Sunday, June 19, 2011

Curtains - the preview screening

Between working, socialising, exercising and other leisurely pursuits (like sewing classes), renovating is slow going. We made some progress painting a little of the exterior of our house last weekend, but the big task of moving out of our living room to paint, re-carpet and instal a new mantle remains on the growing to-do list. The good news is that most other elements of this room are now done so the inspiration file I posted in February (here) is becoming reality, including some lovely curtains with Greek key trim to replace the wooden venetian blind. The full reveal will come when the walls have been painted but I'm so happy with them that a sneak peak was in order. Firstly, here are my some shots from my inspiration file.

Ron's Hotel Sweet - via Apartment Therapy


No source for the next few pics, sorry!

First step in my own curtains was buying Greek key trim from Turkey through Esty seller kirevi88.

Fabric and curtain rod were found at Ikea - the fabric is MINNA, a heavy duty bleached cotton and the curtain rod is a LUMMIG. Wooden curtain rings from Spotlight.

Here is a sneak peak of the top of one side of curtain now in our living room.

In full, they are almost three metres long and while that makes them a slightly more dramatic backdrop than a wooden venetian blind, they also feel much more homely.  Curtains seem more fitting in an older home than a wooden blind, though I still have four others to replace. One thing at a time.

Thanks to Naomi of the Live Breathe Decor blog for bringing these to life. I so appreciated your patience and expert advice. After a month, we're still gazing at them lovingly each time we enter the room and we couldn't have asked for more than that.


  1. Ellise the curtains look fab! Can't wait to see the big reveal of the completed room! Naomi

  2. It is so nice to see my ribbon used for your beautiful project.
    Thank you so much!
    I love your style.

  3. The post is screening the curtains preview. Read all about it




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