Ask Estee: Curtain Conundrum

  • QCurtains: How high to the ceiling? Where to hem?
  • When installing curtains, it's the finishing details that make the biggest difference to the look you will achieve. Two main things to consider:
  • 1. GO HIGH Hang curtains as close to the ceiling as you can. This helps with drawing the eye upwards, and creates the illusion of higher ceilings.
  • 2. HEM TO TASTE When it comes to the hem, the question of how much puddle--if any--is a personal choice. I love a light neutral linen with a very subtle puddle that just brushes the ground. When using silk or sheer fabrics, you can go for a larger puddle for a lovely, more dramatic effect.
These are two of my favorite curtain offerings on the market right now: estee-signature-layout