More than 200 stylish, successful curtain treatments using a range of fabrics, from linens and sheets to velvets Gathering together an inspiring mix of stunning new window treatments from homes all around the world, this collection ranges from simple decorative sheers to multilayered solutions, from the understated elegance of natural linen to the luxurious appeal of silk. With new technology in textile design, the variety can be overwhelming. The author interviews designers, fabric manufacturers, and curtain makers from around the world to offer expert advice on fabric choice, design, techniques, and style, and help guide readers through the various options and find the best solution for their home. The fabric takes center stage, with chapters focusing on plain and decorative sheers, natural cottons and linen, glamorous silks and velvets, lightweight and heavyweight woven wools, graphic and floral patterns, and other materials such as natural fibers. It looks at the very best examples of window treatments for every room and shape of window, with special attention paid to headings, hardware, and details. In addition, decorator's tips throughout offer advice on poles and finials, headings, linings, layering, borders, and trimmings. A useful section on measuring and making will ensure readers have all they need to know for creating their own simple and elegant curtain treatments.