Outdoor Curtains

Finally, the plan to hang curtains around our covered patio has been executed! I've always loved striped awnings, but the roof line on this house won't allow for those so this is the next best thing.

The drapes have grommet-tops and are made from Sunbrella fabric, so hopefully they will hold up well. I ordered them from Pottery Barn and unfortunately they don't show them on their site anymore, so I can't provide a link.

I used the Modern Balance Rods from West Elm.

The curtains coordinate with the black and white cushions on the dining chairs.

This is the Resort Outdoor Sectional from CB2. Our dogs love to lounge here, so I'm probably going to make some black Sunbrella cushion covers with white cording so they'll show dirt less easily. The orange and blue trellis pillows were purchased last summer from Williams-Sonoma Home.

I'm still playing around with accessories. A little outdoor rug might be a nice accent here. I like the Greek Key one in our study and a smaller version would work. A tall plant for the corner is going on the shopping list too.

Of course, there's a whole laundry list of other improvements I'd like to make to the space. For one, the ugly fan will be changed to a fun light fixture...just haven't found the right one yet. I also would like to put beadboard on the ceiling and paint it turquoise/robin's egg blue (kind of like the one from the porch at the Hotel Saint Cecilia). The door leading into the garage could be a lot more snazzy too. I hope to get a paneled one at the architectural salvage warehouse...which would be painted a glossy black. Further, the blank wall above the sofa looks bland so I'd love to find something to hang there. Maybe an old blackboard...any other ideas?


  1. This is stunning...straight out of a magazine. D Magazine is going to be calling you soon! :)

  2. The curtains look fabulous! I love how they complement the chairs. This outdoor space is so chic and inviting. Great job! :)

  3. the black and white curtains are WONDERFUL. This is a great outdoor space!!! I love it!
    You are so talented -

  4. Love those stripes! Especially with the pops of color. Makes me want to come over and take a dip in the pool!

  5. I love it! There is a cabana thing at Z Gallerie that this reminds me of. I get so nervous about outddoor textiles, worried that they will fade or get nasty. Do they treat them specially?

  6. JAG - I saw the Z Gallerie cabana that you're talking about and totally drooled over it. Too bad I don't have any good excuse to buy it :) I know what you mean about outdoor textiles. The curtains I got are made from Sunbrella which claims to be fade-, stain-, and mildew-resistant. Hopefully they will live up to their hype!

  7. I love it! Such an inviting and chic space. Well done! :) (P.S. Just stopped over from HHFITD and saw you're from Dallas, too!)

  8. I love the color accent from the curtains. Yes the wall behind needs a little something. Regarding the drapes rods...What would you suggest for high-wind areas to keep the drapes from flying away?