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What window treatment would work?

dcampbell16500January 28, 2013
This is a nook in my kitchen that desperately needs help. What type of window treatment would work best? I'd like to still be able to open the shutters for cleaning. Ideas?
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PH Interiors, LLC
This is a very tight space but I can see you want some more oomph there. Instead of window treatments, consider wallpaper on the window wall. A colorful pattern would work great, especially beacuse so little of it will be seen. Keep scale in mind because of that - stick to a medium sized pattern - could be a floral or geometric - something that will pop against the beautiful shutters.
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dunblak
Do the shutters swing open or just the louvers? Is there a view? What kind of a feel is desired?
    Bookmark   January 28, 2013 at 10:33AM
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dcampbell16500
Thank you, PH, I love that idea! Dunblak, the shutters swing open so there is access to open/close the windows. My view is a small landscaped courtyard and then my neighbor's house. I want to warm up the space ... We eat most of our meals here, so a cozy look.
    Bookmark   January 28, 2013 at 10:47AM
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viratrevino
I think some very narrow, floor to ceiling panels on the ends and between each window (4 total), will give the room some punch
    Bookmark   January 28, 2013 at 10:55AM
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
For a cozier look, I'd put wallpaper on the three walls, not just the window wall.
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dcampbell16500
Should I blend the color of the walls with the wallpaper or do something contrasting?
    Bookmark   January 28, 2013 at 12:13PM
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
I' look for a paper that combines the colors you've used in the area.
    Bookmark   January 28, 2013 at 12:18PM
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Barbara Griffith Designs
I would make one long, lined, faux Roman shade (that is stationary) in a great print, waterfall style, certainly not a stripe. Have this right up to the crown molding and the bottom folds (at least 3 folds @ 1-1/2" high per fold. The bottom should just cover the top frame of the shutters, and the sides 1/2" from side walls. Coordinate your table linens accordingly, maybe a smaller print or stripe of colors in Roman shade.
    Bookmark   January 28, 2013 at 12:28PM
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Jonathan Hress Design
This may sound too traditional, But I would do three gathered swags. Maybe in a red and white toile or a multi colored fun but elegant fabric.
    Bookmark   January 28, 2013 at 12:29PM
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Barbara Griffith Designs
Swags may just be a little too fussy for this small area..I think a more tailored look would be better. I am a wallpaper lover and have quite a bit in my home from grasscloth to patterns, but in this instance I personally, probably would not use it.
    Bookmark   January 28, 2013 at 12:33PM
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dunblak
A small patterned wallpaper sounds right and a tailored valance. I, personally, like light and if the courtyard is landscaped, I would replace the plantation shutters with narrow folding shutters to access the view.
    Bookmark   January 28, 2013 at 3:05PM
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nysnh
very beautiful house you have. I would use the same swags/valance for both the nook area and the windows in the kitchen for decoration purpose.
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    Bookmark   January 28, 2013 at 4:06PM
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