If you’ve read this blog for a while you probably realize I love to use velvet. Especially silk or silk-like velvet.
Most often I use it as an accent. Velvet make a gorgeous ruffle. If you’ve visited The Gallery you may have noticed velvet ruffles on numerous pillows, table runners and window treatments. This little cafe curtain is one of my all-time favorites.
For Tara’s master bedroom we chose to use this luxurious fabric for our floor length window treatment panels.
Traditionally, velvet is made from silk but can be terribly expensive. It can also be made from cotton but tends to have a less luxurious feel. At approximately $30/yd this velvet is most likely made from a synthetic fiber such as polyester, nylon or acetate but made to give it a silk-like look and feel.
For privacy and light control we made three matching loose roman shades from gold damask with a shimmery ruffle out of a taupe crinkle fabric and topped with a beaded tassel trim.
The pleated, velvet panels are dead panels (non functioning), 2 widths wide (approx. 100″) mounted on a custom iron rod with metal rings.
For the back door we made a flat fold roman shade but with a decorative topper that mimics the detail on the window shades.
Each roman shades is operated by a Roll-Ease ball and chain system.
The flying saucer shadow in the next photo is courtesy of the ceiling light fixture.
I don’t think I will ever tire of seeing the difference window treatments make in a room. Whether custom made or a simple, inexpensive ready made curtains they really cozy up a space.