Day 2 with Alexa Hampton
I firmly believe a space isn't complete until you have window treatments and here are a few reasons why from Alexa Hampton with a little personal input.
*Save your money until you can do window treatments right! Yes, they are expensive but there is no shortcut for window treatments. In my personal home, I finished my windows in stages beginning with woven woods which, can enhance or hide under treatments and then I added silk panels.
*It might sound harsh, but unlined window treatments that are not well done look like shower curtains. Of course, I would never consider making my own window treatments- that i know my limits in this world! But there is nothing better than handmade panels or hand embellished store bought panels.
*Window treatments serve several purposes- they soften a room making it more cozy and inviting. They can also frame a beautiful room or hide a less slightly one.
*Architectural elements and style of furnishings are enhanced with window treatments- whether you like period furnishings, mid century modern, or baroque and heavily embellished - your window treatments echo and further carry your design intent.
*I am increasingly becoming a fan of sheers because of how they soften the light and view. If sheers are tinted they can give your room a glow like candlelight.
For more style guidance, check out Alexa Hampton's recent book “The Language of Interior Design.” I strongly recommend this book if you need a gift idea for anyone on your list or if you’d like to treat yourself to an amazing read and some beautiful photos.
Click here to purchase her book on Amazon.com
Wed, December 15, 2010
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