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.
White Kitchen With Gray and Yellow Window Treatment
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.
Patterns and Textures Create Interest in Gray Living Room
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.
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.
With an antique mirror and custom window treatments, this guest bedroom is designed to offer the comforts of home but with the luxury of a hotel room. The design mixes feminine elements such as the soft colors and masculine elements like the bold patterns in the area rug.
Green Eclectic Living Room With Intimate Sitting Area
Natural light fills this eclectic living room, making the colorful room feel airy and bright. Elegant furnishings and eye-catching accents create a welcoming ambiance for socializing or relaxing. Pink accents complement the room's vivid green color, while striking custom window treatments make this a truly unique space.
Rich brown cabinetry brings warmth to this Mediterranean-inspired kitchen, which features a beamed ceiling, spacious island and custom window treatment. Every room in the 10,000-square-foot home is placed to capture views of the lake, and the kitchen sink is sited under a window so users can enjoy the scenery.