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!
Houndstooth and Burlap. Not a common fabric combination.
But for this in-home beauty salon, it was the perfect collaboration.
Kerrie’s beauty salon is located in a back-porch-turned-beauty-salon that was enclosed by the previous home owners. The large wall of south facing windows offers an abundance of natural light but can be over powering during certain months of the year.
Kerrie made the burlap cafe curtains to help with light control but wanted a valance to pair with the burlap and provide color as well as additional sun block.