Eye Sore - Vertical Blind Issue

Home Stager with First Fruit Holdings
The vertical blinds in this eat-in area needed help ASAP! The privacy was necessary and soft flowing curtains were not appropriate here. Nor did the budget allow a more suitable replacement.

Breakfast area BEFORE

After the wall color was neutralized, I sewed up a valance to soften the look. The valance was the brilliant idea of fellow AR member Susan Cunningham. Here is the final look:



Comments (8)

Donna Schoby
Liberty Bank of Arkansas - Bentonville, AR

Cindy, This added the softness needed for the area along with the paint color change. Looks Great!

Jan 31, 2009 02:26 PM
Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA

So much better!!  Those vertical blinds drive me crazy!!!!

Feb 01, 2009 10:14 AM
Terrylynn Fisher
Dudum Real Estate Group - BuyStageSell.com - Walnut Creek, CA
HAFA Certified, EcoBroker, CRS, CSP Realtor, Etc.

While I love BLUE, this room was truly enhanced by the paint being changed.  And the blinds, well yes, they look much better, actually as a backdrop once you placed items and closed them. 

Feb 01, 2009 10:55 AM
Chrissie Sutherland
Ready Set Stage - Greensboro, NC

wow, you did a great job.  Looks fantastic.

Feb 01, 2009 11:11 AM
Melissa Marro
Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team - Orange Park, FL
Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging

I have to agree that the biggest change was the paint color.  The treatment on the blinds was a good touch, however.  I am also not a fan of verticle blinds, though sometimes I can see when they serve their purpose.

Feb 01, 2009 11:23 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Great job on the valance, it really made a difference.  That blue was a bit much to have to get past!

Feb 01, 2009 12:02 PM
Cindy Griffith
First Fruit Holdings - Lawrenceville, GA

Thanks everyone for the positive comments! <P>

Yes, the blue was very distracting.  The new paint and new lighting gave the room such a peaceful feeling.  I'm not a fan either of vertical blinds but the valance definitely gives a little more "designer" detail.

Feb 01, 2009 01:21 PM
Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pros"

Very crafty and creative.  Glad you got rid of the blue.

Feb 03, 2009 02:33 PM