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Window treatment help!!!!!!
michellebrooks
January 9, 2013 in Design Dilemma
We have a huge picture window the has two crank out windows at the top. The window is also right beside a wood burning fireplace so curtains are out.
Was thinking about top down bottom up blinds
Any ideas.
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GARY FINLEY, ASID
lots of hard surfaces to Drapery would be nice, by removing the two wallhangings you could do a drapery which would pull to the right and clear the glass and not be an issue with the top windows. A roman shade would work if it were mounted above the window frame
January 9, 2013 at 7:05pm     
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michellebrooks
Do you mean extend a curtain rod all the way over to the end of the wall?
January 9, 2013 at 7:10pm   
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
Gary is spot on with his suggestions! I'd go for the drapery, stacking it on the right as he suggests.
January 9, 2013 at 7:10pm   
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michellebrooks
Would I do one full panel or two and just pull to the side?
January 9, 2013 at 7:15pm   
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GARY FINLEY, ASID
Yes, the rod would run wall to wall and the drapery will need to be wall to wall as well......this will add a soft contrast to the space as it is either the open or closed.
January 9, 2013 at 7:16pm   
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GARY FINLEY, ASID
thanks for your confirmation Carolyn
January 9, 2013 at 7:17pm   
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GARY FINLEY, ASID
oh......by the way.....I'm seeing the drapery wall to wall / floor to ceilng or nearly to the ceiling. Rods are available that mount to the ceiling....just need to get extact dimensions for the drapery
January 9, 2013 at 7:19pm     
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michellebrooks
Love the idea, silly question I am assuming I should great drapes the have the pattern on both sides, no liner since the window faces the front of my house ?
January 9, 2013 at 7:28pm   
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GARY FINLEY, ASID
no.....the DRAPERY (it's a noun not a verb lol) the drapery need to be lined, to protect them from the sun, if you do it right they will be good for years and you will not need to replace them... If you are renting and dont know how long you will be in your home, would be the reason to do a short-cut and buy ready made unlined. A pattern on the inside could be nice depending on the pattern of course....even bold patterns are possible ....any other pictures of your space?
January 9, 2013 at 7:35pm     
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michellebrooks
We just moved in , it's a 40 year old home that has slowly been renovated the window is new
We have not painted this room yet but the rest of the lower level is lace handkerchief by benjermine more
What type of drapery do you suggest?
Pictures are dinning room family Room and living room all connect
January 9, 2013 at 7:55pm   
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GARY FINLEY, ASID
wow nice..... several ideas could just add cornice/valance to the windows with the blinds to repeat the window drapery fabric of just do the living room window..............hum check this out
January 9, 2013 at 8:01pm   
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GARY FINLEY, ASID
see how a large pattern makes a statement
January 9, 2013 at 8:03pm   
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GARY FINLEY, ASID
having issues with the picture
January 9, 2013 at 8:06pm   
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michellebrooks
Nice I like a statement now to find a pattern :/
January 9, 2013 at 8:16pm   
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janishill
Gary nailed it. You will be very pleased if you follow his suggestions.
January 9, 2013 at 8:23pm   
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GARY FINLEY, ASID
you are kind Jan......wise as well....lol
January 9, 2013 at 8:27pm     
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michellebrooks
So one piece of drapery or panels ?
January 9, 2013 at 8:30pm   
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Cat Rowe
Great suggestion Gary! I think a large Indian Paisley would be great in this space. Good luck Michelle. You have a lovely start!
January 9, 2013 at 8:30pm   
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GARY FINLEY, ASID
yes it would be one panel tracking to the right, there are one-way rods with pull cords or you can use a wand.....on the drapery pattern, find a pattern with a contrast between the background and the foreground to give dept.......not an all-over pattern...good luck
January 9, 2013 at 8:44pm   
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Carolyn C. Interior Decorator, Brampton, ON.
Here you go Gary. This may help with visualization. I put in a stripe and geometric.

Hope these help
January 10, 2013 at 4:52am     
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Carolyn C. Interior Decorator, Brampton, ON.
Stripe
January 10, 2013 at 4:56am     
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Carolyn C. Interior Decorator, Brampton, ON.
Close Up Geometric, - sorry I don't have a paisley handy and I'm on my way out
January 10, 2013 at 4:57am     
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Carolyn C. Interior Decorator, Brampton, ON.
Close up stripe
January 10, 2013 at 4:57am   
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JMittman Designs
I suggest a geometric print. The one Carolyn shows is nice! How wide is the window? It looks over 4 feet? You need hardware that will allow this panel to close over a center support. That means a decorative traversing rod, or track rod.
January 10, 2013 at 5:42am     
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GARY FINLEY, ASID
exactly!!!! nice choices
January 10, 2013 at 6:39am   
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GARY FINLEY, ASID
this is one of the most successful changes you could make. I love that we got focused and got it planned thanks all ....we 'done' good
January 10, 2013 at 6:51am     
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michellebrooks
These are the custom drapery that I had made for my dining room sliding doors I was planning on using since you can see these from the sunken in fireplace room would I still be ok to use another pattern I should I stick with this same fabric it pulls in all my furniture together
January 10, 2013 at 7:11am   
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JMittman Designs
The slider is to the right of the dining table in your picture? Then you have the big living area, then the fireplace room in front? I think you are still ok with a different fabric, maybe not one of the bigger patterns, but one of the mid size ones.
And while we are at it, might I suggest your star and shutter wall art don't really fit in with this new theme. :)
January 10, 2013 at 7:26am   
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