Thursday, October 17, 2013

Decorating with Orange

We love the color orange, it's vibrant, dramatic and energetic. In it's more rusty hues, it's rich, earthy and organic. Here are a few photos for ideas of some beautiful ways to incorporate orange into your design scheme.
Orange damask curtains with turquoise trim via pinterest

Orange and gray-via pinterest

Orange and turquiose headboard, curtains and pillows
Decorating ideas for an orange and turquoise color scheme via Pinterest

Custom orange grommet draperies with puddling
Vibrant orange grommet curtains with puddle via Pinterest
 Adding trim to your draperies or custom roman shades adds that truly custom and high end look.
Greek key trim in orange and gold. Call The Window stylist to purchase.
Greek key trim in orange and gold via Pinterest

Love the detailing on the roman shades!
 Call us for a design consultation to get your custom window treatment project going!
white roman shades with orange trim

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Drapery Pleat Styles

Drapery Pleat and heading styles available from The Window Stylist in San Francisco
Drapery Heading Styles
The manner in which the top of the curtain is treated, whether it is pleated, with grommets or straight is called the drapery "header". There are numerous styles to choose from, these are just a few of our most popular. We also provide ripplefold, accordia fold and motorized drapery systems....a future post will cover more. Feel free to call us to discuss your drapery needs in the San Francisco Bay area. 415. 891. 8067

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Interior Design Software

We know that custom window treatments are an investment of both time and money and for this reason we use interior design software to  help you visualize what your new treatments will look like in your space. With the ability to design right on top of a photo, we can show you various window treatment scenarios ensuring we have truly understood your goals and vision.  Below is a BEFORE photo of a Marin county client's living room where she had ready made store bought curtains hung.

As you can see the store bought curtains were skimpy and looked a bit haphazard and certainly did not do justice to this classic Belvedere home. She wanted her new window treatments to be elegant and sophisticated as well as provide privacy and light control. Below we illustrated pleated draperies and a relaxed roman shade in a soft, monochromatic  color palette.

Once the final design details were finalized and approved we moved on to fabrication. For this job, we used a cream colored silk from Fabricut and applied a soft blue  lattice trim from Kravet just above the bottom hem for added interest. The roman shade and drapery hardware were mounted higher than the previous curtains were to make the window appear taller than it really is. The wood drapery hardware is from Kirsch. This was a beautiful transformation that provided just what the client wanted, with no surprises.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Installation in Corte Madera

This great room just got a light makeover with new roman shades, valances and fresh paint. These clients wanted something informal and durable so we used a linen like textured polyster fabric from Robert Allen. The paint color is Alexandria beige from Benjamin Moore.
This is the "before" picture:

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

New Pegaus Collection at Osborne and Little

We are loving the new Pegasus collection of fabric and wall coverings available through Osborne and Little. The collection offers a few rich and vibrant colorways with a touch of whimsy.