Nothing says “summer” like the sight of sheer curtains billowing in the breeze of an open window. But translucent drapes can be used successfully in any number of situations, as these six examples demonstrate.
Barry Goralnick: We used the sheerest cream wool for the curtains in the guest room of a Central Park West apartment. There’s a beautiful park view, so we didn’t want anything heavy or obtrusive.
Bruce Bierman: The essence of summer–sheer curtains billowing in the breeze in the master bedroom of a penthouse apartment in The Biltmore, Palm Beach.
Tim Button: This is at the end of the upstairs hall in a house in Westchester; the sheer drapes frame the beautiful window well without covering it too much.
Carl D’Aquino: At the Silver Rain Spa in The Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman, we used sheer curtains to enclose semi-private spaces from public circulation.
Tim Button: The translucent curtain fabric, which is sustainable, is made even more visually permeable by a broad, laser-cut-filigree border pattern.
Glenn Gissler: As in this living room, I often use unlined linen as a “sheer” curtaining fabric, and sometimes use lightweight wool for the same effect.