Monday, January 24, 2011

Before and After: Kitchen Flat Roman Shade

This year I resolved to add some final touches to our kitchen.  One of the things I wanted to do was to add a flat roman shade to our kitchen window.  Not for privacy -  I just wanted to add a dose of color and pattern.  Here is my kitchen now with my new flat roman shade:

Don't you love it?  I bought the fabric at an awesome price from LGN and was contemplating doing the shade myself.  Even though I got the fabric for a great price, it was still more than I would usually pay and I didn't want to risk messing up the fabric.  So, I opted to have the roman shade done by Windows by Melissa (found via 6th Street Design). Melissa does custom window treatments.  Here is another shot:

Melissa did an amazing job and the shade was super affordable compared to how much custom shades run.  I am extremely happy.  Just so you can get the real effect, here is the before shot:

And, another before shot:

A big difference, huh?  I think the shade makes the kitchen and now every time I walk into my kitchen I smile!  Thank you, Melissa!!  It was great working with you!

Sidenote: I made my post column wider and so now I can post larger pictures.  I think it looks a lot better.  Here is a great tutorial if you need one!


  1. What a transformation! I love it! I might need her skills for a current client...

    happy Monday :-)

    1. But the fabric pattern is crooked and it throws everything off.

  2. I love it Fran! Amazing how it transforms that space. Wow! This is on my long list of things to do.


  3. Oh this is nice. Looks good in your space.

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

  4. Fran, it looks wonderful! Such a fresh look w/ the light cabinets.

  5. It looks amazing and that is exactly what I'm trying to do in my bedroom! I'll have to look into Melissa's pricing...clearly her work is superb!

  6. Fran it looks soooo good- well done- I adore the pop of yellow.

  7. Beautiful! It really perks up the space!

  8. Love It! and completely adds so much life to the kitchen!

  9. It is the perfect finishing touch. The pattern and color is just right for that spot. Melissa did such a nice job.

  10. Perfect Fran I love it, what a difference a little fabric can make!

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  11. Fran, it looks absolutely beautiful! I really love your kitchen and I love me a simple Roman shade. What a difference that citron yellow (and great pattern) makes!

  12. My dear little Francoise,
    Nice work, Much love,
    Guess who?

  13. You are REALLY demolishing that New Year's list! The kitchen... check. The office... check. I can't wait to see what's next!
    -ME xo

  14. It looks amazing! I love it! You beat me to this fabric. I am glad it found a great home.

  15. WOW! that is the jewel in a beautiful setting. Watched Kevin put it up and you are so lucky to have a super handy husband. You have changed your Cape Cod farmhouse into a warm updated home. Love you Grammy

  16. Fran! It's absolutely lovely!!

  17. Oh my, this is amazing...adore the fabric!!

  18. Perfection Fran, perfection! I just can't get enough trellis. Seriously this makes a big difference in the space. Bravo!

    Amy R.

  19. so cute! and the lemons are the perfect accessory :)

  20. Love it, Fran! Looks fabulous. Great choice!

  21. doesn't it add so much? I love it! Now there's another store I need to check out.

    Hope you're well!

  22. LOVE Imperial Trellis and the shade truly makes the kitchen. It's just so cheery.

  23. Wow! I love your kitchen, it is something right out of my dreams :) I found you through 6th Street Design School, I'm hooked!

  24. Woohoo, Fran! Looking GREAT! So glad to see all that lovely fabric put to good use!


  25. Hi there! I came over from 6th Street Design School. I love the new curtain! I'm off now to check out the rest of your fun blog! Have a great day!

  26. Stunning!! I've been on a hunt for a fabric for a shade for my kitchen and I am in love love love with this fabric. I'll have to check out LGN. Love her blog as well and see if I might be my lucky day and she may know where I can get my hands on some

  27. Oh my! what is that fabric called?!?! I would love to purchase some in another color and can't find it online anywhere. Help! :)

  28. Hi Kelly: The fabric is from F Schumacher Imperial Trellis in Citrine. Here is the link:

    You can purchase it here:

  29. Fran - thanks so much! I'm inspired to get this done in my kitchen now!

  30. Can you tell me how this curtain is hung? what kind of rod/hardware?

  31. How did you know how much fabric to purchase based on your window size? I am struggling as I have 5 LARGE windows in my kitchen. I want fun and bright (roman shade or valance) but i do not want to compromise much of the light. I love how bright it is.

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  54. Is that patterned fabric shown more of a green or a yellow? I love the imperial trelis for our kitchen, but we have yellow accents (like a glass bowl full of lemons) and I am wondering if this fabric in Citrine would match? Thanks!