We have a love-hate relationship with curtains: They add texture and warmth, but they can also hide or mask the architecture of a space. So when we spotted the home of Barcelona-based designer Montse Esteva on Kikette, we took notice. Esteva uses blocks of gray and white curtains to bring a modern accent to his high-ceilinged, traditional living room; by installing the curtain rods several inches above the French doors, he highlights (rather than hides) the traditional door frames.
Photography via Nuevo Estilo.
Above: There is ample space between the simple curtain rod and the top of the French doors.
Above: The gray curtains, arranged in pairs on either side of the white curtains, gives the room a touch of formality.