TOP 10 CUSTOM WINDOW TREATMENT PROJECTS IN 2011

Carolyn Campbell and Camille Moore with Custom Bedding. Design: Carolyn Campbell. Workroom: Camille Moore Interior Treatments

Carolyn Campbell and Camille Moore with Custom Bedding. Design: Carolyn Campbell. Workroom: Camille Moore Interior Treatments

In 2011, our studio was filled with a wide variety of treatments.  We fabricated updated swags to slipcovers, silk balloon shades to silk draperies, linen bedding and headboards to intricate drapery panels.  I’ll share 10 of these projects with you.  Keep in mind that I am not the best photographer and sometimes forget my camera, so I’ve missed out on photographing some of the treatments.  But you’re in for a treat with the photos that I’ve chosen for this article.

Below are photos from three different rooms, designed by Carolyn Campbell of Carolyn Campbell Interiors.  I so enjoyed working with Carolyn and working with her delightful client. The fabrics they chose were tactile heaven.

 

Guest Bedroom with Silk Goblet draperies, hand sewn sheers, bedding

Guest Bedroom with Silk Goblet draperies, hand sewn sheers, bedding

Bedroom with Black and Silver Draperies

Bedroom with Black and Silver Draperies

Daughter’s Bedroom with Silk Draperies, Silk Satin Pettiskirt & Pillows

Daughter’s Bedroom with Silk Draperies, Silk Satin Pettiskirt & Pillows

Switching gears, the next project was designed by Mitzi Maynard of Redo Home & Design. Mitzi chose Mexican coffee sacks for the Roman shades in a teenage boy’s bedroom and Media Room. I took the sacks outside to shake out the loose fibers and stray coffee beans, and to cut the sides apart. My dog, Lucy, chose her favorite sack and took a little nap.  She’s so helpful! Coffee sacks are not for the faint of heart or the OCD client.  There are little tears, un-centered designs, and smudges to deal with.  But for the free spirit, coffee sacks hit the spot!

 

Preparing Coffee Sacks for Roman Shades, Lucy chose her favorite Sack

Preparing Coffee Sacks for Roman Shades, Lucy chose her favorite Sack

Roman Shades made from Coffee Sacks.  These wider Romans require two sacks each.

Roman Shades made from Coffee Sacks.  These wider Romans require two sacks each.

Coffee Sack Roman Shade

Coffee Sack Roman Shade

The next two projects were designed by Elisha May of Redo Home & Design.  Elisha ordered slipcovers and window treatments for these projects.  I always love working with the fabrics that Elisha chooses.

Parson Chair Slipcovers with Contrast Banding

Parson Chair Slipcovers with Contrast Banding

Kitchen with new Valances, Cafe’ Curtains, Slipcovers & Stool Cushions

Kitchen with new Valances, Cafe’ Curtains, Slipcovers & Stool Cushions

In another home, Elisha ordered updated Slipcovers for Parson’s Chairs.  This fabric is from Vervain and was backordered for one year; worth the wait!

 

Slipcovered Parson’s Chair

Slipcovered Parson’s Chair

Lori Paranjape of Redo Home & Design asked us to fabricate some challenging treatments. Here are two of the rooms that were our pleasure to make.  And talk about yummy fabrics … !

 

Silk Striped Swag with Fringe, Silk Draperies, Shams & Silk Pillow

Silk Striped Swag with Fringe, Silk Draperies, Shams & Silk Pillow

Gold Painted Linen Valance and Draperies

Gold Painted Linen Valance and Draperies

The next photo is of a “Beachy Bedroom”.  My client’s son painted an awesome painting that reminded him of their home at the beach.  The bedroom was borne from that painting.  I really enjoyed this project; my favorite personal style.  I purchased all of the linen fabric through RM CoCo.

 

Beachy Bedroom: Hunter Douglas “Adelaide” Bamboo Shade, Linen Curtains with D’Kei Sea Shell Trim, Linen Window Seat Cushion and Pillows

Beachy Bedroom: Hunter Douglas “Adelaide” Bamboo Shade, Linen Curtains with D’Kei Sea Shell Trim, Linen Window Seat Cushion and Pillows

And last but not least, I had the pleasure of working with a client whom I have not seen in a couple of years.  This silk Balloon Shade was the perfect choice for the master bath.  We lined and interlined the shade and added beaded trim.  Lovely!

Silk Balloon Shade with Beaded Trim

Silk Balloon Shade with Beaded Trim

Do you have a favorite project or idea that you’d like to share?  Leave a comment or question below.