Monday, March 21, 2011

Mock Roman Shade

My latest window treatment job was for a kitchen in a 
classic New England style center entrance colonial.
My client wanted the look of a roman shade in a valance.
The mock roman shade has a tailored look that shows off the fabric.
This "shade" does not go up and down, it is stationary.
This is a linen fabric with a Suzani look from Calico Corners.
It is a vibrant pattern on an oatmeal colored background.
Look at how carefully the pattern is matched at the seam.
The inspiration for choosing this fabric came from the wall art in the kitchen.
Look closely~it is a calendar!
The table and benches were custom made for this
 new bump-out addition that overlooks a garden.
Another mock roman was installed over the sink.
This handsome kitchen is thoughtfully detailed.
I love how the cabinets and trim are painted darker than the wall color.
This photo before installation shows the back of the lined roman valance.
There are weight bars at each fold and tiny weight bars
on each return so that this shade hangs perfectly.
The top of the shade has a "mounting strip" that is attached
to the board with staples.
Valances should be vacuumed every 6 months to keep the dust at bay.
Dust and sunlight are the things that can damage fibers.
Everyone loves a BEFORE picture!
An inviting dining nook with a pretty valance.
The perfect fit for this classic New England home!
linking to:
Metamorphosis Monday


  1. I love to see your work. Clever idea! Pretty house too.

  2. Gorgeous. Love the fabric and it looks wonderful. Hugs, Marty

  3. love that shade....colors are beautiful

  4. Love it...very pretty!! Great job!

  5. Nice! As usual you did meticulous work, and created a custom, well made item. It coordinates perfectly with the decor of the house.


  6. Faux roman shades are always a great option, especially to cut back costs. I love the calendars on the wall.
    Have a great first week of Spring.

  7. You are so talented! It looks great!

  8. What a beautiful home! The window treatments are a perfect touch for that awesome kitchen. I love that you picked up the bright colors and patterns from the artwork and carried it over to the windows. Great job, Amy!

  9. Cute valances. Pretty kitchen. Those look like a lot of work to me! I love that fabric!

  10. Hi Amy,
    You've done such a wonderful job for your client.
    I love the fabric and the mock roman shades are perfect.


  11. Wonderful job Amy and love the pattern.
    This is one gorgeous home!!! Lovely kitchen!!

  12. Thank you so much for your gracious comment about my LR. You suggested some creams and tans for a different look. I LOVE that idea. Next pillows I make I will look for those colors. Sounds delightful. Thanks for the suggestions. Hugs, Marty

  13. What a wonderful valance. The colors and design of the fabric are so rich and vibrant. I adore that calendar. I had to do a doubletake on that one. What a fun idea. You could do that so easily by printing off lovely pictures and changing the wall art every year.

  14. Very pretty! You did a beautiful job for your client, Amy. That is lovely fabric.


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