Did you see these cuties and wonder just what the rest of the room looked like?
I’m not always fortunate enough to photograph an entire room after a project is finished. But in this case Jenni graciously invited me back into her home so I could take pictures of her daughter’s beautiful bedroom! Just for you!
The fact that this so-called “guest bedroom” looks more like a girl’s bedroom is, believe me, strikingly evident every time I walk in this room.
Given the fact that I’m trying to use only the things I already have on hand combined with the fact that 3 of my 4 kids are girls it’s sort of unavoidable that this room is girly.
Several of the fabric options I considered for this window included some old pink silk curtains, a gray check duvet cover that I toyed with making into curtains and several sheer options. The fabric I used was purchased at iKea a few years ago for $.99/yd as possible wedding decor but became curtains instead!
Silk was my fabric of choice when I first began looking at options for this dining room window treatment. The issue was going to be finding the right icy blue-gray to complement the different shades of both colors found in this room.
Fortunately, I found the perfect fabric. A smooth, icy blue, silk called Patiala that provides just the right balance between blue and gray.
This window treatment, which a friend and I dubbed the “Marsha” valance (named after the first client I created this style for), is just the thing if you like a simple and uncomplicated look for your windows.
While many of my designs are inspired by existing window treatments (aka – I copy them), I’d never seen a valance like this one when we dreamed it up. Then again, “there’s nothing new under the sun” – Ecclesiastes 1:9.
A very simple design, the main detail is the two pleated “bells” at the edge of each valance. While I’ve made this style several times now, I never seemed to remember exactly how to make the pleats! I needed to write this tutorial as much for myself as to share with you!