Before and After

A blank canvas can not be any more so then finding a bank of windows in a house under construction. It is the case in many instances, but unobstructed by either a previous window treatment, form and existing colors, a blank canvas is just that, an opportunity to create:

As soon as walking into this room, one is inspired by the upper row of windows and how inviting they are as a view of nature, and light. Creating a cozy atmosphere, the lower row comes into focus.

Arch windows by nature can be a challenging project, but in most instances the architectural form shouldn’t delegate the design. In the example below, having an over 24″ inch space above the window, treating the arch form would allow a short by height application.

Yet, this is an in-home Study, thus it’s decor had to incorporate the room to be part of the over all decor. The traditional swag board mounted high above, brought the eye level line up, giving back the room it’s height.

But, speaking of architecturally challenging windows, there are the ones that do dictate a design. We found this eye brow arch giving us a raised eye brow…

With plenty of wall space on either side, and a gorgeous back yard with a pool, it gave us the blank canvas to design operable draperies that stack outside the windows. Mounted on automated hardware, the remote control makes one happy customer.

And, there are the ones that makes us wonder WHY did the architect design it this way. Take for instance this enormous eye brow arch window, that as spectacular as it is, equal in creating a headache:

Once again, plenty of wall space to the rescue, the draperies can stack outside the window, and with a careful selection of a light background fabric, the transformation was stunning :

Then we find an arch wall with a chamber behind it….

… and it made a spectacular setting framing it only with pedestal panels

We are certain for where there is a window, there is a way and the more blank canvas, the better to start our creative juices.

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