Drapes That Drag

I wasn’t always a fan of this type of curtain – it seemed a bit precious, all that silk and taffeta and hand gathering. I was always more of a seventies vintage sheet hung with fraying ribbon kind of gal. But as my taste evolves I find myself attracted to new things all the time. That’s the great thing about interior design really – you can always change your mind and layer new styles as you go along. You never have to get stuck in one particular look nor do you have to follow the rules about mixing styles.

Anyway, what I love in particular is the way these all puddle on the floor. There’s nothing worse than curtains that are too short (now some may argue these are too long…), it looks as though you ran out of material. There is something really luxurious and extravagant about all that extra fabric pooling on the floor.

The mum in me says, ugh, they’re going to get filthy dragging on the floor like that, but the stylist in me says yeah but who cares when they look so good?

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  • Reply PEACHES 12 April 2012 at 4:40 PM

    Yes indeed…the debate goes on. I adore the look of puddled drapes but have never had the guts to do it. Day dreaming material, for sure….

  • Reply Emily Henson 16 April 2012 at 12:39 PM

    Hi Peaches!
    I know it's such a commitment too isn't it? All that fabric and lining and of course it helps to have lovely high ceilings.

    I love your blog by the way.

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