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Five Under $50: Simple Sheer Window Panels!

14 Mar

(image via Willow Decor)

I can’t help myself. It’s been almost 80 degrees for two days now, and I want to be outside all the time. But, because I have work to do, errands to run, and toddlers to nap, I can’t be. I can, however, sit right next to an open screen door with a nice breeze blowing over my shoulders, and watch my curtain panels sway with the wind. Which brings me to a useful Five Under $50 today: simple, sheer window panels. I love them as “screen replacements” during the day, but watch out at night; the bugs show no mercy if you have a truly open window. Below are five options that are as lovely as they are affordable. They may not be custom made, but they’re definitely made for a day like today!

1.) Faux Bois Burnout Window Panel from West Elm, starting at $24.99 (image via West Elm); 2.)Sheer Linen Window Panel from West Elm, starting at $29 (image via West Elm); 3.) Marimekko Tantsu White Sheer Curtain Panel from Crate and Barrel, starting at $24.95 (image via Crate and Barrel); 4.) Esha Panels in Charcoal from Z Gallerie, starting at $39 (image via Z Gallerie); 5.) Wilma Pair of Curtains from Ikea, $12.99 (image via Ikea)


Enjoy the weather!


Design consultations for all styles and budgets: JGB Interiors.

Dwell Studio Lovefest

17 May

As a fan of edgy graphic prints, I adore Dwell Studio.  I used “chocolate dots” for my son’s crib bedding and expect that I’ll also use it for his toddler bedding.  I also have a bunch of their kitchen towels from Target.

Clockwise from upper right: Plus Rug, Cars onesie from Target, "Gio Lemon" shower curtain, Target kitchen towels

Over the past few years, their line for Target has garnered them national attention; it takes their fun style and makes it more accessible to people who don’t want to pay $400 for a duvet cover or $160 for a decorative pillow.  The great thing about their Target line is that though it doesn’t feature the same prints as their main line, the pieces coordinate and can be paired across retailers.  Dwell does bedding, kitchen accessories, bath accessories, sometimes furniture, and as I just discovered…shades!

From The Shade Store - Left: Relaxed Roman Shade in "Owl Sky," Right: Flat Roman Shade in "Chocolate Dots"

As a designer, it’s embarrassing to admit that I was unaware of their line for The Shade Store (this partnership began in 2008) but having just found it, I’m loving the options.  Maybe my son will be upgrading his windows soon.

Design consultations for all styles and budgets: JGB Interiors.