Fabulous Fabrics – Not Just for Your Grandmother’s Windows

I’ve had clients tell me that they can’t possibly imagine hanging a sheer drapery fabric because all sheers remind them of the ugly ones their grandmother had in her house. Imagine my shock! They obviously haven’t seen some of the ethereal, elegant, gauzy gorgeousness available these days. I feel I should immediately educate them on the matter and, in addition, wrap their knuckles for slandering their poor sweet Grandma’s style aesthetic!

Pollack sheer fabric, as referenced in Calgary interior design blog, The Pink Chandelier, by Calgary interior designer Jacqueline Corea of Corea Sotropa Interior Design.“Hang Ten” fabric in Shell by Pollack & Associates

Pollack is a fabric company that has some absolutely stunning sheer fabric options. This particular pattern, called Hang Ten, has a rhythmic undulating opaque and sheer stripe that, when hung as drapery panels, offers a touch of privacy and a lot of playful, dappled light.

Traditional Home image, as referenced in Calgary interior design blog, The Pink Chandelier, by Calgary interior designer Jacqueline Corea of Corea Sotropa Interior Design.Interior design by Mary Anne Smiley. Image via Traditional Home.

As you can see from this dining room (featured in Traditional Home Magazine), the Pollack sheers are the exact opposite of old-fashioned or icky. They are modern and sophisticated. Sheers can be a great solution for drapery in a room where a bit of privacy or softness is required while allowing light to filter through. And here’s a little tip for those of you who are not familiar with the ins and outs of window coverings: sheers are often available in wide widths and are milled in such a way that the fabric can be turned 90 degrees and run the length of your window. This typically means that no seams are required which is ideal, since a seam in a sheer fabric would destroy the effortless flow of these window coverings. When selecting a sheer, look for a fabric that is at least 110″ wide. And for heaven’s sake, stop bad mouthing your Grandma’s curtains!!

Cheers!

Jacqueline

If you would like further information on this fabric, please contact my Calgary Interior Design Firm, Corea Sotropa Interior Design.

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