Every year our clients ask for Custom Window Treatments and it seems like we go through phases when people ask for the same styles. What they ask for is usually predicated by what they have seen in the magazines and in retail stores. Most of the time it is something very simple and boring…something that is quite frankly, an afterthought! It has no style, no color, and it is usually looks like warm glass of milk!!! Does this describe something you have in your home???
I am in contact with several households each year and one of the questions I always ask is , “What is your preferred style?” Sometime this question is easily answered and sometimes it is not. The traditional people know for sure they are traditional and the contemporary people know they are contemporary but the other styles fall somewhere in the middle of all that. Most people will define their style based on what they see in advertisements. Retail stores like Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware and Ikea have established a style all of their own.
This Beautiful Window Treatment was created by Fine Designs Drapery Workroom a couple of years ago. I was recently in the home to do another project and thought this was definitely worthy of mentioning. Many people don’t know what to do with full arch windows and end up with one of those sheer “sunburst” things in their windows which always seem to sag. That is one of my pet peeves…a poorly made sunburst! To change the thinking process, I tend to swag fabric over posts, drapery hardware or even door knobs to draw the eye up and back down to emphasize the window without covering it up.