This week it's all about window treatments in this cozy dining room.
Based on the room's small size and large built-in, my CSIL & I decided that adding panels to the two windows just wouldn't do. We needed something clean and crisp to add a jolt of color and interest without all of the bulk. Therese is no stranger to cornice boards having used them in her last dining room, so it was settled. That was the easy part, the not so easy part was what they should look like.....
After much back & forth, texting, emailing and pinning.... we finally narrowed it down to 2 shapes.
We chose one and the basic structure was built, thanks to some well specified cuts from Lowes and some sharp jigsaw action by my BIL.
Then the height at which they would hang was determined.....
With single minded focus, lots of hard work and attention to detail,
Therese knocked these guys off and now.....
the final result!
Aren't they gorgeous? And I never cease to be amazed by my CSIL's talent and patience to produce end products like this! I keep telling her she needs to go into business!!!!
I love the layering of the 2 fabrics and the beaded trim for interest.... not to mention how they perk up the room and give it a sophistication.
Finally, because Linda asked, here are some close up shots of the built-ins with their "curtains." The inspiration behind these was purely utilitarian as with such a small space, not all storage can look picture perfect all of the time, some things are best left behind closed doors so to speak.
I had used this solution in my office last year and loved the look and function so I suggested it to Therese. She of course, got right on it and gave it a flawless execution, especially with the stripe on the bias!
And as you can see, artwork and a few of the accessories are moving around a bit...more to come on that next week.....
Isn't this dining room shaping up beautifully? I think we may be ready for the final reveal very soon!
What will Therese and I do next? We have nearly wrapped up the first floor in their "new" home...
Fear not, as they make this home "theirs'" my CSIL and her husband have plenty more projects.
And of course I will keep you posted on all of them!