There are a million-and-one ways to dress and cover your windows. Wooden louvers, venetian blinds, roman shades, cellular shades, plantation shutters, curtains – the list goes on! With all of these options, one of my favorite ways to style windows is with draperies, a classic, enduring choice. Read on for my top tips!
In high-end projects, attention to detail is paramount. This one is an inspiring example because the homeowner was willing to spend time creating something he really loves.
To balance the straight architecture of the room and the amount of wood on view, stationary side draperies are stacked in sage green outdoor fabric to prevent sun-fade over time, while accent trim stands out from the face edging, a luxury detail. The sage green fabric tones with the exterior color of the house for additional curb appeal.
Replacing the old wood shutters with woven natural grass Roman shades meant we could add a fabric liner in the back: Pull down for privacy, or up to allow a lovely filtered light through the natural grass. A beautiful and useful result.
For this San Francisco loft created to remind you of a Moroccan bazaar with a midcentury element, because of the height of the space, the best solution is remote roller shades with automated floor-to-ceiling draperies.
The weight of the draperies allows light to filter through, a sumptuous moving artwork created with patterns of sunlight that adds life to the selection of colors, patterns, and textures in the space.
Join me next time for part 2.
Kimball Starr designs beautiful window treatments for luxurious homes throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Lake Tahoe. Contact her today for a remote or socially-distant in-person consultation.