Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of valance.

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Examples

  • As one example, I love how Molly has made "valances" out of her children's artwork, a constantly-changing display that adds so much cheer to the sunroom.

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  • You can find laces on the edges of curtain toppers and valances, and other sources.

    Same Pattern, 2nd Dress

  • While drapery panels and top treatments – like valances – remain popular decorative fashions, and roman shades and wood blinds are functional staples, more homeowners are investing in interior shutters – which are easy to maintain and more of a permanent addition on your home.

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  • Not on my list: shopping, finding the perfect valances for the dining room, reading "Eat, Pray, Love" or an unexpected romantic gesture from my husband.

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  • Mikele Arapi is sitting on the contemporary black leather sofa sipping coffee out of a china cup in his unexpected gallery, the elaborate valances of the window drapery framing his head like a halo.

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  • Mikele Arapi is sitting on the contemporary black leather sofa sipping coffee out of a china cup in this unexpected gallery, the elaborate valances of the window drapery framing his head like a halo.

    Nancy Ruhling: Astoria Characters: The Iconic Artist

  • The curtains aren't fully up yet, but the valances already hung on the walls offer a taste of the contemporary prints that the designer will be using.

    Wrapping a Hotel in Practical Style

  • I just purchased curtians ($3.99) for the kitchen & homeschool room (known as the informal dining room to realtors) from Goodwill they were valances and my intention was to hang them from the middle of the window and add (1.99 Goodwill fabric which look more like $25/yd fabric) fabric.

    A Plain House - Inside Windows

  • Fabrics are more complicated: Unlike "finished" goods, textiles still need to be crafted into cushions or valances, and it's tricky for the uninitiated to determine what pattern and weave is right for a particular application, and how much yardage will be required to complete the job.

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  • Their weary, wrinkled lids were tugged up in the middle like window valances.

    Freud’s Blind Spot

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