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Coffee Creek Interiors https://www.coffeecreekinteriors.com Your Space • Your Vision Thu, 18 Feb 2021 16:35:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.1 “There is No Blue Without Yellow and Orange” https://www.coffeecreekinteriors.com/blog/there-is-no-blue-without-yellow-and-orange/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=there-is-no-blue-without-yellow-and-orange Fri, 05 Feb 2021 23:00:03 +0000 https://www.coffeecreekinteriors.com/?p=536 When I think of the color blue, I think of Vincent Van Gogh’s quote above, and I think of one of his most famous works of art…Starry Night. What did he mean?  There is nothing more naturally beautiful that a…

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When I think of the color blue, I think of Vincent Van Gogh’s quote above, and I think of one of his most famous works of art…Starry Night.

Starry Night

What did he mean?  There is nothing more naturally beautiful that a blue sky…with the sun to see it?  Or is the color blue more intensified by the colors Orange or Yellow?  And why?

Remember the color wheel?  Complimentary colors?  The opposite of blue is orange.  Opposite colors are actually complimentary, you can’t have one without the other. Pretty simple, and a great tool for selecting a color to “compliment” your “primary’ color in a space.

For the past year, navy has been the new “neutral”.  I just returned from World Market in Las Vegas this week and it continues to shine.  But what makes it a “neutral”?  The ability to put almost any other color with it as an accent.

 

 

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Should I Follow Trends? https://www.coffeecreekinteriors.com/blog/should-i-follow-trends/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=should-i-follow-trends Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:41:02 +0000 https://www.coffeecreekinteriors.com/?p=502 An article on “trends” in interior design recently came through my feed on Facebook and I couldn’t resist taking a peek.  Just someone’s opinion on what they felt were trends that should “go away” according to interior designers.  More interesting…

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An article on “trends” in interior design recently came through my feed on Facebook and I couldn’t resist taking a peek.  Just someone’s opinion on what they felt were trends that should “go away” according to interior designers.  More interesting than the list of trends were the responses from readers to them.  Most people had taken the time to read them…one slow page with many ads at a time….and their responses for the most part were, to put it mildly….”strong”.

Most didn’t believe in “trends” and believed you should decorate with what you like.  Can’t argue with that too much.  Some felt it was just another attempt at consumerism.  Can’t argue with that either.  And many had an opinion…mostly negative….on one particular trend.  We all have opinions and most of the time….they are neither only right or only wrong.  Just opinions.

Here is my free….unsolicited….opinion on trends.

Everything changes.  And everyone likes different things.  The closest industry I can compare interior design to is fashion.  Consumer demand constantly drives something new and different.  It doesn’t mean you have to jump on that train with everything….but maybe a new bracelet…..or pillow….changes the whole look.

Just for fun….this is a condensed version of the trends “someone” wishes would go away:

Chevron Cheap Mid Century Copy Cats Painted Brick Subway Tile White Kitchen Open Floor Plan Open Kitchen Shelving Granite Countertops Word Art Barn Door Shabby Chic

I do believe that if you plan to sell your home in the next five to seven years and you want to get top dollar, you have to “update”.  You will need to replace or paint those golden oak cabinets.  You probably will need to replace light fixtures.  But as far as your interior furniture and decor….pick your own style.  Make it your own.

Would love to see your comments on what you like or do not like.  I’m listening!

Susan

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Updating Old World Style to 2018 and Beyond https://www.coffeecreekinteriors.com/blog/updating-old-world-style-2018-beyond/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=updating-old-world-style-2018-beyond Sat, 17 Feb 2018 21:04:45 +0000 https://www.coffeecreekinteriors.com/?p=492 It seems like most of my recent projects have been on beautiful homes that jumped on the Tuscany and Country French bandwagon about 15 years ago.  As challenging as it may seem, I have loved seeing the incredible transformation from…

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It seems like most of my recent projects have been on beautiful homes that jumped on the Tuscany and Country French bandwagon about 15 years ago.  As challenging as it may seem, I have loved seeing the incredible transformation from dark, ornate and heavy to colorful, light and airy…..using many of the pieces my clients owned.

Are you in this same fix?  You just can’t start over!  You have spent thousands on your furniture and don’t even know where to start…..I get it on a personal level.  I was OBSESSED with Country French and couldn’t get enough of plaids, ruffles and accessories.  I have beautiful antiques I couldn’t give away, much less recoup what I spent on them.

Four years ago, I married a wonderful man.  He loved Danish Modern as I believe I mentioned in a previous post.  There was no way we were going to combine those two design aesthetics and make it work in the new home we were building.  With some eliminations and additions, we have a home we both love.

Two projects last year involved Master Bedrooms.  They both needed to keep their bed and nightstands.  Both similar projects, but with completely different outcomes.

PROJECT NUMBER ONE

In the first one, my client had original art she wanted to use and I really wanted that to be the focal point in the room.  She wanted a media cabinet for a television that had previously been hanging on the wall in a corner.  Here are a couple of pictures…..pretty dark….but it WAS a dark room.

Before

Before

 

I knew the leather sleigh bed was going to be my biggest obstacle and I could have covered it completely with pillows….but one of her other requests was that we didn’t give her those massive amount of pillows that we were all putting on our beds 10-15 years ago.  Another challenge was that we needed to keep the trim and shutter color….SW Blonde (very creamy).

Wallpaper

I started with an accent wall of wallpaper. It gave us a base of black, grey and a touch of the creamy trim color. As you will see, this is a very large wall (and room), and I think it really needed it as a focal point.  From there, we built the design piece by piece, adding and taking away, until we had this combination.  Even though there were still dark pieces in the room, by painting the walls a light gray and installing off white carpeting, it was going to be so much brighter than before!

Concept Board

Concept boards are a great tool for putting it all together so that my clients can visualize the finished space.  With everything on one page, it is much easier to see the cohesiveness of the pieces together.  In addition, I have physical “memos” or samples of all the fabrics, so that my clients can feel, touch and see the true color in their space.

Fabrics

Fabrics for Updated Old World Bedroom to Transitional

Lighting always plays a role when selecting paint, fabrics, rugs, etc.  The painted trim and shutters really weren’t an issue at all once we saw everything in the space.  SW Blonde can look very yellow on a 2”X 2” sample.

Here is the finished Master Bedroom.  We opted for a custom spread so that we could get the perfect tone of bronze.  A custom bed scarf from faux fur is at the base of the bed.  By layering textures and using various shades of metallics (the ceiling is painted in a steel metallic), we created an inviting, comfortable, and sophisticated space……all while using many of my client’s pieces.

Transitional Bedroom

Transitional Bedroom

Swivel Chairs

Swivel Chairs

Swivel Chairs and Silk Drapery

Swivel Chairs and Silk Drapery

PROJECT NUMBER TWO

My next project…..also a master bedroom, took a completely different direction.  Again, we were using the large dark wood bed and current nightstands.  These clients do not watch television in their bedroom.  Since I had worked on other rooms in this house, I knew my client really loved color.  When she mentioned “purple”……I couldn’t contain my excitement.  Someone willing to take a chance!

Before

 

Before

Purple, like all colors, comes in various tones, shades, etc.  I knew that my very favorite go to fabric vendor, Fabricut, would have something.  And they did not fail me.  An entire book of “Amethyst”……the most beautiful shade of “purple”.  Soft and subtle….perfect for a bedroom.

Here is a bit of advice to everyone…..even though I constantly preach this.  DO NOT select your wall paint color first.  Most likely, you will not be painting the walls the dominant color in the room.  As in, there is no way I am going to paint the walls in this huge bedroom purple.

We were able to reuse the drapery rod in her bay window but hung it much higher.  The beautiful medallion print of the drapery was what set the tone for the rest of the room.  Another bit of design advice.  Start with something you absolutely love.  Art, a rug, a piece of fabric.  Everything else should accent it.  So many people try to “be in love” with everything they pick out.  Don’t worry about that.  Your eyes need to have places to “rest” when looking around a room.  Pick something that is your “focal point” when you walk in a room.  The WOW factor.  In this room, the focus was taken off the four poster bed and it works.

We lastly chose SW Tony Taupe for the walls.  Again, the perfect COMPLEMENT to the amethyst and a less dominant color in most of the prints.  PERFECT!

The De Medici Collection from Eastern Accents has a great selection of solid color, quilted (and lightweight) comforters.  You can actually use them to cover up with!  No more “stuffing” heavy comforters, only to kick them off because it feels like a cement slab on top of you.

Voila!  Completed Master Bedroom and Bath

Touches of gold, crystal and lucite add the “jewelry”.  Beautiful chairs and table from Caracole replace the Bergere chair that we now have in the living room.  Again, repurposing.  Happy Designing!

Susan

 

 

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall https://www.coffeecreekinteriors.com/blog/mirror-mirror-wall/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=mirror-mirror-wall Fri, 02 Feb 2018 00:41:26 +0000 https://www.coffeecreekinteriors.com/?p=404 The post Mirror, Mirror on the Wall appeared first on Coffee Creek Interiors.

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Spotlight on Design: Mirror

Beginning with February, Coffee Creek Interiors will be talking each month about a hot topic in design, and sharing photos and ways to incorporate these in your home. We will give you firsthand insight into the new products and trends in the market!

My obsession right now is all about mirrors. There is no easier way to change the entire look in a room by adding a spectacular mirror. They are becoming such incredible pieces of art!

One of the best rooms to showcase a beautiful mirror is in a powder room. We just completed the one below. There are so many elements that make this room stylish and functional, and the mirror is one of them.

 

If the space calls for a round mirror, these are truly pieces of art. Crystals, starburst, and gold.  Placing one above the bed is a great way to fill that void. See the before and after of this Master Bedroom we completed before and after adding the mirror. Don’t you agree it really finishes off the room?

  

In the past, we have always put them above a piece in the foyer, in a bathroom, or above a dresser in the bedroom, as they were purely functional. Great design is all about form AND function.

These are my favorite market finds and all are available through Coffee Creek Interiors here in Overland Park, KS.

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“Neither Hide Nor Hair But BOTH!” https://www.coffeecreekinteriors.com/blog/neither-hide-hair/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=neither-hide-hair Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:46:21 +0000 https://www.coffeecreekinteriors.com/?p=360 Similar to fine leather, “hair on hide” pieces have a natural beauty. Furnishings covered in hair on hide can have a vintage or modern feel. Color patterns, hair length, and natural markings of the hide make each piece unique.  While…

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Similar to fine leather, “hair on hide” pieces have a natural beauty. Furnishings covered in hair on hide can have a vintage or modern feel. Color patterns, hair length, and natural markings of the hide make each piece unique.  While they have been around for a very long time, cowhide isn’t just for rugs anymore.

What exactly is Hair on Hide?  It is the skin/leather of an animal with the hair remaining on.  Commonly used in the past as a rug in the shape of the animal.

Hair on hides are trending for a variety of furnishings in some unexpected styles. From rugs, to furniture and even as a wall treatment, the design world is using this luxurious leather as accents everywhere.

Coffee Creek Interiors just wrapped up a lower level finish this Fall.  Our clients wanted a curved bar which entails a curved wall base.  Given the task of finding a durable, yet remarkable finish, we thought of using one of our area rug companies who make hair on hide rugs.

What started out as a rug………became the finish on this bar base!  It was cut to size, bound, and attached to the drywall base.  Rustic, yet elegant….and certainly durable!  How cool is this?!

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What makes a beautiful room, is the layering of textures.  From the smoothness of silk to hair on hide, the carefully curated use of different textures is what makes a room feel welcoming.  And often, it is just the use of one spectacular piece that makes your space uniquely you.

Interlude has added a sensational group of pieces constructed of hair on hide and lucite, another on trend material.  Not just limited to the bovine family……look at this fun sheepskin chair….how cool to use one at a bathroom vanity or a desk!

Interlude Lucite Sheepskin Chair Interlude Spotted Hide Lucite Bench

If using real fur isn’t really your thing…..there is always the option of faux fur.  Less expensive, and super durable, these benches from Uttermost look great almost anywhere.

Uttermost Farran Bench Uttermost Brannen

And last, but certainly not least…..we are using chests like the one below as nightstands with upholstered headboards, as well as accents in mirrors, boxes, and art.

Interlude Sheepskin Bench Interlude Hair on Hide Chest Interlude Hair on Hide Bench Hair on Hide Mirrors

All of the above are available through Coffee Creek Interiors at Studio One Sixty in Overland Park.  Call us today for a consultation on how you can make your home as unique as you are!

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Not Your Mama’s Wallpaper https://www.coffeecreekinteriors.com/blog/not-your-mamas-wallpaper/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=not-your-mamas-wallpaper Wed, 04 Oct 2017 19:53:59 +0000 https://www.coffeecreekinteriors.com/?p=333 The post Not Your Mama’s Wallpaper appeared first on Coffee Creek Interiors.

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I have been in and out of love with wallpaper for years.

Yes, originally I had it in nearly every room of my house, complete with matching borders and drapery. Flowers….LOTS of flowers. And in a different color in every room. Mauve, Forest Green, Peach….even a Southwest border in my son’s room which he will never let me forget. I look back at those pictures now and honestly, I am embarrassed for myself.

Remember what a nightmare it was to try and remove…piece by piece? We swore we never wanted to see another wall of that stuff again. Then it was all about faux finishing. Tuscany was the rage. Stucco, marble, Venetian plaster…the more opulent and overdone, the better. Honestly, it was a designer’s dream. Layers of everything. More, more, more!

But like every style or “trend”, the love affair ends. 😢
My husband and I built our home about three years ago. Reinforced walls for grab bars, lots of pull out drawers, and one level living. Baby Boomers who are going to live at home until we get hauled away. Since we were getting married and combining two households, we needed to decide what to keep and what needed to go. My house was Country French and his style was Danish Modern. That combination even makes a seasoned interior designer want to scream. Everything we kept was used in the lower level in guest bedrooms and the family area. It works. We chose Transitional (google it) for our main living area.
I told the builder I wanted all the walls painted the same color (BM Revere Pewter) except the office. For the first two years I liked it. It was refreshing and clean. In fact, the dining room was completely empty for two years…for several reasons:
1. Wasn’t sure if we really wanted a formal dining room.
2. Couldn’t decide on furniture.
(We designers are terrible sometimes at making choices for ourselves).
3. $$$. Building a house is expensive!

After two years, while at furniture market, I found the perfect furniture. A few months later, with everything delivered and art hung….something was still missing. I felt the same way about the powder room and our bedroom.
I have a design studio with a few wallpaper books. Mostly, there were textures and some grass cloth. I rarely sold it or even showed it. One day our rep came to show us some new books….and WOW…..I was really excited again about wallpaper.
My favorite rooms to wallpaper are powder rooms, dining rooms and an accent wall in the right place. And ceilings. (Paper hangers hate me). Take a look at the completed rooms. I love the geometric and modern shapes in the bedroom and dining room. The powder room paper is layers of cork and gold leaf in a block pattern. It is incredible and my favorite!
If you are still afraid, go the accent wall route. Use a professional to hang it. (I once hung dark blue paper myself and then had to fill in where the seams were the next day when the paper dried and shrunk!). Call me. We have some beautiful wallpaper!

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After

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Powder Room

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Master Bedroom

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Buying a Sofa: Are All Sofas Created Equal? https://www.coffeecreekinteriors.com/blog/buying-a-sofa-are-all-sofas-created-equal/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=buying-a-sofa-are-all-sofas-created-equal Tue, 29 Aug 2017 21:58:42 +0000 https://www.coffeecreekinteriors.com/?p=292 The post Buying a Sofa: Are All Sofas Created Equal? appeared first on Coffee Creek Interiors.

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Just this past week, I met with a client who I had been working with on a remodeling project, and she was ready to purchase a sofa. They have a beautiful home in an upscale neighborhood. When she asked me the “average cost” of a sofa, I explained that there were many factors that could change the average cost. When pressed for a number, I told her $3,000. I could see the surprise in her eyes. (surprise emoticon) This is not the first time I have experienced this reaction, and maybe you are wondering the same thing.

Not unlike people, what you see on the outside isn’t a true indication of what is on the “inside”. While aesthetics might draw you to something, it is how the sofa is constructed that really matters. And educating yourself, or better yet, working with a design and furniture professional can help you avoid costly mistakes.

Buying a sofa is like buying a car…

Think of buying a sofa just like you would buying a car. With the availability of the internet, we are researching more, comparing, and making educated decisions, long before we even leave our house to look and purchase. I would use this same philosophy when buying a chair or any other piece of upholstery.

If something is “cheap”, it probably is. And this is because of mass production of products, mostly overseas, with inferior products and workmanship. The products I specify are still made in North Carolina by craftspeople who have been making furniture for over 100 years.

These two sofas look very similar. One is $1,000 and the other is $3,000. Can you tell the difference?

Xenia
HH-sofa

To get right to it, here is what to look for:

1. FRAME AND JOINTS

Kiln-dried hardwood frame (not cheap plywood or cardboard). Joints are double doweled and have corner blocks that are glued and screwed in (not stapled). Eight way hand tied or sinuous springs are important.

2. CUSHIONS

High density foam, wrapped in Dacron batting; or poly-down which is a mixture of foam and down feathers, or a spring down cushion, which is a core of springs surrounded by foam and feathers (cheap cushions have just the poly foam which breaks down very easily).

3. FABRIC

Not all fabrics are created equal. Trends in colors and patterns come and go, and although a fabric on a sofa might be visually appealing, knowing things like fabric content, “double rubs”, and the difference between Rayon and Crypton, can help you decide what is right for your family.

4. DIMENSIONS

Measurements like “length of sofa” and “depth of sofa” tell you whether it will fit in the intended space. Just as important are the seat depth and seat height, depending on how you “use” your sofa. My husband is tall and prefers to sit with his feet on the floor. I am fairly short and like to “curl up” or lay down. He likes a very firm cushion and I like some spring in mine. We agreed on the depth of the seat. We ordered spring down cushions and I ordered extra seat and back cushions in “firm” for him. We are both happy. (We have a sectional). While this might seem extreme, it is easily possible. This is where we sit most evenings after a long day, and comfort is a priority!

5. WARRANTY

The upholstery companies I use have a one year warranty on fabric and a 3-5 year warranty on the frame.


In a world of thousands of options, and unfortunately a “toss it in the dumpster in a few years” thought process, spending a little more and consulting with a design professional is a good investment.

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Golden Oak Kitchen? https://www.coffeecreekinteriors.com/blog/golden-oak-kitchen/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=golden-oak-kitchen Tue, 12 Apr 2016 17:45:34 +0000 https://www.coffeecreekinteriors.com/?p=139 Struggling with what to do with your outdated 80’s kitchen full of golden oak cabinets, white appliances and tired flooring? You are not alone. Kitchens are the largest remodeling investment that homeowners are making right now, and if you foresee…

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Struggling with what to do with your outdated 80’s kitchen full of golden oak cabinets, white appliances and tired flooring?

You are not alone. Kitchens are the largest remodeling investment that homeowners are making right now, and if you foresee staying in your home for the next ten years, it can be the best investment you make.

Timeless design and clean looks are the best way to go. Gone are the dark cabinets and ornate designs as well. Classic white cabinetry, shaker design cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and easy to get to storage top the list.

Urban farmhouse and transitional (somewhere between traditional and contemporary) styles are the names designers use to describe the look.

The kitchen is truly the heart of the home, and when I interview my clients, these are the changes they are asking for:

  • A place to entertain
  • Clean look
  • A place to cook large meals
  • Room for more than one cook
  • More Storage
  • Easy to clean

Overwhelming? It doesn’t have to be. The biggest decision is deciding whether your cabinets are still in good shape, the design of them works, and the function still works for you. If you do keep them, a good painter or faux finisher can take care of that. New appliances might not fit back into the same spot….a good carpenter can make those adjustments.

Not keeping your cabinets opens up a whole new opportunity for change. A better layout, more functional (more drawers and less cabinets). Perhaps a new pantry and storage for larger pieces. Add a counter height island that everyone can gather around when entertaining.

Still overwhelmed? Your best investment can be to hire an interior designer. Why?

1. Ability to meld ideas of customers into one cohesive design.

2. Finding the right products for your project. There are so many choices out there and a designer can narrow it down.

3. Access to the best suppliers and contractors.

4. Project Management. Staying on schedule and staying within budget. Managing the timing and selections.

Here are a few photos that might help you visualize your ideal kitchen!

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How to Hire an Interior Designer https://www.coffeecreekinteriors.com/blog/the-dos-of-hiring-an-interior-designer/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-dos-of-hiring-an-interior-designer Wed, 06 Aug 2014 13:58:50 +0000 https://www.coffeecreekinteriors.com/?p=120 The “Dos” of Hiring an Interior Designer So….you have just moved into your new “dream home”, or maybe you have lived in the same home and it is time to remodel or update. The prospect of where to start can…

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The “Dos” of Hiring an Interior Designer

So….you have just moved into your new “dream home”, or maybe you have lived in the same home and it is time to remodel or update. The prospect of where to start can be totally overwhelming and daunting.

Where do you start?

Before making that phone call to a designer, first ask yourself the following questions:

  • What do you want to create or change?
  • Who will use the space and what activities will take place there?
  • How long do you plan to live in your home?
  • What kind of look or feel do you want to have?
  • How much time and money do you want to devote to the project?
  • What role do you want your interior designer to play?
  • When you are ready to select a designer, how will you know if you have chosen a professional designer?
  • One way to ensure this is if he/she is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID).
    • ASID members must meet educational and experience requirements, as well as adhere to a strict code of ethics and professional conduct.

In general, you want a designer with the following characteristics:

  • ASID accreditation
  • Experience in the type of project you are doing
  • Has demonstrated creativity, talent and resourcefulness
  • Is attentive, responsive and communicates well
  • Has a record of reliability and good work habits
  • Has a website or recent portfolio of work
  • Offers references

When you hire a professional interior designer, you get the benefit of an experienced professional who can solve problems, help you avoid costly mistakes and, most importantly, listens to your needs and creates a space designed just for you!

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Window Dressing https://www.coffeecreekinteriors.com/blog/window-dressing/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=window-dressing https://www.coffeecreekinteriors.com/blog/window-dressing/#comments_reply Wed, 06 Aug 2014 11:31:41 +0000 https://www.coffeecreekinteriors.com/?p=39 Many of my clients who move into their first larger home are overwhelmed with the number of windows and how to “dress” them.  Their immediately need is to obtain some privacy, especially in bedroom and bath areas.  It is pretty…

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Many of my clients who move into their first larger home are overwhelmed with the number of windows and how to “dress” them.  Their immediately need is to obtain some privacy, especially in bedroom and bath areas.  It is pretty typical to walk in and see two inch wood blinds on every window in those areas and the larger windows in the living room and kitchen with nothing.

Often, they explain that they don’t want to “hide the woodwork” or trim mouldings.  Store bought draperies are rarely the right length for these large windows and the thought of “custom” has them thinking “thousands of dollars”.

There are many reasons why “soft” or fabric window treatments add so much to a room.  A room just isn’t “fully dressed” until the windows are.  Not just for aesthetic reasons, but also for acoustical and energy saving as well.  With wood floors being the number one choice for flooring, and two story ceiling heights, it can sound like the Grand Canyon.  Not a good thing for television watching or listening to a baby cry!

The simplest and most elegant way to frame out your view is with panels.  They can make windows appear wider or larger or even hide an unsightly view.  They warm up the room, evoking a sense of hospitality and comfort.  And surprisingly enough, they are the most reasonably priced way to accomplish this feeling.

A design as simple as one width of fabric, pleated at the top, and mounted on a board (instead of a more expensive rod), will give you that “custom” instead of store bought look.  Selecting the right kind of fabric, lining, style and hardware might be well worth a phone call to an interior designer.  Some fabrics are not suitable for windows for a variety of reasons.  The enhancement of beautiful trims, fun beading or contrast fabrics can give a decorator look to your draperies.

Sometimes, just a simple valance is all that is needed to dress the window.  Especially in the kitchen, bath and bedrooms.  The last four photos above show a few examples of valances and fabric shades that just seem to pull the room together.  So….don’t forget about your windows when you start a decorating project!

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