Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A Little "Jewelry" For Your Shades

Sorry!...despite the promise to post photos of the completed headboard today, I didn't get any pictures taken. It was finally a decent day in Oregon and we took full advantage of this rare summer moment and spent nearly the entire day outside! It has been the wettest June on recorded history in Portland, with the days feeling and looking more like cool wet fall days than the first days of summer. We were beginning to feel cheated, but not today. And as for the photos...let's try again tomorrow!

In the meantime, look at these gorgeous decorative shades pulls from Zwick Window Shade Co. in Chicago.


While designing Isabella's bedroom last summer I had intended to install roller shades that I would customize with trim. The shades were to be layered behind the drapery panels made for the room. But isn't there nearly always a point in a project where either the budget or energy runs dry, with a few final projects being put aside for a later day?!


This was just such a project. But with the arrival of the longer summer days, I am realizing a darker room in the morning might help Isabella sleep past the crack of dawn. So, finally shades are going to be hung on her windows. I'll be using simple roller shades but will dress them up. One design element I definitely wanted to add were beautiful decorative shade pulls and look the lovelies I found during my search!


Jewelry for shades, most definitely!!


I've ordered a style, but I'm not telling you which one just yet!


More on this project in the next couple of weeks...

24 comments :

  1. Jewelry for shades - you are so right! It is always so important how you finish and this such a nice closing touch. I really like all the styles, I am anxious to see the style you selected.

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  2. That is such a great reminder. We use black out roller shades and they could certainly use a little jewelry. So glad you could enjoy an outside day.

    -Rene

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  3. Love those pulls! They are just like jewelry. I'm glad you finally had some good weather, and were able to enjoy it!!

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  4. I wish we had some of that ran! Its been in the 90's here for the past 2 weeks and I'm over it!

    These would be so cool in Isabellas room! Erika is using shades in her kids room. She's going to be thrilled to see this!

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  5. I didn't even know something like this existed. I guess that is a detail I never thought about. Nice!

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  6. those shades are quite lovely! i was just talking to lakeitha about using shades in my children's rooms in combination with a faux roman. still deciding!

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  7. You can send your cooler weather our way! Love the bling for the shades. Here's hoping you have more good weather to enjoy the Summer with the kiddos.

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  8. These shade pulls are awesome - they really dress up those boring roller shades! : )

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  9. I just purchased roller shades for Kendra's room. I was trying to find a way to dress them up without making them look fusssy. THIS IS IT! I'm now on the hunt for some old jewelry I know will work perfectly. WOO HOO! You made my day.

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  10. Very pretty choices! It definitely keeps them from looking like "plain old roller shades".

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  11. A little bling for your window, great idea! Aren't those in the last picture shade pulls? I love the colors!

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  12. These are so great- I love that you can dress up regular old roller shades with something fun like this!

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  13. I love it! We have a roller shade that hides behind a valance in the kitchen. I'm always taking the bbq tongs to get it down :) I think this would be much more classy!
    Have a great day:)

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  14. What a great idea--have never seen these.

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  15. Love it! I have the same roller shades in my childrens rooms, and have been wanting to embelish them. I think I'll be inspired by your idea!! Thank you!

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  16. The second image is my favorite! :) I can't wait to see what your doing and which one you picked!

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  17. Oooh, how exciting! Can't wait to see what you picked. I need to put some blackout shades up in our nursery, but they are just so blah. I had no idea you could dress them up so much!

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  18. Details, details! It's something I am trying hard to remember, even when I'm tempted to call a job 'done' prematurely :)

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  19. I love these! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing :).

    Morgan@PDB

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  20. Genius! Great idea...I love them so much I would want to use them as cabinet pulls too! Not sure how that would work??

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  21. Great idea! Also, where can you order black out roller shades?

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  22. I think I'm going to try attaching a pretty pull -- but I'm going to use some old shoe clips or clip on earrings that I 'inherited' in a box of costume jewlery from my oma.

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  23. I just started reading your blog and was surprised you bought the pulls from Zwicks! I live a block away from the store. I'll have to stop in and check out the shade pulls.

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  24. Little jewelry for your shades is given here. Have a look at it
    Curtains

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