First of all, a belated THANK YOU(!!!), for all the praise and support for my Lounge Makeover. You guys give this girl a big head. Luckily the rest of my house looks like crap, so I stay humble. The One Room Challenge is such an awesome experience and I’m just so honored to participate. Did you see all of the finished rooms? Nutso beautiful makeovers.
Oh my gosh it’s been so crazy around these parts. At DM we are in the midst of two major renovations. I’m keeping Dad and the guys VERY busy. If you follow me on instagram, you may have noticed our current projects, #malvernreno and #villanovakitchen. Malvern Reno is a master suite that includes a master bathroom, dressing room and bedroom. We are doing really special elements like floating mirrors, plaster fireplaces, gorgeous water jet marble, envy-inducing lighting fixtures, wallpaper, a steel canopy bed. I could go on and on… it’s awesome. Villanova kitchen is going to be stunning. We installed custom cabinets in a selective mix of charcoal and light gray. There will also be tumbled mosaic marble, quartzite counters, reclaimed wood tables and gorgeous light fixtures. In kitchen and baths it’s the lighting fixtures that takes a space from “pretty.” to “INCREDIBLE!!” Can I get an amen?
Speaking of my instagram (designmanifest,) in the past few weeks Philadelphia Magazine AND Philadelphia Style have dubbed Design Manifest as a top Philadelphia Instagram to Follow!!! Thanks for the brotherly love o city of mine. Local love truly tastes the sweetest. I’m flabbergasted and honored and just hope you guys continue to enjoy my work and photo adventures. Spoiler alert: there are occasionally bad pug selfies.
Annnywho, I’m blogging today because I wanted to share a favorite little design solution I used in my Lounge. The problem: Awkward short windows. Paired with the sloping ceilings this whole space felt dwarfed.
I needed to add HEIGHT so I hung my woven wood shades 9″ higher than my window frames. The valance visually extends my windows and make the space feel taller and larger.
Winner Winner Chicken Dinner.
I suggest you try it at home.
That’s all for me! I’ll try to blog again soon.
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