These are the custom two-toned linen drapes I had made for the dining room. The color block curtains are made from 14oz linen in two different colors – an off white and a natural linen. I went back and forth over the color selection. In the end, soft cream and the natural linen were perfect for keeping the dining room light and bright while adding a cozy feel.
I used a curved black iron curtain rod and mounted high on the wall almost to the ceiling. Having the drapes run from floor to ceiling makes everything feel seamless and makes the ceilings feel taller than they are. If I had mounted the rod right above the window it would have cut the wall in half and made the drapes look less impressive and the wall look cut off.
When I first designed the house, I did not include drapes in my plan. It was too much to think about at the time. I was lucky because the new owner of the house asked me to design all of the new window coverings. I was able to keep my vision for the space.
BEFORE AND AFTER LINEN DRAPES
BEFORE AND AFTER LINEN ROMAN SHADES
The linen roman shades I designed are bit unique only because we hung them in a different way.. Most roman shades are mounted to cover a third or a portion of the window at all times. I placed them higher above the window in order to let more light in. The addition of shades meant the whole gallery wall had to be moved. In the end, it was well worth the trouble! I can’t image the gallery wall without shades now.