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Looking for window treatment help

Discussion in 'Homeowners Corner' started by pamD, Jul 5, 2004.

  1. pamD

    pamD Member

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    I just moved into a Van Metre Sinclair with a huge living room window with a half-round at the top and under a cathedral ceiling. (see a partial picture at http://www.cloverleafct.com/images/0622/06290003 (Medium).JPG) I have no idea what to do with this window. I am not crazy about blinds (although I haven't ruled them out), and I don't want to spend a fortune.

    Does anyone have any recommendations on inexpensive seamstress/designers or any ideas from their experience? Pictures would be great!

    Pam D.


    Pam D.
  2. pamD

    pamD Member

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    We got some custom-made semi-circle blinds that fit the window. We used a good blind vendor who helped us with our selection. I can't remember all the details, but other options ended up not making sense. If you are interested I can provide the vendor's name.

    Eric Kulisch
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    gammonbabe New Member

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    I have similar windows in my morning room. What I have done is to put regular sheers on the lower windows. Then I placed one scarfholder above the top window, and one on to the left and right of the regular windows (just above the top of each outer window). I then used two scarves that met in the center scarfholder to frame the main window, and to drape slightly into the half-circle.

    I got a lot of compliments on that idea.

    M.
  5. Carol Al-Ajroush

    Carol Al-Ajroush New Member

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    I used Value Blind Heirloom Draperies. (703 406 2303) They are local, prompt and very professional. I knew exactly what kind of window treatments I wanted but could not find them locally or via the internet so I drew my own plans and they made them up for me.

    Another alternative which I have done for some of the rooms with smaller windows (we have a Spruce) is I have taken various shawls I have collected from places abroad and "converted" them into window treatments.
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    Personally, I think covering that arch deters from the architectural beauty of the window...let the natural light shine in!:D Just my two sense(s)...
  7. Carol Al-Ajroush

    Carol Al-Ajroush New Member

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    Just make sure if you decide to let the light shine in that if you have any carpets or rugs which fall into the path of the light that there is no risk of them ultimately getting faded. I had to watch that carefully in a previous home. I loved having the sunlight come through but with carpets on the floors, I had to routinely rotate them to avoid fading/damage from direct sunlight.



  8. sasha_j

    sasha_j New Member

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    Have you considered window films? Depending on the exposure, films could be the way to go, as they block out all the glare and much of the heat.

    We have Vista film on everyone of our 23 windows.

    http://www.latint.com/Residential/residential.htm

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