Thursday, 18 February 2010

More often than not

Source books for curtains and hangings (note the deliberate omission of the hateful phrase window treatments) are overwrought affairs full of fussy suburban interpretations of historical designs.

But not always, thanks to Caroline Cliffton-Mogg.

The Curtain Design Source Book

Curtains, A Design Source Book

Now playing: Bobby Darin - The Curtain Falls
via FoxyTunes


Blue said...

Window treatments - a mincingly awful phrase I constantly battle against.

home before dark said...

Window treatments are to curtains what plant material is to plants. If you don't love the medium, leave it alone. That comes from both a fabric obsessive compulsive and a gardener who loves her plants. Caroline Clifton-Mogg was in my early downward trajectory of curtain obsession. Still love it.

mamacita said...

I love everything by Caroline Clifton-Mogg. She's the only one I would trust to write a book like French Country Living.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Yes, the dreaded "window treatment"
Always sounds like something out of a Victorian hospital for the decoratively insane.

An Aesthete's Lament said...

Window treatments grates about as much as when people say "passed away" in referring to someone's death. Why the euphemism?

maison21 said...

but isn't window treatments a generic catch-all term to cover ANYTHING- curtains, shades, blinds, film, shutters, screens- that would go in front of, or around a window? not that i use the phrase, but just sayin'. ;-)

what really irks me is "draperies" instead of "curtains". it is both trashy and pretentious at the same time, like referring to your grandparents as grand-mére and grand-pére if you aren't french. ick.

katiedid said...

Hahaha! Call me pretentious, trashy and decoratively insane...But I will gladly change my ways. Curtains it is! But I DO agree there is a huge hole in my library waiting for decent "Curtain" inspiration. Thank you for the resource. Much apprecaited.

Mélanie A. said...

thanks for letting me know these books, the look pretty interesting