Thursday, August 18, 2011

Window Treatments, Take Two....

This Mama's a happy girl.  
I fixed a rather big decorating boo-boo.  
My family room before:
     
Oh, Lordy, that valance had to go. 
I had really wanted drapery panels + bamboo shades from the get go, 
but I had purchased a discontinued fabric (the lure of a bargain!!) 
and didn't have enough for 6 panels, so I had 4 panels plus a valance.  
I knew it was wrong the second I hung it up.

My family room now:


ahhhh, much better. 
Sorry, I hadn't planned to take pics today so I didn't make the shelves all picture worthy, there are board games on top of the armoire, maybe a magic 8 ball standing in as an accessory....
I gave the pillows a quick fluff and then snapped a few.
 Just look at the curtains people! thank you!




They are even prettier in person. (thank you, Linda!)
The perfect color linen. (SK Parchment from Ballard)
And they are so soft and hang so pretty.
I debated doing a contrasting banding but at the last minute decided to keep them simple.
I do need to add a bamboo shade to one window still.


And this last pic has nothing to do with anything, 
'cept I moved a blue and white lamp to my living room
chest and it changed that entire little nook.
Yes, empty frame alert.
Like I said, I hadn't planned on taking pictures!!

Happy Thursday!

{ps. thanks for the sweet comments on andrew's little shin-dig, they made me feel all warm + fuzzy. 
if you had questions about sources, i replied in the comment section}

pps. Linked to Cottage and Vine Room By Room Series
http://cottageandvine.blogspot.com/

38 comments :

  1. It looks fabulous! Love the new curtains!!!

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  2. your home looks so warm, comfy, and inviting! I love it, especially the built ins... sorry my eyes strayed!! This is the look I hope to achieve in the new house! Great job!!!

    Meg

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  3. Your panels are fabulous. I love them and the blinds are just perfect too. Great job. Hugs, Marty

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  4. You're room is beautiful!! I must know where you found your blinds!!

    Are they custom? I can not for the life of me find them anywhere..

    Thank you!!

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  5. Awesome!! love the "puddling". Like Meg, I want the info on the blinds please.....

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  6. these look just lovely! you have such great taste, tessa!

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  7. So pretty! I love your blog more and more!

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  8. Your family room looks beautiful Tessa! No need to explain about empty frames and magic 8 balls. I think that is why we enjoy seeing real homes with real people living in them. So glad you shared this.

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  9. beautiful really beautiful and from Ballards just
    love them.

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  10. Yes! What an improvement. I love the bamboo shades and the drapes do look very soft. Well done. Your family room looks so cozy.
    Claudia

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  11. They are perfect! Love the simplicity of them and the bamboo blinds look fantastic.

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  12. Love what you did with those window treatments! I really want to do something similar in my kitchen. The Waverly pattern that came with the house just isn't cutting it. Someday!

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  13. LOVE it! Love the color, love the puddle, love the way the pleats are done. (Is there a name for that?) Just gorgeous.

    I think it's good to have to wait...even if you know in your mind what you want. I'd say this was WORTH the wait!

    xo,
    Linsey

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  14. Meg + Kelly, the blinds are from Smartbargins.com.

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  15. This looks sooo amazing. I have drapes in my guest room that are a mistake...really need to fix. And I so want drapes like your in my master bedroom! Beautiful job.

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  16. Please come decorate my house!

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  17. Amazing transformation! Your home is beautiful!

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  18. WOW, what a difference! The curtains really do update everything. Our entire house has valances....yuk. I can't wait to change them...but first we need to change the flooring...then the furniture, and so on and so on. Sometimes it just seems too overwhelming!

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  19. They look great...nothing more timeless than linen panels. I am going to rip down my plantation shutter real soon...so over them!

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  20. This one is really looking one of the extreme collection of the heart throbbing pictures. As the existing pictures of this post are really looking elegant. And I am finally found the extreme designed window treatments from this post. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. What a beautiful room and changing out that valance made such a difference...wow! Very inviting:)

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  22. Visiting from Cottage & Vine; the window treatments have transformed the room and the new drapes are almost translucent when the sun shines through.

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  23. What a difference! Your new curtains look fabulous ... so much better than the valance.

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  24. Wow it looks beautiful! It really changed the look of the room and I love the vignette with the lamp! Visiting from Cottage and Vine.
    -Shelley

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  25. Stopping back by to thank you for joining the "room by room" series Tessa! I always enjoy seeing your lovely home.

    -Rene

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  26. Your living room is beautiful! I love the neutral backdrop with the fabric of your pillows and your green lampshade! A gorgeous balance.

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  27. What a delightful room! Curtains make for a great update and paired with the blinds they are perfect. Visiting from Cottage & Vine.
    Cathy @ Room Rx

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  28. LOVE your new panes and bamboo shades! The whole room is gorgeous!! Martina

    Just became your newest follower:)

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  29. What a beautiful room! So cozy and warm-I love it!

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  30. So pretty! I have been looking for new Valances.

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  32. Saw your entry way from Emily A. Clark's blog and had to come visit. I definitely am becoming your latest follower. Love your style!

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  33. You are so talented and have a beautiful design mind. What color is the mossy green you have on your molding and chair molding? Is your door also painted that color? Is it enamel or Hugh gloss finish. Is that white on the walls? Your pattern pillows on sofa are also gorgeous, source? Thanks
    Karen

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  34. You are so talented and have a beautiful design mind. What color is the mossy green you have on your molding and chair molding? Is your door also painted that color? Is it enamel or Hugh gloss finish. Is that white on the walls? Your pattern pillows on sofa are also gorgeous, source? Thanks
    Karen

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