As many of you know, we have an awesome giveaway with The Curtain Exchange running through the end of this month.  Here are some of my tips for creating beautiful curtains..the Gwen Driscoll way!

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How-To TIPS:
  1. Design your curtains last.  I want curtains to be the perfect finishing touch for any space I design.
  2. Choose a luscious, simple fabric that will ground your space & add the balance a space needs.
  3. Curtains should frame a window with simplicity.  9 out of 10 spaces I design have beautiful vistas beyond the window.  Curtains should frame that vision.
  4. Dramatic curtains are a must.  Billowy, full, well inner-lined & lined are details that create the simple drama I love.  No need for busy patterns that complicate things.
  5. Always hang your curtain hardware as high as it can go in a space.  This creates a long, lean curtain that adds power to a space, without overpowering it.
  6. Add a tape or trim feature if you want a little more bling.  Keep it simple & elegant, it always works.
  7. Hang your curtain hardware anywhere between 5-10" off each side of the window.  This allows your curtain panel to hang just on the glass & not impede the beautiful views beyond.
  8. Use iron rods & rings that have a natural iron, antique brass/bronze or silver leaf/pewter finish.  Rings, finials & brackets should also complement the simple rod design.
  9. Hire an expert curtain fabricator to sew your window treatments.  I only use the best!
  10. Hire an expert installer to hang your curtains.   This, truly, makes all the difference in the finished product.

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If you aren't a designer or work with an interior designer, The Curtain Exchange is the perfect source for you.  They have amazingly beautiful fabrics to choose from & curtain panels ready to take home & try before you buy.

You can win a pair of 100% dupioni silk curtains with a value of $700 through the end of this month.

Here's how to win:
  1. Visit The Curtain Exchange of Memphis & enter the in store drawing.
  2. "Like" the official The Curtain Exchange page on Facebook by clicking here, "Like" The Curtain Exchange of Memphis Facebook page here, "Like" Ragland Hill Social Facebook page here.
  3. Go to the Ragland Hill Social Facebook page here & comment so I'll know you've entered the contest.
Hope you've enjoyed these tips!  Always visit Ragland Hill Social for more design tips..we like to share the wealth!

We'll talk soon.


Images courtesy of Driscoll Design Group