Catherine Boswell Designs

Catherine Boswell Designs A full-service interior design and drapery atelier, previously known as the Window Look. Inspired by you, your history, and the beauty of our surroundings.

Catherine Boswell Designs is a family-owned and operated drapery atelier and interior design firm based in the heart of the Virginia Horse Country. Specializing in 'soft goods' of all styles, we work closely with individual clients as well as other designers to construct and install window treatments, bedding, and accessories of the highest quality. With over 30 years of experience and satisfied clients across the USA, we look forward to working with you on your next project.

A little hump-day fabric love. We are enchanted by this printed linen by Mulberry Home; and it comes as a wallpaper as w...
03/23/2016

A little hump-day fabric love. We are enchanted by this printed linen by Mulberry Home; and it comes as a wallpaper as well!

Proud to be a business owner in Fauquier County today! Our local Red Truck Bakery just got a major shout out from Presid...
03/15/2016

Proud to be a business owner in Fauquier County today! Our local Red Truck Bakery just got a major shout out from President Barak Obama. Way to go guys, we will stop in for a croissant soon!

I like pie. That’s not a state secret. I like comeback stories, too. So in celebration of Pi Day, I wanted to share a great letter about both.

Several years ago, a Virginia man named Brian Noyes chased a dream to start his own rural bakery. Just as that dream was getting off the ground, the Great Recession nearly robbed him of everything. He wrote that it would have been easier to close down and walk away, but too many people depended on him for that. His workers. His suppliers. Local farmers. His community.

In his letter, Brian wrote, “…They were part of our extended family also going through a bad time and I couldn’t let them down.”

So he stuck with it, even when others walked away. And with hard work, eighteen-hour days, and an economy on the rebound, business bounced back. Brian grew his staff ten times over. He opened a new headquarters. And, most importantly: I can confirm that Red Truck Bakery makes some darn good pie.

Brian is exactly the kind of American I was talking about at the end of my State of the Union Address. Hard-working. Optimistic. Someone who doesn’t seek attention, because he’s busy doing the work this country needs doing – all with a stubborn and quintessentially American refusal to let others down. Way to go, Brian. And thanks for the pie!

Workroom day.
02/25/2016

Workroom day.

02/23/2016
Spring Summer 2016

Oh dear, as soon as I finished designing my new place, Designers Guild had to go and release this GEORGEOUS new fabric collection!
I suppose I can always redo the guest room...

Work in progress.
02/11/2016

Work in progress.

Workroom day. I love stacking trim and the #barrydixon from #fabricut is even better in multiples!
02/11/2016

Workroom day. I love stacking trim and the #barrydixon from #fabricut is even better in multiples!

02/09/2016
The Art of Wonderment

the fantastic blog The Art of Wonderment keep posting great films showing vintage wallpaper manufacturing, and I just can't get enough!

Continuing the theme of printed interiors - here's another gem from the British Pathé filmakers. This time in Greenford, Middlesex 1968, showcasing more large scale printing techniques.
Favourite section ~ how the flock wallpaper so popular in days gone by was created (sneeze, sneeze, and sneeze all the way home?!).

Lovely stuff ~ Enjoy :)

Project is a brewing. Stay tuned...
02/05/2016

Project is a brewing. Stay tuned...

I am so excited that this Osborne and Little wallpaper is going up in my new kitchen!
02/02/2016

I am so excited that this Osborne and Little wallpaper is going up in my new kitchen!

Congratulations to Fabio Trabocchi and the rest of the team at Fiola Mare for being voted the best restaurant in DC by W...
02/02/2016

Congratulations to Fabio Trabocchi and the rest of the team at Fiola Mare for being voted the best restaurant in DC by Washingtonian Magazine! We already considered you our most delicious clients, and it's great to see we're not the only ones that feel that way.

To see the rest of the list of DC's top restaurants, check out the latest Washingtonian Magazine.

Photo courtesy of Fiola Mare, http://www.fiolamaredc.com/

I love finding inspiration in other fields of design- some of the detailing, color, and pattern combinations in this exh...
02/01/2016

I love finding inspiration in other fields of design- some of the detailing, color, and pattern combinations in this exhibition are very very trendy right now in interior design. Just look that that embroidery!

We look forward to LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art's "Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715–2015,"!
Opening April 10, the exhibition will explore the history of men’s fashionable dress from the eighteenth century to the present and re-examines the all-too-frequent equation of “fashion” with “femininity.” "Beginning with the eighteenth century, the male aristocrat wore a three-piece suit conspicuous in make and style, and equally as lavish as the opulent dress of his female counterpart. The nineteenth-century “dandy” made famous a more refined brand of expensive elegance which became the hallmark of Savile Row. The mid-twentieth-century “mod” relished in the colorful and modern styles of Carnaby Street, and the twenty-first century man—in an ultra-chic “skinny suit” by day and a flowered tuxedo by night—redefines today’s concept of masculinity." Images courtesy of © LACMA

Slowly emerging from the snow... #Shenandoah #shenandoahvalley #fauquiercounty #countrylife #blizzard2016
01/27/2016

Slowly emerging from the snow... #Shenandoah #shenandoahvalley #fauquiercounty #countrylife #blizzard2016

We are previewing a new furniture and lighting vendor, and I fell in love with this piece! The blend of feminine, classi...
01/20/2016

We are previewing a new furniture and lighting vendor, and I fell in love with this piece! The blend of feminine, classic, and contemporary styling makes it a great option for so many people. Where would you use it?

Thank you so so much to all of my clients who took the time to leave a review on my Houzz page- we were awarded a Best o...
01/12/2016
Catherine Boswell Design - Middleburg, VA, US 20118

Thank you so so much to all of my clients who took the time to leave a review on my Houzz page- we were awarded a Best of Houzz 2016 for our customer service.
I am so blessed to do what I love- thank you for letting me make your home beautiful!

6 reviews of Catherine Boswell Design. "Formerly known as The Window Look, Catherine Boswell Designs is a family-run, full service custom drapery atelier and interior design company. A...

We LOVE cafe curtains- let's bring 'em back!. #interiordesign
01/09/2016

We LOVE cafe curtains- let's bring 'em back!. #interiordesign

Old houses with little windows shouldn't be covered over with shutters- put up cafe curtains! Using only a yard of this ...
01/09/2016

Old houses with little windows shouldn't be covered over with shutters- put up cafe curtains! Using only a yard of this stunning #osborneandlittle fabric, this sitting room has privacy, light, and a bit of whimsy.

Long-time collaboration in Reston, Virginia - traditional - Living Room - Dc Metro - by Catherine Boswell Design
01/07/2016
Long-time collaboration in Reston, Virginia - traditional - Living Room - Dc Metro - by Catherine Boswell Design

Long-time collaboration in Reston, Virginia - traditional - Living Room - Dc Metro - by Catherine Boswell Design

When a client says she wants a tent room, what designer can say no? Cathy had worked with these highly creative clients for almost a decade, and their flare for decorating is astonishing. We are so lucky to have such amazing clients.Countless yards of red taffeta cover every wall in this formal sitting room to create an opulent but soft ambiance- inside, time seems to stand still! Capped with a black crystal chandelier, this room is a stunning space for after-dinner drinks or an intimate tête-à-tête. Photography by Catherine Boswell Designs

Mauren is clicking away with final edits on a photoshoot at a long-time client's house, and I'm loving some of these out...
12/21/2015

Mauren is clicking away with final edits on a photoshoot at a long-time client's house, and I'm loving some of these out takes!

11/28/2015

Happy Small Business Saturday! We are so blessed to have so many wonderful clients and colleagues, thank you all for your continued support of us and the other local businesses we collaborate with.
This is a great time of year to add a few seasonal accents to your home to make it really special for your family and visiting guests. As you get ready for the holiday season, don't hesitate to drop us a line if your house needs a bit of freshening up for all your upcoming special events. Enjoy the rest of your thanksgiving weekend and thank you again for 'shopping small.'

Happy Monday! We're putting the finishing touches on some interior design photos for our Houzz page and wanted to share ...
10/12/2015

Happy Monday! We're putting the finishing touches on some interior design photos for our Houzz page and wanted to share a shot of the gorgeous work our upholsterer does- Chris is truly an artist!

Last weekend I took a trip up to the city to see a wonderful exhibition at the New York Botanical Gardens, "Frida Kahlo:...
09/28/2015
About the Show | Frida Kahlo - Art, Garden, Life at The New York Botanical Garden

Last weekend I took a trip up to the city to see a wonderful exhibition at the New York Botanical Gardens, "Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life." The colors and emotion of Mexican art is a huge inspiration for me, and I came home with so many new design ideas! If you're going to be in New York before it closes in November, I highly reccommend a visit.

For more information, visit: http://www.nybg.org/frida/

This blockbuster exhibition will be the first to examine Frida Kahlo’s keen appreciation for the beauty and variety of the natural world.

The chilly mornings hinting at the beginning of fall are inspiring me..
08/31/2015

The chilly mornings hinting at the beginning of fall are inspiring me..

My studio just got a sneak peak of the 2016 line from the Royal Collection by Designers Guild, and I can't keep it to my...
08/26/2015

My studio just got a sneak peak of the 2016 line from the Royal Collection by Designers Guild, and I can't keep it to myself any longer.
The stunning fabrics and wallpapers in the brand new Buckingham Collection are inspired by the Windsor family's extensive collection of landscapes, art, and textiles.

Even though it's inspired by art from as far back as the Tudor period, I think the collection is so fresh and exciting, now I just need to find the right client for them!

All photos courtesy of Designers Guild. To see the entire collection, check out their website at https://goo.gl/NQcNpS. For information on ordering any of these gorgeous products, send me an email.

I love love love when owners appreciate and preserve old farmhouses. The mix of old and new, wood, and bold fabrics is s...
07/09/2015
A Tennessee Countryside Manor

I love love love when owners appreciate and preserve old farmhouses. The mix of old and new, wood, and bold fabrics is so inviting and unexpected. Plus, I think sleeping porches need to make a comeback!

The old and the new converge on a countryside family estate 

I have been informed that today is Bring Your Pets to Work Day, but in our studio that's every day! Nevertheless, here a...
06/26/2015

I have been informed that today is Bring Your Pets to Work Day, but in our studio that's every day! Nevertheless, here are the dogs of Catherine Boswell Designs: Osborne, Little, and Sharkbait

Finishing an installation, I love it when I get to do drapes like these!
06/26/2015

Finishing an installation, I love it when I get to do drapes like these!

Elegance doesn't always have to break the bank. By using a crisp linen for the body of these drapes, we could splurge on...
05/13/2015

Elegance doesn't always have to break the bank. By using a crisp linen for the body of these drapes, we could splurge on the details. By pairing this gorgeous Kravet trim with a darling ruffle, these window treatments become something unique, fresh, and elegant.

We are so excited to now offer the lovely fabric line Chelsea Editions to our clients. Their nearest showroom is in New ...
05/01/2015

We are so excited to now offer the lovely fabric line Chelsea Editions to our clients. Their nearest showroom is in New York City, but you can visit the studio and look though our samples right here in Middleburg, Virginia

Catherine Boswell Designs's cover photo
04/06/2015

Catherine Boswell Designs's cover photo

Catherine Boswell Designs's cover photo
04/06/2015

Catherine Boswell Designs's cover photo

Seriously, I can't say enough about the new Designers Guild collection- this ombre design also comes in rose and wisteri...
03/31/2015

Seriously, I can't say enough about the new Designers Guild collection- this ombre design also comes in rose and wisteria as both a wallpaper and a sheer- I think this might end up in my own home....
See the rest of the collection at http://goo.gl/p68Fy9

The new Osborne & Little collection is stunning, it's so inspiring and spring-like. I'm in love!!!
03/30/2015

The new Osborne & Little collection is stunning, it's so inspiring and spring-like. I'm in love!!!

Catherine Boswell Designs
03/10/2015

Catherine Boswell Designs

One of the inspiring things about working in Virginia is the access we have to talented craftsmen and great materials. I...
01/22/2015

One of the inspiring things about working in Virginia is the access we have to talented craftsmen and great materials. I just love the floors and island Shenandoah Furniture Gallery, LLC installed in this kitchen!

The #reclaimed wood for the ceiling, beams, flooring and island counter add the #farmhouse feel to this modern kitchen.

We've got a bit of a design crush on Anthony Baratta's amazing interiors. Isn't this spectacular?
12/31/2014
Westchester Gothic Revival

We've got a bit of a design crush on Anthony Baratta's amazing interiors. Isn't this spectacular?

Westchester Gothic Revival - Eclectic - Living Room - new york - by Anthony Baratta LLC

Many changes are happening here at Catherine Boswell Designs. We are now on Houzz!! If you're a past client, it would be...
12/18/2014
Catherine Boswell Design - Middleburg, VA, US 20118

Many changes are happening here at Catherine Boswell Designs. We are now on Houzz!! If you're a past client, it would be extremely helpful if you added a review to our homepage:

http://www.houzz.com/pro/catherine-boswell50/catherine-boswell-design

Thank you for all of your support, our clients are why we love this job!

Catherine Boswell Design. "Formerly known as The Window Look, Catherine Boswell Designs is a family-run, full service custom drapery atelier and interior design company. A...

We've got this vintage metal-embroidery fabric in the work room today- it's one of the most stunning pieces of workmansh...
11/12/2014

We've got this vintage metal-embroidery fabric in the work room today- it's one of the most stunning pieces of workmanship I've ever seen. It's giving our stitchers a minor panic attack, but it's so worth it!
Oh, did I mention the 'lining' is covered in real feathers?

We will be selling yards and yards of designer fabric, tablecloths, and a few other interior decor bits this Friday and ...
10/27/2014

We will be selling yards and yards of designer fabric, tablecloths, and a few other interior decor bits this Friday and Saturday at the Aspen Grove Tag Sale. Details are on the flyer below, there will be so many beautiful things available for purchase you won't want to miss it!

Last month Catherine Boswell Designs got to work on a slightly different project. Our workroom manager got married, and ...
10/22/2014

Last month Catherine Boswell Designs got to work on a slightly different project. Our workroom manager got married, and she incorporated a ton of lovely design touches I just had to share. The programs were made with wallpaper scraps from Designer's Guild, Lily Rose, Kravet, Cole & Sons, and more; and the shop made 40-foot runners with Fabricut indoor/outdoor fabric for the reception tables.

It was a bit of a design departure from our usual style, but it was so much fun to be a part of such a special day.

Today in the shop we are making cafe curtains for a client, but Mauren pointed out this combo would make a great throw b...
10/21/2014

Today in the shop we are making cafe curtains for a client, but Mauren pointed out this combo would make a great throw blanket too.
Similarly, I bet vintage quilts would make adorable, ultra-insulating curtains.

While looking for something completely unrelated, I found this lovely wallpaper, and fell in love. He reminds me of all ...
10/09/2014

While looking for something completely unrelated, I found this lovely wallpaper, and fell in love. He reminds me of all the critters on my property who are so busy this time of year.
Combined with the little calico print, I think it'd be so sweet in a powder room or nursery. Where would you want it?

I love this pottery! I'll be sure to stop by the artists' demonstration on the 12th at Live An Artful Life.
10/03/2014

I love this pottery! I'll be sure to stop by the artists' demonstration on the 12th at Live An Artful Life.

We welcome pottery artist, Kristen Swanson. Her beautiful porcelain pottery is hand made, hand painted, dishwasher, microwave and oven proof. Featured here with Fire & Light glassware. Be sure to meet her at the gallery on Oct 12 starting at 2PM. She will conduct a painting demo at that time.

Well, it's been a very busy beginning of the fall. Other than a Catherine Boswell Designs family wedding (photos soon), ...
09/18/2014

Well, it's been a very busy beginning of the fall. Other than a Catherine Boswell Designs family wedding (photos soon), my favorite part of the last month is this lovely profile of myself and my creative origins that appeared in the September issue of Middleburg Life. Many thanks to Richard and Dulcy Hooper, read the full article here:
http://issuu.com/leesburgtoday/docs/september_2014_ml_issue/c/sl7yyeg

We are packing up some pretty things to take with us to the Middleburg Sidewalk Sale tomorrow. Our display table will be...
08/01/2014

We are packing up some pretty things to take with us to the Middleburg Sidewalk Sale tomorrow. Our display table will be in the community center from 11 to 5 tomorrow, come on by and say hello!

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