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Spring Forward with New Window Treatments

Posted on: March 9, 2012

Recently, the The Washington Post‘s “Lifestyle” magazine featured an article on what’s trending in window fashion.

Brian Patrick Flynn, an interior designer and found of, rightly comments that “Dressing windows is one of the most impactful ways to give any space a designer edge“.

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Flynn and interior designers Betsy Burnham and Mallory Mathison give the rundown on what’s hot:

  • simplicty
  • softness
  • fuss-free design

Skinny rods, with tiny rings —- rather than conices & valances, add a basic curtain or roman —- sheers are BIG. especially in natural tones; a thin organic cotton living gives a bit of privacy —- use “only the fabric you need”, so ditch those puddling-on-the-floor curtains for the “spare approach”.

Flynn echos my own thoughts and particular cravings: “stick with linen and cotton“. I’m a BIG advocate of natural fabrics, in clothing as well as home decor, when at all possible.

Find fabrics with subtles patterns: tone-on-tone stripes, or use a “rough” linen rather than a “smooth” cotton.

An idea is to use “subtler patterns” for bedrooms — “where it’s nice to have something calmer. In your dining room you can indulge your alter ego, and go little crazier.”

And in the photo above, I can see a stylish CELLULAR WINDOW SHADE, maybe in our new Smoothy Top Down Bottom Up (Duofold) model, so it can nestle down beneath the curtain until you want to use the tub!

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