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Linen Curtains in the Library (and a Loom Decor Give Away!)

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We get very bright, full sun in the library for the first half of the day, so I’ve know for a while that we were going to need to invest in black out curtains and shades for the front rooms.

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I’ve held off and held off (because I knew they were going to be an investment and I wanted to be really, really happy with the color and fabric). Then I started to notice a little bit of sun damage on the mohair sofa and that was enough to get me moving. Plus, I felt like I had made enough other decisions for the adjoining rooms (new paint color for the music room, new rug for the library and music room) that I knew what color direction to go in for the curtains.

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I ordered the curtains from Loom Decor and I seriously could not be more happy with how they turned out. The fabric I chose (the Lush Pure Linen in Dew) was an in-stock fabric, so it only took TWO WEEKS for the custom curtains to ship (and shipping was free!), which was such a huge help with the Domino shoot deadline looming. My local seamstress had quoted me five weeks (which seemed pretty ridiculous – it meant I basically I would have picked them up, like, today! yikes.) I told the Loom Decor people I was in a rush and they were so, so happy to get me everything asap. So nice of them! It was pretty much like Christmas morning when I opened up the carefully packaged curtains. The panels were perfectly constructed and the fabric has a really great color, weave and weight.

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I decided to go with black out lining and two-finger Euro pleats for the curtains. I like fan and Euro pleats the best – I think they are formal looking without being too fussy, and they help the fabric fold beautifully.

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It is so nice to be able to close the curtains at night so we have privacy and then sun protection in the early morning. We hung the curtains on these brass Restoration Hardware rods that I got on sale a few weeks ago at the outlets. I love how simple they are.

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I alway have curtains made at least an inch or two too long, so they puddle just a bit. I wanted these to be a little more puddled, so I went with a 2.5″ addition to the finished length.

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It’s crazy how much the curtains help this room feel finished! I loved the open look of the windows before but now I can’t imagine living without these curtains! Big game changer.

Loom Decor, which offers up all sorts of beautiful soft goods like pillows, poufs, bedding and window treatments in all sorts of gorgeous fabrics usually only available to the trade, was really excited to offer up TWO $100 gift certificates for LGN readers today! Just click here to enter. Good luck! (and thanks, Loom Decor!)

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39 thoughts on “Linen Curtains in the Library (and a Loom Decor Give Away!)

  1. Those linen curtains are so lovely in the room. I have our family room windows bare for a while, because well, I'm afraid of committing to a fabric I may end up not liking!

  2. They did a gorgeous job! I love bare windows too, but no matter what, I always end up happier after adding curtains. They tie everything together and warm things up. It looks like a lovely room.

  3. I adore how your curtains look in your library! I am actually in love with this space overall!
    In case you feel like leaving your curtains parted, my in laws had their windows treated to block UV rays. So, now they can be curtain free without any damages to curtains and rugs! I believe it was a film that was applied to their windows, the company may or may not have been vista film…

  4. Gorgeous! I have spent 3 months without curtains on my huge master bedroom as I am having decision anxiety, such a big investment. Anyway, have decided to just make a bloody decision after seeing this, love the pleat style, very lux

  5. KnitGrandeur –
    The wall color is Ben Moore's Brushed Aluminum. It's a beautiful mid-tone warm greeny gray. So happy with it!

    Alison –
    It looks like the smaller windows were about a width and a half each and the large window was two full widths. I just gave Loom Decor what I wanted the finished dimensions to be though and they figured all that out. :)

    Rachel –
    Thanks! The mirror is antique Italian from a local antique store here. My wonderful husband bought it for me for Christmas. Does he know my taste or what? Total keeper! :)

    Merlyn –
    Yes! I forgot to mention the wand tool we use to open and close the curtains. It's a long hook thing on an extension rod, not wands sewn into the panels. I'm not worried about wear. They're just sliding along the smooth wood floors so I don't imagine a lot of abrasion is happening. But for sure, if that is something some one else would worry about, pooled curtains are not for them! I'm a pretty laid back person though. :)

    Erica – Rings and rods are from Restoration Hardware. I got them at the outlets but I think they are part of the Classic collection with just the simple end caps (so no real finials) and these are the larger size in the brass finish. Hope that helps!

    xo jenny

  6. Oh jenny the curtains turned out beautifully, they are so elegant looking and I am sure make such a huge difference with the hit sun. Cant wait to see more from the shoot, must feel great to have your home put back together! What's the scoop on the floor length mirror?

  7. Lovely curtains, but I have two practical questions: Do you have a wand to open and close the curtains, and are you concerned about wear as the puddled hems drag across the floor?

  8. Very nice. I'll be looking into Loom. Question: where did you get your hardware from? Having a hard time finding hardware for a room with a similar condition as yours.

  9. KnitGrandeur –
    The wall color is Ben Moore's Brushed Aluminum. It's a beautiful mid-tone warm greeny gray. So happy with it!

    Alison –
    It looks like the smaller windows were about a width and a half each and the large window was two full widths. I just gave Loom Decor what I wanted the finished dimensions to be though and they figured all that out. :)

    Rachel –
    Thanks! The mirror is antique Italian from a local antique store here. My wonderful husband bought it for me for Christmas. Does he know my taste or what? Total keeper! :)

    Merlyn –
    Yes! I forgot to mention the wand tool we use to open and close the curtains. It's a long hook thing on an extension rod, not wands sewn into the panels. I'm not worried about wear. They're just sliding along the smooth wood floors so I don't imagine a lot of abrasion is happening. But for sure, if that is something some one else would worry about, pooled curtains are not for them! I'm a pretty laid back person though. :)

    Erica – Rings and rods are from Restoration Hardware. I got them at the outlets but I think they are part of the Classic collection with just the simple end caps (so no real finials) and these are the larger size in the brass finish. Hope that helps!

    xo jenny

  10. Love the colour and the whole room, especially the large mirror. I'm wondering if they're lined and interlined or if the blackout is part of the fabric. Did you iron them before you put them up? I'm also wondering why you didn't continue them to the ceiling? I've seen that look a few places and find it's phenomenoal,bu you always have your reasons! :)

    Thanks for showing the 2-pleat euro. Now I have to investigate a fan pleat. Curtain are the hardest decision due to the cost so thanks for sharing this resourse.

  11. Jenny, these are lovely and I would love to do something like this in our living room. The challenge I have is baseboard heaters. I just don't like the look of them ending above the heater. Should I just make them longer and let the drape and get the cleaned regularly?

  12. These are stunning. I just love your style. I want to do this exact thing in my home. I love the puddled look, and thanks for including that tidbit of info that you went 2.5 inches longer than the floor. I treasure your tips! Also, what dimensions did you order? Did you do three sets of the 108" curtain with the custom length?

  13. I have a living room in need of the exact thing – double story windows right now completely bare. These pictures are so inspiring and the curtains look perfect!

  14. Thank you for sharing such a great source! your drapery turned out AhhhMAZING! I might just have to use them for a future project!

    THanks :)

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