Monday, March 22, 2010

Sheer Bliss

(l.pasquier)
I have always been enamoured with sheers. I love the romance and natural light they let into a room.
(National Curtain Company)
They soften hard lines and provide a beautiful fluid motion from a breeze. Here is wonderful example of antique shutters which are enhanced and softened by the striped sheers.
(o. disegno)
When the light is right, sheers can create an incredible romance in a room. Even a room that is dark can be brightened with sheers. I included the room above to show, though dark, how even a north facing room can benefit from the natural light.
(Southern Accents)
When I was twenty and in my first apartment I bought a huge mosquito netting to hang from the ceiling over my mattress which sat on the floor. I did not even own a bed then! I envisioned myself chic like Mata Hari. This picture is much better example of what I was trying to achieve back then. This Niermann Weeks beds is gorgeous with the gathered sheers. Isn't this so romantic?
(c. everad)
This canopy is taunt - creating a much more sophisticated and contemporary feeling. This is a simple and inexpensive way to add the romance of sheers to your four poster bed.
(l.pasquier)
The sheers here create a wonderful juxtaposition to the cold lines of the metal bed. Even in spare rooms such as this, sheers add a layer of softness. If you pull them closed you create a romantic room with in a room. (s. lane)
But sheers can used outdoors to create a room as well. Here we see this lovely dining area become a spectacular outdoor oasis.
(s. lane)
They can also make sweet slipcovers. Here these embroidered sheer slipcovers soften the lines of the french bistro chair.
(c. everad)
You may remember this photo from a post I did on the popular Ghost chair - you can read about it here. Even slipcovered the Ghost chair retains its ethereal qualities.
(p. mitchell)
The bath is another area where we are seeing sheers used. I love them as a shower curtain in this space because they provide privacy with out visually dividing the room. Here they are in soft shade of lavender.
(s. lane)
This sheer shower curtain boasts wonderful ribbon embellishments. Also notice the beautiful table slipcover.
(s. lane)
But sheers are not limited to white, here a wonderful turquoise linen provides privacy, as well as the color accent in this room.
(r. hammick)
Sheers can also provide the pattern in the room. The light enhances these beautiful floral sheers

(julia clare company)

Finally these striped sheers provide a private resting area on an outdoor veranda.

Where do you like to use sheers?

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37 comments:

  1. Lovely post.
    I especially love the outdoor tea room ;)

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  2. lovely post on sheers. enjoyed it; thanks so much!

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  3. oh my goodness! so much romance and beauty! love those light blue and green sheers! gorgeous!

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  4. Love this post. Someday, someday......I want ghost chairs with sheer slips. Love them!

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  5. You are so right about the romantic feel... so dreamy! I loved the outdoor dining room, and the verandah daybed, my kind of heaven!
    lovely post,
    :)

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  6. Over the bed! Very romantic, I feel....

    Leeann x

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  7. I like to use sheers when I want a delicate, soft look. Actually, I am contemplating sheer panels with a patterned design for our dining room. And I love the panels in the ghost chair photo you posted!

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  8. AH! One of my favorite posts! I LOVE sheers and could use them almost anywhere, but bedrooms (windows or on beds) are my favorite. I was trying to explain to my husband and 'gauzy' was the only word I could think of (which backfired, as it made him think of medical supplies).

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  9. This is a gorgeous post!! There is nothing like the romance that hanging sheers around a bed can instill in a room-- and in one's heart.

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  10. Love the outdoor dining spot! Great spot for a tea party. :)

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  11. Gorgeous images! I love the bathrooms.

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  12. I had sheers in my bedroom for a bit but now I have nothing hanging up there. I really need to get my bedroom finished. Why is it your room is always the last to get done~

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  13. My favorits are the romantic bed (Southern Accents) and the outdoor veranda. I do not know where I would prefer to sleep? ;)

    Nice Monday

    VINTAGE

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  14. dreamy.
    i am in love with the stone walled bedroom.
    xx

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  15. I missed your ghost chair post first time around; so glad you linked to it today! Sheers in springtime - perfect! Marija

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  16. This is a pretty post. I love sheers!

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  17. I too love sheers. As a teenager my mum bought me a mosquito net for my bed and I LOVED it. It was my haven for reading...

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  18. You're right, sheers do provide such a romantic atmosphere. I am looking for sheers at thrift stores to put on my back porch. I know the sheers will soften the lines and add atmosphere to the room that it does not have otherwise. I love all of your images, they are really lovely.
    Hugs, Cindy S.

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  19. Love this post, Like receiving a new magazine to browse through.
    Jenny

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  20. Hi Gina~
    After having sheers back when it was totally expected, I grew tired of them. Funny how after not having them for a while they look so fresh again. LOVE the juxtaposition of sheers with the aged shutters. The play of textures is so seductive, just draws you into the space.
    Donna

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  21. Beautiful..I've put sheers everywhere in my home. I just love the image with the sheers and solid shutters - two of my favourite things..Rachaelx

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  22. A shear delight of a post :) The Niermann Weeks bed and the bathtub with lavender sheers - pure heaven. I may have to try the slipcover idea on my ghost chairs...

    Serena

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  23. Oh, I love this post. And I do have a Ghost Chair, which I love. It offers memories of times past every time I look at it. But the sheer effect is stunning!! I may have to try that. Wow. You have such a good eye.

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  24. wow, look at that, very creative and inspiring, I wish I could design something like that

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  25. Lovley....Love, love the bed!

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  26. Yes!Yes!Yes!!!!!
    I just love all these images you have found...so delightful everyone of them!!! I am planning to use sheers outside,going to make a loggia-kind-of-room under my veranda.I aslo have sheers on my daughters bed,and after enjoying your pictures here I´d actually love them on my bed too :))))

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  27. So much to look at here!
    I love the endless ceiling and that window high up above the canope in no 4. I also really like old fashioned bed linen like that - a touch of romance, and the bedside is also wonderful.

    Thanks for such a nice post.

    Have a splendid rest of the week.
    xCharlotta

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  28. There is something so alluring to billowy sheers,hard not to want to put them somewhere!

    Beautiful round up of images!!!

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  29. I am in love with the image of the antique shutters with the striped sheers. Oh the canopy bed from Southern Accents covered with the beautiful sheers and the lavender throw. I'm wild about ghost chairs and love, love the sheer slipped ones.

    All these images are lovely. Great post I'm sure I will come back to it for inspiration.

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  30. I really enjoyed this post! Love the sheers on the ghost chairs, very etherial. I have sheers hanging on my bed and I love the soft look. Nothing prettier than sheers blowing in the wind! Kathysue

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  31. Oh, how gorgeous! Love the blue tied bathtub curtain. I have a gauzy, sheer linen dust ruffle, ruffled bed throw (Bella Notte). Found a damaged piece at their warehouse and edged French linen curtains with the sheer ruffles. Have always loved the mosquito netting look. Merci! Trish

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  32. These are so fantastic, I'm so obsessed with chiffon right now it's hanging all over my house ;)

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  33. Oh I love sheers! I have some in my bedroom and they just lighten the room up!
    Lila Ferraro
    Queen Bedroom Sets

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  34. Wonderful post and photos - I love sheers because you can do so many things with them. Combining colours can change the room in a second. They can be cheap, they can be expensive - placed in the right context they are indispensable for a romantic feeling...

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  35. I dreamed of canopies as a girl! They're fabulous around a tub! Great blog! :)

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  36. Dreamy indeed. So many beautiful images you show in just how many different places and ways you can use sheers to create that soft elegant look. I am in awe of the outdoor room, bathtub and ghost chairs. Smiling, I did the mosquito netting when I was about 20 too. :)

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  37. I love the Marseilles Cowboy. What a fantastic giveaway!
    Terri
    terrihaight@aol.com

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