Finally! Curtains!

After much pondering about window treatments in the Dutch colonial,

I finally chose to sew 1/2 tiers for our living + dining room bay.


 Here’s 1 pair, already up + at ’em in our dining room.


My fabric is some very lightweight + soft handkerchief linen.

It’s so pretty!

Anyway, if you are wondering why I finally chose 1/2-tier curtains, here’s why:

Reason #1. This gorgeous fall foliage from next door.


How could I possibly cover up such natural beauty?

It’s great that we can see out, but passersby can’t see in!


And speaking of not covering up natural beauty,

here’s reason #2.

All our gorgeous original woodwork!


After all that work — stripping + refinishing —

it would be a crime to cover that beautiful woodwork with curtains,

don’t you think?

And now, reason #3 for 1/2 tiers — the curtains in this room:

alison kandler office-family room from above

They’re so simple!  So less-is-more!

So me!

Coincidentally, this room is my inspiration

for the dining room/office combination in our house.

alison kandler office-family room

Isn’t it great?

It’s a room in designer Allison Kandler’s California home.

I am a huge fan of hers, +I have blogged about her previously, here:

Meanwhile, I’ll share more curtain photos as I sew more of them!

Stay tuned!

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2 responses to “Finally! Curtains!

  • Dolores

    I love the half tiers! Especially nice when you have the view of a beautiful tree! And of course, the woodwork is beautiful too!

    • Kay Koonce Holsted

      Dolores, TY for the comment! When I look back at all the curtains that I’ve had in my many homes, it’s kind of mind-boggling! Of course, there were the white Cape Cods — + ball fringe, criss-cross Priscillas! HA! 🙂 Please tell me you had those, too!

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