An unexpected new design crush

So I would never ever eeeeever use super traditional window treatments in a residential setting (just not my bag baby), but have suddenly fallen head over heels for them used in hotels or restaurants (merci Ireland).

It took me quite a long time to round up these suckers as apparently I only love about 5% of the ones out there though, ha. 

What do you think?  Is there room in your life for some swags, puddles, reefs or London blinds?  They all feel so glam and OTT – hmm, ok maybe I would use them in a home, stranger things have happened at sea…

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These next two are from The Savoy in London.  Ali surprised me with a reservation there the day he proposed to me [ha, grinny face] and it was AMAZING!  Such incredible architecture and the traditional decor was divine:

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These chartreuse beauts on the LHS are the pooch’s proverbials, look incredible against the dark wall and brass sunburst – love!

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  1. Alistair says:

    Pooch’s proverbials… Your best alliteration yet.

    And I love the old school design, but you need a big old grand house to have that at home!

  2. decoybetty says:

    I love these curtains! They’re so romantic. I would love to have a few sets of curtains in my home. But it’s currently not on the cards (or apartment living).

  3. When I think of curtains this is what I think of. I had a little old farm house that I made some very dramatic long puddling swoopy drapes for on those old style tall narrow windows- quite a dramatic effect. And much less gaudy than the old swag topper over mini blinds look. It worked even in my tiny living room because I made them out of cheap as chips oatmeal colored muslin as opposed to brocade or velvet like the real traditional styles. IMO the lighter the fabric (not only color but weight) the less “threatening” your curtains will seem on your space.

  4. Sam says:

    I’ve actually never thought about curtains like these until reading this post, I agree that they suit hotels and B&B’s, but they looks really posh and beautiful, like part of a royal palace. Would love to see a Tiffany Blue post!

  5. I saw the title of the post and the first photos and thought that that trip back home had quite an impact on your imagination. 🙂 I love these classic touches very much, but for me it’s got to be the right house (read: period style, original period, not built to look like one) and the right atmosphere. I mean, if I had a room like this I feel like it would be a rule to wear kitten heels and cashmere sweaters at home, not ugg-style booties. 🙂 So for now, I’ll admire from afar. Beautiful, though.

  6. Oh! This is perrrfect. I am currently in the process of putting curtains in my home — I have not used curtains in YEARS and I really have no idea how to style them, lol. Even though I’m not a very traditional gal… I am really loving these! The second to last one is my favorite, wow. So lovely!

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