Thursday, August 25, 2011

Add Some Nail Heads to a Cornice...

Looking to add some extra detail to a window treatment?
Recently I completed a drapery job for a client.

Here's the before photo...

And Here's the completed job...

The great room had just recently be redone.
I was called in to soften the room with fabric.

What to do?
It was a large room with some heavy elements....

I designed window treatments and custom pillows
that fit into the room perfectly.

Here's another view of the large window that needed
some accessorizing with fabrics.

The windows on either side of the fireplace
 were flanked with window treatments
 that had some extra special detail.

Sometimes just by adding nailheads to a cornice,
that will give you the added WOW factor you're looking for.

The cornice was covered with a dupioni silk fabric. 
 Next was to draw the design for the nail heads onto tissue paper,
 and then transfer the design onto the cornice.
Each nail headed was then pounded in individually.
This took some time, but was well worth the effort. 

I ordered the Fleur-De-Lis wood appliqué from

It comes unfinished.
 It was painted to match the finish of the nail heads.
This appliqué was 9" tall. 
It comes in various sizes which you can view Here.

Here is a close up of the deatil.
It was a sunny day so the photos are not top quality.

The kitchen is attached to the great room,
so the window over the sink
 needed to have a bit of WOW factor also.

I chose two coordinating fabrics
 that worked well with the solid fabric in the great room.

The window treatment had some extra "Bells and Whistles".
The jabots was made out of an embroidered silk fabric.
Each jabot was attached to the arched cornice
 with wooden medallions.
 Pretty tassels hung from the end of each of the jabots.

The cornices arched shaped helped to frame the windows
 beautiful view of the lake.

I loved the challenge
and the client LOVED her new window treatments!

I'll be linking up to.....


Traci said...

I LOVE everything about this. Sooo pretty!!! The house looks really pretty too.

WhyCuzICan said...

WOW! A huge stunner there! Lovely and I love the fleur with it too :)

Visiting from "Finding Fabulous" Linky Party tonight,
~Suzanne in NW Illinois

Unknown said...

Great idea!

Sueann said...

Gorgeous! I love all the little details.

Miss Kitty said...

Thanks for posting about the nail head classy! I saw your post over at "Show and Tell Friday".

Inspired by you said...

Wow! Gorgeous!!

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Amazing what nail heads could do for a cornice!! Wonderful idea.

I would be honored to have you add your creation to Amaze Me Monday

BizzyMom said...

Wow!! LOVE it! Your 'can't be found in a catalog' approach to designing window treatments is amazing.

Unknown said...

What an original design for cornice boards! Can you tell me how the curtain is attached to it? It looks to be on the outside of the cornice on one side. What material did you use for the cornice?

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