Whether you call them curtains, drapes or draperies, to me they add so much to a room.
The breakfast nook in the kitchen looked perfectly fine with just the window shade...
...That is until Keith, my "blind man" showed up with the drapes and everything suddenly came together.
The room feels warmer now and gone is that echo since the drapes seem to absorb sound.
I chose this John Robshaw print to compliment the black and white ticking and add color to a black and white kitchen. Even though I said no red, I ended up with red anyway!
It's almost a paisley, but not quite.
For the bedroom I chose an ivory linen for the drapes.
I went with all ivory fabrics for the window treatments and bed linens to contrast against the gray walls for a peaceful, restful feeling. The only pattern is the zebra rug and throw.
The drapes can close at night giving us more light control from that nasty streetlight outside!
In the living room, I chose Ralph Lauren's Windstorm Paisley in Desert Sand.
It's a tonal tea-stained paisley that goes nicely with the caramel leather chairs. I think it will also look great with the gray velvet sofa if it ever comes!
I really like how Keith does his pleats. They're not too fussy.
We chose the same rod for all the windows, which he had custom made.
The dining room rod will take longer as it had to be formed to the oval shape of the walls.
So, no dining room curtains. Yet.
Notice the thuja plants outside the window? I put them there when we did the roof deck.
It gives us something green to look at and provides a little more privacy.
The living room is a work in progress and has a long way to go.
The sofa should arrive by June and a brass and glass coffee table is on its way soon.
Getting the drapes installed was like Christmas!
I can't believe what a difference they make.