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Box Pleated Valance on a Bay
This box pleated valance is a nice solution to unify a room with a walk out bay. Generally, there is a collection of different sized windows that are placed on the various walls which create a choppy effect. Such is the case in this Menomonee Falls dinette. We suggested a continuous board mounted valance that helps one's eyes to fill in the spaces between the windows which eliminate that choppy look. This splashy contemporary print by Kasmir was just what the customer dreamed about. It coordinates beautifully with the Signature Series cordless top down / bottom up cellular shades in the popular rawhide color used for privacy and light control.
Pleated Cafe Curtains
The owner of this new Germantown home asked, "Do you still make old fashioned cafe curtains?" We replied, "We can do anything!" While this style is not nearly as popular as it once was, it was the look the home owner wanted for her personal home office. The curtains were a nice compliment for the Signature Series painted wood blinds used as an under treatment.
Cordless Relaxed Roman Shade
The freshly remodeled master bath needed a finishing touch for its unusual dormer window. For this stately Shorewood home, we suggested a Horizons cordless relaxed roman shade in a simple, creamy beige fabric. The simplicity and clean lines of the shade provided some distinction without distracting from the intricate tile and stone work on the walls and floor.
This "add on" room was badly in need of a facelift. Previous owners of this Wauwatosa home neglected some finishing touches such as wood trim when they added this additional room some years ago. These repeat customers were elated when we showed them how they could elevate the look of this room with Signature Series stained wood shutters with a deco molding. This collection of deco moldings was developed specifically for situations like this where there is no wood trim. Using a deco molding creates the effect of fine wood trim and just gives a room that extra exclamation point!
Painted Wood Shutters
Wood shutters are the rave! No muss...no fuss. They work by themselves (as shown) or paired with draperies or valances. These Menomonee Falls homeowners were delighted to find out the clunky tilt bar common to many shutters is not necessary when you order the hidden tilt feature available on our Signature Series wood shutters. They were even more delighted when we told them all of the wood used to manufacture the shutters is grown right here in the U.S.
Top Down Bottom Up Roman Shades
People are often surprised to find out that roman shades are available with the very popular top down / bottom up option. As you can see here, these lovely fabric roman shades are not only beautiful but also very functional. The creamy beige dobby weave fabric really shows off the beautiful wide woodwork of this historic upper east side Milwaukee home.
Straight Cornice Boards
Simple and straight to the point. These unassuming cornice boards are the perfect compliment to this complex Menomonee Falls family room.
Screen Roller Shade With Metal Fascia
What says "gym" more than the look of black and stainless steel? That was our suggestion to complete the look of this home gym. We used 3% screen material on these Signature Series roller shade. We complimented the shades with brushed aluminum fascias in this remodeled lower level. The customer was equally thrilled with this suggestion as she was with the others we made over the course of her two year renovation of this classic Wauwatosa beauty!
Dual Roller Shades
Like so many people, these Menomonee Falls home owners had many different needs and wants for their master bedroom windows. Their sunny windows required filtering to tame the glare and the heat that penetrated the room every afternoon. They also have a lovely back yard view that they did not want to part with every time they closed their shades. Oh did we mention Mr. home owner was a light sleeper and needed it pitch dark to sleep? Not to worry! These Signature Series Dual Roller Shades do all that and more! These customers truly can have it all...and the bonus for them is reducing UV rays that could damage their artwork which hadn't even crossed their minds.
Wide Roller Shade
Got a wide window? No problem! We offer many solutions for wide windows such as this Signature Series clutch roller shade recently installed in this new Menomonee Falls home. The young home owners were "all about" contemporary, streamline products. They were delighted we could manage this wide window with one shade eliminating breaks that normally occur with multiple shades.
This Wauwatosa customer loves her color! We are now working with her in her THIRD home. These lovely ripplefold draperies were just the ticket to pull her colorful ecclectic decor together. We suggested a lovely Robert Allen embroidered lattice fabric in a cheerful grape, putty and ivory pallet. Even her husband was impressed with the results!
Interlined Custom Grommet Panels
Patterns and more patterns posed bit of a design challenge in this cozy living room. A closely set pair of front windows added to the challenge to provide these Menomonee Falls customers with the custom draperies they so desperately wanted in this room. We did a bit of a search and settled upon a trendy Clarke & Clarke fabric that coordinated nicely with their upholstery pattern ensemble already in place. We suggested grommet panels for the drapery style because of their tighter stack in tight quarters. We interlined the panels to give them a more luxurious look. The panels paired beaurtifully with the Signature Series cordless top down bottom up cellular shades we previously provided.
When we arrived at this Bayview home, the beautiful windows were burried in old dilapidated draperies and rods that were literrally falling off the wall. The new home owner could not wait to get the draperies down to see what was hiding behind them. They welcomed our suggestion of Signature Series 2" wood blinds to compliment the home's wide woodwork and historical architecture. When the customers saw their new look, all they could say was, "Can't thank you enough!"
Wood Blinds on French Windows
Honestly...the customer was a bit skeptical when we suggested Signature Series wood blinds for the master bedroom windows in their Wauwatosa tudor. Upon installation, they couldn't have been happier with the result! As you can see, these wood blinds are perfect functionally and aesthically on these french windows common to so many houses in Wauwatosa, Shorewood and the east side of Milwaukee. Since the blinds are attached to the hinged window, they move with the window when it is opened maintaining the possibility of unobstructed ventilation. Wood blinds are also quite effective room darkening products making them a great choice for rooms with light issues.
Box Pleated Valance Over Cordless Cellular Shades
This new home addition needed a finishing touch. This single gentlemen needed some relief from the east sun so he could read his paper in the morning. Our solutions was Signature Series cordless cellular shades that tuck underneath tailored box pleated valances. The handsome two tone blue ottoman fabric of the valances paired nicely with his priceless room size oriental rug. His Shorewood home was now ready for inspection!
Ripplefold Draperies With Screen Roller Shades
Single men love great design too! Not unusual for us...this repeat customer had no idea what he wanted. We used our design skills and went to town and gave him a true gentlemen's bedroom. The dripping satin draperies add a touch of elegance, soften the trendy screen shades with fascias and offer a good nights sleep to boot. All he needs now is a valet!
Linen Stationary Panels With Faux Wood Blinds With Tapes
Crisp linen panels were the finishing touch for this bedroom furnished with Restoration Hardware furniture. The linen panels matched perfectly with the tufted linen headboard and surround. The cloth tapes on the blinds accented the time worn accessories making the room look like we stole the idea right out of the RH catalog.
Silk Stationary Panels
Simplicity...Elegance...Just what the young doctor ordered for her stately Shorewood home. The multi-colored striped silk fabric ties together the eclectic elements of this home. The panels break on the floor giving them a very up to date look.
Illusions Shades In A Chic High Rise Condo
Illusions shades. Need we say more...?
Seamless Textured Ripplefold Sheers
WOW! Over 40 feet of textured seamless sheers adorn this eighth floor southeast exposure condo in downtown Milwaukee. The simplicity of the ripplefold design pairs beautifully the ultra contemporary design while taming the bright morning and afternoon sun. Simply stunning!
Dual Roller Shades in an Optical Center
This west side Milwaukee optical center had some unique challenges. Because of its location, the showroom was wrapped with large unobstructed southern and western facing windows which created tremendous heat and glare issues. The screen shades seemed like an obvious choice however the doctor and owner of the optical center was concerned at certain times of the day, the screen shades would not offer enough glare relief for her patients with dilated eyes. Our solution was to recommend dual roller shades. The doctor is extremely pleased with the results using the screen shades for 85% of the day and lowering the darkening shades during the brightest time of the day. The look is stunning!
Goblet Pleat Bishop Sleeves
Dinner is served in this elegant Menomonee Falls dining room! The corner windows were framed with lucious bishop sleeve panels in a timeless brocade pattern by Fabricut. Bishop sleeves are a nice variation to the popular look of stationary side panels and bring additonal softness to the room.
Unlined Woven Wood Shades
Here is a great look for someone looking for semi-privacy. An unlined woven wood shade will tame bright sunlight without eliminating your view to the outdoors. This type of function is great for those living in urban suburbs with small, but lovely yards. Notice the small window in this older home has been visually enlarged utilizing flanking side panels that extend beyond the window frame. In addition, note that we installed the shades high enough on the wall to allow for the French window, common to many homes in our area, to swing into the room without obstruction.
Notice the "touch of elegance" provided by this custom Kingston Valance. This is a lovely way to top off a window with a little softness without covering a lot of the glass. This valance does double duty as it conceals a Hunter Douglas Eclipse Duette shade with Literise (cordless) option. The Duette shade gives the client privacy and eliminates daylight when needed but tucks away compactly when not needed.
Tapered Box Pleated Valance
This tapered box pleated valance offers a relaxed, semi-casual feel to this dining area. The tapering effect gives these wide rectanglar windows the illusion of a softened "arched" window. Notice how the valance has been contrast lined to help to tie the furnishings in the adjacient great room into the dining area. You don't even know that these large street facing windows are outfitted with Hunter Douglas Cordless Top Down/Bottom Up Duette shades which afford this client with varying degrees of privacy.
Nautical Valance and Wood Blinds
This custom designed valance was inspired by the sailing ship model displayed in this "Gentlemen's Den". It is complimented by the Signature Series 2 inch wood blinds installed on the window to afford privacy and light control.
Soft Cornice Over Pleated Side Panels
This drapery ensemble was coordinated with ready-made bedding to create a matched set. Fabrics and trim on the draperies were repeated on the assorted tossed pillows to pull everything together. One would never know that the window is a small 1970's slider. The draperies have been designed to expand the look of the window giving the illusion of being proportionate with the size and scale of the furniture within this room.
Roller Shades & Cornice
Texture and simplicity is the best way to describe this window treatment. This Genesis roller shade by Lafayette is example of what a long way roller shades have come since your old white vinyl ones of years past! The shade offers light control, textured visual interest and privacy all with reliable clutch operation. The shade has been complimented with a simple, coordinating cornice board.
Specialty Windows?? No problem! Cellular shades are very versatile and will conform to almost any shape. These Signature Series cellular shades help to tame the intense sun and heat on this southern exposure garden window. The shades can be lowered during sunny hours of the day and yet pull neatly away so the homeowner can enjoy their million-dollar view from their high-rise condo during other times of the day.
Petal Point Valance
This pretty petal point valance was suggested to soften the straight lines of this mission style dining room. A paisley tapestry fabric was paired with a solid fabric to tone down the boldly painted walls and add variety to the color scheme. We even solved the client's cold draft problem of this northern exposure window with an insulating Signature Series cellular that is hiding behind the valance. Even though the shade is large, it can be operated easily with the optional continuous cord loop.
Murano Blinds and Pleated Valance
Classic design meets cutting edge technology. Murano fabric blinds, a Budget Blinds exclusive, offers all the benefits of traditional wood blinds with the bonus of translucency and texture offered by the unique fabric. These up-to-date blinds are complimented with a timeless pleated valance in a stunning brick red fabric to offer an accent to this neutral room. Striped pillows were added to the large sectional sofa to pull the room all together.
Classic Swags, Draperies and Sheers
The client said, "I want stunning" and we went to work. This drapery treatment speaks for itself. A classic brocade fabric in a fashionable pallet was the basis for the valance and overdrape. The treatment was completed with an interestingly textured, but understated seamless sheer. Even the cat approved!
Cornice Board With Top Down / Bottom Up Cellular Shades
Cornice boards are the rage and are versatile in any room. This handsome plaid fabric pulls all the tones of the floor, walls, cabinets and granite countetops together and completes the look in this totally updated, high-end kitchen. Notice the coordinating top down / bottom up cellular shades that keep your neighbors from seeing what's on your dinner table but allows you to watch the sunsets. The shades raise neatly behind the cornice when privacy, light control or insulation is not an issue.
Shutter Blinds in a Bay
Can a person do wood blinds in a bay window? The answer is YES! In fact, these Signature Series composite wood blinds feature 2 1/2 inch shutter slats. Their unique eliptical contour gives the illusion of a shutter with all of the "frame" that comes along with shutters. A previous shutter owner, this client elected to go with blinds to maximize his georgeous back yard views. The whole window treatment is softened by plaid drapery panels giving this living room a feel of casual elegance.
Valances in a Dinette
This open concept condo created some challenges to find a window treatment that would compliment a total of four distinctly different size and styles of windows. This tapered box pleated valance was selected and works great on a patio door as well as three other various windows. Guess what? There are Kathy Ireland cellular shades tucked neatly under each of the valances that reappear when privacy is desired.
Looking for something unique? An awning valance such as this can create a cozy atmosphere in any space from a suburban kitchen to a Third Ward loft. A variety of fabrics can be utilized to create the mood of a charming bistro or bustling urban market.
Nothing says urban contemporary like our Illusions transitional shades by Lafayette. Illusions offers the practicality of a roller shade, yet does it in stunning style! Its unique design offers a "semi-private" option which allows clients to see out and yet maintain UV protection for their furnishings! The optional Sundown feature takes Illusions to the next step offering two shades in one. Continuing to pull on the convenient cord loop will transform Illusions into a blackout shade, perfect for bedrooms or media rooms.
Shutters are the rave! These Woodland Harvest 3 1/2 inch plantation shutters by Lafayette complete the look of this chic home office. The wide louvers with Lafayette's exclusive louver mover option (which eliminates the tilt bar) creates a clean, crisp look which compliments the stunning millwork in this new home.
Shaped Cornice With Pleated Panels
This window treatment was the finishing touch on this total transformation of this home from rustic contemporary to executive traditional. The shaped leather cornice was designed to emulate the extended arch windows and barrel ceiling that were added as part of the remodeling project in other areas of the home. The pleated panels are a rich paisley print and have been interlined to allow them to drape more elegantly and have more visual weight to balance with the volume of the room where they hang.
Simple Cornice With Cellular Shades
Simplicity was the key for this client and therefore this austere cornice was suggested. The client was delighted with the textured fabric that provided visual interest while the bolstered chocolate band offered some dimension and "pop" to the treatment. The cornice provides a place to hide the cellular shades away when not in use.
Sheer Ripplefold Draperies
Ripplefold draperies are the rave! This multi-functional window treatment serves many purposes. The seamless textured sheer material tames the morning sun in this east window while allowing the homeowner to keep an eye on what's going on in the conservancy behind their property. The decorator rod offers both cord draws on the side windows but hand draw operation on the center patio door for a quick exit for the pooch.
Chic High-Rise Condo
Silhouette shades by Hunter Douglas are only just the beginning of this well-dressed design. Silhouette shades offer the possiblity of redirecting or filtering even the harshest west sunlight with style! Even these large windows are no challenge for the easyrise lift system. The rest of the room was complimented with goblet pleat panels and coordinating roman shades. Can you say "WOW"?
You can almost imagine Scarlet O'Hara passing through this elegant southern colonial style dining room. The lush imported silk draperies have been interlined to give more body to the graceful fabric. Note how the window treatment follows the contour of the architectural elements of the home to maintain its integrity.
Sectional Throw Swag
Have you ever seen a swag consistently drape over a pole like this? The secret is in its fabrication. It has been sewn as separate swags and cascades and then is contructed on-site through the use of concealed velcro tabs. This method of fabrication makes it possbible to sew the swags on the bias ensuring each swag will match all the others and will hang like butter when installed.
This valance is no "slouch" even though that's what it is called. It is a very popular design today because of its simplicity, versatility and its use of decorative hardware. This design can be varied by the use of a back lining to accent a color in the top folds or can work just as well as stationary panels. Dress it up or dress it down with the finishing signature in the choice of fabric and hardware.
This "tried and true" valance does a great job to bring a little color to this neutral bath room. The multi-colored striped fabric offers the customer lots of towel and accessory choices and brings a little softness to the room with its gentle curve. If that's not enough, the valance creates a little nook to hide away the Signature Series cellular shade.
Lined Ripplefold Draperies
Ripplefold draperies offer a "no-fuss" look which is so popular today. There are so many options in fullness, lining types and hardware choices. This neutral casement fabric creates the casual, understated look the customer desired.
Cornice Board Over Vertical Blinds
This simple cornice board really dresses up this Signature Series vertical blind. The customer was on a limited budget but still wanted that looked nice. This window treatment really fit the bill and the customer was delighted!
Box Pleated Valance With Side Panels
This home office features a really sunny look with its box pleated valance and side panel combination. The use of coordinating fabrics really sets each of them off from one another. We personalized this design with the use of fabric covered buttons.
Kick Pleat Valance With Contrast Pleats
How do you pull a room of an historic home together without distracting from the architectural details? A patterned kick pleated valance with contrasting pleats was just the thing! The pattern in the fabric ties the colors of the millwork, hand-trowelled plaster walls and sectional sofa and then gets a little more pop from the contrast pleats. The valances serve an extra purpose by concealling the Hunter Douglas Duette cellular shades when they are pulled up.
Complimentary Window Treatments
It is not uncommon to have a variety of windows in the same room which can create challenges when selecting a window treatment style. This is an example of using the same fabric in two different ways to suit two different window styles. This beautiful hourglass/tie back panel ensemble does that with style with a lush embroidered silk.
Beaded Open Kingston Valance
This stunning valance was created for a client that loved color and a little bit of glitz. This open kingston valance fits beautifully in this dressy dinette in a home with a Victorian flair. Notice the imported crystal beads that give the valance its signature.
Custom Roman Shades
These practical custom roman shades were the answer for this dining room filled with design challenges. The client desired draperies but with little wall space, a coved ceiling and french windows, it was not practical. Custom roman shades fit the bill because it allowed fabric to be brought into the room and the shades moved with the windows and did not require any wall space for mounting. The lovely striped fabric compliment the roman shades and coordinate beautifully with a floral fabric in an adjacent room.
This attractive slouch valance was the solution for this client that embraced simplicity. Notice the attractive faux silk fabric, minimalistic wood pole and clean style that achieves the look with style.
This client desired a stylish but neutral window treatment. We accomplished that with a sleek window treatment featuring two neutral fabrics to coodinate with the sofa and accessories within the room. Who says neutral has to be boring?
Opposing Tieback Side Panels
Windows that flank a fireplace is an architectural feature in many Wisconsin homes. This window treatment is an example of one way to treat this configuration. Notice how the embroidered silk panels tie back in opposite directions which frame the fireplace and draw one's attention to the focal point of the room.
Hand Pleated Valance on Pole
Want a relaxed styled valance? Take a look at this one with casual hand pleating threaded with an attractive decorative pole. This valance style fits the today's bill by combining an unruffled style with trendy decorative hardware.
Hand Drawn Draperies
This project provided many challenges in a room filled with color. Textured coal and pewter colored slouch style draperies take their place within the room with style, without overpowering the vast collection of artwork displayed in the two-story great room. The discriminating home owner operates the draperies with the use of a concealed wand which is a component of a sandblasted black wooden pole and ring ensemble.
Motorized Screen Shades
Imagine waking up everyday to this dreamy view! These transparent motorized screen shades by Draper help the mistress of the home wake gently to her lake and city view without the harsh glare. Once her eyes have adjusted, she can reach for the remote and retract the shades with a touch of a button. The environmentally concious client appreciates the fact that the shades are "green" because of the material made from recycled materials.
Silk Tieback Panels
It doesn't get anymore traditional than this. These embroidered silk panels flank the large dining room nicely to keep the window seat exposed. The panels have been tied back with contrasting tassels for that extra pop!
Two Story Side Panels
Wow! What a window. The black silk panels have been interlined to give them more body and volume to hold up with the scale of the window and the room itself. Skimpy side panels is a common mistake that is made but these are nicely proportioned to the surroundings. The black color adds a lot of drama to a previously boring and cavernous space.
Screen Shades With Fascia
This Third Ward wholesale office and showroom baked throughout the day with the rotating sun. Screen shades were the answer to tame the sun but still allow occupants to see the outdoors which was important to the business. This space offered many large and varried styles of windows which adapted nicely to versatile screen shades. Coordinating aluminum fascias complete the look for this urban office.
Woven Wood Shades With Coordinating Side Panels
This room held many challenges with its French windows, boxed window and limited wall space. The eclectic decor was completed using woven wood shades for screening, privacy and light control along with black side panels with a conservative pattern for softness and contrast. The woven woods on the side windows were unlined to screen from direct view of the close neighbors and the front windows were lined to give complete privacy from the street. The clients were delighted with the results!
Screen shades fit the order for these clients. They wanted to maintain their view while protecting the dark colored textiles from fading. These shades with a 10% openess factor work well blocking 90% of harmful UV rays without distracting from the formal decor. The four large shades located within this open concept room can be operated individually, or together with the touch of a button on a radio frequency remote control.
The glass roof in this Downtown Milwaukee loft turned the opportunity for blissful sleep into a nightmare for the owner, an ER doctor that worked a variety of shifts. While the glass roof was a fantastic architectural feature, it created a very hot room on the warmest days of summer and chilly nights during the winter. In addition, the flood of sunlight made it nearly impossible for the owner to sleep when necessary during the day. The answer to these challenges were Signature Series skylight shades in Seclusion room darkening fabric. The fabric not only creates blackout conditions, even on the sunniest days, but also provides superior insulating benefits that keep this bedroom dark, when needed, and sigficantly cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
Simple Cornice Board
Here is an example of a very simple textured cornice board paired with Enlightened Styles cordless top down / bottom up cellular shades. The simplicity of the ensemble works well in a small kitchen.
This popular style valance blends a wood pole and rings with a simple fabric to complete the look of this country style living room. The cordless Enlightened Styles cellular shades tuck neatly underneath the valance for a really clean look.
This medallion swag is the perfect finishing touch for this kitchen remodel. The emboridered silk fabric combines all the colors of the earthy color scheme of this home. The metal medallions coordinate perfectly with the cabinet hardware for the final exclamation point!
Manh Truc Woven Wood Shade
Who says woven wood shades aren't sophisticated? Manh Truc woven wood shades by Lafayette feature a wide array of classy, upscale fabrics in unique decorator pallets. Manh Truc is a perfect choice for that discriminating customer that likes to "rough it in style."
Woodland Harvest Shutters
What a great way to finish off this Third Ward loft window! Woodland Harvest Shutters from Lafayette are among the finest quality wood shutters available today. These shutters feature 3 1/2 inch louvers, perfect for the scale of this room, which affords and expanded view through to the river below.
Fitness Center Screen Shades
"The west sun is blinding my patrons and is putting the A/C in overdrive" is what the owner of this east side Milwaukee fitness center said when she called for help. The answer to the blinding sun and excessive heat was Signture Series screen shades with a 5% openness factor. The shades did the trick and the gym rats were a little more comfortable during their workouts. The A/C said thanks for the break too!
Cornice Board With Horizontal Stripe
Horizontal stripes are hot! Lots of people still say, Horizontal?? REALLY?? This simple cornice board looks great and the bands of color that really tie the color scheme together in the den of this east side Milwaukee condo.
Screen Shades On A Bay Window
Would you give up this million dollar view to protect your valuable artwork? You don't have to with our Signature Series Screen Shades. The customer selected from our new Phifer Sheerweave 5000 fabric collection which offers a bit of style and texture that you don't normally find in a screen shade. Notice the shades are reverse roll which keeps the look trim and less obtrusive.
Who says a Third Ward loft can't be luxurious? This expansive bank of windows is layered with screen shades, insulating draperies, common to urban condos, and finally luscious banded panels. WOW!
Kick Pleat Valance With Side Panels and Silhouettes
The first thing the customer said was she wanted something DRAMATIC...but tailored.
The answer to that challenge was creating a valance and side panels to tie the small windows together with the rest of the room. The cordless Silhouettes by Hunter Douglas are a nice touch to finish the look and offer some soft light filtration.
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