We have curtains! On our windows!
We moved here three and a half years ago, folks. And it's taken me that long to weigh options, decide, doubt my decision, weigh again, postpone, repeat. As Fanny Price says in Mansfield Park, "I have no talent for certainty." You're going to laugh, because after all those years of hemming and hawing, I went with a very basic white linen drape (and, by the way, it's actually a lot thicker than it looks here with the light glowing through).
We really wanted this little den-like space to feel like a cozy timeless library, like it could have been assembled by your librarian great-aunt in the 20s or 40s or in 2010 by, well, us. Eclectic. Maybe a little quirky.
Because of this--and I know this will not be everyone's favorite--we also chose antique brass hardware. I love it for this room, though. (By the way, I've been seeing a lot of brass and gold in magazines so maybe the trend is turning back to gold and brass?)
Linen drapes on sale, here
Rods and such, on sale here
I'm glad we got this vintage, scraped-up postcard spin-me-round at Brimfield last month:
(^You spin me right round, baby.)