Kitchen pelmets and curtains, part 2

by brae  

After installing the pelmet and curtains for the casement window, I worked on the curtains for the double working window.

These are a much better length than the casement window curtains, but I still plan to leave the short ones as is.  :D

I love the way the fabric looks from the outside, too!

I decided to leave the pelmets off the bay windows since they weren't as complementary with the green paper.  I didn't want to add another fabric into the mix or obscure the nice detailing of the interior bay window trim.  It's also a limited space with the table, chairs and chandelier already taking up a lot of actual and visual space.  My first impression was to leave the space open.  If I add anything at all to this space, it will be plain white curtains on metal rods.

The easiest way to try things out is with paper mockups.  A few folds in plain white paper give the same impression as pinned and shaped curtains.  I propped the mockups in place and was surprised by how much I liked them.  It really dressed up the space.

Here is the space without anything on the windows.

Now I just have to make the final decision whether to add the curtains or not.  Opinions?  :]

8 comments

I like the look of the curtains in the bay--it looks without them, but it adds "something" nice to the area. Those kitchen curtains are very attractive. I usually shy away from making curtains since most of them don't turn out the way I had hoped. Yours look so good that I think I shall try again -- perhaps I used the wrong fabric type. Anyway looking at yours inspires me. In fact, this whole house is an inspiration!
02/19/12 @ 15:09
Comment from: Audra [Visitor]
I love the curtains! I say add them to the window.
02/19/12 @ 16:43
Comment from: Lucille [Visitor]
I love the look of the curtains on the double working window and how they look from outside. My personal preference for the bay window would be to keep a look that is uniform to the other two windows since it really is one large room. In real life, those times when I was lucky enough to have bay windows, I have always used sheer tie backs. I would attach them to the top of the window. I had two panels for each window. That's six panels, so you would need a fabric that is flexible in order to execute this look. The two exterior panels were tied back and attached to the wall. The interior panels were tied back and attached together. They fell in a swoop on the floor. It looked really nice from outside looking in. Or, you could also keep them short to match the other two windows which I would do. But, it's your house and your decision. I'm sure that whatever you decide will be lovely!
02/19/12 @ 16:57
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you for the help! :D
02/19/12 @ 17:49
Comment from: PATTI [Visitor]
I love how the curtains look in both of the side windows. I like your paper mock ups too. It really makes the bay look different with them.~Patti
02/19/12 @ 18:39
Comment from: rosa margarita [Visitor]
Sin cortinas! las cortinas de la cocina son hermosas, pero las cortinas de la baywindow.... Un abrazo
02/19/12 @ 18:48
Comment from: Angie Martin Hall [Visitor]
I think you did a wonderful job of the window treatments. Thank you so much for the reference titles, also.
02/19/12 @ 19:09
Comment from: Magda [Visitor]
Zasłony tak, ale sądzę, że tylko dwie - zewnętrzne (bez tych dwóch w środku) i do tego taki sam lambrekin nad całym oknem. Dom jest śliczny i na pewno to co wybierzesz będzie idealnie pasować. Magda
02/19/12 @ 23:55


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