Bay Pointe, Broken Sound, Boca Raton
This project was done in a newly renovated home in the Broken Sound community in Boca Raton, Florida, Due to intense sun exposure, we wanted to incorporate elegant and functional solutions for the common areas so we decided to use Solar Roller Shades and Ripplefold Curtains for this project.
In the formal living room and dining room which are located at the entrance of the house, being such a large area, we wanted to create a dramatic look of double-height curtains going from the floor almost to the ceiling. The floors were refinished and stained dark, so to complement the dark tone of the floors and dining set bases, a black curtain rod was used from Kirch’s Designer Metals Estate Traverse collection was used. The 2″ curtain rod is the perfect size, as it doesn’t look too thin and flimsy, nor big and bulky like a 3″ would. To link between the wall sections, we used swivel joints as elbows connecting the rods, and used minimalist finials at the ends to finish them off. The fabric is called Brody by JF Fabrics, a very popular fabric and one of our all time favorites, used in many more of our projects.
The family room is connected to the open concept kitchen and has large sliding doors and quite a few windows around the breakfast table. Motorized Solar Roller Shades were the perfect solution here, as we installed them up to the ceiling, thus, being able to cover the top transom and the lower windows on the same roll, saving money on the products and motors as well. All of the motorized shades are operated with a remote control and can be either controlled individuality or all of them together, providing the flexibility of being able to use the sliding doors to enter the patio and poolside, while keeping the east-facing windows down when needed.
For the home office we used a gorgeous white fabric with sparkles in it as a Hobbled Roman Shade, which has beautiful cascaded folds of fabric gently covering the window, a great addition to any room.
A project that had started with a focus towards energy efficiency had ended up to be fabulous, with an emphasis on functionality and luxurious appearance. A favorite project of ours.