Saturday, October 8, 2011

Loving silk taffeta curtains ...

I have seen the light, and you can count me among the converts! I have been called to share the alluring beauty of silk taffeta curtains. Draped from ceiling to floor, the glamour and luxury of silk taffeta is definitely swoon-worthy.

Image via Mix and Chic.

Having just spent some time at our Paris rental apartment, I am reminded of how much beautiful draperies contribute to the overall aesthetic of a space. The apartment's living room curtains in charcoal and ivory stripes complement the bold two-tone decor in the living room (below).

Apartment rental from a la Carte Paris.

All of the taffeta drapes I've encountered in Paris have been lined with flannel and generously puddle on the floor for added drama.

Photo via a la Parisienne.

Taffeta in a pale, blush shade whispers a most feminine charm that I adore. 

Image via Gaita Interiors.

Why are floor to ceiling windows so rare in our homes stateside? Lots of natural light and sunny yellow curtains are so cheery.

Photo via a la Parisienne.

Sure, real silk taffeta is expensive. But, there are ways to achieve the same look for less. The curtains below from Half Price Drapes are a poly taffeta with the same great appearance of silk.

I've already converted my dining room to silk taffeta drapery with curtains in a delicious charcoal shade from Restoration Hardware. Love them!

Image via Restoration Hardware.
Now, it's on to the rest of those windows!

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