Today’s window treatments are part of a collection of curtains made for a client’s Florida beach house. If you’re looking for a quick and easy valance this may be just the style you need.
This particular valance, which hangs in the kitchen over the sink, was made using a regular ivory lining but with the addition of the turquoise facing and matching banding. To make the construction even easier you could line the entire valance in turquoise.
I made several coordinating cafe curtains to be used throughout the open floor plan living spaces adjacent to the kitchen.
These were made using a pale oatmeal colored, almost sheer linen like fabric topped with a 6′ cuff. I love both the look and feel of this fabric.
Cafe Curtain Look #1
The pattern in the cuff fabric actually ran horizontal but in order to repeat as much of the color as possible I chose to cut it vertically.
Here, the cafe curtain is shown with a droop between the rings. Most often this look is achieved by using panels 2 times the width of your window/rod with 5 rings per 1 width (54″) of fabric.
Cafe Curtain Look #2
The second look is without the droop.
I promise you this is the same curtain as the one above. The cuff fabric looks different because of where the rings ended up being placed and the angle of the camera. This look uses 8-9 rings per 1 width of fabric. This particular curtain panel is only 40″ wide so only 7 rings were used.
The fabric on this cuff was a bit stiff and wanted to flair out and not hang straight. I tied the cuff together for a while to “train” it the way I wanted it to go.
This little trick makes a huge difference when you’re curtains are being obstinate. 🙂
Do you prefer this cafe curtain without the droop?
Or with the droop?
Fabric Source – fabricresource.com
Valance – Ladbroke in Peacock, Valance Banding – Interior Fabrics name/color unknown, Cafe Curtain – Loxly in Linen, Cuff – Dribble in Turquoise