Liquid Silver Curtains

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It’s no secret that when it comes to decorating, I am a major fan of all things Bohemian. According to Rebecca Purcell’s book Interior Alchemy, my decorating style is “exotic”.  Ok, I’ll go with that. I love color and texture and bold patterns. And most of all, I love things from far away lands especially if they have history. That’s why when I began to think about a window treatment for a long horizontal window located right above my bed  I knew that I wanted something different. I couldn’t bear the thought of more white lace curtains. I tried several things on the window, from beads to fringed piano shawls, to pieces of brightly colored habotai silk that I had dyed myself, but I wasn’t happy with the way any of them looked. Then I thought of the pieces of antique Assuit fabric that I had stored away in plastic bags. For those not familiar with Assuit fabric (pronounced ASYOOT)  it is a wonderful textile that has been made in Egypt purportedly since the days of the pharaohs. Continue reading