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Dressing My Kitchen Window: Part 1

I’ve lived in my mid-town Toronto rental apartment for a little over two years. The main living spaces have received due attention in the decorating department — some even a second round.

My kitchen, on the other hand, while recently renovated and painted, still looks rather generic and lifeless. Save for a few accessories, I’m going to begin transforming the sterile atmosphere of my kitchen by DIY-ing a roman shade for the large window above my sink.

I came across these examples on my favourite blogs and websites, and was inspired by the vibrant patterns and colours. Plus, roman blinds are great for privacy.

In particular, this one represents the look and feel that I want to create. Designed by Thom Filicia for Kravet, the bold and sophisticated pattern and cheerful colours in the fabric offer just as much impact as hanging a painting.

My colleague Cameron MacNeil created a great step-by-step guide to building your own roman shade, and I’m going to tackle it!

… stay tuned for my after photos.

Update: Click here for how my DIY shade turned out!

Photo credits:
1. Lauren Petroff
2. Quadrille
3. Traditional Home
4. Urban Grace
5. House Beautiful