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West Elm Curtains

I’m seeing lots of linen lately, have you noticed? Seems to be the “it” fabric for Fall. It’s the perfect option for someone like me who isn’t too keen on heavy textiles on windows, I’m a bit on the casual side when it comes to window treatments.

I prefer light cottons, silks, and linens over anything else. Living in northern New England where winters are really long and gray, I can’t imagine layering fabrics on my window because I’d miss my chance at enjoying the little sunlight we have. So I stick with my bamboo blinds and cotton or linen panels on each side. No frills.

I know for practical purposes, velvets and other heavier fabrics are great for the cold months, as your heat bill is much lower — but I’d rather pay more for heat to see a glimpse of sunlight which is why I’ll stick to keeping my window treatments simple. Plus, I really love natural fibers. These new drapes from West Elm are gorgeous, along with their other two-tone linen curtains, and very affordable for Fall.

(images from west elm)

Posted by decor8 in Objects on September 05, 2007

Your comments...

  1. hm commented
    September 5th, 2007 at 4:58pm

    Thank you, just what I was looking for!!

  2. Anonymous commented
    September 5th, 2007 at 8:00pm

    Can you tell me where the second pic came from? (The one with the patterned panel and two bowls.) I can’t seem to find it on their site.

  3. His Decemberist commented
    September 6th, 2007 at 1:57pm

    You forgot to mention that West Elm is currently offering free shipping on window panels … although I do not know when this offer ends.

  4. Anonymous commented
    September 6th, 2007 at 4:07pm

    I’m trying to find the link to the middle picture as well. The underlying panel is gorgeous!

  5. decor8 commented
    September 6th, 2007 at 4:15pm

    Sure, that image is showing the opaque linen window panel, click on this link:

    and then click on “other images” beneath the product photo.

  6. by Johanna Brandvik commented
    September 7th, 2007 at 5:44am

    I am just now toying with curtains for the winter. I love the idea of layering a gauzey cotton and wool together. The thread pattern peaking in the under-layer is a lovely touch.

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