Is this a Design TABOO? Two-toned curtains, Sheer top & solid bottom
saher107
July 13, 2013 in Design Dilemma
So I purchased these white outdoor curtains and they are pretty sheer.
Escape Voile Outdoor Curtain

My patio is a lot taller and my plan is to make two-toned curtains by adding another material at the bottom in a pattern/color that I can go with my cushions. Plus, with the bottoms not white, the floor won't get the drapes so dirty.

Sheer curtain's are 108".
Measured my curtains to be 130" tall

Is it wrong for the top of the curtains to be sheer white, and the bottom 2 feet to be solid outdoor fabric?
Will that look really unsual?
REALLY NEED HELP!
SEND PIX IF POSSIBLE!
I actually don't mind the sheer, but finding another sheer fabric in a print will be harder
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chemayne
I like the idea of a 2 tone and with practical reasons attached. Choosing a different material will also weigh the sheers down. Neater overall look. Pls post photos after you complete!
July 13, 2013 at 2:21pm     
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saher107
Yes i agree the heavier fabric will help keep fabric from flying. Thanks for the response, still confused on what route to go... If i add 20" to the bottom would that cut off the drapes from looking long? Once I put them up I will surely share the final results. This is what the patio looks like now. Ignore chair seats, they will be different
July 13, 2013 at 3:12pm   
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tcufrog
I would also sew in some weights in the bottom hem if your patio is as windy as ours is.
July 13, 2013 at 3:22pm     
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We also have custom sizes available. Please give us a call if you would like to discuss. http://www.homeinfatuation.com/prod/SunbrellaFabric-Outdoor-Curtains.cfm?cid=123
July 15, 2013 at 8:03am   
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saher107
This is what it looks like right now. Sheer curtains that are short by 18". Really need suggestions on what to put underneath. I was thinking of doing a two-toned curtain and putting a solid.

Would an opaque fabric at the bottom go with sheer curtains on the top?
July 24, 2013 at 11:21pm   
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JMittman Designs
Yes, definitely add to the bottom, Another tip, add a weighted bead chain in the hem to help weigh it down instead of individual weights. I've also known people to get the chain by the foot at box stores and encase it into the hem if you have really windy areas.
July 25, 2013 at 7:13am     
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Roseann Mortali
Love the idea of adding fabric at the bottom of panels. You could also add the same fabric to the top of the panel (and the bottom) and have a rod pocket panel instead of the grommets.
July 25, 2013 at 7:44am      Thanked by saher107
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Bolier & Co MN
Two tone would be great, add weights to the bottom of them, you can add fishing sinkers in the hem, these are inexpensive and will not hinder the look of the sheer or curtain.
July 25, 2013 at 7:49am      Thanked by saher107
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saher107
I safety pinned this fabric to the bottom to test out this material. Need some feedback. Yay or nay?
In no, please suggest.

Currently seat cushions are all ivory, so my plan was to bring a splash of color like navy blue, orange and yellow on cushions and accessories
July 29, 2013 at 8:23am     
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Lori
I think it looks great!
July 29, 2013 at 8:26am      Thanked by saher107
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Rosemary Freitas
very nice!
July 29, 2013 at 8:34am      Thanked by saher107
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vacox
I think it's great, too! I think you have very nice taste!
July 29, 2013 at 8:47am      Thanked by saher107
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JMittman Designs
I like it too! MUCH improvement. ;)
July 29, 2013 at 9:56am      Thanked by saher107
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saher107
Thank You Houzz members! I always second guess myself. I will post up the final picture once I am done for you all to see.
July 29, 2013 at 11:05am   
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Angel18432
I think it looks lovely also. May I suggest running an approx 2" piece of the material up/down each side of the
panels will enhance it's appearance.
July 29, 2013 at 2:51pm        Thanked by saher107
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travisinteriors
You can do anything that you like. It will be fine. Love the look.
July 29, 2013 at 2:54pm     
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saher107
Here's a quick snapshot of the progress. Need accessories next. What do you think so far?
August 25, 2013 at 7:02am     
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Lori
love it.
August 25, 2013 at 7:06am   
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vacox
It looks great!
August 25, 2013 at 9:36am   
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vacox
I think your candlestick and decanter would look good on the table, is that the plan? Or did you decide you don't like them on it? I see a taller candlestick on the floor in an earlier picture, do they go together? This is an interesting little porch area, I'd love to see the whole house layout. Are there glass sliders on both sides, then an entrance door at the other end? Just curious. :-)
August 25, 2013 at 10:00am   
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vacox
Oh, is that a hookah?
August 25, 2013 at 10:03am     
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saher107
Vacox, yes it's a hookah, not candle sticks :). And you're right those are glass sliding doors on both sides of the house, with the main patio door in the middle.
August 25, 2013 at 12:12pm   
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saher107
Drapes are all up. Here's the shot! Thanks for all the input
August 29, 2013 at 12:40pm     
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JMittman Designs
You did it! Looks like a great place to relax. Good job on the curtains.
August 29, 2013 at 6:46pm   
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Veronica Lawrence Interior Design
That looks really chic
August 29, 2013 at 6:49pm   
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katiescarlette
With all the lovely light you could add lots of tall plants to bring more life into the room. Have fun. Looks great!
August 29, 2013 at 7:26pm   
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