Thursday, June 18, 2015

Downingtown Project: Dressing the Windows

Well hello! I know I've been silent for quite some time but wanted to write a little bit about the windows at my Downingtown project.

Things are starting to take shape with this space. Furniture has started arriving and the window treatments will be installed very soon (just waiting on some hardware to arrive).

Here is a photo of the large window in their family room...the burgundy panels aren't doing much for the room so we're going to replace those with a lighter fabric. Initially I had contemplated proposing extra long panels that would get mounted above the highest window that you see below, but that was only going to draw more attention to the windows and they wouldn't be functional only stationary.


These panels are going to be functioning so that they can move them open and closed as they need. 

Here is a photo of some of my proposed fabrics that we'll be using. The fabric at the bottom middle is going to be the drapery fabric.


I think the new panels are really going to freshen up the space nicely and bring in some needed color. There is going to be a coordinating rug in that pretty aqua blue that will be layered in as well.


One of the issues that my client has with the existing panels is how they get caught on the rod when they try to open and close the panels. That won't be a problem any more once the new panels get installed using rings and they will glide over the new rod nicely.


I really can't wait to see these windows dressed with their new panels - it's going to be really nice. And here is a photo of the hardware that we'll be using.


We chose a simple finial. The finial, rod, and rings will all be in the same finish. Can you see how the finish has an aged look to it? The finish is called iron oxide and it's a black ground with a slight copper marbled look to it.

We're also going to be doing the slider in the kitchen that leads to my client's outdoor deck. We'll be using the same fabric and hardware as well for consistency.

I'll be back soon with some more photos once the install has been completed.

Have a great weekend!





3 comments:

  1. Looks great, Holly!! Those windows, while beautiful, are always such a challenge to dress and I think your plan sounds perfect! Love the hardware and think it'll contrast nicely with the light/bright drapery fabric!

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    1. Thanks Fran! I think it will be a great mix too Fran - they are a young, fun family and the new window treatments are going to suit them well.

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  2. I'm sure the finished product will be lovely.

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