Fresh from vacay and already I need help.
Could you be so kind as to offer me a suggestion on where I could locate a nice assortment of tape or trim that looks similar or exactly like this,
My office and I thank you.
image via Pinterest
There are tons of examples of windowÂ valances and truthfully I’m not entirely convinced that they are good…but I’ve noticed a little resurgence in valances particularly mounted over shades. Do you think the shades freshen the look of a valance?
I’ll leave it up to you to decide – valance – yes or no?
Let’s talk window treatments for a moment.
I need a boat load of them inÂ the newÂ house. I’m trying to be more organized and have a narrower focus when it comes to getting things done in our house but I’m not having any success so far. I’m all over the place. I decided that I wanted to elevate the look of the master bedroom windows because we painted the room (hasn’t been revealed) and we obviously need privacy in that roomÂ and I’m beginning to get angry everyday that I have to look at dingy mini blinds from the early 1990s.
So a couple of weeks ago I started hunting for some shades. I already have the Pottery Barn Peyton drapes,
I’d like to layer a simple, fabric roller shade behind the Peyton drape. Sounds easy enough right, NO. Here’s a list of places I visited in search of the shades I wanted.
Country Curtains was a long shot because I refused to give up and pay Smith + Noble $130 or moreÂ for one custom shade. Jackpot! Not only did they have almost exactly what I was looking for, they had a rather wide selection of a bunch of shades I liked and they offer free samples, so I ordered 7 of them.
I chose the insulated weaver shade for the master. Although the shade is not a custom fit they offer so many widths that the one you need is probably available.
I’m also thinking about ordering these for DC’s room and then embellishing them myself with chocolate grosgrain ribbon like this,
I’m going to order the bamboo insulated shades for the living room, love the binding on the sides and the fact that they are lined,
Sample hanging out in the window until purchase time,
There are some other fabulous choices too like,
ignore the valance focus on the classic ticking stripe or how about a neutral woven shade,Â Country Curtains gets a big recommendation from me andÂ no I didn’t get paid to say this but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t like to.
The time has come my fair friends. We have discussed these curtains more than once.
My arrival back to my Santa Monica apartment met with me with a box full of lined yellow silk curtains. I put out a help me post to see if the world could make my dreamy curtains a reality. Several of you responded including Jamie from isuwannee.com. She got the hook up! It took some time, cause as I declare over and over and over….. the pockets are shallow.
Roomate Kate and I agreed that these would make the statement and we scraped our extra monies. We didn’t save much more money compared what I had imagined it might cost to start with the fabric I found in the garment district, but there was ZERO headache, and the final product is significantly more like the above photo than what I had found. I will need to pleat myself, and there is still hardware to purchase and hang close to the ceiling…. but since there are yella curtains laying all over my living room with great anticipation, I thought I may as well go ahead and share them. (carelessly tossed over the vertical blinds – which need to come DOWN asap…..)
What do you think!? (get yours from Jamie’s Furbish Studio.)
Remember how I found fabric for curtains…. Well, I’m over that. I did the math and it would amount to about $550 to get these babies lined and sewn, not to mention the pain in the neck of finding a seamstress, getting the materials, etc. etc.
So……… I implore – any ideas for where to start shopping for a cheaper, quicker version of these yellow Belle curtains? I’ve never shopped for such a thing before.