Welcome to the powdery pink, princess abode of Princess Lily Grace!
Today I’m introducing Lily Grace. A precious 5 years old, full of spunky personality, a head full of curly red hair and a bedroom quickly on it’s way to becoming Princess-Worthy!
Along with meeting Lily Grace you will also see 10 girly-girl details to consider when making curtains for your own little princess.
1) Begin with Colors Your Little Princess Loves
When Lily’s mom, Michelle, first contacted me, she and Lily’s grandmother, Patty, had begun the process of making Lily’s room princess-worthy by ordering new custom bedding and pillows from the Etsy Shop LikeMyMotherDoes.
Is there any surprise Lily chose pink and purple?
With all the gorgeous patterns and colors in the bedding, the window didn’t need to repeat the pattern or color but instead needed to compliment the bedding yet bring a WOW factor to the window.
My plan was to find an ivory sheer fabric and include plenty of little details to make these curtains extra special.
This 2) Beaded Ivory Sheer was the perfect starting point. The “bead” is actually a thread detail that gives the appearance of beads.
After finding the perfect shade of 3) Lilac Ribbon Fringe and a 4) Beaded Pink Pom-Pom Fringe I decided to 5) Layer Them Together along the lead edge of the curtains.
The upper edge was finished off with both a 6) Pink Ruffle and a 7) Tiny Lilac Flange.
One of the first details we decided was to hang the curtains from medallions. Of course you can’t use your normal medallions in a Princess room so 8) Custom Hand Painted Purple Medallions were the perfect choice!
I included 9) Pinch Pleats in the design because it gave us the opportunity to make the curtains fuller.
The medallion brackets were evenly spaced and mounted close to the ceiling to take advantage of the height.
The base of the medallions were painted pink to match the walls.
The loops, sewn into the pleats, were then slipped over each bracket and the medallions screwed in place.
This window is 72″ wide. By including the pleats I was able to use 2 widths of fabric per panel, 4 widths total, for a much fuller curtain.
A happy princess! This smile says it all!
The panels were then gathered to each side and draped across two more painted medallions used as tie backs.
The beaded sheer fabric was lined with 10) Pink Lining instead of the traditional white to give the curtains a lovely glow as well as being able to see the pink along the lower edge where the curtains are draped back.
Other princess details we’re considering for this adorable room include a canopy for above the head of the bed and possibly a custom mural.
“I knew we’d love them but I didn’t know we’d love them this much!” -Michelle
When Michelle told me that I tickled pink! This window treatment was one of my all time favorites to create. I loved the challenge of designing a window treatment with this much presence that still blends so well with the existing bedding but made from entirely different fabrics. I’m so very pleased with how it turned out!
And Princess Lily Grace?
She loved them! Which makes my job so awesome!
Coming up Next: All the details and How To’s for the painting the Custom Medallions.
Visit my Services Page or contact me at sonya [at] beyondthescreendoor.com for more information on custom window treatments, bedding or help with your own DIY project.
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