We have started planning for our future kitchen renovation and because I am not very patient when it comes to starting projects, I thought I could start on the window coverings while I wait. Yes, I know it doesn't really make sense but I figure we can put them up now and just take them down during the demo. Besides it is completely within my character to do things backwards.
Our kitchen is in the front of the house facing the street. This is not where I would have put it, but since it is cost prohibitive to move it (trust me, we have looked at every possible option), it needs to stay where it is. There are four windows and a full light french door on the side. I have been searching my inspiration files for ideas on how to achieve privacy without blocking all that glorious light and this is what I have come up with. Cafe curtains. I know it sounds shockingly 1980's country but when done properly they are the perfect solution. Don't believe me? Take a look at these:
Nancy Serafini via Traditional Home
unknown via Cote de Texas