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curtain ideas

bambi3560November 4, 2012
Here is my dining room in a mountain vacation house that is a work in progress. The rug is ordered and custom artwork is coming. My problem is the window treatments. For the large window i want to do floor to ceiling panels but the other windows don't allow room for that. I was thinking about flat fold roman shades, but the windows are recessed. Is it ok to mount them at the ceiling outside the recess or will that look odd? If i mount them inside I am afraid it will darken the room.Any ideas?
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Joshua David Home, LLC
Hi- I took the liberty do do some rough sketches for window drapes for your room. I hope you like them!
1 Like    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 5:10PM
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I love the above sketches. That is what I was going to describe. Go for it!
    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 5:20PM
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Hello! How exciting, a new space!The green chairs look like they part of the dining table set and extras? Can you paint the hutch the same color as the chair or something lighter so the hutch doesn't dominate the room? White/cream/khaki?
    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 5:30PM
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Urban Ideas Inc.
The sketches are exactly I would suggest as well. Here are some ideas for fabric that I believe go with the colours in your vacation house with a nod to the great outdoors.
1 Like    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 5:31PM
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Custom Home Planning Center
Now the big question what do you make them out of. Given a mountain location the two factors in play are energy efficiency and light control. If you going for min. heat loss look at "Window quilt" fabrics that can give the windows an R-4, but they will allow no light penetration when down. The other choice would be in light transmitting fabrics like white linen.
    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 5:34PM
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Love all the suggestions. Joshua David Home that is exactly what I was thinking just not sure where to mount the roman shades, inside recess or above at ceiling. Will be more decorative than functional. Thank you all
    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 6:04PM
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Joshua David Home, LLC
May I suggest that as per the sketches, the romans are mounted inside the window casings. It allows for the room to visually 'breathe' The roman should have an additional flat valance over the top with a trim or embroidery. The larger window has such character and interest- the curtains should have a striaght 'scarf' panel at the top to mimic the flat valance on the romans- with the same trim or embroidery; of course.- good luck- I'd love to see it when you are done!
    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 6:27PM
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The step back sideboard is fabulous. That is quite a piece with the original glass still intact. I would like to see a modern crewel fabric on your windows.
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    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 6:44PM
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Thank you judyg. It is quite old and been passed down thru my husbands family for years. We had the windows placed so it would fit in between them. I wouldn't have thought of a modern crewel but can soooo see it in this room. Thank you for the suggestion.
    Bookmark   November 5, 2012 at 6:00AM
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