Windows in a cottage without treatments
Carlos Emilio

Why We Love It

Having no budget for curtains myself, I am always excited to see a decorator I respect forego them. Of course, this window in Carolyn Malone's Atlanta living room, from Cottage Living magazine, is very pretty, so leaving it unadorned is an easier choice than trying to make a design element out of my own metal-framed windows.


Framing a window with shutters
Carlos Emilio

What Makes It Work

Malone framed another window with antique shutters. I love the introduction of weathered wood into this room, adding texture and picking up the tones of the floor.


Three tiered shelf with pears
Carlos Emilio

Steal This Idea

I have one of these tiered metal stands myself (bought at a flea market), and I've never known quite what to do with it. Here, as a display for a few Bosc pears, it makes perfect sense.
Lydia Somerville, MyHomeIdeas.com


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