October 22, 2013
During my recent discussion
with Catherine Croner, Design Director at Cowtan & Tout
, the topic of wide-width sheers was introduced. Her latest collection for Fall 2013 included several. When asked what influenced her decision to include these seamless, sheer-yet-substantial designs, she explained…
“Designers continue to want softness around the window as well a filter for natural light. We have found that some designers would prefer not to have the fussiness of full blown layered window treatment, so we approached the idea of the ‘under curtain’ as though it would be the top or finished layer. The wide-width ‘sheers’ we’ve introduced—mostly linen based fabrics that are a bit more decorative with varying densities—have hit the mark, offering a clean and tailored alternative to layered treatments with the convenience of double width which eliminates much of the seaming.”
The space below, designed by our friends at the Minneapolis firm Martha O’Hara Interiors
, illustrates Catherine’s point beautifully. The sheers add softness, perhaps a subtle pattern or texture, yet don’t detract from the furnishings or mask the room’s bright natural light.
WIDE WIDTH SHEER FABRIC AVAILABLE THROUGH KDR DESIGNER SHOWROOMS
washable, wide-width linen sheers from Romo
linen mix decorative sheer with chevron stripe from Romo
lightweight linen mix decorative sheer from Romo
wide-width linen sheer appliqued with jute circles from Hodsoll McKenzie.
Image Credits: Houzz, Martha O’Hara, Cowtan & Tout, Romo and Duralee.
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