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Drapery Suggestions?
kimdee24
January 11, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Well I've got these great, tall windows that need draperies. They currently have roller shades, inside mount, which I love. You can't really see but they have a wavy pattern to them. And then there is that awkward window behind the dining room table that I have no idea what to do with. Any thoughts, suggestions are totally appreciated!
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kimdee24
Here is the rest of the space, if that helps get a better sense of the room.
January 11, 2013 at 8:05pm   
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janishill
I would hang drapes at the same height as those on the sliding doors. You could always add a tall mirror under it so it visually appears to match the others.
January 11, 2013 at 8:06pm   
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kimdee24
Yes, I suppose they'd be full length, either side of that little window... it's a weird size, but it sure brings in a lot of light in the afternoon.

Good thought on the mirror! Might help that space look larger as well.
January 11, 2013 at 8:14pm   
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janishill
hope to see updates! :-)
January 11, 2013 at 8:19pm     
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kimdee24
For sure! The whole place is a work in progress!
January 11, 2013 at 8:29pm   
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kimdee24
Any thoughts about the big window? Should I do two panels, one on either side, or four?

Color suggestions or pattern ideas? Thanks!
January 12, 2013 at 7:04am   
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Judith Taylor Designs
If privacy isn't an issue I would do side panels. Add one on each side of the whole patio door assembly, and one one each side of the 'awkward window' at the same height. You could pick a lovely pattern that compliments your colour scheme and introduces some interest. For the 'awkward window' I would be tempted to either place a tall cabinet under it or add dummy blinds or shutters below to make it look like it extends below to at least the table height. You can attach closed shutters below that will create the illusion of a window.
January 12, 2013 at 7:25am   
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kimdee24
Thanks Judith.

Privacy is not an issue, nor is light control. What's great about that room is that it is so nice and bright in the daytime, and in the summer the sun sets out those back windows over the lake. The shades block the glare, but not the light and I can view the sunset through them. It's really pretty.

Here's a similar window, where they did panels either side. But I'm not sure if I like the short rods... or the rod would be better traversing the whole window.

Any thoughts on that, anyone?
January 12, 2013 at 9:50am   
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janishill
Stationary rods would be fine, but the ones it the pictures are a bit dark. I think a lighter color rod or not using rings would have been better on those particular windows.

I would like to see 4 panels on your window/door. One running down each side of the door, as well as on each end, so it gives the illusion of one large window over looking the lake.

See illustration on how to hang the drapes on both the door and the small window.

Oh...and the shade on the small window can be pulled down over the mirror to add to the over all feel of it being the same size as the other windows.

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January 12, 2013 at 10:24am   
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janishill
Drat. Forgot to add illustration!
January 12, 2013 at 10:26am   
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kimdee24
Thanks Janis! That helps a lot!
January 12, 2013 at 3:33pm     
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