Window Treatment Wonderland

Happy Friday!

It feels a little bit like Christmas here today, because my new banded drapes for my dining room finally arrived!  They. are. gorgeous.  I cannot wait to hang them and show you!  For now, a little sneak peek. 

Since I painted the media/gaming space in the basement, I have been on a roll, and want to ride this wave while I have the focus.  As I told you earlier this week, I was able to shop sans kids last weekend, and found some fabric that drew me in for my basement window coverings.  After two trips to the fabric store in as many days, I chose this beautiful Suzani print.

This gives you an idea of the process I went through to arrive at this choice.  I took this pillow cover from the media room with me, along with paint swatches galore.

At first, I was thinking maybe a stripe was the way to go, but when I got home and looked at the space, the stripes just seemed kind of boring, and I find myself really drawn to all of the great graphic prints that are out there now.

As a reminder, here is the space as it stands in a state of cleanliness.  I can assure you this is an old picture, and it is a toy/play/summer explosion down there right now.

Wow, it sure looks nice when it’s all clean…  You almost don’t even notice the Tommy Bahama window treatments that I have down there.

Of course Mother Nature has a sense of humor, and while I was in Hobby Lobby tonight, I stumbled upon this:

Yes, that would be the very same fabric as my inspiration pillows!  Yep, there it is.  You can see the windows that I’m working on in the background of this photo.  Having that fabric would be a really nice way to tie together the spaces, don’t you think?  Although I don’t think my husband would appreciate my rationalization…

And to add insult to injury, the fabric was on sale.  Of course.

Regardless of the fabric choice, I’m debating on whether to do a faux roman shade like I did in my breakfast room, or try and deconstruct the window treatments that are up there now, and use them as a pattern for new ones.  The faux roman shades are tempting though…

So, wise readers – what do you think?  Which fabric do you like best?  Any preference on window treatment styles?  Faux Roman shade or deconstructed valance?


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    Maury @ Life on Mars
    August 17, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Wow! It's so nice that you have so many beautiful windows in your basement! I love the suzani print and think you should do the fauz roman shades so that you can really see the fabric.

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    Pine Tree Home
    August 17, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    I vote roman shade! Great fabric choices. I can't decide which one I like best.

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    August 17, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    I like the fabric that matches the pillow. It would tie the two areas together and the green color in it really pops. Suzani seems kind of dull in comparison.

    Go for the faux roman shades! You did a great job on those and I think they would look wonderful on all those windows.

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    August 17, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Faux roman!!!

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    August 17, 2012 at 9:59 pm


    I'm voting for the faux roman; can't seem to decide on fabric (at least just yet).

    Ever since coming across your blog I have been a true follower. I LOVE everything about your home. It is really fabulous and I wish I was as creative as you. Once in awhile I do manage to come up with something that I think is pretty cool. I am in a condo now, unfortunately, still trying to "complete" the decorating process. I have a problem settling on a window treatment in my living room as I need to coordinate it with a sliding glass door. I have a question and won't be offended at the answer….. If I were to send pics to you would you be willing to give me your suggestion? I usually go by my "gut feeling" when I search things out, which is why sometimes it takes awhile to come up with "just the right thing". Nothing seems to be reaching the mark in this situation. I can be reached @ [email protected]. BTW, I live in Cincinnati, OH. Thanks, Jenny!

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    October 8, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Jenny, you have a very good taste! The room, in general, is to die for! I love the choice of window treatment you have in your Hobby Lobby. But, regarding whether to use faux roman shades or deconstruct the already existing window treatment, I’d say, go for the existing one. It may be too much for the eyes if you use a faux roman shades for the breakfast room. It should be just as light and as fresh.

    Sierra Nordgren

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    Sarah Moore
    October 27, 2012 at 7:47 am

    Wow everything looks perfect, just the room you wanted to see after a long work, will try this one out and surely be catching up with your new designs.

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    November 22, 2012 at 10:17 am

    The window treatment shown here is great. Have a look at it

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    Roxie Tenner
    December 10, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    So, what did you choose? I think faux roman shades that will go along with your breakfast room would be nice. Anyway, whatever you chose, I’m sure they'll look good as it’s quite obvious that you have a fine taste in design. Your house is lovely! Roxie @

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