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Window Treatment help needed
tawanda6329
December 22, 2012 in Design Dilemma
Should I add drapes to these two windows in my living room? If so, do I go up to the ceiling with them?
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rosalie66
Yes drapes and no you only go to the top of the double hung to floor. Keep the Palladian window exposed. Are those mini blinds? If yes . Buy some Faux white wood. Much nicer....
December 22, 2012 at 5:31pm   
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
If I chose to add draperies, I would take them to the ceiling with stationary side panels, leaving as much of the window exposed as possible. I would never stop them short of the arch. However, I would be just as happy with arched top shutters, and NOT the kind that have a fan type top, but instead shutters where the louvers go as far up as possible. They would look pretty closed, or opened.
Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
December 22, 2012 at 5:44pm   
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houssaon
Most of the time, panel are hung to the top of Palladian windows: 13 Summer Island, Blount Design and Great Room. I would hang the panels a couple inches above the highest point of the window, not to the ceiling for an elegant look.
December 22, 2012 at 5:49pm     
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Julie Thome Draperies, Inc.
I would hang the panels midway between the ceiling and the top of the arch. I would never cut a window in two either.
December 22, 2012 at 6:10pm     
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tawanda6329
What's a good color for the drapes based off my current furniture?
December 22, 2012 at 6:12pm   
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Julie Thome Draperies, Inc.
Not sure what you have going on in the rooms adjacent but I'd be taking the warm reds/oranges out of the rug.
December 22, 2012 at 6:33pm   
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
I think you gals are right about hanging the rod midway or so between the top of the arch and the ceiling.
December 22, 2012 at 7:16pm     
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lynettefrancois
Avoid halfway, try about 1/3 or 2/3 of the way. I would go about 40% of the way above the window at most in this room.
December 22, 2012 at 9:32pm   
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lynettefrancois
You could also skip the drapes and do plantation shutters with a nice width casing around them- would be pretty pricey, but a nice architectural feature.
December 22, 2012 at 9:37pm   
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Anish Motwani Associates
hello

surely the drapes will enhance the look - go upto the ceiling, it will be better

go for silk ones

regards
December 23, 2012 at 10:36pm   
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Yvonne Johnson
I like the pics ' houssan' showed,ESP. The 2nd ..BUT, your wall is very small.I would use Roman shades or white plantation shutters.
December 24, 2012 at 12:09am     
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tawanda6329
I like the idea of the shutters & the drapes. I found this picture on here. I think I may try this out.
December 24, 2012 at 7:46am     
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
It's a great look. Best of luck!
December 24, 2012 at 8:02am   
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decoenthusiaste
See how easy that was! You got inspired and found your way to a solution! Hope it works out and please post your results.
December 24, 2012 at 8:12am     
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tawanda6329
Wow! I didn't know shutters were this expensive. I think I'll get the drapes using the holeback ties for now ($1,350). I got two estimates on the shutters. One was $900 & and the other is $950. See attached proposal.
January 8, 2013 at 2:08pm   
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sealedesign



Here's an image from this site that shows an option using your existing blinds, not expensive but impressive and warm.
January 8, 2013 at 2:35pm   
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