The large window in our great room has been bare for almost a year now. All of the curtains in our last house were sold with the house, so we arrived here empty-handed in the window dressing department.
We have (obviously) taken our time searching for just the right ones. In fact, the only other room that currently has curtains is Faye’s nursery. I have been following the Etsy shop, Martha & Ash for over a year now and when they recently added new patterned drapes to their inventory–I sprung for these charcoal patterned ones that felt interesting, but timeless, too.
I worked closely with Ashley to make sure the curtains were just the right size for our window. She coached me on length (we ended up going for a 92″ length instead of a 96″) and width and when the curtains arrived last week, they even came with a little instructions sheet that advised us how to help the pleats in our panels look their best.
Before I go any further, I should say–these are not cheap, Target or Ikea curtains–but they are the BEST quality curtains I’ve ever been in contact with. And, they’re really gorgeous. They are heavy and fully lined with blackout material and are hung by hooking the attached drapery pins onto curtain rings–so easy! Also, the panels are made specifically to fit each side of the window. With the curtains, she sent screw eyes to put into the wall right where the curtain return would be and instructed to hook the last drapery pin into the screw eye, so the sides close, there’s no light gap, and it looks finished.
I wish you could have seen my face as we were hanging these on Saturday. Every step of the way, I was in awe. I may be hooked on quality drapes, and definitely can’t say enough about the quality from Martha & Ash.
Curtains really make a room feel more comfortable, more complete, taller, warmer…although we wish we had all of those things for this room sooner–these were definitely worth the wait in our book.