Before & After: Bay Windows
Bay windows are a popular feature of many San Francisco homes – and with good reason. They allow in more natural light, provide a bit of extra space, and give an appealing view. But what if your bay windows are an eyesore? Kimball Starr Interior Design to the rescue!
Above is a Pacific Heights home with a bay window that has tired and dated window treatments. The wall color wasn’t doing it any favors either. It feels a bit dark and old-fashioned, doesn’t it?
Solution! Replace the old window treatments with silk draperies, change out the rotting linens for natural grass woven shades, and paint the architectural wood paneling so it’s highlighted, a real feature of this home. Add some planters outside the windows, freshen up the white railings and you now have a gorgeous frame for an attractive view!
In this same home, a matching bay window in the bedroom also needed a lift. Baby blue with white made the window space feel dull and lifeless, and the window shades were outdated.
We selected colors of chocolate and caramel to evoke a sensual nature and richness in color for the bedroom. Outdated window shades were removed and the windows were frosted for privacy but still allow in light. The picture rail in contrasting white brought the ceiling down visually and adding a comfortable chair for reading completed the makeover of this beautiful bay window.
Do you have windows that you’d rather keep covered? Kimball Starr Interior Design can help you show them off to their best advantage! Contact this SF designer today to transform your home interior!
Kimball Starr Interior Design is an award-winning San Francisco interior design firm providing home design throughout the SF Bay Area.