Friday, September 9, 2011

Last summer...

As this summer comes to a close, I can't help but reminisce about our adventures of the previous summer. In July 2010, we traveled to a beautiful, coastal town just north of Boston in order to design (and install!) the window coverings in a stunning custom home.

As a side note, please disregard the time stamp on some of these pictures! It hadn't been calibrated to the correct date. :) Although, if the east coast looked this sunny and idyllic in January, maybe we'd consider relocating!

Here is a view of the front of the house. We fell in love with this majestic old tree.

And this is a view from a window at the rear of the house. That is the ocean, and just beyond, you can see a little island!

Another view, another island.

I believe that's a fire pit out on the terrace. Imagine gathering around on a summer evening to watch the sunset, the salty ocean air washing over you. How relaxing.

In the distance, you can see the remains of an old pier, and more little islands beyond that. It's really very picturesque.

Now, for draperies!!

These panels were hung all throughout the family room. The metal poles were custom-painted to match the other accents in the house.

Bay area setting. So much beautiful natural lighting.

We made sure to hang all the drapes well over the frame of the window so that, while they're open, you can enjoy 100% of the view. As you can see from the pictures above, that's a view worth preserving!

This is an upstairs family room. Again, the window coverings are designed to frame the window without obstructing the view or blocking the light. Clean, simple lines.

Here's a closer view of one of the windows from the upstairs family room.

This is from the master bedroom-- one of my favorite shots. This picture was included in our last post, but I couldn't resist posting it again with the others.

Also from the master bedroom, we've done roman shades for these two little recessed windows, and upholstered matching cushions for the window seats!

While we were here, we had to admire the sheer number and scale of the windows in this house. This was taken from the main staircase in the foyer.

And this! It's a decorative light fixture. It reminds me of bubbles. A simply fabulous touch.
Finally, here is a picture of the silk panels from the dining room. A plaid pattern gives a little bit of a 'country' feel to the room. The dining table, you may notice, is missing. That was because it had not yet arrived! It was also custom designed.

We had an absolutely wonderful time working on the drapes for this house. We flew back twice--and even made the 6000 mile round-trip drive once!--and stayed in the coach house (not pictured here, although also on the property). It was a pleasure and a privilege to be involved in this project. We can't wait to encounter another opportunity of this kind.

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