Cheery IkatAt a Charlotte, North Carolina, house, designer Lindsey Coral Harper made a Roman colour in the same cloth as the kitchen sofa, Thom Filicia's Prospect in Shadow for Kravet, to take the ikat pattern Throughout the room.
Layered EffectTo make a tailored look in a simple, monochromatic kitchen, designer Teri Thomas chose a valance and Roman shade in precisely the exact same fabric. She utilized a custom-printed cloth for the shade and its topper from Galbraith and Paul, '' says contractor Duane Johns of Advanced Renovations.
Exotic Element"Fabric colors are like great art: They change a space and its inhabitants," says Kara Roberts, Director of Merchandising for Smith & Noble, the manufacturer of those Moroccan-style colors shown here. Flat Roman shades fold up at the very top when raised and lie flat when reduced, creating a very low profile look that works with a wide range of prints and fabrics.
Coordinated CharmFabric-based window treatments are a great way to balance all of the hard surfaces in the kitchen while at the same time adding pattern and colour. This custom arched shade can raise and lower to privacy and control sunlight. "Whether down or up, the shade keeps the kitchen feeling sunny with splashes of yellow from this Thom Filicia fabric, Prospect at Shadow," states the manufacturer. Continue the look by using fabric in areas like lampshades (see the shades on the wall sconces), barstools, chairs and even Fido's mattress.
Dark and White"I wanted it to look less boring and more like a smart butler's pantry," designer Lilly Bunn claims of the New York City kitchen. The Roman shade is created from Holland & Sherry's Belfour linen, and the existing cabinets are painted Benjamin Moore Aura from Black.
Formal EffectDesigner Robin Baron gave this tasteful country kitchen the perfect finishing touch with an ornate scalloped valance over the sink. "I always say 'great layout is in the details' and this gorgeous valance is a perfect example," says Baron. "I used the depth of iron pins to create the dramatic pleating instead of a traditional rod and embellished the timeless linen floral cloth with tassel trim, and matching tape, giving importance and weight for the country-inspired valance."
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