When Irene fell in love with the gorgeous black and red embroidered fabric we knew it would be the perfect fabric for new pillows and window treatments for her family room.
The floor length panels came first along with the double ruffled pillows. When it came time to make the valance for the back door we didn’t have a clear direction of what we’d like to use. The main colors in the fabrics are black and red with touches of a golden brown and green.
As I started playing around with the fabric I realized a scalloped edge following the natural line of the pattern would be awfully cute. In this case, the pattern in the fabric helped to determine the style of the valance.
I made a ruffled slip to peek out from behind the Moroccan-like scallop along the lower edge.
The ruffled slip is made from a red and tan silk remnant that worked perfectly with Irene’s color scheme.
Because you can see a peek of the lining due to the shape of the scallop I chose to line the valance with a green similar to the one used on the pillows.
The valance was then attached to a board and mounted above the existing blinds on the back door. This type of installation is easily achieved using small “L” brackets mounted to the door just to the left and right of the blinds. The valance is made 2-3″ wider than the blind header to accommodate the brackets.
A recently look at Irene’s family room shows her window treatments in place as well as new furniture and a beautifully patterned rug.
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