Window treatments add the next level of luxury
Window treatments made up of both hard window treatments (blinds and shutters) and soft window treatments (drapery and valances) can bring a room to the next level of luxury.
Because they cost a fortune, you say?
No. They can… but cost isn’t the only qualifier for luxury. Luxury speaks to us in many ways.
Luxury of Craftsmanship
Custom drapery and valances (yes, sometimes valances are still appropriate) reflect a long history of custom craftsmanship. The perfect tailored fit can only be achieved through slow careful measuring and fine workmanship.
A talented and experienced drapery workroom together with your designer know how to handle various fabrics. For instance the sheer treatment below was lined with another fine sheer for added body.
The Luxury of Comfort
Sometimes luxurious window treatments is about the comfort it brings to a space.
In the room below, we used simple textured roller shades for privacy, and simple cotton/linen embroidered drapery for warmth and softness.
This young family wanted simple linen drapery to draw across the windows and doors at the back of the house. They looked out on to their beautiful pool and patio. The drapery kept the look light and fresh but at the same time softened the long back wall of this family room.
The Luxury of Simplicity in Window Treatments
Sometimes the simplest of drapery panels are most telling of fine workmanship. Double turned 4″ hems, weighted corners and perfect pleats ensure that your drapery hang like an ‘Armani’ 🙂
The simple panels in the solarium below frame the view to this client’s gorgeous backyard. In no way does it take away from the view. It frames it making it picture perfect.
The Luxury of Personalization
Your drapery can personalize your home to reflect your distinct style.
Are you vivacious and busy and full of life like this family 0f 6 plus a dog?
Or do you prefer a calmer but very elegant environment? This client loves the attention to detail in all that she does. Note the contrast silk banding on the top and side of these beautiful Zimmer + Rohde embroidered silk drapery.
Or is your look a little more relaxed but sophisticated? You love to use subtle patterns to create interest.
Do you like the ‘fully dressed’ look of a valance and side panels? The decorative tape on the valance and sides of the panels was used for added distinction.
Or you can make your drapery unique to you by choosing a specific shade of blush silk and then adding a greek key tape.
You can have stunning embroidered silk roman shades made for your windows if that sparks your joy:)
The Luxury of Innovation and Performance
There is a growing appeal of powered window treatments . Where homeowners have very high windows or multiple windows in a room, battery packed blinds offer a smart performance solution. You can integrate it in your total Smart Home Technology or only motorize the windows that are needed.
In the home below the whole back of the house had large windows and 2 stories of windows in the family room so it made sense to motorize the Hunter Douglas Vignette shades.
The Luxury of Responsibility
Ethical consumerism is a responsibility for all of us. When choosing custom window treatments you are not designing for a throw away society. You are making beautiful product that will easily last 15-20 years or more. Furthermore, they help our environment by providing energy efficiency and noise reduction.
The double layer drapery on this back window provides needed protection from the western sun. The bottom sheer is opaque to filter light and the blue/grey embroidered side panels can be drawn to further protect if needed.
Hunter Douglas, a leading manufacturer of hard window blinds offers many options with high R-Value.
Up to 50% of a home’s heating and cooling energy can be lost through its windows. The superior design of the Duette® Architella®honeycomb shades trap air in distinct pockets to help keep your house cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Luxury is about making your home environment a beautiful, comforting space and a reflection of you and your life. Let your love of craftsmanship, interest in technological innovation, and your unique personality shine through your choice of window treatments.