At first glance this window treatment may look like simple floor length panels but if you look at bit closer you’ll notice they also appear to be layered.
The chocolate brown velvet was intentionally added in a way to create the appearance of layers but it’s actually one curtain.
When I met Kelli, one of her main objectives was to choose fabrics that brought some much needed color into her family room and kitchen but in a subtle way.
We began the process by looking for fabrics first.
After Kelli narrowed down her choices to three beautiful but very different fabrics we worked on creating a curtain style to incorporate all three fabrics. A raspberry and brown quatrefoil that you may recognize from this post, a textured teal and a soft brown silk-like velvet.
Kelli knew she wanted to use the teal as a band along the lead edge but how to incorporate the velvet?
Our solution? Half width velvet panels that are attached to the raspberry panels just a few inches behind the teal band.
The result is layered, floor length panels that appear as if two full sets of window treatments are hanging together.
By creating them this way we avoided the weight as well as the expense that would have been associated with two full sets. It didn’t seem necessary to invest in all that gorgeous velvet just to hang hidden behind the other panels!
For additional interest I added the teal along the upper back portion of the raspberry panels.
The panels were hung with a “break” on the floor instead of just above the floor.
To pull the new colors from the breakfast room curtains into the adjoining family room Kelli wanted a few pillows for her sofa.
Kelli lives in a house full of boys. One of her sons said his favorite was the lime green paisley so we added it to the mix and created two velvet ruffled pillows using the teal on back.
A third pillow was made from the raspberry quatrefoil surrounded by a teal flange with mitered corners. The new pillows were made to fit 24″ feather inserts.
I love the way these 4 completely distinct fabrics work together to bring that much needed color into Kelli’s home!
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