When Holly, a Beyond the Screen Door reader, contacted me several months ago about new window treatments for her bonus room she already has a design in mind as well as fabrics.
She wanted 4 faux roman shade valances and had already purchased three different fabrics to use. Fabrics that happened to include two shower curtains, a table cloth and one sheer curtain panel all found on clearance at Target! I love a challenge!
Recently, I shared this gorgeous living room, stunningly decorated in shades of ivory & gray, as well as the window treatments we made to dress the windows. My client, Stacy, also had two little Pottery Barn footstools she wanted recovered in the same fabric as the window treatments. Which, although it may look purple-ly plum…it’s not. It’s gray. I promise.
The process of recovering these stools was really quite easy. Hopefully, taking a look at the how-to steps shown below you’ll see just how easy and try this yourself!
The original curtains were the Bosphorus Toile panels. We only had 2 curtain panels to use between 2 windows so we added the valance to create an entirely new look. We chose a brown & black animal print called Cheetah, a red velvet & green chenille to complement the toile.
My friend Jan has one of the warmest, most inviting homes I’ve been in. Several years ago she had these cotton sheer panels made for her living room which include a cord trim along the upper edge that forms large loops from which the window treatment hangs.
What do you think of when you hear the phrase Pinch Pleat?
Do you think formal? stodgy? old fashioned? not my style?
Or do you think cute? neat and tailored?
I have to admit I understand the old fashioned perspective especially when phrased as “pinch pleat drapes”. Doesn’t do a thing for me. And there was a time when I didn’t like them at all but they’ve grown on me. I actually like the look of pleats on a window treatment and use them quite often.
Today I’m sharing a simple little pinch pleat (aka a three finger pleat) valance out of a shimmery aqua fabric with a contrasting band along the lower edge.
I’m even sharing all the how-to’s so you can create you own pleated window treatments!