New Orleans homes are famous for their windows. Whether it’s a double shotgun off of Magazine Street, a Creole town house in the French Quarter or a Victorian off of St. Charles Avenue, each one shares a common feature –– floor-to-ceiling windows. Even our more recent architectural additions, both here and on the Northshore, use lots and lots of natural light. And thankfully so. It is a consistently beautiful and vital element in our homes.

Deciding how to embellish these windows, however, can be a challenge because, as Neil Peyroux of Peyroux’s Custom Curtains says rather succinctly, “Curtains do set the tone for a room.”

 Whether to choose a strong visual effect or a subtle one can have you debating everything from cream-colored cotton blends to red embroidered Dupioni silk to throwing everything on its head and installing wooden blinds.

 Here are all of these options and even a few more from our most trusted local specialists in all things gorgeous for the window!

Curtain Call 
Zebra pattern noncotton sheer from Curtain Exchange
Curtain Call
Camelot pattern in Dupioni silk from Curtain Exchange
Curtain Call
 Balloon shade with tassel trim from Wren’s Tontine Shade & Design
Curtain Call
Citrus Drop pattern in Dupioni silk from Curtain Exchange
Curtain Call
 Turquoise embroidered silk taffeta from Peyroux’s Custom Curtains
Curtain Call
Shangri-La Nightly pattern in cotton from Peyroux’s Custom Curtains
Curtain Call
 Romance pattern in Dupioni silk from Curtain Exchange
Curtain Call
Cummerbund pleat in Dupioni silk from Probst Decorating
Curtain Call
Embroidered silk taffeta from Probst Decorating
Curtain Call
Interior shutter with arch from Windows by Design
Curtain Call
Horizontal stripe pattern in polytaffeta from Probst Decorating
Curtain Call
Red crewel topping with a gathered Seaglass Dupioni silk bottom by Peyroux’s Custom Curtains
 Curtain Call
Millais pistachio linen from Peyroux’s Custom Curtains
Curtain Call
All-in-one interior shutters from Windows by Design
Curtain Call
Red embroidered silk in ready-made panels from Probst Decorating
 Curtain Call

Champagne sheer with blended trim from Peyroux’s Custom Curtains
Curtain Call
Champagne embroidered silk in ready-made panels from Probst Decorating
Curtain Call
Arizona pattern in cotton-and-linen blend from Curtain Exchange
Curtain Call
Swag and cascade valance from Wren’s Tontine Shade & Design
Curtain Call
Tie-backs in various colors from Peyroux’s Custom Curtains
Curtain Call
Tab-top curtain from Wren’s Tontine Shade & Design
Curtain Call
Cream embroidered silk in ready-made panels from Probst Decorating
 Curtain Call
Vertical blinds from Windows by Design