I have these great white Marimekko curtains from CB2 in my living room that are decorated with a graphic white design. I have a double curtain rod, and they were intended to eventually be layered with something with a little more color. Until one of my precious, darling dogs decided to chew a big ol’ hole in the bottom of one. So, while they remain hanging—our picture window is huge and really needs some sort of covering—complete with big-mouth-dog-size hole at the bottom, I’ve been looking around for replacements.
Pottery Barn’s Dupioni silk panels are pure understated elegance. Although when hung with the tie tops instead of drapery clips as shown, they’re a bit more casual without losing the overall refined vibe. Shown here in greenhouse, each panel is fully lined and available in eight more colors.
Urban Outfitters’ Waterfall Ruffles curtains are so completely girly, and I absolutely love them. Also in grey and orange, they’d be a daring addition to a bank of floor-to-ceiling windows, or just cheeky enough as a second layer.
Brilliant red window treatments make for an instant focal point, and Restoration Hardware’s textured Belgian linen drapes in henna are no exception. Offered in 14 other gorgeous hues, these are truly investment-worthy window coverings, as they carry a Masters of Linen certification, which guarantees that the European flax is grown and processed in accord with strict environmental and labor standards.
Anthropologie’s Chimera Lace curtain may just be my new top layer in the living room. The light grey velvet has a wide cotton trompe l’oeil border of Battenburg lace, and would pair well with matching sheers or colorful cotton equally. It’s a great way to combine complementary colors and textures, and hopefully they don’t come off as a tasty afternoon dog treat!
Although technically designed for a kid’s room, the Dot Fun curtains by DwellStudio for Target would be so fun in a kitchen or bath, and would instantly brighten up a home office.
From Designers Guild’s Autumn 2009 collection of luxe textiles and wallpapers, the Letourney silk window covering boasts a delightfully feminine floral embroidery layered over a decorative damask background accented with metallic highlights. Show here in cocoa, the Letourney design is part of the Valadier silk collection, and is available in 20 colorways. Photo courtesy of Designers Guild.