window treatments for a 1920s house?

rachel_17July 14, 2006

We just renovated our kitchen and added a sliding french door and two windows. I would love to keep them bare, but we need something for privacy. What do you suggest?

Here's a picture -- the windows haven't been painted yet; the moldings and mullions will be white to match those in the rest of the house (table and chairs are temporary):

Here is a link that might be useful: kitchen windows

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Check to see if your Webshots is set for public or private. We can't access them, change it to public.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2006 at 11:34PM
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I thought I made it public -- if this doesn't work I'll try again.

sorry about that!

Here is a link that might be useful: window

    Bookmark   July 15, 2006 at 8:00AM
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On the doors, I would put one of those straight, wroght-iron or pewter rods at the top and bottom with the gauzy privacy curtains that kind of bunch up. (very technical description, I know) What's nice is that they let light in quite a bit, but it's hard for anyone outside to see in. I think they're about as "period" as I can think of.

No clue for the window--we have lots of very thick dark moulding, so I think I'm going to opt for linen colored roman shades that attach on the inside of the window--but you're not limited to anything at all.

Good luck--looks great!!

Sarah from NY

    Bookmark   July 15, 2006 at 11:35AM
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I think I know what you're talking about -- thanks!

    Bookmark   July 15, 2006 at 8:26PM
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