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Monday, September 13, 2010

Italian Stringing

    When Joni of Cote de Texas wrote about curtains as her #4 Top Ten Design Element, she mentioned a term I had never heard before: Italian Stringing. It's a method of holding back curtains without any obvious visual means. Well, while at The Jefferson this past weekend I noticed that the curtains in their recently redesigned dining room were just that - held back but without a tieback.
    Here's the behind-the-scenes look showing the string and metal rings. Yes, the waitress thought I was a bit strange...

    Back next post with more from Richmond, including Mary Douglas Drysdale and Tobi Fairley.
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