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Designed by client


This pretty sunroom was all windows. The client was working on a nautical theme, but needed some coverage on the windows.

We fabricated these roman shades with scalloped valances over.

A very important design element in this treatment was to line up the vertical lines of the plaid between the valance and shade.


The door has a valance only. It's scallops are proportioned to the size of the door. Even though it is smaller and not hung at the same height, the windows on either side give the wall a symmetry.


The valances are soft cornices with corner kickpleats and a tiny micro-cording along the bottom edge. I used beaded chain weights for the micro-cording. In their sausage-like knit casing they turned corners and followed curves gracefully. The leaded weight beads inside the casing gave the valances just a bit extra weight at the bottom to help them hang straight and true.

The shades have no ribs. The crisp fabric was perfect for this treatment, and fell into trained folds easily. The shades will draw up and disappear under the valances completely.

Finally, the large back window was treated to an awning valance. The valance frame is completely constructed of wood. I used the basic instructions Susan Day gave in her article in the SewWhatNews newsletter, but enhanced her original structure to span a window width of 125".

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