Friday, August 22, 2014

Balloon Shades


Are you a fan of the balloon or London shade or do they seem too 1980s to you? Here is a current example from Calico Corners with the shade done in a Chinoiserie fabric.

8 comments:

Junell said...

Love,love,love them! Perhaps leaving off the tassel fringe would update this design & give it a fresher look. I recently did some with dressmaker pleating.

Marty said...

Classic!! London is my fave, but for a huge window, a balloon with more movement is beautiful and very elegant.

Dianne said...

Too 80's for this girl!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Just no - granny curtains for sure!!

pattyswells said...

Rendered in this elegant Chinoiserie fabric and restrained color palate, the look is timeless.

home before dark said...

I am older and still love this look. I am tired of drapery that looks like shower curtains.

jayneonweedstreet.com said...

Love it! Sophisticated and timeless. I'm with your other reader - I don't want shower curtains hanging in my public rooms. Those grommets are fine in the bathroom, but not the living room.

linda said...

I am an 80's girl and love balloon curtains, especially in silk. Hate droopy unlined cotton curtains.
-Linda, NY