ISSUE 77  |  Summerhouse

10 Favorites: Floor-to-Ceiling Sheer Summer Curtains

June 21, 2013 11:00 AM

BY Christine Chang Hanway

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Scintillating and titillating – the sheer curtain is on the right side of risqué, especially when it’s full height. Here are 10 favorites. 

Above: Sheer curtains act as room divider. Image via Sweet Home Style

Above: The floor to ceiling sheer curtains in this Capetown house offer a soft counterpart to the solid full height doors. See African Modernism: Light and Shadow in Capetown to see the rest of this project. Image via Silvio Rech & Lesley Carstens in collaboration with INK Design Lab

Above: Designer Paola Navone uses sheer gray curtains to create a softer version of her dark gray walls in her Parisian flat. Image via Vosges Paris.

Above: In the Amsterdam apartment of Kirsten Gabriels and James Webb, the designers increased the feeling of space by making all the surfaces white, including the diaphanous wall of sheer curtains. Image via Gabriels Webb.

Above: Architects Fearon Hay use floor to ceiling sheer curtains in a Tribeca loft. Image via Fearon Hay. See Tribeca Loft by Fearon Hay Architects to see their use of full height curtains throughout this apartment. 

Above: In Ian Schrager’s NYC apartment, by John Pawson, floor-to-ceiling white curtains soften the 40-meter long hallway.

Above: Los Angeles architect Daniel Monti of Modal Design used sheer curtains in this home office to offer serenity from family activity outside when required. Image by Benny Chan via Dwell.

Above: In a double height space in Tribeca, Remodelista Architect and Designer Directory member Deborah Berke Partners uses sheer curtains to dramatic effect. Image via Deborah Berke Partners.

Above: A set of black sheer curtains takes smocking tips from dress making. Image via Little Emma English Home.

Above: Midcentury Italian and Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi used sheer curtains to regulate the amount of light in her Sao Paolo glass house. Photograph by Alexander Gnaedinger.

Above: More dressmaking details suits the informality of summer. Image via Skarp Agent

Still unconvinced about the scintillating and titillating qualities of sheer curtains? See what UK Vogue Contributing Editor Christa d’Souza has to say about the Sex Appeal of Net Curtains.