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Window Treatments: The Finishing Touch

Story by Angela Reeves | Photography by Jamie Wyatt
Design by Creative Interiors

When it comes to the design and furnishing of your home, there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution. The way you live, your sense of style, what’s important to you… it’s all unique. Drapery and window coverings are important to the overall design of a room to help pull everything together and compliment your unique style.

Window treatments and drapery are like “ice cream on hot apple pie,” according to Gina Graham from Creative Interiors. It’s the perfect finishing touch. The home of Todd and Jessica Towe, in Franklin, is a great example. A little color was added to frame the whole wall of windows so when you walk in the room it all balances together with various colors and textures and compliments the homeowners’ style and personality. The unique design of the treatments helps to draw your eye around the room, floor to ceiling, which pulls everything together for the perfect balance.

The Towe’s home is a blend of elegance and upscale western rustic. Jessica came to Creative Interiors with a pencil sketch of her ideas and they assisted her in finalizing the design. “It dresses the large wall of windows beautifully and integrates with the coordinating window treatments in the open concept dining area and kitchen. When entering the home and stepping into the living space, there’s a real WOW! factor,” said Linda Stallings, interior decorator with Creative Interiors. “She had the start of a vision for the room with colors she would like to accent. We presented her with various options of styles until we found one she likes and then it just grew from there,” said Graham.

Incorporating both function and fashion when choosing drapery is important to each room. Bedrooms typically need privacy so the window treatments need to open and close. This can be done through shades or draperies. Shades are now available in a variety of fabrics and textures. Woven shades with a 1” banding all around will help frame the window, add a little texture and still offer privacy when needed. Current trends see a lot of requests for velvet and linen, both soft textures but yet very different looks. Small geometric patterns with tone on tone color are also trendy at the moment. However, neutral colors and fabrics still remain popular and timeless, and stand the test of time as design and color can change each year.

Whether remodeling, new construction or just updating a room, drapery should be included in the beginning stage when you are looking at the needs for your room or home. The staff at Creative Interiors is ready to help as little or as much as you would like. They can help guide you to the right product for each room. Creative Interiors is located at 5280 Scottsville Road in Bowling Green.

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