To create a tailored look in a simple, monochromatic kitchen, designer Teri Thomas chose a valance and Roman shade in the same fabric. She used a custom-printed fabric from Galbraith and Paul for both the shade and its box-pleated topper, says contractor Duane Johns of Advanced Renovations.
Custom draperies are priced with three elements in mind: panel width, pleat style and lining. For rooms geared toward subtle, serene aesthetics, one pair of single-width panels per window often does the trick. Solids work best in achieving a less-is-more look; if you do choose a pattern, limit your selections to patterns with small or medium repeats.
Robin LaMonte designed this bedroom featuring contrasting yellow walls and red window treatments. A French toile fabric is the foundation for the color scheme while custom drapes, a chaise and bedding complete the design.
Fabric-based window treatments are a great way to balance all the hard surfaces in the kitchen while also adding pattern and color. This custom arched shade can raise and lower to control sunlight and privacy. “Whether up or down, the shade keeps the kitchen feeling sunny with splashes of yellow from this Thom Filicia fabric, Prospect in Shadow,” says the manufacturer. Continue the look by using fabric in places like lampshades (see the shades on the wall sconces), barstools and chairs.
Custom window treatments, new furniture and a flat screen TV on a hand-painted console complete this redesigned room. The family room features a traditional color palette and beautiful hardwood floors.
Rich textures and eye-catching patterns combine with sleek, clean-lined furniture to create a dynamic living space. A large window features custom window treatments that coordinate beautifully with the other textiles in the room.
What was once an ornate bedroom became this soothing space with some reconfiguring—and refinishing—of the room's high-end furniture. Custom window treatments and a new blue-and-gray palette were also key elements in the room's more restful look.
This traditional kitchen is designed to be the main gathering place of the home. The desk area is designed as part of the kitchen for the lady of the house. The chair fabric coordinates with the color of the custom window treatments.
This bedroom for two sisters is done in a pretty mint green with pink accents. There's a crib for the newborn and a twin bed for the older sister. A window seat features custom window treatments and a Roman shade, a checkerboard rug and cozy seating area for storytelling.