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.
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!