Our dining room faces the front of the house and it one of the first rooms you see when you walk in. It’s not a large room but by using the vintage sofa and adding more chairs around the 60″ table I can seat (squeeez) up to 10 people.
Last year I made new floor length curtain panels, finished new sheers earlier this year and painted over the glazed walls 2 weeks ago. More about the new paint below.
While fairly simple, this dining room update was at least a year in the making! Continue reading →
This aqua silk buffalo plaid is simply gorgeous! It’s one of my favorite fabrics. I’ve worked with it twice now. Once as floor length, pinch pleated panels in a family room and today as floor length, goblet pleated panels in Irene’s dining room.
You guys know how much I love the transformation fabric makes in a room. Especially curtains. This fabric made a HUGE difference not only in this room but in the open concept of this home. Continue reading →
Today’s valance was inspired by the most asked about window treatment on the blog. We took the basic concept of both the style and fabric combination and tweaked it for a client making two valances and one cafe curtain based on the inspiration curtain.
Today I’m sharing the basic steps for making this scalloped, board mounted valance. Continue reading →
Today I’m sharing 4 different valances all using shades of aqua or turquoise. 4 different valances using 3 different fabrics with very similar color schemes in varying shades of aqua & brown.
In this kitchen, Jaye has a much loved wallpaper featuring brown-gold swirls set on a mottled aqua background. I tried my best to mix in other colors to combine with this wall paper…but it just wasn’t happening.
Then I tried to find fabrics that literally matched the colors of the wallpaper. The fabrics were either too busy, too green, too turquoise, too gold, too brown, too blah…too something! While beautiful this was proving to be a very odd shade of blue/aqua to match.
When I finally found this reversible (the back side of the main fabric has a brown background with aqua swirls) I thought we just might have a winner. Continue reading →
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.