Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Master Bath Redesign...Windows and Niche




Clean, simple and tailored describe these window treatments. It's important to balance design elements in a room, the detailed alongside the pared down. It makes a room more interesting, allowing some details to star while others provide the background. If every aspect of a room has a wow factor, they tend to cancel each other out.

The goal when choosing these window treatments was to provide privacy while not blocking the room's natural light and view. These tailored, grass cloth roman shades achieve this goal. In the sunlight the shape and movement of the trees can be seen through the shades. (Unfortunately Oregon hasn't had sun in days...so these photos don't convey this!)

In the niche a towel bar was removed, allowing for a dramatic focal point. The plan was to place several tall glass candlesticks here, but when I was out shopping and spotted this tall smokey grey vase, I knew it was perfect! (From Crate and Barrel). With the golden grass, under the accent light, an absolutely gorgeous moment is created in this bath.

In the next blog I'll talk about one of my favorite design principles...re purposing. With room for seating in this bath, and I am bringing in two chairs that have undergone a beautiful transformation.

2 comments :

  1. I have been following your designs for some time...it's now almost a daily habit to check to see what new thing you are creating/doing. Now that we have moved into a new house I felt I had to write...I love so many of your designs and your thrifty finds...a girl after my own heart. Would you mind sharing where you got the grass cloth roman shades for the master bath? We've been in our home for 6 weeks now and I'm getting anxious to get some permanent window treatments up. Thanks! Dana P.

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  2. I wrote you back directly, Dana, but for anyone else wondering, these Grass Roman Shades were made by Mark Window Products. Unfortunately my rep just informed me they are going out of business. Another good company to consider as a source for similar shades is Smith + Noble.
    Thanks!
    Janell

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