The Appeal of Custom Made Curtains
Since I can remember, I have always adored curtains. They are not only pleasing to the eye but practical. They serve as insulation and, if interlined with blackout lining, can keep the light out in the morning for a bit of extra sleep. I have never been a fan of simply buying ready-made curtains. Custom-made curtains done in a proper workroom can make a big difference. I love using trim for a finishing touch. Wooden plantation shutters are another great option and can be custom made to fit your windows.
I have always loved custom bed hangings. I love the striped fabric on these done by Katie Ridder for a boys’ room. Of course I’m sure the room has never looked as neat as it does for the photo shoot!
This Moroccan inspired canopy, also designed by Katie Ridder, would be great in a guest bedroom. I love the coziness the curtain evokes and the fact that it hangs over a non-traditional daybed as opposed to a regular headboard.
I love these flat Roman shades with trim in Tory Burch’s sons’ room, featured in Vogue in 2004. The bold inset trim ties in with the striped wallpaper and is quite simple and not too frilly – perfect for a boys’ room.
These curtains done by Meg Braff in a house in Newport are simple and chic. The valance completes the look, and the white fabric looks great against the lattice wallpaper.
About Sally Henninger
Born in Newport, Rhode Island, Sally learned to cultivate her design aesthetic at an early age. After attending Boston University and holding numerous design internships, she ventured out on her own in 2007. Her style is sophisticated classics with an updated sensibility. Her taste lends itself to classic interiors that are timeless and suited to her clients’ needs.