Good Book to Know: In With the Old: Classic Decor from A to Z traditional-hall
 

Good Book to Know: In With the Old: Classic Decor from A to Z

Reprinted from In With the New: Classic Decor from A to Z by Jennifer Boles, Potter House, New York, 2013
Photo by Erica George Dines
URL
http://www.amazon.com/In-Old-Classic-Jennifer-Boles/dp/038534516X

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January 1, 2014
s67eversoll wrote:
Love the curtains! Can I purchase them somewhere or are they custom?

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Portieres. I recognized these drapes hanging between rooms from my grandparents’ antique Tudor home, but I never knew what they were called before I picked up this book. While the fabric adds to the decor, the function was of the utmost importance, to keep cold drafts from large hallways out of rooms that had wide openings rather than doors. Boles points out that portieres are also a great solution to doorless spaces today. “My bedroom has a walk-through closet leading to the bathroom, and every night when I get into bed, staring me in the face are rows of shoes and coat hangers,” she writes. “A more pleasing view could certainly be achieved if I were to hang pretty curtains at the closet opening.” She also advises leaving the oppressive dark velvet portieres from the Victorian era behind and sticking with lighter, tailored fabrics.
2. Hang portieres in open doorways. Floor-length drapes hung between rooms, called portieres, are an old tradition well worth reviving. They keep drafts in wide halls or unused rooms from making their way into warm spaces.

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December 31, 2014
curtain rod
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December 9, 2014
Curtain
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November 2, 2014
Curtain separating room
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November 1, 2014
Thermal curtain
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October 21, 2014
Love the light above the book shelf
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October 10, 2014
Portieres
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September 29, 2014
cortina
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September 11, 2014
Stop drafts idea
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July 28, 2014
built ins
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July 7, 2014
portiere, pattern and colors of the fabric
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March 7, 2014
Light on wall, drapes for stairway entrance .
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February 8, 2014
What about putting these up to corner off the living area
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February 2, 2014
portiers
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February 1, 2014
Heavy drape for door opening for winter.
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January 25, 2014
Portieres
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January 23, 2014
Cool
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January 22, 2014
draped doorway
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January 19, 2014
Interior drapes
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January 18, 2014
like this idea - between entryway and great room?
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January 17, 2014
curtain door cover
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January 16, 2014
Portieres
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January 14, 2014
to separate the entry and family room to keep warmth in for winter. patterned curtain - to be made
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January 13, 2014
Great info
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January 13, 2014
portieres - draperies hung between rooms keep cold out
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January 12, 2014
Love curtain door and the fabric on that chair
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January 12, 2014
for drafts. Hang portieres in open doorways. Floor-length drapes hung between rooms, called portieres, are an old tradition well worth reviving. They keep drafts in wide halls or unused rooms from making their way into warm spaces.
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January 10, 2014
portieres
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January 9, 2014
great idea for our door-less master bathroom
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January 9, 2014
Good idea for drafts
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January 9, 2014
Random HouseSave to IdeabookEmail Photo 2. Hang portieres in open doorways. Floor-length drapes hung between rooms, called portieres, are an old tradition well worth reviving. They keep drafts in wide halls or unused rooms from making their way into warm spaces.
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January 9, 2014
alex's room at lake
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January 8, 2014
Draft stopping drapes.
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January 8, 2014
Fabric, idea, function
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January 8, 2014
privacy for guest room idea
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January 8, 2014
This is something I've been doing in my 100 year old house!
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January 8, 2014
Drapery dividers
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January 8, 2014
draperies/portiers?
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January 7, 2014
Fancy drapery to keep out draft.
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January 7, 2014
Drape as door
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January 7, 2014
Hall
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January 7, 2014
Portieres
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January 7, 2014
Floor-length drapes hung between rooms, called portieres, are an old tradition well worth reviving. They keep drafts in wide halls or unused rooms from making their way into warm spaces.
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January 6, 2014
portieres (curtains as doors)
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January 6, 2014
idea for stairways instead of doors??
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January 6, 2014
Like ours but ceiling to floor instead
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January 6, 2014
add curtain to opening into family room?
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January 5, 2014
Nice curtains hung well between entry way and living room, then paint the entry coordinating color, like dark red
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January 5, 2014
A way to keep warm
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January 5, 2014
I do this at home, why not at the studio?
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January 5, 2014
warm & cozy
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January 5, 2014
I recognized these drapes hanging between rooms from my grandparents’ antique Tudor home, but I never knew what they were called. While the fabric adds to the decor, the function was of the utmost importance, to keep cold drafts from large hallways out of rooms that had wide openings rather than doors. Portieres are also a great solution to doorless spaces today. “My bedroom has a walk-through closet leading to the bathroom, and every night when I get into bed, staring me in the face are rows of shoes and coat hangers. A more pleasing view could certainly be achieved if I were to hang pretty curtains at the closet opening.” Sticking with lighter, tailored fabrics.
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January 5, 2014
curtain over doorway
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January 4, 2014
Have a portiere between the great room and the master bedroom instead of the grass embedded barn door?
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January 4, 2014
love this idea
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January 4, 2014
Curtain between rooms
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January 4, 2014
Curtain blocking hallway
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January 4, 2014
STOP THAT DRAFT Hang portieres in open doorways. Floor-length drapes hung between rooms, called portieres, are an old tradition well worth reviving. They keep drafts in wide halls or unused rooms from making their way into warm spaces.
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January 4, 2014
portieres for draft protection between rooms
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January 4, 2014
A must do!
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January 4, 2014
Nice way to add texture
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January 4, 2014
the hung portieres in the open doorway
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January 4, 2014
Light over book case
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January 4, 2014
curtain hanging
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January 4, 2014
soft and English looking
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January 4, 2014
Curtain
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January 4, 2014
If we don't move out...
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January 3, 2014
Curtain
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January 3, 2014
1) front & kitchen door-winter 2) basement- winter 3) bedroom- summer
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January 3, 2014
Maybe?
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January 3, 2014
Hang portieres in open doorways. Floor-length drapes hung between rooms, called portieres, are an old tradition well worth reviving. They keep drafts in wide halls or unused rooms from making their way into warm spaces.
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January 3, 2014
Great idea
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Vase holding umbrellas
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January 2, 2014
Curtains for house
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January 2, 2014
Random House Save to Ideabook Email Photo 2. Hang portieres in open doorways. Floor-length drapes hung between rooms, called portieres, are an old tradition well worth reviving. They keep drafts in wide halls or unused rooms from making their way into warm spaces.
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January 2, 2014
beautiful portieres and finials
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January 2, 2014
Good idea
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January 2, 2014
between kitchen and dining room? dining and living room? kitchen and hallway/
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January 2, 2014
portieres
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January 2, 2014
elegant draft stopper
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January 2, 2014
For drafts in living room
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January 2, 2014
b/t kitchen and hall
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January 2, 2014
Good idea for the mud room
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curtain to separate levels
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January 2, 2014
Curtain in doorway
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Attractive heat saver
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January 2, 2014
Curtain to divide dining room from back TV room
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January 2, 2014
curtain
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January 2, 2014
Poitiers..... Floor length drapes hung in doorways
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January 2, 2014
To keep out drafts: Hang portieres in open doorways. Floor-length drapes hung between rooms, called portieres, are an old tradition well worth reviving. They keep drafts in wide halls or unused rooms from making their way into warm spaces.
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January 2, 2014
Hang portieres in open doorways. Floor-length drapes hung between rooms, called portieres, are an old tradition well worth reviving. They keep drafts in wide halls or unused rooms from making their way into warm spaces.
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January 2, 2014
portieres for the family room
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January 2, 2014
2. Hang portieres in open doorways. Floor-length drapes hung between rooms, called portieres, are an old tradition well worth reviving. They keep drafts in wide halls or unused rooms from making their way into warm spaces.
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January 2, 2014
. Hang portieres in open doorways. Floor-length drapes hung between rooms, called portieres, are an old tradition well worth reviving. They keep drafts in wide halls or unused rooms from making their way into warm spaces.
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January 1, 2014
Portieres?
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January 1, 2014
how to prevent drafts
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January 1, 2014
Drapes in doorway keep warmth in
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January 1, 2014
Portiere
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January 1, 2014
What I've always called a curtain over my doors turns out to be a portiere
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January 1, 2014
Curtains between rooms
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January 1, 2014
Hang portieres in open doorways. Floor-length drapes hung between rooms, called portieres, are an old tradition well worth reviving. They keep drafts in wide halls or unused rooms from making their way into warm spaces.
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January 1, 2014
Hang portieres to keep drafts out.
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January 1, 2014
Random HouseSave to IdeabookEmail Photo 2. Hang portieres in open doorways. Floor-length drapes hung between rooms, called portieres, are an old tradition well worth reviving. They keep drafts in wide halls or unused rooms from making their way into warm spaces.
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January 1, 2014
Built in book cases
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January 1, 2014
Hang portieres in open doorways. Floor-length drapes hung between rooms, called portieres, are an old tradition well worth reviving. They keep drafts in wide halls or unused rooms from making their way into warm spaces.
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January 1, 2014
keeps heat in the big room (ie our house)
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January 1, 2014
Random House Save to Ideabook Email Photo 2. Hang portieres in open doorways. Floor-length drapes hung between rooms, called portieres, are an old tradition well worth reviving. They keep drafts in wide halls or unused rooms from making their way into warm spaces.
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January 1, 2014
Porteries
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January 1, 2014
Hang portieres in open doorways. Floor-length drapes hung between rooms, called portieres, are an old tradition well worth reviving. They keep drafts in wide halls or unused rooms from making their way into warm spaces.
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January 1, 2014
Like this fabric drape
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January 1, 2014
Vägglampa utan sladd
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January 1, 2014
Use a portiere for door between office and LR
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January 1, 2014
portiers
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January 1, 2014
bringing back the old
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January 1, 2014
Hang portieres in open doorways (prevent draft)
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January 1, 2014
Potier
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January 1, 2014
Hallway idea
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January 1, 2014
Finials
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January 1, 2014
colours, bookcase
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January 1, 2014
Curtain between upstairs and downstairs
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January 1, 2014
Floor-length drapes hung between rooms, called portieres, are an old tradition well worth reviving. They keep drafts in wide halls or unused rooms from making their way into warm spaces.
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January 1, 2014
Lovely way to stop those drafts
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January 1, 2014
keep chill out of kitchen
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January 1, 2014
good between dining and sun room, kitchen and laundry room
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January 1, 2014
cool idea
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January 1, 2014
useful great idea looks good to, can be seasonal only
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January 1, 2014
Draught curtains
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January 1, 2014
Sala?
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January 1, 2014
draft reduction
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January 1, 2014
told ya...also love that little brass wall lamp shining on the bookcase.
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January 1, 2014
drapes
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January 1, 2014
curtain for door or halls
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January 1, 2014
Fabric color
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January 1, 2014
To third floor
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January 1, 2014
portieres (floor length drapes hung between rooms) hung in doorways to manage cold
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January 1, 2014
curtain for bottom of the stairs
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January 1, 2014
Curtain
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January 1, 2014
I love fabric & draperies!
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January 1, 2014
keep cold drafts out
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January 1, 2014
leaded glass window thermal insulation
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January 1, 2014
Portiers- drapes hung in doorway
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January 1, 2014
portieres the name for door curtains
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January 1, 2014
Curtain idea for attic stairs
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January 1, 2014
curtain
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January 1, 2014
Heavy Fabric
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January 1, 2014
the idea of the curtain for draft protection
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January 1, 2014
Need this!
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January 1, 2014
Hang portieres in open doorways.
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January 1, 2014
Portiers
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January 1, 2014
Hang portieres in open doorways. An old tradition well worth revivng.
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January 1, 2014
Yes!
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January 1, 2014
Cool idea for somewhere
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January 1, 2014
Curtains
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January 1, 2014
da
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December 31, 2013
Good way to keep drafts down.
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December 31, 2013
HATE the drapes, but love the idea, very creative and resourceful, saves space and adds style impact
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December 31, 2013
Nice.
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December 31, 2013
portieres
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December 31, 2013
Portierre and umbrela stand
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December 31, 2013
a forgotten solution well worth a second chance, a plus plus
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December 31, 2013
Something we've always done in our bedroom. Now I know what it's called! Portieres. Suggested for warmth during cold months, installed in open doorways.
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December 30, 2013
Way to keep house warm
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December 30, 2013
Kitchen/hallway
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December 30, 2013
Curtains
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December 30, 2013
Yeah for me! For doing this
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December 30, 2013
Good idea for office/den doorway
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December 30, 2013
Drapes, thick
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December 30, 2013
portieres in heavy-weight fabric
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December 30, 2013
bookshelf
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December 30, 2013
Portieres are so quaint
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December 30, 2013
Portiere
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December 30, 2013
Portieres to stop doorway drafts
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December 30, 2013
Hang portieres in open doorways. Floor-length drapes hung between rooms, called portieres, are an old tradition well worth reviving. They keep drafts in wide halls or unused rooms from making their way into warm spaces Llibreia
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December 30, 2013
Portiere drapes that stop drafts in doorways
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December 30, 2013
Mama needs to do this at the top of her stairs.
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December 16, 2013
Great idea
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December 14, 2013
Portiere
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December 12, 2013
idea for doorways
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December 11, 2013
library door
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December 9, 2013
Maybe in a retreat home?
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December 8, 2013
Drapes
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December 7, 2013
Drapes as door
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December 5, 2013
Portieres. I recognized these drapes hanging between rooms from my grandparents’ antique Tudor home, but I never knew what they were called before I picked up this book. While the fabric adds to the decor, the function was of the utmost importance, to keep cold drafts from large hallways out of rooms that had wide openings rather than doors. Boles points out that portieres are also a great solution to doorless spaces today. “My bedroom has a walk-through closet leading to the bathroom, and every night when I get into bed, staring me in the face are rows of shoes and coat hangers,” she writes. “A more pleasing view could certainly be achieved if I were to hang pretty curtains at the closet opening.” She also advises leaving the oppressive dark velvet portieres from the Victorian era behind and sticking with lighter, tailored fabrics.
dukeanddonna added this to ideas
December 2, 2013
portieres. drapes btn roooms to keep drafts out
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December 1, 2013
The curtain hangings add a bit of whimsey
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December 1, 2013
Portieres. I recognized these drapes hanging between rooms from my grandparents’ antique Tudor home, but I never knew what they were called before I picked up this book. While the fabric adds to the decor, the function was of the utmost importance, to keep cold drafts from large hallways out of rooms that had wide openings rather than doors. Boles points out that portieres are also a great solution to doorless spaces today. “My bedroom has a walk-through closet leading to the bathroom, and every night when I get into bed, staring me in the face are rows of shoes and coat hangers,” she writes. “A more pleasing view could certainly be achieved if I were to hang pretty curtains at the closet opening.” She also advises leaving the oppressive dark velvet portieres from the Victorian era behind and sticking with lighter, tailored fabrics.
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December 1, 2013
Dining Room Openings
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December 1, 2013
Drapes
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December 1, 2013
Portiere - curtain between room
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November 30, 2013
Portieres. I recognized these drapes hanging between rooms from my grandparents’ antique Tudor home, but I never knew what they were called before I picked up this book. While the fabric adds to the decor, the function was of the utmost importance, to keep cold drafts from large hallways out of rooms that had wide openings rather than doors. Boles points out that portieres are also a great solution to doorless spaces today. “My bedroom has a walk-through closet leading to the bathroom, and every night when I get into bed, staring me in the face are rows of shoes and coat hangers,” she writes. “A more pleasing view could certainly be achieved if I were to hang pretty curtains at the closet opening.” She also advises leaving the oppressive dark velvet portieres from the Victorian era behind and sticking with lighter, tailored fabrics.
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November 29, 2013
Portieres. I recognized these drapes hanging between rooms from my grandparents’ antique Tudor home, but I never knew what they were called before I picked up this book. While the fabric adds to the decor, the function was of the utmost importance, to keep cold drafts from large hallways out of rooms that had wide openings rather than doors. Boles points out that portieres are also a great solution to doorless spaces today. “My bedroom has a walk-through closet leading to the bathroom, and every night when I get into bed, staring me in the face are rows of shoes and coat hangers,” she writes. “A more pleasing view could certainly be achieved if I were to hang pretty curtains at the closet opening.” She also advises leaving the oppressive dark velvet portieres from the Victorian era behind and sticking with lighter, tailored fabrics.
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November 29, 2013
Interesting idea
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November 29, 2013
For family room in winter
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