This client project was completed a couple of years ago, and I still love how it turned out. The challenge that we had with these windows was that the back wall of the kitchen was curved. So, what do you do with a curved wall of windows?
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This is what the windows looked like before we added window treatments. It’s really hard to tell in this picture, but the back wall, that has the four windows, is curved.
Here is a different angle. You can kind of see the curve, notice how the heat registers are staggered on the floor.
For a few months, while we worked on other rooms in her house, we mulled over different window treatment ideas. We wanted to add fabric and softness to the room without covering up too much of the view.
It was my client who actually came up with the concept of the swags and bishop sleeve panels. She saw these window vignettes at a local furniture store. When I went into the store and saw them, I have to tell you, I was not impressed. (Not sure why the poles are hung over the window glass…)
**DISCLAIMER – I did not make the window treatments in the picture below!
After looking at the window treatments for a few minutes, I realized that we could do something with this concept that would look fabulous on my client’s windows.
Here’s the Minutes Matter Studio computer rendering that I made of the window treatments, to help my client visualize what the pole swags and bishop sleeve panels would look like on her windows.
Because of the curved wall of windows, we could not use regular drapery hardware. What we ended up using was a curved pole for the back wall and straight poles for the other windows. Iron Art by Orion made all of them for us.
My installer made a template of the curve of the wall on the floor, and we sent that to Orion and they curved the pole to match the curve of the wall.
I love how the finished window treatments turned out. They give some color and softness to the room, but don’t cover hardly any of the glass.
I wish you could see the fabric in person. It’s a sheer that we self-lined, and it has beautiful glints of gold in it that don’t show up very well in the pictures.
Here is a shot of the side wall. I love the floral prints that my client found. They really tie in nicely with the fabrics.
If you’re interested in learning more about the Minutes Matter Studio computer rendering program, you can find more information here.
Would you like some help with your windows? If so, just send me a picture of your window. I will feature one reader’s window each month by giving some suggestions for window treatment styles and fabrics with my computer rendering program. Pictures that are taken straight on to the window, and that don’t have any type of window treatment on them already will work best.
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