Kuhns and Heller

Projects

Residential

  • Residential Master
  • Residential Sitting room
  • Residential Dining Room
  • Residential breakfast nook

Windows With Exquisite Views In Rooms With Unique Shapes

The Background

This couple was excited to move into their new home, a gorgeous property with some land, an overlook, and breathtaking views from the windows. The house has a very Tuscan style, with faux painted walls and pillars. The clients wanted to update the window treatments in several of the rooms, and they were insistent about including red and gold in the design.

The Challenge 

The sitting room windows presented a challenge with various angled walls. They wanted to make the most of their windows and exquisite views, and while they had a vision for their home, we had to do some interpreting to get the design just right.

Our Solution

In the master bedroom, dining room, and kitchen we installed decorative drapery panels and valances that fit into the Tuscan style. We used fabrics with red and rust tones, and soft geometric patterns that would not distract from the detail already present in the home. For the sitting room windows we engineered custom mitered rods cut to match each varying angle, with tall drapes attached to draw attention to the cathedral painted ceiling.

  • Residential Family Room
  • Residential Kitchen
  • Residential Dining Room
  • Residential Office
  • Residential Living Room
  • Residential Bathroom
  • Residential Laundry Room

A Beautiful, Transitional Style for New Homeowners

The Background 

After having a negative experience with another interior designer, this family reached out to us for help. On their way to becoming empty nesters, they had just purchased the house. The previous owners had a great deal of custom work done to the home, and the new owners were ready to make the space their own. They hired us for updates to the entire first floor and the upstairs master bedroom.

The Challenge

The clients knew they wanted a different look, but they didn’t know exactly what they were looking for. Their previous designer had set them up with heavy, formal and traditional-looking drapes. Instead, the client wanted less fabric and more natural light. They also preferred neutral colors that could flow seamlessly from one room to another, as indicated by the home’s monochromatic paint colors and decorative rugs. The dining room bay window also presented a challenge with its unusual layout.

Our Solution

As the client developed confidence in her sense of taste, the space took on a life of its own. We kept to a transitional style with neutral fabrics, and installed decorative drapery panels, valances, and manufactured roman shades. In the dining room bay window we installed custom mitered rods, with drapes hung directly below to hide the top of the window trim. We then engineered modified brackets to fit into the small spaces, which were then available for mounting. The client was thrilled with the end result.

  • Residential Family Room
  • Residential Kitchen
  • Residential Dining Room
  • Residential Living Room
  • Residential Sunroom
  • Residential Master Bedroom
  • Residential Bedroom
  • Residential Bedroom

Window Treatments for Every Room In the House

The Background

This newlywed couple moved into a new construction home in a well-established neighborhood. They wanted window treatments in every room of the house. Since the wife had custom window treatments installed in her previous home, she knew exactly what she was looking for: a very southern, traditional style, with swag and puddled drapes. She presented us with pictures of her furniture and rugs, and gave us creative freedom to go from there. We provided her with sketches, with two choices for each room.

The Challenge

With the client’s distinct style driving the project, we needed our designs to be on point. This was a big job, with every room in the home being made over. The family room presented a challenge with a double story window on one side and single story windows on the other side.

Our Solution 

Once the client chose her favorite design from our sketches, we got to work, installing both manufactured cellular shades and silhouette shadings for privacy and sun control. We installed decorative drapes and valances in a Heavy Traditional style, with earth tone fabrics in main areas, and coastal tone fabrics in the bedrooms and the sun room. We then proceeded to install window dressings in all of the other rooms in the home. In the family room, we designed a special treatment for the largest window, and created a scaled-down version for the smaller windows.

  • Residential living room
  • Residential piano room

From Traditional to Modern, and Each Room Unique

The Background 

This project began when a client found us in the Lehigh Valley Style Magazine. Since the home had some recent upgrades, the owner decided to update her style. Her previous style was traditional, but she was ready to go with a fresher-looking, modern look.

The Challenge 
In addition to updating the look of her home, the client wanted to make the windows appear more grand. She wanted to add more color and make each room unique and different, while keeping some continuity of style throughout the home.

Our Solution
To make the windows appear larger, we installed wide drapes and cornices that reached up to the ceiling. We used eye-catching fabrics to both draw attention to the window treatments and create a focal point in the room. In the foyer and family rooms, we installed both manufactured roller shades and decorative drapes and cornices, which included vibrant and textured fabrics. We went with an eclectic style, using fabrics that the client truly loved.