Help select the fabric for a window treatment


Behind this pretty window treatment lurks dated vertical blinds and a hideous valance, but this client’s a renter and didn’t want to do anything that wouldn’t be really simple to take down/remove when she and her beau move. So we concealed what was there completely.

Because this installation is temporary, we wanted to keep costs low and materials light so I wouldn’t have to make too many holes in the ceiling. I constructed this pelmut box using foam-core poster board, 1/2 yard of Thom Filicia’s Burnet fabric in Shadow, hot glue and L-brackets. The complete how-to will follow in another post next week.

Michelle was so happy with the effect that she asked me to help her spruce up her mom’s rental house in Encinitas, California. The renovated kitchen lacks color, so we decided to put a pelmut box above the small window over the kitchen sink. We’re currently picking fabrics to complement the cabinets. The adjacent dining area will feature this print.

Swimming pool print, Zazzle

I’ve narrowed the sea of pool-blue choices to these four. Which one do you like best?

Fabric selection

Clockwise from top right: Lewis & Sheron’s Beacomber in Teal, Calico Corner’s Zebra Skin Outdoor in Aquamarine, Nate Berkus’ El Toro in Aquamarine or Lewis & Sheron’s ODL Doodle in Caribbean Blue?