The Thursday Three- more essential textiles

French country curtainsIn deference to WBFM who thinks that my textile buying is out of control (debatable) I will now justify these three entirely necessary purchases.

Right and left- My very long crochet and cutwork detailed salon second layer curtains. I will not name or recommend the supplier: absolutely terrible customer service. You will have to Google themdetail of Frech country curtains

Below- I have reversed the usual design “rules”in the terrace bedroom (i.e. neutral walls and introduce colour and pattern in the furnishings) & I am rebelling against convention here as is my wont.

This bedroom has dusty lilac /faded birds egg green walls with a narrow hand painted 20’s inspired decorative strip. I was unaware that Kandinski had pipped me to the post in 1930

terrace bedroom colours FranceSo I am going for the very simplest natural cream long cotton/linen curtains for both front window and French doors, with eyelet heading so that they can be stacked right back to frame the double views.

The only frippery permitted will be the discreet placement on each curtain of one of these perfect little panels of 1920’s chinoiserie style hand embroidery.simple cotton linen curtains



Below- The final  solution to trimming and weighting the hems of my pale straw coloured light velvet drapes for the salon. This deep Aubusson style tapestry edging. See cristinaeeckelaers  ebay shop

Very French village house, very beautiful


Aubusson tapestry edging



About coteetcampagne

Artist, period home maker, renovator, restorer, Francophile. My mission is to save the old stuff, one beautiful piece at a time
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14 Responses to The Thursday Three- more essential textiles

  1. poshbirdy says:

    The decorative strip is beautiful. And I love the 20s panels

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  2. Kandinski eh? Thems is some mighty shoes to be stepping into….!

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  3. Osyth says:

    Your habit is entirely in control and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise (even if I am fond of the chap myself) ….I was once on a BBC programme called Open House – a house selling thing – my home was featured. The late and very beautiful Kristian Digby feigned hammed up the impossibility of getting into my spare bedroom so full it was of curtains, fabrics, cushions etc etc. Named and shamed on the telly …. do I care? 😉

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  4. MELewis says:

    Nothing so quirky and quaint in our modern house – and yet I put as much money into the window coverings as the floor tiles. Your textiles look lovely and entirely justified!

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