I bought these chunky cotton canvas ones- Left & below- with French grey/blue and aqua stripes on white for the hall. We have an old wooden front door which I want to keep , so we will require draught exclusion properties.
The antique early 19thc botanical drawing is one of a pair that will be hung in the hall also.
The yellow and white curtains-Below left- are a vintage Dorma design called “soleil”(very apt!) and I have chosen these to bring in some sunlight to the cave bedroom which is the darkest room in the house and needs all the light-reflecting tricks we can introduce. The fabric is a lovely crisp cotton self- stripe with a feathery overprint and little rose medallions .
Because these curtains are only about 72 inches long, I am adding a deep bottom border in this heavy linen union stripe fabric (Awning stripe Camomile- http://www.lauraashley.com ) which I had in their 30% off sale–
This introduces the pale French grey again
I have been looking for antique/vintage taupe and white linen curtains (or monogrammed sheets that I could adapt) for the salon for ages, but the few still about are commanding exorbitant prices so I was very happy to find this pair at http://www.laredoute.com reduced from £158 to £38 in sale
All curtains will be finished slightly overlong as I like that tumbled-on-the floor effect and it adds to the insulation factor