Stunning and striking: Inner west curtains (R us!! LOL)
I’ve been busily creating some seriously gorgeous curtains for a project here in the inner west of Sydney and wanted to share some photos with you. I’ve loved doing it so much and the owner is soooo happy, that I’m tempted to rename my business Inner West Curtains R Us! Just kidding!!
This has been a wonderful project because it has been for a heritage listed terrace in Glebe, and included large, light filled bay windows and the owner wanted colour and personality! Basically, it’s an interior designer’s dream brief! HA!
So, the rooms we needed to address were the three bedrooms and the living room. While we used a grey based foundational palette for continuity throughout the house, each room was to feature a pop of colour. So the living room’s pop was to be fuchsia, the master bedroom burnt orange, the girl’s room lemon grass and the boy’s room duck egg blue!
What I loved about this aspect of the project was that we got to play with some different options such as adding a valance, using beautiful rods, playing with patterns and plains, adding colourful lining and borders and using unusual sheers! When I read over that, it sounds all too much, but really it isn’t OTT and they came up looking amazing and absolutely perfect for each room and it’s function!
Stripes and coloured lining
These are known as the ‘happy drapes’ because of the bright colours of fuchsia and chartreuse and the chevron patterned sheers. Overall results are so uplifting that they do seem positive and upbeat (hence the ‘happy’ tag!). We found the perfect fabric that tied the greys and whites (paint colours used throughout the house) with the pink in a stripe. Then I saw the chevron – pink and white but it also had a chartreuse in there too! No problem, I thought! Let’s add the chartreuse as the lining and the valance to tie it all together! Perfecto!
The fabric for the master bedroom was quite subdued but still in the greys and naturals in a water colour-type pattern. So, to give them some oomph, we added a burst orange vertical border on the curtains and a horizontal border on the valance. This gives them strong lines and warmth as well as some lift and life to the greys. And because the bay window doesn’t get high traffic, we could add 20cm puddles which just look so luxe and generous! Elsewhere in the room we have gold accents, so the overall effect is quite posh, tre elegant and timeless. Another tick!
Because the little girl did NOT want pink and purple for her room, we went with lemongrass, blues and a mid-teal. Again, we wanted this room to be a happy place which reflects the girl’s personality perfectly! We found a great patterned fabric and added a bordered valance. We also added a silk like wallpaper, but that’s another blog post(!).
The boy’s room had a wonderful but quite busy Cole and Son wallpaper with blue whales and bronze waves, so we picked up the blues and kept these a plain colour. We did a lovely triple pinch pleat and a riverstone tracking with ball finials – beautiful details, which I love! The fabric was in a duck egg blue (timeless!) silk (elegant and grown up!).
How can I help you?
I love love love doing gorgeous curtains and would love to help you with yours! As you can see, there are soooo many options when you have curtains done! From the fabrics themselves, to pelmets and valances, sheers, tracks and finials, tie backs, borders and puddles and so much more. To book in an appointment, contact me (aka Inner West Curtains ;-0)!