Today, let’s throw it open for ideas and suggestions for window treatments for a wall of windows. Home designs incorporating walls of windows were common in midcentury America, especially in midcentury modern ranch houses. However: How to cover the windows from the spooky black hole of night… from fabric-fading ultaviolet rays… or for simple privacy from the outdoors?
Sarah is grappling with this exact question and has sent photos from 1961 raised ranch in Vancouver, which appears to have been designed for and still features original window treatments — pinch pleat draperies over pinch pleat sheers, both set on traverse rods. And in most parts of the house, the traverse rods seem to be hidden behind wood valances built into the very architecture of the house. Let’s look at Sarah’s house — which I think is pretty typical — and then let’s talk about options.
Thanks to the 51 readers who contributed ideas to Sara as she thinks about how to add some more retro appeal to her already very appealing country kitchen. To be sure, the comments got me to thinking… and changed my views on what I was going to say. In particular, I was very swayed by those who said, basically: “Don’t lift a finger if you are going to me moving soon.” Heck yeah there is more →