Kitchen Valance Blodgett

Top Treatments Winner

Quent Blodgett

Budget Blinds - Boise, ID

Budget Blinds – Boise, ID

As Top Treatments 1st place winner, and taking 2nd place in Soft Shades and Curtains and Draperies, Budget Blinds of Idaho is our biggest winner in 2015. Great job Team Blodgett!

  • Roman shades are a classic window covering that offer a contemporary take on traditional design.
  • Crisp white shades are accented with teal banding to coordinate with the counter stools and dining table end chairs.
  • Patterned drapery panels on the large windows in the dining area enhance the teal accent color of the Roman shades

Winning Project #1:  

Custom Kitchen Valance

This customer wanted to add softness and color to her white kitchen. The size of the window required us to design a large valance.  Initially, the customer was worried it would look cramped in the space between the cabinets but we assured her that it needed to fill the entire area for best visual balance in the space.  The fabric ties were purposely not lined up with the wood dividers in the window in order to create dimension and better proportions for the valance.  The silky sheen of the fabric adds softness in contrast to the hard-surface cabinets and granite.  The diamond pattern of the fabric was selected to complement the scale and color of the Travertine backsplash.

Winning Project #2:  

Herringbone Drapery with Edge Banding

The homeowner described this home as a Spanish style with contemporary accents. Our task was to warm up the space that had a cold, stark feeling with vaulted ceilings and white walls.  The patterned carpet and some of the tile work in the adjoining kitchen posed a bit of a challenge because they both have bold patterns that we wanted the drapery to complement.  A beautiful herringbone fabric was selected that embraced both the Spanish and contemporary elements of the home while also working with other design details in each of the rooms.

To tie in some of the darker colors in the window frames and furnishings, a dark edge banding was used on both the leading edge and return edge of the drapes.  The darker colored fabric of the banding ties in beautifully with the carpet background color.  For the hardware, a 2” wood pole was selected to run the entire length of the window to tie in the dark window frames, stain of the doors and the hardwood floors.  The rod helps anchor the vaulted ceiling and adds coziness to the otherwise massive room.

Winning Project #3:

Big and Bright with a touch of formal – Balloon and Roller Shades 

We took the customer’s vision for a “big, poufy, bright Roman shade” and evolved into a 12-foot balloon shade with orange polka dot fabric.  The description sounds scary but the room turned out amazing!  We found a muted orange fabric with red, brown and gold dots; all of the same colors in the customer’s sofa and other furnishings.  To balance the room and the massive balloon shade, we used the same fabric in panels for arched doors in the opposite side of the room.  This has become the customer’s favorite spot in her home.  We were a bit surprised to find that “big, poufy, and bright” could be so stylish!

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