April 10, 2012

Custom window treatments beautifully detailed

Bookmark this post if you want to refer to beautifully detailed custom window treatments.  Just saying.

Barry Dixon Drapery

True Couture detailing from Barry Dixon

This man can do wrong. (Can you tell I love all his work?  I can spot a Barry Dixon room without even looking for credits in a magazine.)  His detailing is always exquisite.  His use of colour always sublime….

Mary Douglas Drysdale

Mary Douglas Drysdale Design

This room is a study in monochromatic colour scheme done beautifully! Note the different tones of soft colours used everywhere including the drapery panels.  The bottom 2-3′ is a different colour than the rest of the drapery….and I LOVE  the tailored valances:  classic but fresh.

And what can we say about our ‘million dollar decorator’, Mary MacDonald? She is fearless.  Again, love the tailored valance over the panels. The drapery gives the room a warm and finished feel, albeit bold.

Janet Kimber photo

The upholstered valance box over drapery above shows how some banding can add drama to a room by outlining interesting shapes.

We, too, love tailored box pleated valances at Lumar.  And we love to band them to define them.

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Sometimes all you need is a valance…

Via Pinterest

And how about some roman blinds?

Via House Beautiful - Amanda Nisbet design

Amanda Nisbet Design

Custom detailing here is evident on the blind with the banding and repeated on the headboard and bedskirt.  It pulls in the darker purple used on the chair and in the amazing broadloom.
gwen driscoll design

Gwen Driscoll design via pinterest

Love the geometric pattern on the blind….ties in with the patterned floor.

fieldstone hill design

Fieldstone Hill design

If you have an interesting pattern on a fabric, the repeat can be very interesting on a roman blind.  In this case it was the vertical pattern of the floral on the fabric.

kathy bloodworth design via houzz

Kathy Bloodworth design

Roman blinds can be made from semi-sheers and used behind decorative drapery panels.  A softer alternative to hard window treatments.  These are soft roman blinds as opposed to the straight romans in the picture above. They are a little softer and more relaxed.

Soft roman detail

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Add a little trim on the bottom of the roman for beautiful detail.

Jan Showers Design

Italian strung drapery is a classic.  They are not made to be operable as they are permanently held back by stitching the drapery from behind.  No use of hardware to do this.  Look for Chloe Magazine’s April issue to see this style used in one of our designs.

So are swag and kingston valances passe, you ask?

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The above and below pictures show you cases where we used them but in a more fresh and casual way.


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Finally, how about simple drapery panels?  They’re kind of like the little black dress…or blue…or….red….

Sometimes they lie in the background, just softening the room…

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And other times they command attention….

Via Traditional Home Magazine

Via Cote de Texas blog

Did I mention I’ve got a thing for bright coral drapery?  So happy…

Please visit our website for more ideas at www.lumarinteriors.com or if you would like to find out more about how we can help you decorate your home please [email protected]

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