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Below is a selection of formal homes in the Greater Seattle area that The Blind Alley has decorated. Please feel to free to contact us if you have any questions regarding these unique treatments.

   Shown here is the window treatment that was awarded first place in the Specialty Windows category at the 1998 International Window Coverings Expo in Baltimore. Tami Green, one of the Window Fashion Designers at The Blind Alley, designed this award winning treatment featuring swags and cascades with Hunter Douglas Silhouette Window Shadings.

Shown above is the window treatment that was awarded first place in the Specialty Windows category at the 1998 International Window Coverings Expo in Baltimore. Tami Green, one of the Window Fashion Designers at The Blind Alley, designed this award winning treatment featuring swags and cascades with Hunter Douglas Silhouette Window Shadings.

   Winner of 1998 Window Fashions Design Competition


   Here is a wonderfully formal dining room featuring a bustle-swag drapery with brass-plated decorative rods.

Here is a wonderfully formal dining room featuring a bustle-swag drapery with brass-plated decorative rods.

   Another view of this formal dining room with contrasting fabrics, and matching trim and tiebacks.

Another view of this formal dining room with contrasting fabrics, and matching trim and tiebacks.


    Here is another dining room with an iron rod with decorative branch finials.

Here is another dining room with an iron rod with decorative branch finials.


   Here you see that the side panels and decorative rods properly fit the scale of the window and the room as well.

Above you see that the side panels and decorative rods properly fit the scale of the window and the room as well.

   Here is a view of the same room from the side.

Here is a view of the same room from the side.


   And here is a close-up view of the fan pleated drapery and decorative rod and unique finials.

And here is a close-up view of the fan pleated drapery and decorative rod and unique finials.


   Here is a very elegant corner window treatment combining the top treatment, a Kingston valance, with decorative lining, and Hunter Douglas Duette Shades for privacy. Notice how the diffused light enhances the rooms ambiance.

Here is a very elegant corner window treatment combining the top treatment, a Kingston valance, with decorative lining, and Hunter Douglas Duette Shades for privacy. Notice how the diffused light enhances the rooms ambiance.


   Here is an example of a formal dual swag treatment on a tall, narrow window.

Here is an example of a formal dual swag treatment on a tall, narrow window.


   Here is a bold statement in red and white on another Kingston valance.

Here is a bold statement in red and white on another Kingston valance.


   Custom Wood Shutters in a bay window.

Custom Wood Shutters in a bay window.


   A pair of cuffed panel silk draperies, tied back with decorative rod and rings.

A pair of cuffed panel silk draperies, tied back with decorative rod and rings.


   Classic swags and cascades in a bow window.

Classic swags and cascades in a bow window.


   Pole-wrapped swags and cascades with iron rod and branch finials.

Pole-wrapped swags and cascades with iron rod and branch finials.


   Swags and cascades wrapped around a pole, with coordinating Empire valances on French doors and with Hunter Douglas Silhouette window shadings for daytime privacy.

Swags and cascades wrapped around a pole, with coordinating Empire valances on French doors and with Hunter Douglas Silhouette window shadings for daytime privacy.


   Here is a more casual swag and cascade treatment with rosette and jabot as the centerpiece.

Here is a more casual swag and cascade treatment with rosette and jabot as the centerpiece.


   Classic swags in the bay window with an asymmetrical swag on the smaller side window.

Classic swags in the bay window with an asymmetrical swag on the smaller side window.


   A beautiful silk swag side panel with tiebacks and decorative pole.

A beautiful silk swag side panel with tiebacks and decorative pole.


   Cartridge pleated draperies, tied back with decorative rod and rings.

Cartridge pleated draperies, tied back with decorative rod and rings.


   Asymmetrical swags with jabot in corner in a traditional solid color antique satin.

Asymmetrical swags with jabot in corner in a traditional solid color antique satin.


   Modified Empire swags with cascades on sides, with Hunter Douglas Silhouette Window Shadings.

Modified Empire swags with cascades on sides, with Hunter Douglas Silhouette Window Shadings.


   Inverted box pleated valance with tied panels, along with matching spread and pillows.

Inverted box pleated valance with tied panels, along with matching spread and pillows.


   Traditional silk draperies and sheers on an elegant wood pole.

Traditional silk draperies and sheers on an elegant wood pole.

   Close-up view of traditional silk draperies and sheers on an elegant wood pole.


   Close-up view of cartridge pleated drapery.

Close-up view of cartridge pleated drapery.


   Swags and cascades (with bell tassels) and matching spread and headboard.

Swags and cascades (with bell tassels) and matching spread and headboard.


   Pole swag and cascades on gold-finished rod.

Pole swag and cascades on gold-finished rod.


   Shaped cornice board with side panels and tasseled tiebacks.

Shaped cornice board with side panels and tasseled tiebacks.


   Here is a very striking bedroom ensemble, including draperies, poles, bedspread, upholstered bedframe, headboard, bolster and pillow.

Here is a very striking bedroom ensemble, including draperies, poles, bedspread, upholstered bedframe, headboard, bolster and pillow.

   A closer view of the custom bedspread and headboard.


   This formal dining room setting is enhanced by the classic silk draperies and traditional hardware.

This formal dining room setting is enhanced by the classic silk draperies and traditional hardware.


   This semi-formal dining room features an Empire valance with cascades and Hunter Douglas Duette Honeycomb Shades.

This semi-formal dining room features an Empire valance with cascades and Hunter Douglas Duette Honeycomb Shades.


   Bath with wrapped pole swag and etched design on the glass.

Bath with wrapped pole swag and etched design on the glass.


   Contemporary sheer draperies and matching Hunter Douglas Silhouette window shading.

Contemporary sheer draperies and matching Hunter Douglas Silhouette window shading.


   Deco-fold Roman shades.

Deco-fold Roman shades.


   Side panels using tieback holders only for support.

Side panels using tieback holders only for support.


   Side panels puddled on the carpet with a matching shaped cornice.

Side panels puddled on the carpet with a matching shaped cornice.


   Velvet side-panels with Damask swags, with and without trim, all on a brass rod with cut-glass finials to match the chandelier.

Velvet side-panels with Damask swags, with and without trim, all on a brass rod with cut-glass finials to match the chandelier.


   Jacquard swags and panels with a center jabot suspended from a fluted decorative rod and finials.

Jacquard swags and panels with a center jabot suspended from a fluted decorative rod and finials.


   Using two fabrics to create a very elegant pole swag with tassels created out of one of the fabrics. All over a Hunter Douglas Silhouette Window Shading.

Using two fabrics to create a very elegant pole swag with tassels created out of one of the fabrics. All over a Hunter Douglas Silhouette Window Shading.


   This décor rod is not just functional, it is the focus of the window treatment that also features side-panels and pennants with tassels.

This décor rod is not just functional, it is the focus of the window treatment that also features side-panels and pennants with tassels.


   Another pole swag in a heavy Damask pattern, a simple bronze pole and filigree finials.

Another pole swag in a heavy Damask pattern, a simple bronze pole and filigree finials.


   Silk draperies on wood poles with gathered pennants and extra-long Bullion fringe.

Silk draperies on wood poles with gathered pennants and extra-long Bullion fringe.


   Linen casement draperies and ties, with box-pleat valances accent the Hunter Douglas Silhouette Window Shadings.

Linen casement draperies and ties, with box-pleat valances accent the Hunter Douglas Silhouette Window Shadings.


   Swags and cascades on a 3" diameter fluted wood pole with leaf-crowned finials.

Swags and cascades on a 3" diameter fluted wood pole with leaf-crowned finials.


   Shown here are tab-topped silk panel draperies, tied back over Hunter Douglas Silhouette Window Shadings.

Shown here are tab-topped silk panel draperies, tied back over Hunter Douglas Silhouette Window Shadings.


   Double swagged pole swags with soft-fold panels accent this leaded glass window.

Double swagged pole swags with soft-fold panels accent this leaded glass window.


   This window features an Empire valance with tabs, mounted from a wood pole, with banding and sloped side panels.

This window features an Empire valance with tabs, mounted from a wood pole, with banding and sloped side panels.


   A box-pleat valance with contrasting lining that matches the full draw draperies and full sheers.

A box-pleat valance with contrasting lining that matches the full draw draperies and full sheers.


   Side panels in silk stripe on an iron pole with iron rings.

Side panels in silk stripe on an iron pole with iron rings.


   Here is a pole swag in silk with beaded trim on a rod that matches the chandelier.

Here is a pole swag in silk with beaded trim on a rod that matches the chandelier.


   Silk draperies on wood poles with bustles in silk Damask fabric.

Silk draperies on wood poles with bustles in silk Damask fabric.


   Traditional Swags, side-panels and traversing sheer draperies.

Traditional Swags, side-panels and traversing sheer draperies.


   Stationary side-panels with tiebacks over plantation shutters.

Stationary side-panels with tiebacks over plantation shutters.


   Empire valance with side-panels and traversing sheer draperies.

Empire valance with side-panels and traversing sheer draperies.


   Custom bedspread, upholstered bench, pillows and matching draperies on decorative pole with Hunter Douglas Silhouette Window Shadings.

Custom bedspread, upholstered bench, pillows and matching draperies on decorative pole with Hunter Douglas Silhouette Window Shadings.


   Silk side panels with tiebacks on wooden decorative rod from Robert Allen.

Silk side panels with tiebacks on wooden decorative rod from Robert Allen.


   Silk side panels, puddled on the floor with grassweave Roman shades in the library.

Silk side panels, puddled on the floor with grassweave Roman shades in the library.

   Close-up view of the decorative wooden drapery rod.

Close-up view of the decorative wooden drapery rod.


   More silk side panels, puddled on the floor with Hunter Douglas Silhouette Shades.

More silk side panels, puddled on the floor with Hunter Douglas Silhouette Shades.


   Solid and plaid silk draperies on wood poles and tiebacks with Hunter Douglas Silhouette Shades.

Solid and plaid silk draperies on wood poles and tiebacks with Hunter Douglas Silhouette Shades.


 Silk draperies on wood poles with cord tiebacks and tassels with matching trim Hunter Douglas Silhouette Shades for privacy and light control.

Silk draperies on wood poles with cord tiebacks and tassels with matching trim Hunter Douglas Silhouette Shades for privacy and light control.


   Printed side panels and matching tiebacks in the music room with Hunter Douglas Heritance Hardwood Shutters.

Printed side panels and matching tiebacks in the music room with Hunter Douglas Heritance Hardwood Shutters.


   Side panels and cord tiebacks suspended from bronze tieback holders with Hunter Douglas Silhouette Shades for privacy and light control.

Side panels and cord tiebacks suspended from bronze tieback holders with Hunter Douglas Silhouette Shades for privacy and light control.


   Drapery side panels on top-curved window with custom-made decorative rod from Iron Design Center of Seattle.

Drapery side panels on top-curved window with custom-made decorative rod from Iron Design Center of Seattle.


   Double-tuck top-pleated drapery with wood poles, brackets and finials from Paris Texas Drapery Hardware.

Double-tuck top-pleated drapery with wood poles, brackets and finials from Paris Texas Drapery Hardware.


   Kingston valances in woven silk pattern with Hunter Douglas Silhouette Window Shadings in an elegant dining room.

Kingston valances in woven silk pattern with Hunter Douglas Silhouette Window Shadings in an elegant dining room.


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