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    Welcome to my showcase of design ideas and inspiration for custom home décor, flattering window treatments and other soft furnishings. I have been blessed by being invited into many beautiful homes and meeting the nicest people. I am among the fortunate few who truly enjoy a fulfilling and rewarding profession. Thank you for looking at my work.

 

Some very soothing colors  were chosen for this beautiful sun room and  we were able to warm-up the room with these button back pleated valances.  Notice the detail of the contrast striped color in the pleats as well as the covered buttons and the piping along to top edge.  The striped table cloth has a 4″ border of the valance fabric and the chair pads have some lovely detail tying in the whole room.  We were able to use some scraps of fabric to come up with some unique pillows for the room.  In no time at all, the room went from cold to cozy.

decorative pillowsbutton back valancetable cloth with contrast boarderbutton back valance

Drapery panels on traverse rod

Another solution to window coverings for transom windows is to use a pinch pleated drapery panel hung on a traverse rod. Again, note that the fabric is kept plain and from the same color palette as the walls, allowing the window to remain the architectural focal point of the room. The extra long, decorative traverse rod allows the pinch pleated drapery panels to opened widely, preserving both the beauty and light from the window.

Drapery panels on traverse rod

These transom windows have an unusual detail, they are actually a mirror. This mimics the actual transom window on the other side of the room, creating symmetry. The large diameter decorative rod is the perfect size for the wide width of the window. The drapery panels are custom trimmed with a geometric, neutral band giving them just the right amount of detail.

Trimmed drapery panel

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