Sunday, January 16, 2011

Let's Talk about the Small Stuff

This window treatment was Simply Southern.    I'd like to share with you the small stuff that made the big picture so pretty.

First of all this is a very soft satin.  The leafy floral design is printed on the fabric.

Using satin allowed me to pull the rosette tieback 
tight without pinching and puckering the drape.
The rosette is highlighted by it's placement
just beneath the light source.


Please be sure to click on each picture to enlarge.  You'll see the print more clearly and you'll be able to examine the detailsClick twice and it'll grow  as even more!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Instead of Roller Shades or Sheers

let's use Balloon Shades!

This semi-sheer fabric still allows light to enter the room. 

 Click on this picture to enlarge and see how wide the balloon panels really are.
The shades are lined for added privacy and to protect the delicate embroidery.

Balloon shades can be very intrusive, so think about placing them inside of the window frames.

    Imagine this window treatment in
your dressing room!

Small Budget for Decorating?

Let's do a little at a time.

A very simple wood pole from the hardware store, a pretty floral from Lady Ann Fabrics and a small tasselled fringe from the remnant pile.
Click this picture and check out the lining on the tails.

A little fresh paint and upholstery remnants.

Pillows Should Be Fun!