When decorating a home, choosing curtains is as fundamental as choosing a wall color or a type of flooring. And, in order for it to be successful, you must employ both the head and the heart. You must think, and think, and think––and then finally take a leap of faith.
The 21st century is a time for beauty and for practicality. Each treatment shown approaches design both as an embellishment of a room and as a practical part of everyday life. For this reason, the fabrics are often lighter, the hardware more simple, or the construction affords an ease-of-use for the contemporary homeowner.
Shown here are six different curtains on one window, illustrating how fabric, stitches and pleating can change a plain-Jane window into a work of art of your choosing.
Sumptuous French pleated, silk taffeta in delicate, duck-egg blue can add immediate allure to your home. These lavish, beautifully crafted curtains are actually ready made, and available now in a variety of styles and sizes at Peyroux’s Custom Curtains. Shown here on custom-made natural finish metal rods and rings, they will instantly elevate an ordinary room into a showcase.
Cool ivory and rich mocha are refreshing, modern color choices that are made unique by custom-designed embroidery and tassels on goblet -pleated dupioni silk. The metallic-silver, two-inch wood and resin hardware, with sweeping finials both complement and add drama to this dynamic, double-lined window treatment from Stewart-Richards Custom Window Treatments.
Classic antique-white linen curtains can contemporize a traditional home or complement modern architecture. The crisp blue borders on the leading edges are refreshing and the grommet heading is both modern and easy to install. Being both sateen lined and heavy flannel interlined, this treatment is made to last and is available by special order in a variety of fabrics from Peyroux’s Custom Curtains.
Linen moiré with black and gold kravet trim have never been so gorgeously employed as they are here by Pratt Inc. This triple lined, custom-made curtain works well in all environments because it is a modern design that incorporates traditional elements of construction. The elegant, sculptural European pleats fall just to the floor’s edge and the beige, upholstered estate rod not only disappears into the matching wall color, but it also ensures a tightly stacked curtain, that when pushed to the side does not to obstruct a view.
Look how color choice creates drama all by itself! A simple window becomes luminous when framed by an adventurous and very contemporary shade of sour apple green. The bold and fresh hue works well with the classic formality of silk taffeta. Panels of the luscious fabric in other colors are also at Peyroux Custom Curtains.
The Probst Decorating team chose this reversible, silk jacquard loom fabric in rich chocolate, as it combines a bold print with a traditional design approach. By painting the iron hardware brown, the curtains are accentuated, allowing the fabric to do all the “wowing.” A heavy thermal lining combined with a single weight interlining both adds formality and also protects the silk against the battery of the New Orleans’ sun.