Until now, there wasn’t a lace panel for those enamored with the interiors of 1870-1890 and desired a lace curtain that truly incorporated their beloved Eastlake motifs. This latest addition to our line, the Eastlake Panel, features the robust, yet simple designs made popular by the Englishman Charles Locke Eastlake in his best-selling book Hints on Household Taste.|
When we began researching an appropriate lace pattern, we thought who better to ask than the legendary Steve Bauer of Bradbury & Bradbury wallpapers, the man and the company who brought Eastlake and Aesthetic movement wallcovering patterns into so many of today’s grand Victorian homes. Steve drew the Eastlake Panel to coordinate not only with Bradbury & Bradbury’s many wallpaper roomsets, but also to compliment the home of any aficionado of Victoriana.
The Eastlake Panel offers a wonderful combination of privacy while allowing dappled light into one’s home.
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 Bellflower, Brownstone, 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, Craftsman, Dedham, Galaxy, Ginkgo Leaf, Glen‘s Edge, 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.
As a rule, American home windows are between 25” and 30” across. Our 47” panels work fine for the fuller gathered look; our 33” panels are best for the flatter less gathered look. We also offer panel shortening for the length you desire @ $10/panel; please specify in the Order Comments of Checkout Step #5.
***WHEN ORDERING the 20" panels to be used as SIDELIGHT PANELS please specify in Checkout Step #5 the following additional information:
If you want a Rod Pocket at the Top only specify your length from the top rod pocket to bottom of the lace panel.
If you want a Rod Pocket at the Top and Bottom specify the length from the rod pocket at the top to the rod pocket at the bottom.