Friday, October 26, 2012

nate berkus and bamboo blinds

Nate Berkus Design
Architectural Digest
 
I'm a good little design girl. I do what Nate Berkus tells me to.
Check out those square windows. See how he elongated them by adding woven blinds under the panels...
Looks great, doesn't it?
 
I'm taking a page from his book.
 
 
My guest room needs blinds like that.


 
I've already added them in my own bedroom.
Huge difference.
 
I wonder what Nate will tell me to do next...
 
 
Have a great weekend!
 
donna

29 comments:

The enchanted home said...

LOVE the look, really loving gray too and with the bamboo shade, its a perfect mix of color and texture. Happy weekend!

PURA VIDA said...

Nate is not wrong. Love what you've done with the place under his instruction

An Urban Cottage said...

Nate can't tell you anything because he's speechless over those beautiful gray drapes.

Catie said...

Great post as I'm in the market for some bamboo blinds. Love your rooms. Can you recommend any good sources for buying? Thanks!

Raina Cox said...

Yours are stunning with those luxurious drapes.

And add me to the club - mine went up 3 weeks ago.

carolyn bradford said...

It looks fabulous! I've always wanted to do this in my own home and know you have inspired me! I guess Nate did too!

pretty pink tulips said...

What a great tip!!! Can't wait to see what you and Nate come up with next!

Have a great weekend, Donna!
xo Elizabeth

Margaret said...

Your guest room is magazine worthy! Where did you get your bedspreads??

A Perfect Gray said...

thank you, margaret. I had the upholstered headboards and spreads custom made.

the gardener's cottage said...

ummm hello donna! both rooms are gorgeous and i want to see more! nate is a genius. i just perused his book at barnes and noble the other day. just gorgeous!

i love the layered look of bamboo blinds. they add texture without adding clutter. perfect!

Stephanie G said...

Great article. I have this exact look (different colors) in my guest room.

Catie, I found great bamboo blinds at Window Blind Outlet. They have cheaper blinds than I have found at other places and they look fantastic.

Splendid Willow said...

You follow Nate and we follow you and we will always have access to the best design minds.

I will happily stay in that pretty guest room of yours! Bamboo blinds or not.

Happy weekend my friend.

Mon

Splendid Willow said...

You follow Nate and we follow you and we will always have access to the best design minds.

I will happily stay in that pretty guest room of yours! Bamboo blinds or not.

Happy weekend my friend.

Mon

Kathysue said...

Donna, love your guest room and the blinds were a great addition! You made Nate proud!
xo Kathysue

Anonymous said...

Can you please tell me if you wall mounted the blinds above the window? If so, how does that work with the bump from the window frame trim? I love this look. Beautiful rooms.

Anonymous said...

Can you please tell me if you wall mounted the blinds above the window? If so, how does that work with the bump from the window frame trim? I love this look. Beautiful rooms.

A Perfect Gray said...

anonymous, yes, the bamboo blinds in my room (and in nate's new condo!) are mounted well above the window, making the windows appear taller. comparing the photos taken in my home, you can see that the blinds were mounted just under the rods. there wasn't a problem with the window trim making the blinds stick out - the blind mounting itself (at the top) allows for the blinds to fall several inches away from the wall, allowing sufficient space away from the window framing.

I hope this helps! feel free to e-mail me if you need further information and I will try to help ...donna

Nancy said...

PERFECT! I love this treatment, even with formal drapes. Your windows are looking fabulous and huge!
Way to go!
Have a nice weekend.
Nancy
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Jamie Herzlinger said...

Its amazing how small changes can make such a huge difference. Great post!

Love, Jamie Herzlinger

Tiffany @ Savor Home said...

LOVE your guest bedroom and I think Nate would love it, too! The blinds look great. I have always loved how versatile they are. I hope you are doing well!

Paula Miller said...

I took note of Nate's fabulous idea too. Your blinds look great! I love your blog :)

Bromeliad said...

Oooo. So pretty.

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

such a difference. I love how they elongate the windows. I'll be doing this too.

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Love the look and you did a great job on your guest room.

brock street said...

amazing update. you know how to pull a room together....you are gifted indeed. i'm inspired.

SHERRY HART said...

What is better than natural shades with silk......I'll tell you.....nothing!! Fab. U. Lous.

SHERRY HART said...

Oh yeah..casement windows. Love.

Maida Khan said...

Hello, beautiful room, where are these gorgeous curtains from?? They're so gorgeous and those bed covers they're to die for. Please let me know where you got those 2 items from.
Thankyou so much.

Cote de Texas said...

i was going to say - be sure to put the blinds right under the molding instead of at the window, but then i saw you did that in the bedroom! i love both rooms!!!!