Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Decorating Solution: Arched Doors with Glass Panes

We have double arched front doors with glass panes which we liked when we bought our house three years ago. But, unfortunately, we soon discovered that the glass panes allowed too much sunlight and glare into the living area.

This was a problem for several reasons:

1) I was afraid it would fade the leather on the back of a chair sitting near the entry;

2) In the summertime, the sun streaming through the glass caused the entry area to be very warm;

3) And last, but certainly not least (to my husband, anyway) ... it caused a terrible glare on our flat-panel tv, even though the screen is non-glare.

After living with it for almost three years, we finally decided to see what we could do to correct the problem.

An interior designer friend gave me the name of another designer who specializes in window and door coverings, and I was delighted to hear that she had a solution to our dilemma -- wooden shades!

And now, three weeks later, we have our custom shades and couldn't be more pleased with them.

No more sun on the leather chair, no more glare on the tv screen, and I think the doors look even nicer now.

P.S. -- For those of you who live in the Vicksburg or Jackson, Mississippi area and would like the name of the designer who made the shades, e-mail me and I'll be glad to give it to you.

16 comments:

Deb said...

I love those shades....they really look nice...

Stacey said...

That is a beautiful solution. The color of the blinds blends in with the doors perfectly. You couldn't have done anything that pretty without having it custom made. ;)

southerninspiration said...

Hey that's a great solution....looks great!

Suzanne
By the way, LOVE the doors!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love the new shades, especially how they are cut along the curve at the top. And your door is gorgeous!! That glare will fade your rugs and carpet as well...

Fabulous job!!

xoxo
Jane

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

The shades are great Janie...love those double doors!

nancygrayce said...

The shades are great! But those doors! I absolutely love them! We are getting new doors, but a big double door is not an option for us, I wish it were!

Lisa said...

How clever! They look beautiful!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Janie, this is a beautiful solution! I love it!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, Janie! These look FANTASTIC! If I lived there, I would be calling her up pronto!

XO,

Sheila :-)

erica said...

I love your door and the shades are really beautiful!!

D said...

That was a great solution for the problem. They look really good.

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

So elegant!! I am so glad you found a solution, they did a beautiful job!
Commenting on your last post.. your fall wreath is beautiful.
Thank you for sharing.
Sue

CamilleMoore said...

Arched wovens on a door .. great look!

Southern Lady said...

This is a reply to "Mo" in response to a question she asked about the blinds.

Darlene Hays at Magic Touch Interiors in Flowood, MS, can help you with the blinds for your doors. They do beautiful work, and their prices are very reasonable.

You can reach Darlene at:

[Office] 601 932-4197
[Pager] 601 984-7167

Please tell her how you found her ...

Lillibet said...

I was searching for blinds/shutters for my similar doors and came across your blog. Can you share if your blinds are lined? Would also love to see a picture from the outside of the door as well. Thank you!

Southern Lady said...

Lillibet, thanks for your comment about the blinds. The blinds are lined, and if you will send me your email address, I will be glad to send you pictures of the lining. You can reach the designer at (601) 932-4197.