Tuesday, December 27, 2016

CURTAIN TREATMENTS 101






I feel like the world has kept a secret from me.

What am I talking about you ask?

Mad Men.  Yep.....I remember all the fuss about it but I guess I was too busy developing my obsession with pillows to take note:)


Well that's too bad because this show has captured my attention like no other.  I was looking for something to binge on over the weekend and decided to watch one episode.

Stop the world.....because I am obsessed with Don Draper.  What a complicated moody man...looking for perfection and happiness but seemingly sabotaging it at every turn.

The fashion, the decorating......and the way the 60's saw women.  Dayum....were we that simple?

I highly recommend this one even though I am only through episode 10 of 13 in Season One.  I could not be more excited that there are seven seasons for me to get through.

On Friday I had a pretty big curtain install so I'm going to give you the down and dirty on window treatments!

Let's start with the family room....


This room has a beautiful view and lot's of windows.  If I just filled it up with furniture it would still look and feel a little cold.

My choice in this room is using scrim...which by definition is a light gauzy fabric.  Think sheer linen.....something to keep it cozy but still let the light in.




Now here is the advantage of this treatment....it keeps the cost down.  Fabric price is reasonable and the labor [no lining] stays moderate. So it's a win.....win.

I normally use a white linen but with all of these windows I decided to do a flax color for a little added coziness.  

Let's move to the little boys room.  He is not quite 4.



I wanted to use something that he could grow with since this was a pretty big treatment.  


I selected this cotton gray pinstripe with the blue trim and used a sturdy traverse rod [they were blackout lined] so they would be easier to open and close.  We also painted the rod to blend in.

But there was a slight problem....

After they were hung I notice this.....we were all perplexed.  Why?  Well after much discussion and using a level we found out that there was a slight slope in the floors.

It's fairly common.  Moving the rod up would make the rest of the curtains "highwater" right?

We also moved the pins up as high as we could but it just wasn't perfect.

So I called Sudi.  Help!

  
This is true customer service.  She took the hem out and fixed it so fast!




OK...on to the next room.....master bedroom.


Cream fabric with this pretty Samuel and Sons trim.


Check out the different heights of the windows in this room.  Yeah.....it's never easy:)


These are a little wrinkled because they hadn't been steamed yet.





It was also move in day so things were a little crazy!


The chandelier was hung in the bathroom.....!

Hope y'all had a wonderful Christmas.....Hard to believe it's over already :)

I'm headed to Orange Theory.....trying to stay on track through the holidays! 

Shayray 





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20 comments :

Mia Coman said...

Hello,
I think you spent Christmas with joy.
I wish that the coming year be a good one!
Sincerely, Mia

Chris said...

enjoy the Mad man Ride. I was late to the series also. I was practically shamed into watching it when someone said "as as a designer, I can't believe you don't watch" and they were right. the clothes and sets are amazing, add the actors and story lines and just how different the show is, instantly hooked! I'm starting The Crown. and as usual, LOVE the work! best for 2017!

Barbara Moore said...

I'll have curtains like these right after I win the lottery!! All rooms are absolutely stunning in every way. Those rods...I die. And I need a Sudi in my life. Badly.

Naz said...

Don Draper...swoon! Loved the show and found myself having to watch it a second time because I was sidetracked by the sets which contained items that my parents had in my childhood home. The blue Murano glass ashtray as well as various cocktail glasses among other things. Of course the fashions also took a front seat. Enjoy the show.

Lesa said...

I think scrim is going to quickly become one of my new favorite words! Just beautiful!

Simply LKJ said...

What gorgeous options for window coverings. And yes, sloped floors are a royal pain when dealing with curtains. Need to keep that in mind. Might want to check with a level before hemming, that is "if" I remember!!

Anonymous said...

Would love to know the source for the master bath light fixture- stunning!

Kathysue said...

I have never been much of a window covering girl, but I must say you did a fabulous design job on all of those beautiful windows, Dying over the roman shade and trim, amazing!!!

sara said...

Love all your window covering choices!! And Mad Men is awesome!! Love it so much. You are in for a treat.

Kathleen said...

Oh noooo, Mad Men will make you a Mad Woman!!! Marathon madness it is. I lost days in this show, and when your finished... Be prepared for major withdrawals! Ha ha. Enjoy. Smiles, K

Susan Tucker said...

Sudi. Scrim. Mad Men.
Thanks, Now I have to have all three. Especially a Sudi. WOW! She is Da Bomb for sure. Wish I could be so lucky.
(Never mind me, I'm just jelly! :-)
Oh My Gah~ This is all soo amazing. LOVE LOVE LOVE your choices as always. I live for your posts. Ditched most of the other blogs I follow. They just can't keep up with Sha-Fab!
Hope you get some much needed rest over the New Year.

Samuel and Sons said...

Beautiful! Thank you for including our Oxford Border. Enjoy your Mad Men marathon and have a Happy New Year!

Mary Ann Pickett said...

That is so great how you treated the the corner window and French doors! You and Sudi are a fantastic team!

Ashleigh Esprit said...

I love Mad Men.! Definitely binge worth..... The color scheme is gorgeous

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therelishedroost said...

Happy New year! I love how this is coming along and dont you just hate when you find a floor isn't level! That Happened to me with a clients bench it wobbled and we thought it was the legs.. nope the floor! That is one of my favorite S&S trims, cant wait to see the finshed spaces.

Beth said...

So elegantly, casually beautiful!! Can I ask, how do you calculate the fullness for the draperies because yours look beautiful! Especially in the boy's room. 2.5 times? 3 times? Everything looks wonderful! Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Hello,
A little trick for your fur baby next time you have to travel, give her/him a Benadryl, works every time. I too live in Atlanta and will be staying off the roads and away from all the crazies today!
Love all the black and white from Tarjay, thanks for sharing.
Enjoy your weekend, looks like it will be a nice weekend to continue watching Mad Men,


Kim said...

Love all your window treatments with the banding.... beautiful! Was wondering if you could tell me where you got the navy stripe one for the boys room? Thank you!

Jennifer Schoenberger said...

So beautiful girlfriend!!! Exhausted this morning from market....good gawd our jobs are demanding! xoxo