Thursday, May 11, 2017

Shades and panels

I've decided to write about these treatments today, because designer Denise Wenacur has featured them in her blog post today for Greenhouse Fabrics.   Please click on the link and check it out!
We made 8 shades in all for this dining area, kitchen, hallway, and foyer.  In the dining area, the shades are flanked by narrow sheer box-pleated panels, mounted on the molding, which soften the room and draw the eye up.
The door is treated with a stationary roman shade valance.
This wide bank of windows needed three shades, each about 65" wide. 
Around the corner in the hallway is a 98" window tucked behind a staircase.  This shade is full-length, but tied off to be stationary.
Here's the other end of that 98" hallway shade, adjacent to the foyer shade.
Over the sink another stationary shade is tucked under the soffet.
I have a new super-cool method for stationary shades for doors, like this one. I'll be doing a post about this method soon.
Meanwhile, a sneak preview: it's on the tiniest headrail imaginable, that is completely unseen.  This is the AL1 from Dofix, and I've been finding interesting ways to use it.
In fact, the AL1 was used to hang the narrow sheer panels.
 I made a set of pleat mockups for Denise so she could choose the number of pleats and panel widths.
To keep the panel widths consistent, we extended the headrail at the ends, stabilizing it on the outside with a tiny L-bracket to which we added velcro for the panel return.
One side required a cutout to fit around the ceiling.
This little headrail made installation go so smoothly!  The panel tops are finished with hand-sewn facings and fusible velcro.
More on this project next time!

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