WINDOW fashions - 2006 INGENUITY WORKROOM COMPETITION
SPECIALTY TREATMENTS FIRST PLACE
Zahava Schwartz, WFCP Specialist Clear Eye Imp., Paramus, NJ
Working with a relatively simple dining-room window presented a challenge for Zahava Schwartz, WFCP Specialist. The client, looking to maintain the inti-macy of the room, wanted to dress the window in the same fabric that was applied to the walls. Thus the panels on the wall created “natu-ral’ lines that had to be followed. Another consideration was to over-come the darkness of the room. “I decided that the window treatment would extend out-side the trim to each side so it would cover only the wood trim of the window, allowing light to get in,” says Schwartz. By beginning right below the crown molding, at the same point of the design as the wall covering, the hori-zontal lines continued flawlessly. Schwartz made the pat-tern to start at the center pleat, with the floral design as the focal point. “I cut and pasted the fabric to work the seams in, hidden under the pleats, continuing the flow,” says Schwartz. For further definition to the bottom of the valance, a fringe tassel was sewn on the fabric before the hem was folded and the interlining applied. This ensured “a fat application with no puckering of the fabric and a clean finish.” No stitches were visible from the back of the valance. To create the completed look, rod-pocket pan-els were sewn to follow the line horizontally and verti-cally, and large tieback tassels held the panels in place to allow light into the room. Well done,” says Dian Garbarini. It’s “challenging” with “good judgment.’ used in the valance construction and pattern placement. This is definitely beautifully executed.”
Designer: Customer specification; workroom: Zahava Schwartz. WFCP Specialist, Clear Eyc Imp; installation: Fox Installation Inc., Pomona, NJ; photography: Diane Glasner, Hillside, NJ.
Fabric and trim