Decorating & Furniture/window treatment


Hi Jenny
We are doing a sort of italian theme in our kitchen/eating area.  The cabinets are tall and white.  We have white wainescotting on the bottom 1/2 of the walls and top 1/2 is painted a brick red. We have medium-dark wood floors, and eventually we'll have some italian kitchen decor.  My question is in regard to the sliding glass door (I wish it was a regular door)located in the eating area.  What window covering would look good for this huge sliding glass door considering the decor of the rest of the area.  I refuse to do vertical blinds.  I want something different and unique!!  I thought maybe just a curtain that slides easily along with using a "curtain holder backer thingee".  If so, white? or patterened?
Do you have any suggestions for us?   My brain is tapped out.
Thank you,


Thanks for writing and for your question.  I love the description you give of your space.  You're off to a fabulous start with these choices.  

In your case a curtain with a holder backer thingee is probably a good choice.  Since you don't care for verticals (and I know, we're all tired of using them even though they are great for privacy and light control) then select a patterned drape.  My best suggestion is that you select something that incorporates the brick red, white and perhaps a dark/medium dark shade of green.  If you can find muted colors (smooshed together!) then great.  Look for a tapestry kind of pattern.

Check out Bed, Bath & Beyond or Linen's and Things in your area.  They just debuted some new items.


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