I have been busy whirring away on the sewing machine lately. The difference is subtle but it sure adds a touch of class.
Above is a picture of our dining nook before the addition of drapes.
And after. I chose to only add the drapes to the patio doors on each side of the bank of windows. I feared adding drapes to all four windows would enclose and darken the space too much. We still have a light and bright space with unobstructed views of the mountains and the class of drapes.
I purchased 12 meters of mixed fiber fabric (a very similar look to dupioni silk but half the price and washable) and the same of drapery lining to make these 4 panels. The sewing was very easy with basically four straight seams. The only thing I did different than sewing regular curtain panels was keep the lining short on each side and the bottom by 3 inches to give them a natural balloon and keep the lining (which is white) from making an appearance.
They have a little bit of a shimmer and a subtle brown fleck added in with the charcoal grey to give them a little more dimension and texture.
I love how they are so subtle, yet help to define and bring warmth to this space.
Linking To: Simply Creation, Frugalicious Friday, Remodelaholic's Anonymous, Flaunt it Friday, Show and Share, Tickled Pink, Free For All Fridays, Furniture Friday