Flat-pleated, gold wrap-around swags adorn the dining room windows.

Window Dressing

Carlos Interiors creates window treatments that let in the view

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2010

For their newly built weekend home in St. Michaels, a Davidsonville, Maryland, couple wanted a classic look—comfortable yet more formal than a typical beach house. The home has numerous windows overlooking the water, so they turned to designer Cristina Uria of Carlos Interiors, Inc., to dress them up without obstructing the scenery. Pictured above, the daughter’s bedroom features bishop’s sleeve window treatments with wrap-around swags in a soft-lined, sheer fabric from Fabricut in aubergine and gold. Gold tassels and hardware pick up the gold accents in the room. 


In the dining room the homeowners chose a decorative inlay on the floor rather than a rug, so Uria softened the lines of the room using wrap-around swags with flat-pleated panels in a luxurious fabric from Kravet.


In the spacious kitchen (below), panels in the seating area impart a sense of height to the room; a corner pleated valance in the same Kravet fabric maintains an unobstructed view in the dining area. Over the kitchen sink, a soft cascade wrap-around swag in a complementary fabric from Duralee lends interest to the space. 

WINDOW TREATMENTS: Cristina Uria, Carlos Interiors, Inc., Crofton, MD.

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