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February 12, 2010

Not Your Grandma's Curtains

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



Southern Living



Country Living



Southern Living




unknown via Cote de Texas




5 comments:

Kim said...

Okay, okay, I'm convinced! You've found such beautiful examples, it makes me want to redo some of my window treatments. I can't wait to see your progress.

Blondie's Journal said...

The pics in your inspirational file are sensational. I didn't expect the cafe curtain 'look' to be so fabulous. I'm the same way as you, I like the light but want my privacy. For the longest time I had bamboo shades in my living room and didn't want any bulky draperies!

Can't wait to see what you do!

xoxo
Jane

Jamie said...

I am loving your blog! Your bathroom remodel is beautiful & I'm in love with your closet!

Jamie said...

I am loving your blog! Your bathroom remodel is beautiful & I'm in love with your closet!

Angela said...

My favs are the ones that cover 3/4 of the window. Your examples are so pretty.

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