The project that eclipses all else at the moment is an 8000 sq ft house with- at last count- 38 windows getting shades. We're a little over halfway through the shades and other treatments, and then there will be draperies for the biggest windows.
My inspiration was sheer, rouched panels we made last year. I thought I could extend the rouched top into a valance that would span the window.
Denise selected a pretty voile with little sequin-like heat-set dots in multicolored pastels. The resulting cloud looks like the sunrise.
Firmaflex, letting the cloud shape show through. Shirred single width panels frame out the window.
In the end, the cloud valance extends across the window, the panels hanging beneath it.
White raw silk shades (ribbed, lined with French blackout, with clutch lift systems) provide privacy.