How Designer Keely Hersh Won a VISION Design Award for Top Treatments
The right fabric makes a top treatment truly shine. Keely Hersh, owner and designer of Right at Home Interiors, chose a stunning floral fabric from French General fabric collection for the valance and curtains in her cottage kitchen remodel. This fabric became the inspiration for the whole design.
Keely entered her design in the 2020 International VISION Design awards. She landed a second-place win in the Top Treatments category for her beautiful valances. This award was one of the three wins Keely took home this year.
Let’s take a closer look at the specific factors that contributed to these award-winning window treatments.
1. The Valance: A Show-Stopping Feature
Keely designed a valance with a flat backdrop and a curved shape to show off the gorgeous floral print. The completely remodeled kitchen featured a 7-foot window overlooking the backyard. Keely’s valance highlighted the window perfectly.
The valance is framed with a faux red welt, mini white scalloped trim, and blue plaid ruffle to add some country details. The hanging pendant lights over the island have the same fabric woven through the metal framework of the fixtures. A wood bead trim finishes off the lights.
2. The French General Fabric: A Gorgeous Main Print
Keely often builds her designs off the fabric she selects for her window treatments. For this design, she chose Comedy/Rose from the French General fabric collection. She selected this fabric for the soft cottage look of the print. The color and pattern informed the rest of her design, down to the last detail.
3.The Napkin Ring Detail: An Unexpected Choice
The valance in the space included napkin rings and finials, which were painted a rose red color, which matches a color found in the fabric. Jabots and cascades were slipped into metal napkin rings with the same floral detail as the fabric for a special touch. It was a challenge to attach the rings to the front board, but this was solved by drilling two holes through the board and then tying the rings on.
4. The Coordinated Window Treatments: A Cohesive Look
Keely made a matching valance for the window in the “baking center,” which is adjacent to the kitchen. A silk drapery panel in similar colors was designed for the glass sliding door next to the valance-adorned window. These top treatments flow seamlessly with the beveled Calcutta Gold marble subway tile backsplash and marble countertops.
Keely’s use of French General fabric, innovative techniques, and non-traditional materials aided her creation of this award-worthy top treatments design. While the award was a pleasure to receive, the greatest joy was the finished design itself. Keely believes in making dream interior design projects a reality, and that is precisely what she did with this exquisite farmhouse kitchen remodel.