Friday, February 17, 2012

How Long Are Your Curtains?

Do you like them to sweep just above the floor?

Jamie Herzlinger via apartmenttherapy blog

Jonathan Adler  - House Beautiful

Amanda Nesbit - House Beautiful

John Peixiniho - House Beautiful via pinterest

A long puddle of fabric at the end?

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alexandracampbellinteriors blog

Or just 1-2" extra for a break in the panel?

Barry Dixon - House Beautiful

Like a man's trouser at his shoe. 

To help give the panel some fullness and make it stand out a bit. 

intrigue and inspire blog

Suzanne Kasler - House Beautiful

Mimi Masri - Traditional Home

Jeffrey Bilhuber - House Beautiful

Kay Douglass - House Beautiful

Kay Douglass - Veranda

I'm preferring the break these days on projects.
I think it gives body and fullness and makes it seem as if the draperies have movement. 

What do you prefer?


Tatiana Doria said...

Always 1-2´´ extra or even long, but never never never, above the floor.
Great post and great examples.

Splendid Sass said...

I like a little extra at the bottom, but not all bunched up unless it is a bedroom.
Beautiful images, Carla. Makes me think.
Happy Friday.

Kathy said...

I like mine to sweep the floor, just barely touch the floor. Beautiful images!

Kellie Collis said...

It depends on my mood but I'd like it more when there is a little fabric lying on the floor. Looks so grand. Have a glamourous weekend, Kellie xx

Stacy Curran said...

I have to say I like them to just hit the floor. I think it's because I get a little OCD if they are not hanging completely straight, so the break would bug me!

quintessence said...

I like them with a little break unless it is a very dressy room with a flowing silk curtain and then the puddle is ok with me!! said...

I like them to just kiss the floor most of the time, unless I want a more romantic look. I love that Veranda image with the emerald drapes. How stunning!

Tammy@InStitches said...

Very pretty images ! I think they all have a place but breaking is my personal favorite.

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