A year ago, this galley kitchen had a dated, awkward setup that didn't work for the couple and their two young daughters. The room is now dressed head to toe in fresh greens and whites, with nickel-plated hardware sparkling at every turn. See the before-and-after pictures.
Curtains establish the mood of a room: Sheers seem to emit airy freshness; cafe curtains communicate stylish flair; tab-tops are ever so modern; and heavy velvet drapes connote traditional formality. With some careful measuring and a bit of patience, you can make a very attractive pleated valance to enhance simple sheers. Here's three ideas for sewing your own curtains.
When you have as many great ideas as Martha Stewart does, how can you choose the best? After careful deliberation, we've selected the solutions that perfect her principles for living well: unique, easy, creative, playful, clever, thrifty, useful, organized, unconventional, and most of all, beautiful. Thank you, Martha.