Valance with Contrast Banding and Trim (3)

A Window Treatment Where Traditional meets Current meets Retro

Valance with Contrast Banding and Trim (2)

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.

Valance with Contrast Banding and Trim (3)

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.

Valance with Contrast Banding and TrimMolly 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.

Window Treatments

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.

Valance & Panels

Fabric available here – Drips in the color Turquoise
Trim available here

 

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8 thoughts on “A Window Treatment Where Traditional meets Current meets Retro

  1. Marie at the Lazy W

    Ooohh very nice. I’m a sucker for blue & turquoise together anyway, but I especially like the mix here of traditional shape with modern fabric. You always strike the best combos, Sonya. xoxo

  2. Deborah Wilkins

    Simply love these window treatments, Sonja! Lucky Molly…….

    Hope you are doing well! Take care.

    Deborah

  3. Traci

    I see why your client picked the fabric. It reminds me of peacock feathers and then the trim is a bit feather like as well. I am glad you mentioned that the hardware was not permanent, I was thinking the mix and match look was not a trend I was going to embrace.
    Great job.
    Traci

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