Erika Ward Interiors improves on perfection with custom two story window treatments.

What can I say? Designing two story window treatments is one of my favorite things to do and was my first assignment in this breathtaking 8000 sq ft just outside of Atlanta. The family has thoroughly enjoyed decorating each room on their own, but hit a wall when it came to finding window treatment options.

Like most people who purchase homes with soaring windows, they soon realized that there is NOTHING in the retail market that will fit a 18-foot window.

Two Story Window Treatments for Arched Windows

A bay of arched windows provides this great room with an amazing view of the sprawling backyard and is a wonderful source of natural sunlight. The homeowners wanted to preserve the openness provided by the ten windows, but felt a little naked.

I couldn’t agree more.

This space called for free flowing linen panels that could filter the sunlight and also provide some weight against the heavy moldings. Lo and behold:

Two Story Window Treatments for Arches Windows

Two Story Window Treatments designed by Erika Ward Interiors

My team installed 18 medallions to hang these elegant sheer-lined draperies.  See how beautifully they puddle on the floor? C’est magnifique!

Two Story Window Treatments Arched WindowsEach panel gradually increases in length until it reaches the peak in the middle of wall then descends once again on the reverse side. The view to the outdoors now appear even more significant with cascades of linen fabric framing each window.

Do you have a two story window treatment dilemma? Contact me about customizing a design that will take your home to the next level.

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About Erika Ward

Multi-passionate entrepreneur, spokesperson, speaker, and philanthropist, Erika Hollinshead Ward worked in the design-build industry as an accountant before turning her passion for interior design into a successful business. Named by Atlanta Tribune as having one of the top design firms for two consecutive years, Erika is a highly sought after expert whose work has appeared in several media outlets such as House Beautiful Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, Fox 5 (Atlanta Affiliate), Huffington Post, and many others. Her influential voice in the home improvement sector has lead to marketing collaborations with leading home and lifestyle brands including Home Depot, S.C. Johnson, and Home Decorators Collection. Erika holds an undergraduate degree from The University of Georgia and resides in Atlanta with her husband and five children. With her sharp business acumen and design prowess, you can rest assured that she is one to watch as a voice for working mothers, women entrepreneurs, and interior design enthusiasts.

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  1. Robin Says:

    WOW! That is gorgeous! The color is wonderful. You’re so talented.


  2. Karen Says:

    Oooo! You outdid yourself, girlie. Gorgeous! Makes me wonder what you could dream up for our French doors! I really do think about this quite often.


  3. Vicki Says:

    Beautifully executed!


  4. Sadi Says:

    I absolutely LOVE this idea. When I saw the first picture, I thought, what in the world will she do to these wonderful windows, and why would anyone want to cover them!? YOU DIDN’T!! The design is fabulous!!! I love it!


  5. JanisCovingtonStufflebean Says:

    Wow!! You nailed that one! The inspiration was awesome in that “who woulda thunk” there was any window treatment that would not only look great, but still allow the woodwork and windows to shine as well.


  6. Jill Valeri@The Welcome Home Says:

    Great solution! Simple, elegant and informal. Some builders dream up these windows and forget to consider how people will need to address them.Thanks for sharing.


  7. Tawna Allred Says:

    Beautiful. One of the best solutions I’ve seen for arched windows.



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