Dress Up Time

Aloha! I'm back from my lovely vacation in Hawaii (and work trip in Toronto).  After a three week hiatus, Velvet Toolbox is back in full effect, yeeehaww!

A couple of months ago, I ordered a gorgeous fabric from Avenue Design and had them construct a roman shade for the window above our kitchen sink.  I came home from Hawaii to a wonderful voicemail letting me know that the roman shade was ready for pickup.  Obviously I couldn't contain my excitement and I made my way to the store within a few hours of landing.

I'm really pleased with how it turned out:

Roman Shade

The fabric is a creamy linen, with charcoal grey / nearly black velvet stripes, which blends in perfectly with the backsplash color scheme and pattern.

Roman Shade, close up

In nearly 1 year of renovations, I think installing the shade has to be the easiest thing I've ever done.  We bought some small white L-brackets from Rona, which I then screwed into the back of the roman shade.

Drilling L Bracket Into Roman Shade

I then screwed in the other end directly to the window frame, and voila!  That's it, that's all folks!Installing Roman Shade

Roman Shade, Installed

Roman Shade, head on view

I find that dressing up a window really completes the design of a room.

What do you think?