Simple Linen Curtains

Simple can be really beautiful...but you already knew that

I have been searching for the last few months for some simple linen curtains for my bedroom in Ojai.

I pretty much looked at every catalog offering 
and priced out some custom pinch pleat curtains 
but decided that they might be a bit too fancy

I came across a wonderful source for linen sheets called Rough Linen
Please read Tricia's's wonderful!

I love linen sheets for the bed,
 so I bought one to see what they were like....

talk about love at first site

They were packaged beautifully 
and when I felt the fabric I knew I had found 
my perfect linen

now the true test...I washed them

linen perfection!

 I decided to make the curtains myself...with a very large pocket at the top 
so they might look like they were casually draped over the rod.

 They are the perfect weight...heavy enough to keep the room dark at night...but sheer enough to let in filtered diffused sunshine during the day
 The pretty stitching on the hem 
gives them a more finish look...

I now have 5 sets of these 
covering my vintage and not so beautiful windows...
 They catch a breeze and move around...
but no rings or pulls 
or bells and whistles
 The iron rods are very simple can find them here 

Best of all I can take them off and wash them 
and then just hang them back up!

Pretty Simple



  1. Aren't you a smart cookie? That couldn't be much simpler and they look great!

  2. Hey Steve, I'm a bit too old to be a cookie...I'm more of a bundt cake!

    And the curtains are really nice!

    xo kelley

  3. So beautiful and simple. Simply beautiful!

  4. I love the way you used the sheets Kelley: as one linen freak to another, I salute you!

  5. Beautiful and so simple Kelley...just gorgeous. Are they queen sheets? What a great idea. Have a good one....

  6. Hey Kelley!!! Great idea - I'm gonna give that a look.

    Thinking of you ...


  7. I love Tricia's wonderful linen items and will be ordering some curtains of my own from her very soon...maybe even sheets! Yours are beautiful and I love how simple and fresh they look!

    Kat :)

  8. I too love linen - especially the way they filter the light. Lovely addition to any room! Beautiful! liz

  9. They are simply gorgeous!! I love the way the linen drapes with the large pocket!!


    Art by Karena

  10. LOVE linen too... your draperies are lovely. I'm off to see if they have sheets! Dying for some new vintage-like French linen sheets......

  11. Hi Kelley,

    Linen is just such a versatile stample, classic and I am so obsessed with it and how it looks and feels. I felt some french linen that felt like silk and it was the highlight of my day.....if I could I would wrap everything in of those interior things I dream about, tell me I'm not the only one.

    Hope you have been well and behaving yourself, it's been ages since I've called in and left a comment, that was never ment to happen. Won't leave it so long next time!

    Take care
    Tasmania, Australia

  12. back to say AWESOME source. Merci!

  13. You are so clever...and your curtains are stunning in their simplicity.

  14. How wonderful is this? I am putting the source aside as I think a pair of her pillow cases might be coming to my house. Thank you, yours look stunning!

  15. I could design a room around the painting of the peaches...what colors!

  16. Love these! I love how you sewed them with that generous pocket. So breezy and cool looking. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Nice I see them blowing when its cool enough to open the windows.

  18. Thanks so much for these sources. I only have one source for drapery rods and wanted other options. Perfect! I love your linen drapes, btw. Just what I am looking for.

  19. They are wonderful and so is Tricia Rose!

  20. Bravo Kelley- they are fabulous!

  21. You did such a good job. Great idea! I just put linen drapes in my living- room. As soon as I get pictures I will put them on my blog. Thanks for stopping by the other day.

  22. Grumbling. Yesterday I was debt free until I saw these photos and the link for Grumbling. (but thanks!!!)

  23. Light and bright! And I love linen. Great idea. I'm going to go check out the link now. Thanks for sharing! I've been wanting to try linen bedsheets.

  24. They're beautiful! I can see why you fell in love! Linen has such a timeless elegance, doesn't it?

    I love your blog, by the way. I've signed up to follow you!



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