The Summit at Southridge Show home opened this early April with a bang! Interior decorator Tammy Cunningham from Center Stage outdid herself again. Bleached oak flooring laid the groundwork for a soft pallet of creams and linens which was incorporated in the furnishings as well as window coverings. Tammy says that she always sets aside a good budget for custom drapery because they add so much impact to the rooms she designs. In this show home we featured Hunter Douglas Vignettes which are roman shades that roll away when you want the windows completely open. A textured seagrass fabric was selected to give the show home a casual beach feel. These blinds are one of several styles that offer a top down bottom up feature. People often ask what type of blinds come with this option. Hunter Douglas makes top down bottom up blinds in their Vignettes, Silhouettes, Duettes, Solera shades and bamboo shades. This upgrade allows for privacy in the lower part of the window without covering the view from eye level and are popular in neighborhoods where the homes are close together.
A combination of blinds and drapery offer maximum impact in any home and these cream side panels accomplished just that. The tone on tone geometric print offered texture without losing the soothing palette in the main living area. In the master bedroom an Ikat print was used to become the focal point of the room. Printed drapery have become hugely popular again after having laid dormant for so many years. Taking the risk and going more bold with the fabric paid off as the print pulled all components of the room together. The neutral hues still allows for opportunity to add a splash of colour onto the bed. This seems to be a concern for homeowners that are afraid to mix prints in the drapery and bedding. With a bit of creativity, there’s always room for both. Come check out this new show home in the upper Mission!