I read in one of my window fashions design books that it’s a good idea to use five-inch pleats (over the usual four-inch) when you have a ceiling height that’s over eight feet. I took the opportunity to try it with these new pleated drapery panels in our family room.
I don’t think anyone will notice a difference particularly, but I like that the pleat height doesn’t look too small. As long as the panels look balanced without calling attention to themselves, I’m happy.
Remember my post about Creating a Window Treatment Optical Illusion? I’m glad to be rid of these old panels that were here when we bought the house. Sometimes we stick with the old far too long!
Do you see the difference in positioning from before?
I’ve always loved the dressy look of goblet pleats. Since this is a family room that’s not all that fussy, I softened the look by not stuffing the goblets with tissue paper.
I also added a four-inch border on the side edges of the panels to echo the fabric I used to cover an ottoman in the room.
I expected the chair fabric to be darker, but it reflects so much light! I hope I can keep it clean. Yikes!
I moved this covered table from HH’s office around the corner. There’s an old navy circular skirt tucked away upstairs, but I like the lighter color of this pleated one (see pleated skirt tutorial here). This type of table skirt is much easier to make than the circular type – and takes much less fabric (only 2 yards!).
The tiny stripes in the fabric have two shades of red, a green and a deeper gold than the background.
Both the red recliner and my new chair were manufactured by Comfort Designs.
Both are very comfortable, and HH’s recliner is holding up extremely well. even though he falls into it every time he sits rather than sitting gently. (Is that a man thing?)
I had a restful weekend with Mom 2 and her daughter, JA, this weekend. Mom 2 wasn’t feeling well, so we only visited one antique store. We tried our best to restrain her (and ourselves!) so she got the rest she needed.
I found two things on our antique mall visit that excite me greatly, so I’m looking forward to sharing those with you here.
Do you get jazzed when you find fun things to add to your decor at a great price? I do!
I’m sharing at Metamorphosis Monday.