Thursday, June 3, 2010

Make new friends, but keep the old....

It was 2003 when we first worked with Kim Freeman in this NYC Upper West Side apartment on the 28th floor with views east, west, and north.  A few years later we made all the window treatments for the country house- about 100 widths of drapery, hand-sewn!- and now it's time to freshen up this apartment's windows.

For the living room, family room, and kitchen, we made about 80 feet of this silk shaped valance with its cotton and linen knotted fringe.  The crown molding extends more than a foot away from the windows into the rooms; also every window section is a different size.  The shaped valance was chosen to minimize the irregularities, but now the challenge is to create a treatment that will lighten up the room with an airy sheer.

Yesterday we had an initial consultation to brainstorm about options.  Now we'll make 2 or 3 mock-ups of possible treatments and try them out after these valances have been removed.

It always makes me happy to return to a customer who has been so pleased with treatments we made that she wants us to be part of the re-decorating.


  1. I can't wait to see what you come up with. That's a lot of windows !

  2. Wow! what a wonderful job to have to complete but as Tammy says there are a lot of windows.
    I am looking forward to seeing the finished results.

  3. I can't wait to see what we'll be doing here, too! Now it turns out the fabric is discontinued, so we'll have to see what we can do with what is available.