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    More photos from the log mansion. These are photos of a reverse mount roman shade with an upholstered cornice. The leather trim is hand cut, and topstitched on. Big buttons are from Rowley Co., fabrics were COM.

    Liz

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    Is this the same cabin style mansion?

    Was this blind style chosen by the client?

    This is a very different style from anything I've ever been asked to do. A real mix of textures and fabrics. Was it hard to do? Is it common to have a pelmet above blinds that look like they are part of the blind?

    Questions, questions!

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      Hi Jules, Yes it is the same home (we mostly have older homes here, and this one is very unusual for our area). The client had pillows (cushions) that were the same kind of "patchwork" and wanted her treatments to coordinate.

      Shades or blinds with attached or matching valances are popular here when they standalone. On this treatment, a valance was required, because the shade was mounted to the back of the board, so the valance or cornice hides the workings. Reverse mounted shades are popular because the "hug" the glass and block out more light.

      Liz

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        Hi Liz,

        What a good idea the reverse mounting is....I can see me having a little play one day this week with that. If you do another, perhaps a photo of the reverse would be possible?

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          Hi Liz

          Sorry but I'm confused - What do you mean by reverse mount? can you explain please?

          Thank you!
          Have you registered your business yet?

          http://www.ukcurtainmakers.co.uk


          A MyDecozo Directory

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            Hi everyone! Yes, I will elaborate on the reverse mount. Most roman shades here are mounted on a 1" x 2" board, stapled to the top of the board (or sometimes velcroed to the front). They then fall off the front side of the board. On a regular shade, the cord lock or the Rollease type mechanism would be on the underside of the board, hidden by the shade.

            On a reverse mount, the shade falls off the back side of the board, exposing all the screw eyes, and the cordlock etc. You still sew all your rings to the back side of the shade as usual, but you will be adding a small grommet/eyelet or button hole at each line of rings approx. 2" to 4" down from the top of the board. That is how your cords get through to the front of the board. You then string your cords the normal way, through the screweyes, into the cordlock, etc.

            You need the valance to cover all the workings, and the buttonholes or grommets. On this type of shade, your cords end up in the front of the shade, instead of behind.

            This shade was my first reverse mount, and it made it a bit complicated that the customer wanted an upholstered cornice instead of a soft valance (what is usually used). I velcroed my shade to the back side of the board, instead of stapling it on.

            I'm not sure if I took any workroom photos of that one - if I did, I'll post them.

            Liz

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              Thanks the that Liz, I fully understand now and may do this with my kitchen blind because I'm fed of searching for the cords in the morning. By the way.. We call cornice boards, pelmets.. It'll be interesting to learn the different terms used.

              Philip
              Have you registered your business yet?

              http://www.ukcurtainmakers.co.uk


              A MyDecozo Directory

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                For those who have the Merrick & Day Curtain Design Directory, there's an American glossary at the end. I've just had a look on the website but can't find one there (not yet at least!)

                Angie

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