Name: Christian Doble and Alicia GburLocation: Pleasant Ridge, MichiganSize: 1800 Square FeetYears lived in: 7 years, ownedChristian and Alicia are both full-time creative professionals, and while they’ve both reworked homes before, this house—a 99-year-old Craftsman bungalow—is the first project together as a married couple. “It was this home that helped us realize our joint passions for restoring and designing spaces,” the couple explains.
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Kat takes great pride in the love equity she and Brett have built via the scraping, painting, and elbow grease that has gone into into every room of this southern bungalow.
With all the drapery and shade fabric options on the market, sorting the stellar from the so-so can be tricky. To help you better understand what makes Barn & Willow’s Belgian Linen Drapery and Roman Shades better than other linen window treatments, we rounded a handful of reasons why authentic Belgian linen reigns supreme. Image by @burtsbrisplease via @barnandwillow 1. It’s made from the best fibers. All linens are composed of flax plant fibers, but believe it or not, where the plants are grown makes a big difference. The western European climate in Belgium is ideal for growing soft, durable flax plants, which is why the region is known for its linen production. Although it’s sometimes mistakenly used to refer to any linen grown in Europe, the term “Belgian linen” refers exclusively to linen made from flax that is grown in Belgium, and is woven to completion in Belgium as well. The term “Belgian flax linen” refers to linen made from Belgium-grown flax that’s subsequently imported and woven to completion somewhere else. 2. It comes from better places. Barn & Willow combed the country to find and work with the best factory in Belgium. Established around 1858, the Belgian Linen Factory is located in Meulebeke, Belgium, a small village between Bruges and the French border. From plant to fabric, the Meulebeke factory has been producing linen for 150 years. Known for their superior craftsmanship and an impeccable finish, they have also developed new productions methods that fully respect the environment and maintain a perfectly-balanced working environment where each employee is a key part of their factory. Today, the Belgium Linen Factory accounts for more than 66% of the total Belgian Linen production. 3. It’s better quality. 100-percent Belgian linen is the crème de la crème of linens for a reason. Constructed from flax fibers that are grown to be extra soft and supple, Belgian linen drapes and shades are also much more durable than other linen window treatments—so they’re designed to long outlive the competition. Not sure if the drapes or shades you’re eyeing are made from true Belgian linen? Double check for a seal from the Masters of Linen Club—Barn & Willow has one—a European Association that ensures craftsmanship and quality. 4. It’s more environmentally friendly. Barn & Willow understands that by using nontoxic, sustainable materials for their window treatments, they’re helping keep both your home and the environment safe. That’s why their Belgian Linen Drapery and Roman Shades are produced without any harsh chemical treatments or dyes and are certified by the Masters of Linen Club as eco-friendly.
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Sources: Bed / Rug / Glass Vases / Throw / Crib / Dresser – Paint swatches on the top via Magnolia (a few I am considering!) and bottom via Coco Kelly. I’ve been itching to do a room design that incorporates some deep olive green paint, but wasn’t sure if we could swing it in […]
Because I had some time away from the house while we went to Disney, and because I had a chance to really think about the direction I was going I decided to start a new series called In Search of C…