May 04, 2007

Inspiration Friday- Window Treatments





































Today I'm focusing on something that has been on my mind lately, window treatments. I don't know if it is the warmer weather or a shift in my decorating tastes, but I am being more and more drawn to cafe curtains, wood shades and plantation shutters. I want natural fiber fabrics like linen and burlap and simple details like buttons and ties.







By the way, if you are participating in Friday Inspiration please leave me a comment letting me know. I thought it would be nice for me as well as other people to have a reference list. I know I look forward to Fridays a little more than I used to now!






















































33 comments:

  1. Very lovely window treatment pictures! I'm working on windows now, too, so your post was particuarly timely today. I especially love that short counter-length floral drape!

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  2. I love the look of bamboo shades! I don't think I've ever seen a room that had them that I thought was bad! I'm really liking that 3rd picture with the panel that's partially white and the pattern fabric on the bottom. I think that would be an easy thing to do with premade panels - I'm going to make a note of that one. Great pictures!

    You wanted to know if we're participating in Inspiration Fridays. I am today - I have pictures up of different ways to decorate with plates.

    Manuela

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  3. I love the look of the linen. They look so fresh.
    Since I am pretty new to blogging, I'm not sure what Inpiration Friday is really suppose to be about.
    Rosemary

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  4. I am a HUGE burlap fan. I like to slap it on anything that will stand still. I love all your photos...very inspiring! Also,I am switching from Wednesday to Fridays for my Inspiration Post so add me to the master list : )

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  5. Love your inspiration photos!!! I just added a sweet natural reed rolled shade to a french door in my kitchen and added fresh linen drapes to the french door to the deck. I would love for you to list your favorite magazines and your favorite inspirational books. My goal is to have a blog by this Fall. My little one starts Kindergarden and I hope to join this wonderful land of inspiration!! Thank for sharing your home! Stacey

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  6. Thanks for stopping by! Love your photos today...especially the 3rd one with the brown and cream toile and aqua walls. The ceiling in that room is great!

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  7. I love natural fibers and smiple window treatments. Love the top photo. In my makebelieve beach cottage, I have white plantation shutters. LOL.

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  8. Very lovely and inspirational!!!

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  9. I just LOVE the first picture!! It is light, not too fuzzy and fits perfectly with the country theme :)
    Thank you for sharing!
    Enjoy your Weekend! Greetings from The Netherlands

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  10. Oh, i am so glad that you found your way to my blog ;) I have been visiting your blog many times, and i always get so inspired of your posts :) And i love your choice of colours! (I am in love with colours)
    I am not shure what you meant, but i used stirred eggs on top of the bread before baking. If you meant on top of the slice of bread, it is a delicious cream-cheese with a taste of garlic and then a couple of grapes. JUMMY!
    See you soon! ;)

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  11. Love your Inspiration Fridays! Sooo inspiring!!!!!!!! Also, love you taste in decorating. Some of the pictures you post are the exact ones that I have torn out to put in my inspiration notebook! Have a great weekend.

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  12. I must check Inspiration Friday. Your window treatment is beautiful. Check out my weblog ~ motherandchild.typepad.com and sign up for my giveaways. I thought they would look perfect next to your window! Keep up the good work, girl. BTW, love your blog:)

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  13. Love all of those, Jen. I like simple too, even though I do have some frou in my house.

    I do have a post up for Inspiration Friday this week...probably won't happen every Friday though.

    Rhoda
    Southern Hospitality

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  14. Those are beautiful window treatments!

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  15. I love that first picture. :) I was going to do inspiration Fridays, but I already forgot this week. :( I love looking at your inspiration though!

    Sara

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  16. I love all these photos. I'm particularly interested in the second photo of the living room with the fireplace. Can you share it's source? The thought of light linens for summer makes me feel cooler just thinking about them. I'd like to hang half curtains in my breakfast room to block some of the heat in the summer.

    I usually blog inspiration on Fridays. I missed this week because I didn't have a spare minute to browse through my favorite mags or books.

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  17. The window treatments are lovely! I especially like the white look, probably because it won't happen in my house with the dogs and husband :D They all give me some good ideas.

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  18. Love all those inspiring pictures! Thank you so much for sharing them with us!
    Carol
    Come vist me!
    http://ourreddoor.blogspot.com

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  19. Jen, I love all of the window treatments you posted. I really love that room with the toile brown and cream curtains with the bamboo shades - I really like all of those curtains. I have plantation shutters at my house and really love the look of them - they really make a statement. Also, the linen curtains with the buttons and ties are so pretty, clean, and simple - such a lovely look. Thank you Jen!

    allie
    www.mycozyhome.typepad.com

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  20. Also, wanted to mention that I do Inspiration Fridays, but it seems to only happen about every other week as I can't seem to get my act together on a consistent basis every week to find the inspiration, get a good picture of it, and get it posted. I always love your inspiration pictures though - we have such similar tastes.

    allie
    www.mycozyhome.typepad.com

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  21. What great inspiration pics. You always post some good ones! I absolutely love the toile curtain room with that wood ceiling. Gorgeous!

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  22. I love those curtains that are sheer on top & yellow on the bottom!

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  23. You have such lovely pictures here. The one with the turquoise room with brown toil is my favorite. Her whole house is inspiration for me. :) I've been visiting you for several weeks now and love your blog. I just did my 1st Inspiration Friday this week. Hopefully I will keep it up. :) Thank you for sharing your favorite window treatments.
    Fairlight
    http://lifeinthelowcountry.spaces.live.com/

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  24. I'm doing Inspiration Fridays. I started it and I'm so happy it's catching on in blogland. I love to see what inspires people!

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  25. I love all of it...everything you post...keeps me on my toes.

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  26. Raised In CottonMay 07, 2007 9:42 PM

    I love the first picture, simple and timeless. Window treatments are such a question mark for me, I have yet to find that perfect look. Great post!

    Hugs,
    Carol
    http://raisedincotton.typepad.com/

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  27. Thanks for the inspiration that you give! I love the photos; I am a visual person and that is the one way I can understand things best.

    I am trying to do inspiration Fridays - I did one and then missed the next! But I have plans for this Friday, so put me down as one who is making an attempt!

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  28. hi jen,
    thanks, these are inspirational! i wanted to add you to my links but i have a jen, so i have been trying to figure that out :)

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  29. Okay, picture number three. I remember that house. I think it was in "Cottage Living" but I'm not sure. I loved how she covered her ceiling with the maps, did you see it? Oh, and she put picture frames hung from ribbons around her fat vases. Love that. Okay, I'm heading to the garage to dig through my old magazines. Gotta find it.

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  30. Great pics to inspire us all!
    I'm trying to do "Inspiration Friday" on a weekly basis - may miss the coming one as have visitors coming from the West Coast.

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  31. Hi Jen ~ I've been lurking for a while now; found you via Jeru's blog. Just wanted to let you know I love your home & especially your inspiration pictures. They are right up my alley & some of them are even in my inspiration binders.

    My blog is fairly new so I'm still finding my voice & have yet to post much about my crafting & decorating endeavors ~ everything is always in progess & never actually completed!

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  32. Hi,

    Very lovely window treatment pictures! very inspiring photos.

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  33. Hi

    This is very useful for those who need some help with their window treatments.

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