why do we we cover our windows, you ask?
 well, a lot of the time, for very practical reasons
to screen our lives from prying eyes,
to keep our houses warm in winter, cool in summer,
to deaden the sound of footsteps in a large naked space,
 and, most of the time, for solely esthetic reasons
 to glamorize. modernise. sensualise.
accentuate. decorate. illuminate.
stretch out. jazz-up. dress-down. 
and, as we proceed on our quest for the perfect window-wear, 
let's take great care in choosing the ideal

real curtains

generous tone on tone fabric overdose
via flickr

grandiose Hollywood vibe with a Pixar twist
via flickr

a flash of turquoise like pretty eye shadow
in a great hodge podge of styles

simple ornementation, discreet New England statement 
Jeffrey Bilhuber

accented sheerness; cool and bold at the same time

darkness and mystery for a deep deep sleep
via desiretoinspire

Park avenue splendor with the flair of miles of fabric
Arianna Belle

smoky shades of brown with flows of wheat; warmth and peace
xjavierx/ELLE DECOR

multiple panels like flowery aprons
via ffffound

like red lipstick on a diaphanous face


very vintage like a decorated 50's school room

via flickr

bamboo shades for a pure white Caribbean island feel
via desiretoinspire

strict and practical. shades that do the job they are there for
via desiretoinspire

a perfect black and white trio in a whimsical kid's room
via apartmentherapy


when just a valance is enough for a shot of color
via apartmenttherapy

wooden shutters

when sheers would be too cute and shutters too stark

glazed shutters; privacy and light

colored glass

very Arts and Craft lazy afternoon
via flickr

Moroccan ingenuity and modesty; colored glass and shutters

au revoir.


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