My clients, like me, typically don’t have unlimited budgets. We try to maximize their money and achieve a high-end look without going high-end on every single purchase.
When designing the Farmington Project, I knew to splurge on a few items like artwork, we were going to have to find a way to still give her beautiful window treatments but cut down the cost. Her husband didn’t really want drapes in that room and I thought a relaxed roman shade would look beautiful on the three windows along her wall. Custom roman shades ain’t cheap, so we decided on a DIY approach.
Like me, my client is expecting, and also works a busy job so she asked if I could make them for her. I’ve made them before and knew the easiest way to tackle them. I then asked my lovely and talented design assistant, Hailey, to make them, following my direction, while I prepped everything for install. She followed the same tutorial that I used when I made them for my master bathroom.
They are each a diy faux relaxed roman shade so they don’t move up and down, but that wasn’t a concern because the windows already had blinds which can be easily hidden under the shade then pulled down for privacy when needed.
The beautiful fabric is Gold Scallop from Caitlin Wilson Textiles. I’ve received some requests for info on other items in the home, so here are a few sources:
Don’t you love when someone can’t spot the DIY in the room? Such a great feeling.