March 2, 2016
We love a challenge. So when the leading Los Angeles interior designer called ten days before Christmas to say she needed sixty-one windows covered for a major Beverly Hills residential renovation, GP Drapery stood at attention!
Oh, and the anticipated move-in date was mid-January. In case you’re counting, that’s roughly three weeks to curate over sixty custom window treatments. (Did we mention GP Drapery loves a challenge?)
Anxious to move into their new home ASAP, the young Beverly Hills family was in need of a quick drapery solution that afforded them total privacy in all rooms.
Knowing we had the talent and gumption to pull off such a feat, our creative team began firing at all cylinders. In a flash we lined up all of our old- faithfuls to get the job done!
We immediately pummeled through roadblocks like not yet established room designs. With a rapidly approaching deadline inching ever closer, it was a race against the clock to create a timely solution that was both aesthetically pleasant and wouldn’t break the bank.
The designer created a plan for a brilliant solution of chic and consistent, but budget-friendly window treatments that would satisfy in the wake of the impending move date.
First, for the space’s largest and most grand windows, we paired custom matte black French iron drapery rods with sleek vertical screwless bracket back plates. To show off the grandeur of the towering ceiling beams we mounted the rod just below for truly unencumbered views.
GP Drapery created the home’s temporary drapery panels using a gorgeous 100% Imperial white cotton lining. This stopgap solution was a custom fix used to satisfy the family’s need for privacy until full design concepts were conceptualized and long-term fabrics selected.
For the rooms whose designs had been established and fully fleshed out, we were able to add a welcomed level of complexity. The designer was able to select lux fabrics from GP Drapery’s sumptuous Belgium linen line. The result was whites and sands that were a stunning natural blend with premium soft tan blackout linings sewn into divine roman shades. Even the utility features, such as shade rings and cording, were stylized. To tie it all together we added a bit of rustic glamour with natural jute colored cording and antique brass cord cleats with custom painted screws to match.
In the bathrooms, where privacy is the most critical, cutting-edge textured blackout shades and slightly transparent charcoal roller shades with black bead chain controls were installed directly onto the tile.
The remaining windows in the house received beautiful Midnight colored reeded natural woven shades with antique brass bead chain controls. These were set against black canvas lining that provided a contemporary look from both exterior as well as interior.
In short, the complexity of this custom large-scale project was a welcomed challenge. One that forced us to not only hone our design implementation skills, but also our knack for overseeing logistics and prioritizing the job’s critical installation management aspects. With a hyper focus and gritty determination to match, we came in ahead of the anticipated move date and below the original budget.
If a solution exists, we’ll find it…no matter the deadline.