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I've always enjoyed designing custom window treatments for my clients and helping them find solutions for their unique needs. Specialty windows, like the photo below, add a unique view to the room, but they can be especially challenging. Here I would like to walk you through my process from beginning to end and show you how we came to the ultimate solution to solve the problem my client faced.
The Challenge with the Window
My client had existing woven wood shades on her windows when I arrived. They weren't enough to cut down on the extraordinary blinding sunlight and the extreme heat that was coming through the upper windows. As a result, the room felt like the air conditioner was barely functioning during our hot and humid summer weather.
My client wanted to finish the window with something decorative that would minimize the sunlight along the top windows but would allow daylight to brighten up the room when the shades had to be lowered during the day. She wanted something special to dress her home office. Here is what I proposed.
The Proposed Concept
I almost always prepare drawings for my clients to help them visualize a design that will solve their window problem. I proposed this specialty design to my client incorporating a valance of swags, ascots, and jabots that would minimize the harsh rays and let light shine through beneath. The valances would be lined in white to protect the face fabric from sun damage. The lined stationary bishop sleeve side panels anchor and complete the design.
All that was left was to find a fabric the client would fall in love with. After reviewing several fabric sample books I brought to her home from my extensive library of designer fabrics, my client settled on a beautiful polyester, textured fabric in a gold metallic finish.
Designing this specialty window treatment required a lot of planning as there wasn't room to install bracket we would ordinarily use. We fabricated a mounting board that would follow the contour of the window span including the arch. The mounting board had a fascia to mount the swags, center ascots, and jabots. The drapes were hung from small rods ceiling mounted beneath the side mounting boards. The installation was a success as was the stunning window treatment that solved the sun light issue for my client. She was extremely happy with the result. It was just what she wanted.
If you have a window challenge and need help solving an issue, you can count on us to help you find the best solution. We have the expertise, talent, knowledge, and resources to help you achieve the results you are looking for. Give us a call today at
518-355-0063. We can help!
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