Today we’re excited to share photos from a really fun project we did with the talented, Albie Buabeng (aka Albie Knows). We were introduced to Albie via Emily Henderson’s blog (she’s a contributor) and when we found out that she was renovating her home in the PNW, we jumped at the chance to provide custom window treatments for her freshly designed spaces.
While Albie’s home was perfectly functional, it definitely didn’t reflect her unique style. Plus, the curtains and blinds left behind by the previous homeowners were particularly tired and in need of an upgrade.
The Design Consultation
With so many windows to cover, Albie met with a local Decorview designer to discuss her unique functional needs, which included:
- Room-darkening options that will improve sleep in each of the bedrooms
- Adding smart-home functionality that will allow Albie to operate window treatments using an app or voice command
- Hiding an eyesore view out one of the home’s main windows
Our nationwide network of designers are window covering experts, so Albie’s local designer was able to help her find the perfect combination of shades and/or drapery for each room in her home. Plus, she suggested functional solutions, like Top-Down/Bottom-Up operation that provides more placement opportunities within the window – perfect for hiding a bad view, while still letting in light.
And for the cherry on top, Albie’s designer suggested Kirsch Automation to meet her smart-home requirements. Now Albie and her family can easily operate their smart shades using an app. Or they can program shades to move throughout the day to a set schedule.
Now the the full reveals will be rolled out in stages, however first up we have…
Custom Drapery for a Guest Bedroom
With so many decorating projects happening at the same time, Albie decided to furnish this room with décor she mostly already had on hand. With that in mind, she wanted a window treatment style that would not only work with her existing décor, but was also neutral and transitional enough to work with whatever she decided to do in the space in the future.
For this room, Albie chose Kirsch custom drapery in a lovely neutral, but highly textural fabric. For added light-filtering and privacy, she paired the fabric panels with automated Kirsch Roller Shades in a complementary fabric. For added luxe and visual interest, Albie chose a matte black drapery rod with square crystal finials.
Next up we have…
Motorized Shades for a Modern Kitchen
When we saw the transformation of this space our jaws dropped. With so many modern details, Albie decided that motorized Kirsch Roller Shades would be the perfect finishing touch to the space. But these classic window treatments are anything but boring, the highly textural fabric adds the perfect amount of visual interest, and the gray tones complement the kitchen’s color palette beautifully. A matching valance hides the roller and other operating components for a sleek, uncluttered look at the window.
For more details on this amazing space, check out the full reveal post on Emily Henderson’s blog.
Top-Down/Bottom-Up Shades For a Bay Window
Architectural features like this large bay window in Albie’s living room really brighten a space, but all that openness means unobstructed views, whether you’re inside looking out or outside looking in. For this room, Albie wanted to increase privacy without sacrificing the light and airy feel. Her Decorview designer suggested classic cellular shades in a soft neutral color that would soften, but not block incoming light. And for added versatility, she suggested the Top-Down/Bottom-Up feature so Albie can position the shades anywhere within the window.
Room-Darkening Shades for a Media Room
Unlike the living room, Albie wanted to block as much incoming light as possible to achieve a movie theater atmosphere in her media room. For this space she chose a modern roller shade in a deep warm tone with a blackout liner. The shade was mounted to the outside of the window for maximum room-darkening.
Next up is a sneak peek of the dining room…
Custom Drapes for Contemporary Dining Room
With the full details on this space to come, we wanted to give you a little sneak peek of the beautiful custom drapery in this room.
Get the Look
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Can’t get enough of these design projects, check out more of our favorites: Stylist Emily Henderson’s Mountain House / HGTV Star Orlando Soria’s Condo / Actor Barret Foa’s Hollywood Home / Design Milk’s Living Room
Photo Credits: Ellie Lillstrom (@ellie.lillstrom)