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Show windows some love

Drapery panels are so easy these days.  All you need is a fabulous fabric, curtain rings, and a skinny rod.  They’re the focal point when you walk into the room.  People usually think curtain panels are the last thing they need, but they’re amazed at how cozy the room feels after they get them up.

Below is an idea for a space with higher ceilings that I posted previously.

Something that has always bothered me about my living room is the fact my curtains were hung just above the top of the windows.  With the vaulted ceilings, the curtains belittled the large windows overlooking the wetlands behind me.  Here’s what the curtains used to look like:


A year or two ago, I found a great striped curtain panel with the same shade of burgundy of my existing curtain panels.  I purchased one striped panel with the assumption that I could divide the one panel into four sections to lengthen four curtain panels.

I measured each of the curtain panels to determine how much material is needed to be added on to each curtain panel to hang from ceiling to the floor (22 inches).  The original curtain panels would hang from the ceiling and stopping at the bottom of the window trim, at which point, the striped material would hang from the bottom of the window to the floor.  Lining this up keeps the lines around the windows streamlined.

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Bachelor Pad Project

I just started on a really fun project.  This request for help came from a man who recently got rid of everything he owned and is single.  He moved into a luxurious apartment building and wants to make his apartment sleek, swanky and ‘cool’, not the typical bachelor pad with a large TV, no color with very little style.

The apartment itself did not have very much color, and is very gray with dark expresso colored cabinets.  The bachelor needed everything, from a shower curtain, furniture, and accessories.  One thing he repeatedly told me is that he wanted color in his place.  This will be fun and possible challenging!

He sent me the following pictures:

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Kitchen with the living area to the left of the peninsula

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