Lately I’ve had window treatments on the brain!
More specifically I’ve had window panels on the brain that give off that great world traveler/ethnic /earthy vibe.
One of my favorite textile designers for that look is anything from John Robshaw:
The man just hits it on the nail every single time. I just want to wrap myself in all of those fabrics!
Another favorite has to be Madeline Weinrib. Not only are her rugs, “I die” beautiful, but her great use of pattern continue on in her fabrics as well.
Here is one of my favorites:
While both of the above options are rather high in price they are not the only ones available to get a similar look and feel.
West Elm has a great alternative:
Ballard Designs has a different, but similar take as well:
But my favorite chic and cheap solution is to go the DIY route. If was going to do this I would make my own panels with drop cloths. One package for $10 could easily make two panels.
Then to get the pattern on instead of the block printing technique the lovely designers above used I would make my own foam stamp.
All you need is craft foam make sure to get it half inch thick:
Then either draw the design free hand, print out an image from the web to copy or use a cookie cutter.
Cut it out and glue to a small piece of wood and voila a custom stamp. Make sure you use fabric paint so that they can be washed.
The stamp technique would work best with a simple pattern such as the medallion print from West Elm.
If you wanted to do a much busier pattern I would make a custom stencil instead.
I found one example of it from the blog: Homemade By Jill
I’m now itching to try these techniques out myself!
Have you done anything similar in your own home?