Sheron Cardin's Input...: Clever window treatment!

I have been an interior designer for over 27 years and I have always taught my clients the principles I used while decorating their home so they may enjoy decorating too. The home staging trend in residential real estate is a great way to reach more people every day and what I enjoy the most is they are learning the basics of good design through staging. It is my dream for every person to know the joy and pride of living in a decorated home.

Clever window treatment!

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My hats off to Becky  Zimmerman, Interiors by Decorating Den for taking First Place at the Window Fashion Envision Design Competition held in Atlanta for 'Whole-Room Integration.

I don't know Becky and she does not know me but her approach to this window is brilliant. No swags, scarves, valances, rods, cornice boxes, etc. Such a simple concept yet I have never seen it before nor would I have ever thought of it.

This is a very easy treatment to use in home staging and very practical. By upholstering simple square boards with foam and a good upholstery fabric then one could use a number of fabrics for the attached panels. A little velcroe, a picture frame hook and viola!

Congratulations Becky!

She also shares her paint color selections: Benjamine Moore: Eucalyptus Leaf, Bryant Gold, Confederate Red, Plum Raisin. (The floor is Travertine)

 

Namaste

Comment balloon 35 commentsSheron Cardin • May 22 2008 10:50AM

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How fun! And they match the pillows on the sofa! I like the colors, too. Thanks, Sheron!

Posted by Elaine Manes Gage, Staging done ONLINE! (Home Staging Online Services) over 11 years ago

What a great idea ! Thanks for Sharing it Sheron !!

Posted by Fernando Rosado, 561-906-0050 or 561-840-8950 over 11 years ago

Sheron ~ What a great idea!  Are the squares made of wood, do you know?

Posted by Kathy Passarette, L.I. Staging/Decorating (Creative Home Expressions) over 11 years ago

Kathy - I love them too and will make them. I would imagine they are made just like a cornice box only abbreviated. I will use plywood, 4 " foam, and a heavy upholstery fabric. I emailed Becky so she may respond and let me know.

Fernando - I wish I had come up with the idea but I am happy someone did.

Elaine - me too.

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 11 years ago

That is a wonderful and inexpensive idea...thanks for sharing..

Posted by Mary Lou Teague, Home Style and Staging Knoxville. TN (HOME STYLE AND STAGING LLC ) over 11 years ago

Mary Lou - I don't know about you but I have many totes filled with fabric samples I pulled for clients over the years...I loved them then and I love them now. I will be digging to find enough of one pattern to make two.

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 11 years ago
They are made just like regular cornices. Then the panels are installed inside with a tiny rod or velcro. Panels look best if they have two returns. Glad you liked them!
Posted by Becky Zimmerman over 11 years ago

Great post!  Thanks for sharing this idea. I'm always looking for new window treatment ideas.

Posted by Nancy Robertson, RESA (Signature Style Staging) over 11 years ago

Window treatments are wonderful and the colors are great too!

 

Posted by Valentina Kenny, www.showhouse.ca (People realty Advantage) over 11 years ago

I love this! So glad you shared. This is a fabulous tip!

~michelle

Posted by Michelle Molinari, Feature This Real, Estate Staging & Curb Appeal Concepts (FEATURE THIS... Real Estate Staging & Interior Decor) over 11 years ago

LOVE this idea!!!  I have got to try this one!

Posted by Kristina Leone (Lionheart Home Staging, LLC) over 11 years ago

Very cool, okay when you make it can you post the directions - pretty please... Which would be much easier then me trying to figure it out....

Posted by Sandra Hughes, Redesigned Spaces - Fairfax County, Virginia (Redesigned Spaces - Northern Virginia) over 11 years ago

Fabulous. Very creative! Kym

Posted by Kym Hough, Staged to Sell East Bay - Danville, CA (www.Staged-to-Sell ) over 11 years ago

Those are great!  Now what does it mean, they look best with two returns?  Thanks

Posted by Amy Prouty (Home Staging) over 11 years ago

Sheron,

You just made my day! I love window treatments and these look like amillion bucks!

Posted by Susan Peters, The Better it Looks the Better it Sells (Dove Realty Inc.) over 11 years ago

These are very special and I think we should call them the Becky Boxes or the Zimmermans ;-)

My graphic word is jujube...remember them?

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 11 years ago

Amy - 2 returns are a left and right return to the wall and not just attached to the back of the board and hanging down.

Sandra - will do!

Kym - you said it!

Kristina - they really are fresh!

Thank you all for stopping by.

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 11 years ago

Nice looking room, seems warm and inviting. Just love clever people. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Rob Baldwin, REALTOR, Santa Clarita (US ECO-GREEN REAL ESTATE INC.) over 11 years ago

Sheron, that is such an awesome idea for a window treatment.  It's perfect for staging!  Thanks so much for sharing that.

Posted by Charlene Storozuk, Home Stager - Burlington Ontario (Dezigner Digz) over 11 years ago

I love the wall colors.  Thanks for including them.

Posted by Beth Lester, Home Staging & Interior Decorating (Beth Lester Designs) over 11 years ago

Love it!!

Posted by Kathy Somers, Stage it First Home Staging (Stage it First) over 11 years ago

Yep! Me to.

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 11 years ago

Very cool!!!

Posted by Liz Kennedy ~ Stage It Simple, Bedford, TX (Stage It Simple) over 11 years ago

Another question, how many inches should the returns be? 

Posted by Amy Prouty (Home Staging) over 11 years ago
I usually make the returns about 3.5. It's easier to hang that way because you can fit your hand under there to install it.
Posted by Becky over 11 years ago

Thanks Becky!

Posted by Amy Prouty (Home Staging) over 11 years ago

That is a great idea!  Thanks for posting the photos.  I love that room.

Posted by Tori Lynn Wallitsch (Prudential Ambassador / Ross Designs, LLC) over 11 years ago

Becky - your room is a big hit here too!

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 11 years ago

Oh I love these, especially because I hate hanging rods and this is a nice top treatment for the little technique I have been using. They seem simple enough, thanks for sharing Sheron and I hope you are doing well, we have not spoken (via AR) in awhile.

Thanks Phyllis Pafumi

Posted by Phyllis Pafumi, ReStyled to Sell Staging Homes NJ (ReStyled to Sell Home Staging New Jersey) over 11 years ago

Phyllis - it has been way too long. Sure do miss you and others like Val and James and Judy and wow, I could go on and on. It is a really unique window treatment, I agree...doesn't happen too often.

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 11 years ago

Beautiful look.  I remember someone once made the analogy that glam window coverings were like the eyelashes on an eye...it completes the look beautifully and would be plain without. 

Posted by Terrylynn Fisher, HAFA Certified, EcoBroker, CRS, CSP Realtor, Etc. (Dudum Real Estate Group - BuyStageSell.com) over 11 years ago

Aloha Sharon,

Wow, very neat and unique! It such a different, new approach, and it looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing Sharon!

Peace,

Posted by Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i (HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 ) over 11 years ago

Hi Kimo - very wow! Have fun with it and be sure to share some photos!

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 11 years ago

I love the idea,and am thinking they could be made round as well.

Posted by Nicola Lindsay, CRSS (Nicola Lindsay ReDesign and Home Staging) over 11 years ago

Nicola - I had the same thought!

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 11 years ago

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