It’s All In The Details: Window Treatments

  

Today we are focusing on window treatment details. Its taking the ordinary to extra-ordinary.

Its All in the Details

* Detail: Treatment of or attention to items or particulars.  Not allowing anything to slip by unnoticed,the minutest detail is given full attention.

 *excerpt from Ask.com & Websters Dictionary

Details … I love them!  You’ve probably heard the saying before “design is in the details,” well I firmly believe that to hold true.  When designing a client’s space I pay special attention to the details.  One example could be a simple square decorative tray echoing the square brass drawer pulls on a cabinet.  You eye may also stop on the intricate wood inlay pattern on a table or the decorative handblown glass finial of a lamp.  Details are the things that tend to escape a quick glance but the longer you are in a room the more it rewards you for lingering.

Designers Nancy Evars & Dimitra Anderson of EvarsAnderson added beaded trim to these drapery panels, but what took them over the top was lining the panels with this vibrant tangerine fabric.

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EvarsAnderson

I love the single-step extension to the bottom of these roman shades by designer Laura Tutun.

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Laura Tutun Interiors

A bold stripe down the center of this shade works in concert with bed pillows and artfully placed accessories.  Design by SB Long Interiors.

SB Long Interiors

SB Long Interiors

Another great example of adding contrasting bands of color to create visual impact. Design by Muse Interiors.

Muse Interiors

Muse Interiors 

Beautiful gray blue ruffled trim.

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Sheffield Furniture 

This entire space makes me giddy!  But the key fret on the cornice board (or “pelmet” as we designers like to say)  is what makes this space.

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The nailhead trim and step-straight edge of this pelmet is a show stopper!

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Sheffield Furniture 

How about the fabulous scalloped edge of a panel from Ivanka Trump’s apartment with the contrasting fabric and trim.

Ivanka Trumps Apartment

Usually you see a contrasting trim or banded trim along the leading edge of the panel, this one has it at the top.

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Image via: Draperies By Walter 

I absolutely love the dressmaker details of this panel with the covered buttons.

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How about you, what details would you love to see in the window treatments in your home?

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Parisian Glamour

  

What’s not to love about Parisian interiors?  The luxurious flats and penthouses with views of the Eiffel Tower.  The history of old buildings and detailed architecture.  And I absolutely love the juxtaposition of modern design while preserving the historic attributes of these spaces.

Such as this fabulous space designed by Kelli Wilde and Laurent Champeau.  The detailed millwork and expansive ceilings create the perfect backdrop for the glamorous furnishings.

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Champeau & Wilde via Elle Decor

This space by London designer Jessica Vedel is more subtle with its furnishings.  And that herringbone wood floor just makes my heart go pitter-patter.

Jessica Vedel

Jessica Vedel

THIS space deserves its own post (more to come).  The Parisian apartment of fashion designer Elie Saab, designed by architect Chakib Richani.  The perfect melding of modern glamour & Parisian history.

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Chakib Richani

Understated glamour by Joseph Dirand.  The furnishings and its surroundings seem to become one in this space.

Joseph Dirand

Joseph Dirand

So now that you are inspired, I have curated some pieces that I feel would reflect Parisian Glamour.  All you need to add is some fabulous historical architecture and voila!

Parisian Glamour

A: Walker Zanger wood-look tile//B:Currey & Co chandelier//C: Aerin Lauder floor lamp

D: Gilt Mirror-1st Dibs//E: Emporium Home Stool//F: Velvet sofa//G: Jonathan Adler Tables

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Weekend Words of Wisdom

  

 

I love this quote by Mark Twain - “The secret to success is getting started.”  There are many days I need to remind myself to just get moving.   Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

 

Getting ahead

 

 

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Designer Insights

  

 

Hi friends!

Today I am over in the UK (ok maybe not physically there) sharing some Designer Insights. You can read the full article here.

Designer Insights - Amanda Eck

 

While I’m not actually visiting the UK, I am however, taking a little break with my family.  I plan to “unplug” as much as possible this week.  I may pop in on Instagram from time to time,  you know to show pictures of my sandy toes or something like that.

Chat soon!

Cheers!

 

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Charish

  

I was recently contacted by Chairsh to create a space using one of their accent chairs.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with the company, Chairish.com is a site that makes it fun and easy for design lovers to buy and sell pre-loved decor to one another. Their shop exclusively features curator-approved treasures in a full-service and trustworthy environment.

 

After searching through their extensive inventory of chairs, I feel in love with these green high-back button tufted ones.   I absolutely love the details on the sides.

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Chairish has so many amazing pieces, I couldn’t help but add a pair of these beautiful marble-like lamps and gold sunburst mirror to the design.

 

Charish

Chairs//Emporium Home Stools//Side Table//Madeline Weinrib Rug//Pillows-Airanna Belle

Console-Chairish//Lamps-Chairish//Lamp Shades//Mirror-Chairish//Blue & White Vases

 

Be sure to check more amazing accent chairs at Chairish.

Cheers!

 

 

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I miss my commenters….

  

 

Hello friends,

 

I miss you

Just popping in here to mention I have been trying to spend a bit more time on my FaceBook business page.  I am now updating it with more inspiration and eye candy.  I would love for you to follow-me on there if you are not already.  I miss the good ole days when people commented on blogs, anyone else feel like blog commenting has almost diminished?  I have been saying for months now someone needs to come up with a way where you can just click a little “heart” or “like” button under each blog post.  I often find myself reading blogs and just don’t have time to write a comment but wish I could say quickly “hey I read it and it was awesome!”   Which is why I LOVE Instagram, I will heart your stuff all the live long day!  So if you want to chat with me or see what I’ve been up to on a daily basis, please follow me on FaceBook.  I try and post things on there that you won’t see on my blog or my Instagram so it’s not the “same ole stuff”.  And please feel free to comment, I’d love to chat!!

****UPDATE**** My awesome husband just figured out how to add a “like” button to my post- its located at the top of each of my post!!!  Woo-hoo!!

xoxo

 

 

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Color Smitten: Blush & Stone

  

 
Hola friends!  The other day while perusing Pinterest I stumbled upon this image from a luxury hotel in Mexico, the Hotel Mirador.  Immediately my eye was drawn to the multiple shades of pink and gray, hence today I am color smitten with Blush & Stone.

 

Blush and stone

Pink can be one of those colors that many shy away from for fear of feeling too girly, but done right it can be sophisticated and luxurious.

For instance, this space by designer Anne Hepfer, is a perfect example of sophistication and luxury.  I would even venture to say that this room could possibly be hubby approved.

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Anne Hepfer

Same room, but a different angle.

Anne Hepfer

Anne Hepfer

The pinks and grays in this space from Cullman & Kravis are a bit brighter, but still feel avant-garde.

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Cullman & Kravis

And Barry Dixon certainly knows how to make pink feel masculine.

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Barry Dixon- via House Beautiful 

One of the easiest places to infuse some blush tones is in the bedroom.  I love both of these spaces from Suzanne Kasler and Windsor Smith.

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Suzanne Kasler

Windsor Smith

Windsor Smith

 

 

I’ve pulled together some blush & stone inspiration for you.  And I’ve already added that Hermes bag to my Christmas list, hey a girl can dream right??!

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Jonathan Adler Bench//Paint Colors BM Bashful 1171 & BM Revere Pewter HC-172//Tray-Zinc Door

Hermes Bag//Badgley Mischka Shoes//Flowering Branch Chandelier-Zinc Door//

Rug//Madeline Stuart Sofa

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The Monday Blues…

  

Hello friends!  Yes its Monday, boo!  Anyone else wish they were lounging here with drink in hand and the warm sunshine on your face?

Monday Blues

 

To help you shake your Monday Blues I thought I’d share some beautiful Interior Design spaces.

 

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Robert Passal- via: House Beautiful

Alexa Hampton

Alexa Hampton

Charlotte Moss

Charlotte Moss

Tobi Fairley

Tobi Fairley

Mary McDonald

Mary McDonald

Now, don’t you feel better already?

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Weekend Words of Wisdom

  

H. Jackson Brown Quote

 

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Happy weekend friends!!

 

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Color Smitten: Bittersweet & Zinc

  

Hello friends! I know we are still in the throes of Summer, but I can’t help but be drawn to these warm autumnal colors, Bittersweet and Zinc.  I love all the varying shades of orange, from the palest apricot to a rich warm rust.  I know many clients shy away from this color for fear of it feeling juvenile or Halloween-ish.   But paired with grays and cream, orange can become sophisticated and luxurious.

 

bittersweet & zinc

 

Oh how I would love to be bold enough to try a persimmon lacquered ceiling.

Gray orange

Designer Jeffrey Bilhuber

Mary McDonald, who is known for her use of rich bold color, has a beautiful kumquat orange fabric from her Schumacher line.

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Mary McDonald- Schumacher 

 

I love these more relaxed patterns from Thibaut in soft grays and orange.  These would be great in a kids playroom or a kitchen breakfast nook.

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Thibaut

And this room just makes me want to sit with a hot cup of tea and a captivating novel.

Belgian Pearls

Belgian Pearls

This space is probably my favorite.  It has a luxurious feel  but with a touch a masculinity.

Elle Decor

Elle Decor

Its all in the details, orange drapery panels with a contrasting gray and white banded edge.

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Traditional Home 

Bittersweet and zinc

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So, how about you?  Would you try some orange in your decor or do you have visions of pumpkins and Home Depot?

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