Easy and Breezy.....



As you already know, for years, I struggled with finishing our master bedroom. I never quite felt inspired enough, having made a few mistakes in there, and never really addressing them. The wood wall that divided our dressing area from the main room was an issue. The contractor mistakenly used walnut instead of oak; and from there it went downhill. It was all a mess.We needed something as window coverings so I cobbled together some leftover silk fabric from our home in California as makeshift curtains for the time being, and over the course of the years they became more and more shabby (not in a good way!)

(this was before!)

This was an area of our home Phil had an opinion about usually he doesn’t care what I do. In our bedroom he wanted clean and modern lines, nothing fussy- and no clutter! I agreed, but I wanted it to also feel cozy and ZEN.

This year I finally changed out that walnut wall and suddenly felt inspired. It was time to find the perfect window treatments to soften the space and make it inviting. I usually have our curtains made by a seamstress friend. I look for a beautiful fabric in the design center. Historically, I go very simple. And I am not always happy in the end. Spending a lot of money on expensive fabric with the risk of not getting it right is discouraging!

I decided it was time to leave it to the experts so I reached out to The Shade Store. I never realized how beautiful their fabric selection was (and I’m picky!) and ordering as many swatches as I wanted was fast and easy. Before our initial meeting, I made a wish-list of what I wanted. We have a mish-mosh of windows in there: French doors that open to a small deck, a large picture window that overlooks the beach, and a few smaller double-hungs. Additionally, our master bath has a couple of windows so of course I wanted to have both rooms work together yet function differently.