Thursday, August 3, 2017

Entry hall drapes ~

Somehow, without meaning to, I seem to have taken a blogging break during the month of July. The extremely hot weather really reduced my energy level and time just seem to slip away. I really am looking forward to cooler weather but that is not going to happen for at least another two months. Like people in northern climates look forward to spring, we look forward to autumn.


I have finally finished the new drapes for the entry hall. I used sage green linen. It has a nice soft hand and puddles beautifully. They are trimmed with ruffles made from the same fabric as the newly reupholstered window seat cover.

I felt very lucky to find just the right gimp for a bit of contrasting detail and a little zip.

This is kind of a strange color to use but I fell in love with it and it was of primary importance that the drapes tied in with the colors in the adjoining rooms. I ended up using the same fabric for the two bergere chairs in living room. I think I left you saying that I was using a caramel colored velvet for those chairs - not right! They were delivered one day and sent back the the upholsterer with in a week. A terrible extravagance but I simply couldn't live with them. Now in the sage green they are perfect.

I didn't want the drapery rod to show so I covered it with fabric. I have never done this before but I like the way it turned out and it was a much easier fix than using a cornice box.

I am quite pleased with the way it all looks. The mirror by the way is new, a gift from my brother. It fits the spot perfectly and I am of the opinion that every room needs books, flowers and a mirror.

I hope that you are having a wonderful and enjoyable summer.

Thank you for visiting.

PS Barbara, this post is for you, I hope you enjoy it.


  1. You have such a lovely elegant home and the finishing touch was the draperies. You did a beautiful job making them, I am very impressed!! Not granny at all but elegant and perfect for your home!!

    1. Thank you so much, coming from you with your excellent taste and talent this is quite a compliment.

  2. Your drapes are stunning and you really did a wonderful job on them. Everything looks so good - I love it all.

    Yes, I am really sick of this HOT weather, have no energy and don't even want to go out. I will be so happy when Fall and Winter come.

    Have a wonderful weekend.


  3. Oh I am loving your new look! The brick floor with the deep green of the curtains and the ruffle on the drapes...all comes together and makes me think of a perfect rough luxe look.

  4. Ah Yes Summer time has a way of keeping us busy and tasks and sewing do distract us.
    The drapes look lovely, especially that ruffle accent.

  5. Absolutely, perfectly beautiful!! I'm laughing about the chairs....sounds like something I would have done :)
    I too am looking forward to cooler weather....the heat just zaps your "want to do" :(
    Blessings to you and a hug for Miss Twiggley,

  6. Your entry hall drapes are gorgeous! I love all the drapes you've made and wish you could come help me with mine. Your window seat is dreamy. I can imagine time spent there with a good book and a cup of tea.


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