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:
They’re so simple! So less-is-more!
Coincidentally, this room is my inspiration
for the dining room/office combination in our house.
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!