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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Raised Swag with Bling - inspired by Houzz

I have been busy lately and will be adding numerous posts about my recent projects.  This post is about the guest bedroom for some new clients who were such a pleasure to work with!  The client's mom contacted me about providing window treatments for all of the couple's new home's windows and they were great to work with from the word "go".  The client provided me with numerous inspiration photos from Houzz, along with photos of their existing bedding or furniture, so that I could bring ideas and fabrics that would work well with her initial ideas.

We decided on ALL of the styles and fabrics for all eight rooms in one appointment - whew!  It was great fun to select everything all at once and get the fabric, trim and hardware orders rolling in.

This post is about the guest bedroom project.  Below is the photo of the existing bedding that we would coordinate with for the window treatment.

The inspiration photo showed a raised swag with contrast cascades and choux which were accented with large faceted faux crystals.  I love this treatment and in the inspiration photo, you can see the proportions are perfect for the window, and the fabric pattern repeat matches on the shower curtain and the cascades - design perfection by Pamela DeCuir Interior Designs, with flawless fabrication by Design by Evelyn!

Design by Pamela DeCuir Interior Designs; Fabrication by Design by Evelyn
I made a mockup of the treatment in my workroom, to check the proportions and make sure the swag fold would drape well in both the bottom folds and the lifted folds.

We selected an embroidered fabric for the main fabric, with contrast dark cream for the cascades and medium blue for the microcording on the cascade seam.

Here is the finished treatment at installation:

The husband was home during install and took photos to send to his wife as we went from room to room, so she could see how the project was going.  When she arrived home, she sent me the sweetest email stating that she ran from room to room, so excited to see each project and how well they complemented each room.  

I will be posting photos of the rest of their treatments soon - keep watching!



  1. Glad you liked the window treatment I designed. Lots of credit needs to be given to Evelyn Lalicata for the fabrication! This was a tricky one and my client was thrilled with the way it turned out.
    Thanks for the shout out - Pam DeCuir

  2. Hi Pam: I was wondering who fabricated it - Evelyn does such beautiful work, I should have known it could be her! Your project was so pretty with wonderful proportions and clearly well thought out design and workmanship. I am glad my client found your photo on Houzz and that I was able to use the project as inspiration for my client. Great work, Pam & Evelyn! I will amend the "tags" on this post to include Evelyn also. Thanks for the heads up!

  3. I love the color of that Bathroom window curtain, About how much is it to make one just like that one. My bathroom window is 40" long x 27 1/2" wide.