I wanted to post photos of some of my favorite window treatments today.  This weekend, seriously, I am going to finish my bedroom drapery makeover and will hopefully post photos next week.  Valentine’s Day was a perfect excuse last weekend to procrastinate this project.

In my opinion, window treatments are one of the most common elements homeowners get wrong in a home.  They serve such an important purpose, creating privacy, shielding the sun, imparting softness in a room.  Many times drapes are hung at the wrong height, don’t have enough fullness or a just a missed opportunity to make a room more beautiful.  The following photos get it so right they take my breath away.

This is one of my favorite drapery solutions. Rather than using a fussy rod, I love the use of a simple rod and then using matching crown moulding to finish the look.


About sanctuaryhome

The Sanctuary Home blog was created in May 2009 to augment my interior design business, Jamie Foley Interiors. Below is the design philosophy that guides my business and this blog. A beautiful house isn’t a home unless it speaks to its occupants and fits their lifestyle in appropriate and unique ways. I believe that design can be approached in two ways. The first is from the gut, what feels right. The second is from a logical methodical perspective. I design using the second approach. I feel that having a reason why a piece is selected, having similar elements in the room or throughout the home makes it feel unified even if the similarities are not obvious to the casual observer. It makes a home feel special and contemplative. Building the interior of a home is a process. I create a plan for investment pieces that will last a lifetime, filling in with less expensive, less important pieces that can be replaced when they wear out or look dated with additional investment pieces or of the moment trendy items that update the home. Using vintage or antique pieces with new grounds a home. If everything in a home is new, it feels like a model home, it has no soul. If you use all old pieces, if feels like you live in a garage sale. The beauty is in the mix. Creating timeless interiors involves using pieces from all design styles. It gives the home a layered look and allows a home to look as if the pieces have been acquired over time. Using furniture from all one style or period makes a home look fussy and intimidating. I look forward to working with clients with all budgets and design aesthetics to create a home that special to their family. I encourage clients to express their individuality throughout the entire design process, this ensures your home fits your needs and will delight you every time you walk through the door.
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3 Responses to Curtains

  1. Raina says:

    Window treatments and lamps are the toughest part of any room.

    You’ve posted some gorgeous solutions!

  2. Karena says:

    Love the orange draperies, gorgeous!!


  3. Love the bold black detailing against white curtains – and of course, those two little cuties on the chair 🙂

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