You may recall that we have a “Jack & Jill” shower room on the second floor at the French village house.
We now have functional locks on the access doors to both bedrooms so that potential embarrassment is nailed, the glass is obscured and there are metal decorative grilles on the doors, but I always intended to have curtains to pull across.
They make the rooms look so cosy at night and you all know that I love my fabrics and textures and colours.
The tulip room needed a heavier curtain as one can see right into the shower room from the bed. This one was made for the front door of my Georgian (1762) cottage in the UK and had to be lined and interlined and carefully weighted as there was only a tiny porch between the sitting room and the street! It was made up beautifully by one of my most experienced sewers when I managed a soft furnishings store over 20 years ago, so may qualify for vintage. It’s a dull tea coloured silk damask with an almost white cotton overweave which solves the perpetual quandary where certain creams and certain whites don’t always work together. These do.
In the terrace room, a lighter curtain is fine. As both sides of the house are at different levels (do keep up!) there are a couple of steps cut into the thick wall to access the shower room from that side . I used an unbleached bought French cotton/linen curtain as the main fabric and it was the perfect excuse to add a border in this wonderfully OTT faux taffeta fabric with scattered sparkly bits attached.
I found this fabric in teal and bronze colourways in the UK (Dunelm Mills) and used that to make beaded and bordered Moroccan style curtains for the Argeles apartment.
I couldn’t resist buying metres of the dusky, dirty grape colourway also; but full curtains in this fabric would have been overkill at Campagne, so just this mix of rough, rustic, natural and the quirky boho glamour fabric is perfect I think.