Since I’ve only shared 1 window treatment in the past 9 weeks I decided we were a bit overdue and time to share another one.
Today’s window treatment is the perfect mix of traditional design and current fabrics with a bit of a retro feel to it.
This type of shaggy fringe is more often seen on pillows but the colors were absolutely perfect for this fabric so I decided to use it here on the valance. I banded the lower edge of the valance with a contrasting solid navy linen to form a visual divider between the valance and the panels.
My client, Molly a young mother of three who teaches piano several afternoons a week, needed new window treatments for her piano studio. The piano studio (formally known as the dining room) is the first room you see when you walk into Molly’s home. She wanted the new window treatments to be bright & cheerful for her family as well as her students.
Molly fell in love with this turquoise, lime and navy raindrop-like/retro-feel fabric but wanted a more traditional design using floor length panels paired with a valance.
Please ignore the random curtain hardware shown here. When photographing curtains in the work room you use what you have.
Molly chose a traditional wood tone rod and rings for the valance. The floor length panels will be mounted on a separate rod underneath the valance so they can be pulled closed if desired.
This updated traditional window treatment will definitely liven up Molly’s piano studio. The valance measures 24″ long including the 3″ navy band and will be mounted on a 70″ wide rod.