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Sneak Peek Saturday: Designer Nursery

Today’s Sneak Peek Saturday is from IBB designer Shannon Gidney.  Shannon is just weeks away from delivering her first child, a baby girl.  We are all so excited & can’t wait until baby Morgan arrives!  This sweet nursery is layered in creams, chocolate brown & turquoise.  A few antique touches, like a rocker Shannon found, help give the room a vintage feeling.  The drapery fabric is from Kravet.  It’s also used on the top of the ottoman & again in the crib bedding.  There are lots of more fun details to share with you like an amazing hand crafted dresser & fun little touches Shannon created to let her sweet little angel always know how much she is adored.  Congratulations John & Shannon!

Stay tuned for more nursery details & updates on Morgan’s arrival.  You can contact Shannon here.  shannon@ibbdesign.com or 214-618-6630

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Windows with Style

Dear Designer Detective,

Need to find out what to do about window coverings in our family room. We don’t want to block or distract from any of wonderful view, but leaving them plain just doesn’t look right.

-Kim Collier

Dear Kim,

Thank you so much for your question!  It’s actually one I get all of the time.  Here are a few solutions that i would suggest for you.

Simple pleated linen panels on either side of the windows with woven wood shades.  The woven woods can raise & lower for privacy & allow for little or no view obstruction.

Another drapery panel & woven wood example

OR

Simple pleated panels to dress the windows.  This option does not allow for privacy.  However, you could make the panels wide enough to draw closed if you want to be able to have privacy.  This will make the panels hang into the windows on the sides more, but will not obstruct your view.

OR

Here we used 2″ wood blinds with simple pleated drapery panels on either side.  The panels help to dress the windows, draw your eye up & bring color & texture into the room.

Time to get those windows stylin!  Let me know what you end up choosing to make your windows make a fabulous design statement!  Happy decorating!

~ Designer Detective