Updating Window Treatments

Posted by on Jul 25, 2012 in Interior Design | 0 comments

Updating Window Treatments

                                               

I don’t believe in throwing out the old and redecorating a space with everything
new – it disregards your client’s past and flies in the face of “green decorating” – which I am so fond. Case and point – the pinched-pleated moiré drape.  Moiré is a fabric with a wavy (watered) appearance made mainly from silk. It is also known as “watered silk”.   The popularity of moiré drapes has faded in recent years with so many other fabric and style choices.

One of my favorite clients had dated cream moiré drapes with matching swags.  She really wanted to try to use the drapes in her living room which we‘ve been refreshing. The fabric is beautiful and the window panels were in perfect shape.  We’ve been working with a color palette of tans, teals, grays and cream so the drapes would work with the new scheme.  How could we update the windows to reflect a new transitional look we were striving for?

Our Window Treatment solution – add a band of teal moiré to the bottom of each panel!  What a great choice – the extra layer of color not only adds interest but height -allowing us to hang the panels at the ceiling level creating an elegant and dramatic new look to the room.  What a beautiful and simple solution at a fraction of the cost of new window treatments!