I am loving all the curtain feedback I got– I think that’s more comments than I get for Li’l B*Hole Comix! Heck, I should have asked for ideas before I put these up.
I think people have forgotten some of the particular challenges associated with my glass French door wall.
First– the panels had to be hung lower than the clerestory because of the big, A/C ductwork on the one side (which can be seen here):
Second– I had to extend the panels past the door frames in order to allow the panels block the light, yet open wide enough to leave as much glass exposed when open. But it was too awkward to extend them all the way to the corner:
And three– the door/window frames are metal and I wasn’t going to drill permanent holes into the casing to hang the slider track, which necessitated this solution:
I just don’t see how a valance won’t work. I don’t have places to attach it, it would block the clerestory awkwardly, and I would need like 28 feet of fabric. Plus the damn duct screws up that one corner.
The swing arm thing may work but it had to support over 8 feet of curtain fabric (yeah the doors are 8′ tall).