathroom wasn’t just cosmetic. It was a top-to-bottom overhaul which included removing a wall, taking much of the room down to the studs, building a custom vanity, new floor, new shower and much more!

I came on board when the contractor asked for help with design choices like…paint color, tile, lighting, fixtures, etc. The added bonus was getting to see the process before, during and after.

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Red Damask Pillow with trim detail

Houndstooth, Velvet & Damask ~ Pillows & Window Treatments

Red Damask Pillow with trim detail

If you’re a fan of color and pattern you’re going to love the curtains and pillows we made for Stacey’s kitchen and family room.

Stacey fell in love with these whimsical home office curtains and wanted to incorporate the same sense of color and whimsy into her new curtains.

Drawing from our inspiration curtains we recreated the fun with a large scale black & white houndstooth, turquoise velvet, gold linen, red damask and 3 trims.

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Bedroom Makeover

My Bedroom Makeovers and Why They’re Nothing Like a DIY Show

Bedroom MakeoverHGTV teases you with the idea that you can makeover a room in a day or 2. Some even take 3 or 4 days. I don’t buy it. Not truly.

In my world, makeovers take weeks. In the case of my own personal house? Months.

And if you count the fact that I came to hate this shade of green shortly after we built our house…YEARS!!!

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Cafe Curtain Collage

Sheer Cafe Curtain with Ruffled Cuff – Tutorial

Cafe Curtain Collage

The possibilities and combinations for this style of cafe curtain is limited only by our imaginations.

The basic concept – curtain with a cuff/flap and accented with a small ruffle – can be customized by the length, with trim, double ruffles, a tiny flange and more!

Today’s tutorial shows the steps for a sheer curtain but the concept can be altered to accommodate a lined curtain as well.

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Window Treatments

Aqua & Ivory Quatrefoil Window Treatments

Charming Living Room

My of my favorite projects is working with clients building a new house. The decision making process can be overwhelming when you’re choosing colors, finishes and fixtures all within a timeline.

Irene did an fantastic job with her choices. She had a distinct vision of how she wanted her new home to look plus she is always a joy to work with!

When it came to designing the window treatments for her open concept living room/kitchen we felt like we hit the jackpot when we found a gorgeous aqua and ivory embroidered quatrefoil.

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