December 14, 2011:
I love window treatments. I have met a few clients in my day who say they are not into window treatments and I'm always aghast. Just ask my best friend. Her husband is decidedly against window treatments specifically drapery. It is my life long quest to get drapery into that house. Which reminds me, I have to pick out supposed drapery fabric for their bedroom which they are taunting me with... yes, gotta say, I feel a carrot is being dangled. Well maybe not a carrot, I'm not really a big fan of those but say a Chai Latte (venti, non-fat, no foam extra hot if you are so inclined).
We are almost done installing all of our #WinevaRoad project. Can I just say that these clients give Designer Love in spades!! Even their darling children who are still in single digits age-wise were over the top amazing with their appreciative reactions to their rooms. A sign of fabulous parents when you have children boys especially who think the pillow you designed and had made for them, rocks their world.
I'm going to break up the Sneak Peeks on these installations - prolongue the torture if you will. I'm about to submit them for consideration to a magazine so fingers crossed they love as much as the clients and I do.
The Powder Room. This could be a blog post unto itself. The view is to nowhere, we call it the Manhattan View - overlooking an alley way. Tres Glam it ain't. The window is frosted so we don't really need a working roman here but decided to do so anyway given we had enough fabric. The Treatment is layered if you will notice. We banded the bottom edge in a cream linen becuase the floral just didn't look right ending on it's own. Didn't look finished. However, when I added the cream to it, I found that it still lacked something of a polished detail. So we started playing around with different ribbons, different thickness, silk velvet vs gros grain etc. I decided to go with a cobalt silk velvet ribbon about 50mm thick but after reflecting on it for a few days, I changed my mind. I had some indigo grosgrain remnants from Luke's room so I played around with that. Here's the end result.