Lori J
Lori J
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  • Broken Bow, NE
Asked on Jul 21, 2012

Name that style.

Vickie GillespieAprilZ
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Our bedroom windows in our older house feature three rectangular windows (which have replacement inserts)that are in a tight bank with the center window being taller. I have struggled with the issue of window treatments and have settled on wide white faux venetian blinds, which I do like. However, I would like to soften them with some sort of fabric treatment but I am stymied by the style. Is there a name for this style? Any brilliant ideas for window treatments? PS I can sew!!
Sorry,no inside pics at this time, but here is an outside pic.
Sorry,no inside pics at this time, but here is an outside pic.
24 answers
  • Z
    on Jul 21, 2012

    Beautiful home Lori. I want to see more please! As for the windows, had the center one had an arched/half moon window over it I'd have said palladian in style. I'm not sure what they would call it without the arch. Is your home style craftsman by any chance? As for adding curtain panels it would be much easier to get ideas after seeing an inside view of the window and the room it's in.

  • April
    on Jul 21, 2012

    I agree, beautiful home. I love the colors. I'm not sure of the style, unless it's craftsman as Becky suggests. Perhaps something simple like sheers or what I'm using in my room, shades along with drapes. If it's craftsman, something simple yet unique ought to do it. :)

  • Lori J
    on Jul 21, 2012

    In central Nebraska, we just call it farmhouse style. ;-) I should add that the ceilings in this room have been redone in cathedral style, so the peak is repeated in the room. Not a huge room--it is a small house--but it looks out into the arms of this amazing cottonwood. I am repainting it right now, a color inspired by the view to bring that lovely green into the room. Becky, I will take a picture as soon as half the room is not piled in front of the windows (painting).

  • Jeanette S
    on Jul 21, 2012

    I think the style is simply "make the windows fit into the available space" so as to get in some light in a dormer room. As for window treatments, some shear fabric on spring rods inside the window casing would work.

  • April
    on Jul 21, 2012

    Sounds lovely, Lori! Yes, I see what you mean about the farmhouse style and green is one of my favorite colors. :)

  • Becky H
    on Jul 21, 2012

    Lori J. with the center window being higher than the two sides, I would think a long rod that covers the entire top of all windows could be used for 3 or 4 sheer panels and a long sheer scarf. Begin the scarf (or scarves) on the side, loop in a swag over the rod, loop again at the halfway mark, swagging over to the end, dropping extra alongside the sheer panel. I have done this in a guest bedroom using a wooden (closet pole) and wood brackets, which costs less than buying the same in window treatment depts.. Just finish the rod w/finials and paint. If the rod is too thick for the pocket sheers, turn the sheers upside down and use the hems as the pockets.

  • Judy S
    on Jul 21, 2012

    I see more and more room redos with no window treatments. I'm thinking of doing away with mine in my livingroom/dining room and master bedroom. I don't have any in my guestroom and kind of like it that way. BTW: I love the colors you're using.

  • Need two things to answer your question. Age of home and full frontal photo of it. I do not think its a craftsman, but without seeing the rest I could not say for sure. Age makes a big difference to what its called.

  • Lori J
    on Jul 21, 2012

    Actually not asking about the style of the house, but is there a name for the style of the window? This window faces the street and while the tree gives us the illusion of privacy, it is an illusion. I went with wide wood toned venetian blinds in living and dining rooms. Actually did some research about the age of the house and found blinds without curtains were coming into fashion. I really like the look on the first floor, but was hoping to soften things. Becky,the pitch of the roof will not allow for a single long rod (my first thought as well).

  • Therese C
    on Jul 21, 2012

    Lori, I believe these type windows are called "Palladian windows." They are designed to squeeze every bit of available light into the room as possible. As far as window treatments, I would suggest using a very light airy fabric and using a draping method that flows over the tops of the shorter windows and up over the top window. This could be held in place by decorative curtain stays or by simple satin ribbon tie ups.

    name that style, window treatments, windows, not the best drawing but you get the idea You can even cover the glass with bronze mirrored window tinting to give privacy and still have the open window feel The tint is sold at Home Depot and is very easy to cut and install
  • Z
    on Jul 21, 2012

    Oh I know how that goes Lori. When I paint everything I can't take out the room is in a pile in the middle of it. Therese, That was my first thought other than there being no arch over the middle window. I've never heard of Palladian windows without that arch. I have a friend whose hubby is an architect. I may have to ask her to ask him because I'm very curious. I couldn't even find another photo with windows like Lori's and I did a lot of research last night.

  • Lori J
    on Jul 21, 2012

    Theresa, I love it!!!! And I believe I saw just the decorative pieces that will work at Hobby Lobby. Thank you.

  • Jeanette S
    on Jul 21, 2012

    July S, The only curtains I have in my entire house are the valances over the 2 windows in the kitchen. We use those white faux wood 2" blinds we get cut to size at HD. Over the past almost 52 years, I have spent a fortune on curtains and drapes...never doing that again!

  • Lori J
    on Jul 21, 2012

    Jeanette, Wal-Mart is now carrying the faux wood in white, if and when you are lucky enough to have made to measure (or close enough) windows. Worked for one room in the house and did three windows for well under $100--perhaps even $75.

  • Z
    on Jul 21, 2012

    I love fabric and there are so many styles of WTs to chose from. That is why I asked for a visual of the room before giving an idea. Too many are swimming in my head to write them all down here. One idea was to place short rods diagonally over each of the shorter windows and swag the panels back using a hold back at the center of the side windows. I like Therese's idea too. Very soft and pretty.

  • Becky H
    on Jul 21, 2012

    Lori, I wouldn't rule out using window shade that pull up from the window sill (rather than down), in conjunction with Therese's drape suggestion. That would also permit a view and light while securing your privacy.

  • Lori J
    on Jul 21, 2012

    Becky, having install the wood venetian blinds, we aren't going a different direction, but I love the idea. I have never seen such shades.

  • Z
    on Jul 21, 2012

    You can still get privacy and light with the type of blinds you bought by aiming the slats down in front. Or as I've done before, open the up and then run your hands over and down the bottom half of the blind closing just those off to the outside view. I hope that makes sense Lori.

  • Lori J
    on Jul 21, 2012

    Absolutely, and they do just that.

  • Z
    on Jul 21, 2012

    How far is Broken Bow from Omaha? It is way out in the pan handle? I know I've heard of it and maybe even been near it on my way to Wyoming years ago, but can't place it.

  • Lori J
    on Jul 21, 2012

    Ever travel Highway 2 from Grand Island up through Scottsbluff? The highway parallels the coal train route into Wyoming. It has a very memorable town square with a lovely park, gazebo and bricked streets round the square. And when the wind is not with us, it stinks. Big feedlot south of town.

  • Z
    on Jul 21, 2012

    No I've not traveled Highway 2. If I remember correctly we took I-80 to Ogalala and then headed up through the pan handle into Wyoming on highway 26. It's gorgeous up there. I found found a map with Broken Bow on it, but Scottsbluff is shown way west of there near the Wyoming border. http://www.sitesatlas.com/Flash/USCan/static/NEFH.gif

  • April
    on Jul 22, 2012

    @Lori - Sorry for the mix up. I'm glad someone was able to help you find out what type of window. Please keep us posted on what you decide to do with it. :)

  • Vickie Gillespie
    on Jul 23, 2012

    What about this type window treatment. http://www.hometalk.com/157221/serene-master-bedroom-retreat/photo/62606 It would unify the windows and still maintain the style of the house craftsmen house.

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