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!

58 comments:

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

    happy Monday :-)
    abby

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

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

    -Rene

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

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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

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  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!

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

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  7. Beautiful! It really perks up the space!

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

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

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  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!

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

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  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

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

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  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

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  16. Fran! It's absolutely lovely!!

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

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

    Amy R.

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

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

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

    Hope you're well!

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

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  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!

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

    xoxoox

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  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!

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  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

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  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! :)

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  28. Hi Kelly: The fabric is from F Schumacher Imperial Trellis in Citrine. Here is the link: http://www.fschumacher.com/search/ProductDetail.aspx?sku=2707213

    You can purchase it here: http://www.insidefabric.com/search.aspx?SearchTerm=imperial

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

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

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  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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