25 Beautiful Homes - - EDITOR’S LETTER -

For most of the sum­mer, we don’t draw the cur­tains in our house as we’re not over­looked. Which is fine when you have dec­o­rated a room and left the win­dow bare while you de­cide what to do. But, as the nights have dark­ened, I needed to de­cide pretty quickly about one par­tic­u­lar win­dow. We pre­vi­ously had cur­tains, but I opted to re­place it with a Ro­man blind with a sim­ple box pel­met, and fab­ric that in­tro­duces sub­tle pat­tern into the space. Fab­ric cur­tains or blinds add soft­ness, as well as help­ing to deaden the noise in rooms with lots of hard sur­faces. A win­dow treat­ment can make or break a scheme, it can be too over­pow­er­ing or block out too much light, so thought is needed. Thank­fully, each month there are plenty of great ideas in this mag­a­zine, in­clud­ing some for those tricky win­dow shapes. But what­ever your needs, I hope you find in­spi­ra­tion be­fore the cold weather re­ally ar­rives.

Deb­o­rah barker, ed­i­tor in Chief

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