Hello Allen's readers! It's great to be back with you today. I hope spring is treating you well and that you're soaking up some sun!
Being a Southern girl, I'm especially fond of the warmer temps and longer days we have this time of year. I also love natural light and the beauty that it can bring to any room!
Tall panels like these make the room "guest-ready" and opening them allows plenty of light to shine throughout the space. Since living rooms are such a multipurpose space, it can be nice to maintain some formality while still making your window treatments work for everyday use.
Most people typically think of using roman shades in kitchens or baths. However, they make a fantastic option for bedrooms, too. Having one near a bed can provide extra light for reading, too. For this room, I matched the panel to the duvet and shams to create a polished look.
If you like to entertain, you know that lighting can make or break any event. Blending blinds with panels gives you more control over how much light you let into the room. Here I paired matching cornices and panels with plantation shutters to give the room a more formal or "dressed" look.
If you live in an area that's lucky enough to get warm temps for more than a few months out of the year, you might also consider changing out your draperies for a fun summer pattern made from a lightweight material. As a color lover, my motto is "go bold or go home."
Speaking of windows, I'm also excited to be a guest speaker at this year's Vision Conference in Chicago, April 23 - 26. I'll be sharing some of my favorite trends for windows and more about my business and design philosophy. If you're in the area, I hope to see you there.