There is something about spring that makes me want to surround myself with flowers.
When we moved into Storybook Cottage two years ago I hung up simple white smocked curtains.
I still love them, but found myself wanting to add a bit of color.
Perhaps something like this.
Something that would look good in the long bay windows.
But there are a few challenges. Aren’t there always?
All of the kitchen window frames are a taupey~beige metal and were installed with white sealant that was smeared across the beige surface in several areas. I have tried everything, short of removing all of the windows, $$$, to remedy the issue. So, suffice to say, the windows need to just be covered up.
Which brings us to another challenge.
As a rule the kitchen is fairly dark.
The image below was taken at high noon with all the lights on.
Which means the fabric needs to be something sheer or light because I’m funny in that I like to see what I am doing when I am cooking.
So a sheer floral, hmmm.
While I like these images of lightweight handkerchiefs appliqued to a sheer cotton voile it wasn’t exactly what I had in mind.
I wanted a single pattern.
I thought about the English who have been layering kitchen curtains, in their cottages, for centuries.
Walking the aisles of Homegoods I found two tablecloths in the Ralph Lauren pattern of Antibes Floral Red.
The tablecloths are in the process of being transformed into curtains. They will then be layered with the white smocked sheers in a look that is similar to this:
What type of curtains hang in your kitchen?