eyebrow window dressing?

Reply

  #1  
Old 03-05-04, 09:44 AM
danhaman
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
eyebrow window dressing?

We have a set of eyebrow windows (I beleive that's what they are called) in the front of our house, and we really like them, but we would like to get some shades or something for privacy. We've tossed around the idea of indoor shutters, but they are a bit expensive, and we would lose a little of the window we love, plus they are large-ish windows and I think the shutter idea wouldn't work so great.

The other idea we have considered is vertical blinds without the top piece (valance?), so that they are suspended from the interior of the window area itself (make sense?). We've also recently seen a neat vertical blind, where all the blinds are attached/covered by another fabric, leaving a very clean look when closed. The drawback to those, though, is that you would have to move the blinds entirely over to get any light.

Are there any other common dressings that we may be overlooking?

By the way, we are not interested in the 2" horizontal blinds that either start at the bottom of the eyebrow (leaving the upper part of the window uncovered) or that hang over the entire window. Neither appeal to our wants.

thanks,

dh
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 03-05-04, 11:13 AM
johnam's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: USA
Posts: 1,996
Received 7 Votes on 7 Posts
The most common window treatment for this situation is a "Duette" known as a "honeycomb shade". It can be made to fit the eyebrow exactly.
 
  #3  
Old 03-05-04, 11:33 AM
danhaman
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Originally posted by johnam
The most common window treatment for this situation is a "Duette" known as a "honeycomb shade". It can be made to fit the eyebrow exactly.
And this is used in conjunction with horizontal blind normally, right? I'm not sure if we like that idea too much either, but perhaps.

Any other suggestions?

Thanks,

dh
 
  #4  
Old 03-10-04, 11:36 AM
Annette's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Midwest
Posts: 4,155
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
need more info....

i'd like to help, but i'm not sure what you mean by "eyebrow window". do you mean a regular rectangular window that has a half-circle window on top of it?

and are you wanting to cover the bottom rectangle, but leave the top half-circle uncovered? or cover it all?

thanks........
 
  #5  
Old 03-10-04, 05:46 PM
danhaman
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
They're a little hard to describe. Picture a window as you described with a half circle at the top, only more like the top half of a football (as it would lay on the ground). It would be like that, except it's actually two windows, so each window has 1/4 circle (or football). Make sense?

dh
 
  #6  
Old 03-11-04, 11:24 AM
Annette's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Midwest
Posts: 4,155
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
i think i know what you're talking about now, and i believe you could mount any type of pleated shade inside the bottom window frame, that you could raise & lower for privacy. then you can use a top treatment over that that would hide it when pulled all the way up. you could use a decorative iron rod with fabric swagged (looped) over the rod or a regular rod or even wooden rod with something sheered on to it......i don't believe you're too limited on the kind of top treatment you can do.

you're wanting to keep the eyebrow uncovered, right?

you might seach the web for window treatment pictures to get some ideas. try:

www.getdecorating.com or www.smithandnoble.com or www.swagsgalore.com
 
  #7  
Old 03-12-04, 03:37 PM
S
skl
skl is offline
Member
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: US
Posts: 24
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Not sure if this will help, but have you looked at placing window film?
http://www.concordwindowfilms.com/

This is just one idea.
 
Reply
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: