Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Painting a picture with window coverings


We love the look of Japanese interiors, and when we saw these shojii style blinds we knew they would be perfect for one of our living areas. The entire wall is floor to ceiling windows, looking out onto the garden. We can have some or all raised or lowered to various heights, to keep sun out, or let light and warmth in. Even when they're lowered completely they give such a nice backdrop to the room, and let in enough light so that it isn't claustrophobic. Now that the sun is getting lower in the sky and temperatures are milder, sitting in those chairs is blissful. But it's sometimes nice to have just the one blind up, framing a snapshot of the garden and highlighting the hibiscus and birch tree.

8 comments:

Lindsay Lobe said...

Nice setting.

Sharon said...
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Sharon said...

Take two...

I could imagine a good book and a cuppa completing this picture...

Val said...

Oh yes, you've got the idea: a cup of coffee and reading the morning papers, later a cup of peppermint tea and reading a good book. I love it when the sun is at the angle where it's warming up my legs but not in my eyes. That's right about this time of year too!

Sue said...

Your window area looks cozy! We also have windows and a slider across the back of our house. These face our garden and patio area. We love the view! (now only if there was a bit of sun to warm us!) If we were ducks or fish we'd be right at home! e.n.d.l.e.s.s
r.a.i.n!!!

Wendy A said...

Lovely. I am looking for blinds for my windows. I am going to have to check these out.

jellyhead said...

I love the light in that room - it looks so cheery and inviting.

Thanks Val for the suggestion about comment verification...I have done what you advised, and hopefully that will discourage the spammer.

Happy Easter!

Kerri said...

What a lovely room, with warm light and lots of space. I love being able to see outside, so a wall of windows really appeals to me. I love your blinds. We have sliding glass doors in the front, overlooking the gardens (and the birds!).