Brownstone is a design by Steve Bauer of Bradbury & Bradbury Wallpapers, the man and the company who created the famous Neo-Grec and Neo-Classical wallpaper room sets, along with many Colonial Revival wallpapers.|
Brownstone emulates the etched or frosted glass patterns that were found in so many entryways during the mid to late 19th century homes. Featuring popular Classical motifs, our 100% cotton Brownstone Panel is an elegant enhancement to any room, and is aptly named for the Brownstone style urban architecture of 1850-1900. Privacy Made Perfect, the Brownstone Panel offers a wonderful combination of privacy while allowing dappled light into one’s home. However, Brownstone is not only a “city” pattern, it’s perfect for suburban and rural settings as well!
The Brownstone Panel is finished in an Ivory color. We also offer panel shortening (for $10 per panel) for the length you desire; please specify in the Order Comments of Checkout Step #5.
There is no exact formula for determining which is the correct measurement of length and width when buying lace curtains. Usually, the decision is based on one of two eras of decor: 19th or 20th century.
In the 19th century, Federal, Greek Revival, Early and mid Victorian and some Colonial Revival, window treatments were “fuller“ with more gathering using a ratio of 1˝ to 2 times the window width as the curtain panel width. Our Cherwell, Grecian, Eastlake, Oak & Acorn, Old Colony and Regency panels work best in these instances. Also, it was custom to have the lace panels hang below the window sill, sometimes even pooling onto the floor although baseboard height was most common.
20th century Arts & Crafts, Art Deco, Bungalow, Craftsman, mid-Century Modern and Mission window treatments were much ‘flatter‘ with much less gathering using a ratio of 1 to no more than 1 to 1˝ times the window width as the curtain panel width. Our Art Deco, Ginkgo Leaf, Glen‘s Edge, Good Hare Day, Hunter Rose, Pine Cone and Prairie Sumac panels work best in these instances. The preferred length for this era is just touching the window sill.
Extra-Long panels are available, please call.
If you are undecided which pattern, width and length will work best for your home, please request a loaner or two. We will send you some previously opened panels for you to try. Please plan on returning the loaners within 30 days.