Room of the Month – January 2023

Jan 15, 2023


Curtains Bowmanville

A Love for Colour

Client Info:

Name: Catharine Lawrence
Location: Bowmanville

Point of View:

Quote: “I felt ecstatic, really happy how it turned out. The Guest room had an antique love-seat that Wilma selected a fabric for, I love the way it harmonizes with the window treatments.”

Quote: “it now looks so much better and I’m happy with the contrast in fabrics we chose.”

Sensational Solutions:

Catharine LOVES colour.  That is what I love about working with her…she is not afraid to be bold and daring, nothing in her home is plain.  When Catharine called me back into her home to set up an appointment to look at her guest room and her bedroom, I knew this was going to be a fun experience.  Her century home and flare for all things “unique” was exactly what these next two rooms needed

1. How did you find out about Sensational SEAMS?
Through word of mouth

2. What exciting thing happened that made you call Sensational SEAMS?

I had SS do mm window treatments in my Living and Dining Rooms a few years ago and wanted to upgrade the treatments in two bedrooms upstairs.

3. What solutions were provided for your home?

Roman Shades on the bottom sections of the window provide privacy and light control and are fully operable. Valances on the top portion of the window in embroidered fabric, with lots of colour and detail. The Main bedroom had a challenging window with the air conditioner, it now looks so much better and I’m happy with the contrast in fabrics we chose.








4.    Describe how you felt when the installation was complete: I felt ecstatic, really happy how it turned out. The guest room had an antique love-seat that Wilma selected a fabric for, I love the way it harmonizes with the window treatments

5.   What does this new look mean to you and how has it changed the way you view your home? The window treatments are a welcomed addition to the rooms. They look attractive and will be easy for my guests to use.

6.   What is it that you loved most about working with Sensational SEAMS? I love how inventive Wilma is with colour, fabric, and meeting the needs of her clients.








Sensational Solutions

The guest room faces the front of the home and is directly about her Living Room which we completed a few years ago, so the same look from the outside of the home was important to Catharine.  We chose an operable Design Studio Roman Shade from HunterDouglas as all the new cord laws are now in place for the safety of children and pets.  Of course, a beautifully coloured embroidered fabric was selected for the Custom Faux Roman Shade Valances from Sensational SEAMS, so privacy and light control is achieved for the guests.  She has a beautiful antique Love Seat which we selected fabric for to have it Re-Upholstered.  It is nestled nicely into the bay window, so harmonizing the colours and pattern was very important.   “I am really happy with the furniture and the way it harmonizes with the window treatments”, says Catharine. The bedding was already in place, so adding some cushions in the gorgeous embroidery fabric completes the look in the room.

For Catharine’s room, it was important to work around the window air conditioner, so we selected the same style of Design Studio Roman Shades from HunterDouglas and a fabric with oodles of colours for the Custom Faux Roman Shade Valances from Sensational SEAMS.  This provides lots of contract in the fabrics, keeping the room bright and cheerful.

Words from Wilma:

Well Catharine, I am ecstatic too, looking back at the finished projects of your home!   It is certainly sprinkled with beautiful, bold colours everywhere, making your guest feel warmly invited and knowing they are going to be in for a fun time with you.  Our homes definitely reflect our personalities, and your is one that immediately speaks colourful interest and happy times. 

I’ve always said, “Look in your closet and you will discover the colours that you are attracted to.”  This is so true when Catharine held up her valance, waiting for us to install it. She happened to be in front of her closet door, and I couldn’t resist taking this photo…it’s exactly what I have been talking about for years.

Catharine, I love how you challenged me every time to come up with new ideas, and your openness to be daring with colour is truly reflected in your home.  May you enjoy many years of pleasure, good friends and fellowship as you entertain within your home’s walls.


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