Sheer Unlined CurtainsPosted: April 11, 2012 | |
I recently read an Architectural Digest interview with Manhattan mega-designer Miles Redd in which he discusses the appeal of unlined curtains. ”There are many situations when they are just right,” Redd says. “A lot of people complain that they think curtains in general are too Victorian, too heavy, too fussy. These look fresh and modern to my eye. We have been in a period of high color and high relief. It’s nice to have the lightness.” I couldn’t agree more and I absolutely love the new wave of unlined curtains. They are ethereal, light, refreshing and anything but dated. They certainly aren’t your grandmother’s sheer lace panels.
I love this room from Francis Ford Coppola’s Palazzo Margherita! In my eyes, this is the ideal of use of sheer curtains.
They also work perfectly in a beach house where you want to keep the interior light.
Redd did warn that some unlined curtains can deteriorate when exposed to really intense light. If you want to try this yourself, make sure your curtains have a little bit of polyester for strength.