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Valances add that special something that every room needs. It is like the wedding cake topper and the room’s jewelry in other words the Wow! factor.  The treatment featured in this post was designed by a group effort of myself and my good friend Jo Thomas from Braxton Drapery Design. The client loved this fabric and wanted something special over the kitchen sink’s window. I love what Jo designed.

Valances view inside horn

Valances view inside the horn

Notice the inside of the horn is the lined in the tangerine fabric like the jabots. I covered bead-chain in lieu of the usually covered cord and sewed it into the seam allowance then I hand sewed on the beautifully beaded trim.

Jabot with trim

Jabot with trim

Notice another important detail is that this valance is interlined with heavy interlining to add to the body and to help it to keep its form.

Right Jabot

Right Jabot


I made the window treatment in three separate pieces and hung on custom hardware. I selected the hardware design and the finish to coordinate with the cabinet pulls and the faucet.

Custom hardware

Valances Custom hardware

Adding this custom treatment changed the overall look and feel of the kitchen.

I wanted to share one of my recent projects. The fabric used was simply excellent and the pattern brings life to this window treatment!

Valance For Girls Bedroom

You can see the same custom details on this simple little girl’s room valance. Covered self cording and hand-sewn ball fringe. Read the full story and see the before photos HERE.

View inside the horn

View inside the horn

This sweet little girl’s room was in desperate need of a valance. When the client called me out to measure there were only the white sheers at the windows and no pillows on the bed. I changed all that and even upholstered a chair for her room too.

After the custom valance

After the custom valance

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Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting. What are you working on this week? Window treatments? Let me know in the comments below. I would love to hear from you.
Happy Decorating,

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Francis Conway

Monday 15th of May 2023

The curtains at the top of the page would look great in my kitchen. The curtain seems to be made up of three different panels. I'd want to try my hand at making my own. Well done! Please keep me updated. drive mad


Saturday 17th of October 2020

The kitchen valance is absolutely beautiful. I love, love, love the colors. Can you share where I could get the fabric or will you make them? Beautiful!!!

Nina Hayward

Tuesday 8th of September 2020

I love the kitchen curtains at the top of this page. Are there 3 separate pieces for this curtain. I would love to make them for myself. Great job.! Thanks for sharing.

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