Friday, April 11, 2014

Special touches.....

Layers of pattern distinguish this nursery: wallpaper, embroidered linen sheer, and embroidered silk.

London shades serve as toppers for operable linen sheer relaxed romans.
(Please note: after these photos were taken, hold-downs for the bead loop chains were installed!!!)
The subdued lighting created by the fabrics makes this room feel like the perfect place to escape the summer heat, with a book, some iced tea, and a few extra minutes for napping.
The next two photos are over-exposed, so the details are easier to see.
The double London shade on this short, wide window needed special attention to proportion.  
Because the windowss are next to the crib, extra steps were taken to ensure that the shades are ultra-safe.  Originally posted last June, you can read here about how we encased the cord in a sheer shroud that was fully sewn shut so there would be no possible way to reach the cords.
On the right, the angled ceiling cut into the board line, so we made an angled dustboard, naturally!

Another special touch was a little leaf applique from the linen sheer on the inside of the silk shade.  Chances are nobody will notice it, but I know it's there!
Since the sheer linen was unlined, the bottom rings were reinforced with a little scrap, to strengthen the fabric under the stitch.


  1. All continuous loop cords must have tension devices to prevent child strangulation deaths. You can get them at Rowley Company. Please buy some and install them in this baby's room. Window Blind Cords Voluntary Standards Activities | CPSC ...
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    1. Nice of you to point that out, Marcia. These shades do have tension devices. Sometimes I take photos before installation is complete because of time limitations. Whenever I install a shade I install a tension device.