I have this friend who has amazing style and impeccable taste.
Several years ago she and her husband rehabbed their old home.
Just recently, they sold it and are embarking on another major renovation project.
I have seen the "before" and I can't wait to see the "after".
Hopefully she will let me share it with you when it is complete.
I took some pictures of their old home before it sold.
The whole thing is stunning.
I was particularly impressed with her drapes.
Some were custom and absolutely beautiful.
However the ones in her bedroom were purchased from the Ballard Designs Outlet.
Her designer sent them to his workroom and had them lined and pinch pleated.
Each panel on this window is one and a half of the original panels sewn together.
I also love the way they used two smaller dressers joined together to make it look like one large dresser.
The dummy panels on either side of the bed are also lined and pinch pleated.
She had a few panels leftover and had a valance made for the adjoining master bathroom.
This is a great inexpensive way to get a custom look.
I am working with a client now on some semi-custom drapes.
We ordered these panels from JC Penney.
We needed six 108" long panels and to purchase the fabric alone for this project
would have been very expensive.
This is the massive window we are addressing.
The clients are getting ready to put their house on the market,
so our solution needed to be neutral and budget friendly.
We not only wanted to dress up the windows,
but also needed something to block the sunlight that streams in during the afternoon hours.
We ordred four panels and will have them sewn together so that when closed,
they will cover the entire window.
The panels are only $50 each.
Not too bad for a monster window.
I should have an "after" shot of the monster window soon.
Now I'm itching to address some windows in my home.