I’ve got another Redecorating Project done!
For the last few weeks, I’ve been sharing with you some projects that I’ve been doing around my house. I love interior design, and I love to make things look more modern and put together!
I’ve been wanting to add some window treatments to our patio windows and kitchen window since we moved into this house in 2003. The patio windows are tall, 7 feet, and they look out over the pool. They let a ton of light in the house, and I didn’t want to block any of that light or the view from our den/main living space.
I’ve thought about fabric-covered cornice boards for years, but I couldn’t figure out what fabric to use or what would look good. As I was searching Fabric.com (though Ebates for 4% cash back!) for the ottoman reupholstery job, I came across this fantastic chevron-print fabric from Premier Patterns (Zig Zag in Titan/Birch). The colors are a very light cream/kahki and a navy that’s a little worn. I love it. It’s the perfect blend of modern/contemporary clean lines with neutral colors that will go with our decor. I also thought that the chevron would look fantastic on rectangle window treatments.
I also decided to use the same fabric on the window in our kitchen, but on a roman shade. That window is weird, because it’s set back about a foot from the rest of the wall, like in its own little nook. A roman shade is really the only thing that would work there.
One of our neighbors makes professional window treatments in her home. I can sew, and I’ve sewn all of the other window treatments in our home, but I’ve never tackled cornice boards or a roman shade. I probably could have done it myself, but it would have taken me forever, and they probably wouldn’t have looked as good as if I’d had Delores make them. She did a fantastic job, and it only cost me $300 for parts and labor since I supplied the fabric! Score!!
Doug and I installed everything last week, and we think it looks awesome! Our house is so grown up! Our kitchen is open to the family room, so it’s one big space. Having the same fabric for window treatments in both areas ties the space together. I love the way it’s turned out.