Saturday, December 26, 2009

Window Treatments


In this home I was hired for a drapery consultation. Seen below I created this unique curtain rod.  A scrolled iron piece was attached,  over an existing curtain rod, using hidden zippy ties,   giving this ordinary drapery rod a custom look.  It’s framed with a dummy panel on each side.  If you aren't familiar with dummy panels,  they are stationary and don’t open or close.  This gives a private window a spacious open feeling.


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Drapery hardware installed on the CEILING to emphasize the room’s height.   The hardware is available online only.  I've looked for it in retail stores . . . . to no avail.

The sliding glass door is flanked with two neutral dummy panels.



Custom Valance below from Calico Corners. Is lined inside the pleats with the same fabric for a more cohesive look.  Notice how the valance ends directly against the kitchen cabinets.  This is a Very custom look!


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This darling roman shade finishes off the side door leading out to the side of home.


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This custom cornice repeats the arch design,   above the vanity in this charming master bath.  I just love it !!!



  1. Hi Laurie,

    I came to your blog via the old painted cottage. I like your name - Bella Inspirations- very fitting! Your burlap creations were very eye-catching and have given me some ideas for Christmas next year - can't wait! I am always crazy for new home ideas and love the cottage look.

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  2. Hi Laurie! Popped over from Cottage 8..after seeing that gorgeous burlap table runner you made!
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  3. What a great blog .. I keep checking back for more ideas. You are amazing! Good luck. Keep 'em coming.


  4. Hi Laurie,
    I always knew you were bitten by the decorating bug, but seeing your blog really confirmed it. The mirrors hung on the horizontal gave me so many ideas. I've been looking around my house to see what I can turn on its side for a whole new look!!

  5. Hi Laurie, love the ceiling mounted window treatment (2009) Can you let me know where or how I can purchase the awesome rod iron hardware? Thanks

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