Category Archives: Window Treatments

Ruffle & Trim Detail on Roman Shade

4 Windows, 3 Curtains, 2 Fabrics in 1 Open Space

Pleated Panels with Ruffled Undervalance

One of the most common arrangements within open floor plans is a living room adjacent to the kitchen and breakfast room. We love these open concepts but they often present a dilemma when it comes time for window treatments.

Do you play the matching game?
Ignore the fact that you can see all the windows at once?
Or coordinate the window treatments?

We chose to coordinate.

Today’s home shares this floor plan consisting of twin windows flanking the fireplace, a breakfast room window and a door off the eating area leading to the back patio.
Living Room Before

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Dining Room Curtain Panels

Dining Room Window Treatments – A Touch of 70’s Retro

Dining Room Curtain Panels

Every aspect of interior design, including window treatments, ebb and flow with the trends.

I’ve created designs for clients who’s preferences have ranged from over top, tasseled & trimmed to “nothing to blocks the light, please”.

From bold and dramatic to simple and white.

A quick look through The Gallery here at Beyond the Screen Door will show you a glimpse of the variety.
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Cafe Curtain with Contrasting Cuff 2

Cafe Curtains For A Breakfast Room with Six Windows

Cafe Curtain with Contrasting Cuff 2Happy New Year!

I love this time of year. January always brings a sense of new beginnings, possibilities and opportunities. I’m so excited to see what this year has in store! Of course, first in mind is that precious grand baby…any day now.

The above dining room/breakfast room is located to one end of a gorgeous kitchen and adjacent to the family room. It is flanked by 6 identical windows and a door leading to the back patio.

When Christina said she’d like cafe curtains we began our search for fabrics in shades of ivory and gray.
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End Pleats on Scalloped Valance

When Fabric Design & Pattern Repeat Influence Window Treatments

Scalloped Box Pleat Valance

Several weeks ago, Sandy contacted me about a new valance for her kitchen. She already had her fabrics picked out as well as an inspiration photo.
Scalloped Valance

What made this scalloped valance a bit trickier than other valances was the large rooster pattern in her fabric and the necessity of paying close attention to the pattern repeat.
If you look close you’ll notice the pattern repeated within the valances above. A more subtle repeat but still evident.

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Updated Kitchen 2

Kitchen Remodel Before and After

Updated Kitchen

Kitchen remodels, as many of you know, can be a daunting project. This remodel, which wasn’t like starting from the studs but consisted of more than just paint, was overwhelming at times and took several months from start to finish.

You got a glimpse of this kitchen when I shared Pam’s new widow treatments.

Now for the rest of the kitchen reveal.

First the BEFORE PICS…

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