All excellent suggestions, but…

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.

However–

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):

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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:

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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:

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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).

So– options?

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9 Responses to All excellent suggestions, but…

  1. Guest says:

    I think you meant “I just don’t see how a valance WOULD work” but I might be wrong. Also, I just can’t imagine glass French doors into my boudoir from the living space. Maybe invest in changing that? I know that would be very expensive but it sounds like this might be your forever-home and why not spend $$$ to make yourself happy? I hope I’m not prying, but is your bedroom not a “real” bedroom in that there is not a window in it? And who cares if it isn’t; I think I’d keep like a clerestory opening but get some really substantial doors, even sliding wood or metal ones.

    Also, I like your coveted chair, but I think you should set in it with shorts on. An ex of mine had some similar furniture (a couch), and it was uncomfortable to be skin to metal in it after a while. But that might just be me. Plus it was not much fun to have sex on (no give from metal, so arms/legs got banged up a lot and were in uncomfortable positions).

    P.S. Thanks for the Kuhl jeans info!

    • Paul says:

      Scrap the sliding panels. Hang a roll up metal shutter http://www.alpinedoors.com/products/fire-and-smoke-shutters/fire-shut/
      Place it above the frame w/the side tracks outside of the existing door/window frame. Would fit right in w/your industrial look.
      Would also compliment the new chair u r gonna buy!

    • cb says:

      I have an open-concept loft condo in an old factory building and the bedroom is right off the living room. There is no bedroom window, so the only light pours in from this glass wall.

      I only close the shades to sleep, otherwise I keep everything as open as possible because I’m a light-whore. Because of that, I would be loathe to put up solid doors or anything opaque. It would close off the space too much.

    • cb says:

      I have an open-concept loft condo in an old factory building and the bedroom is right off the living room. There is no bedroom window, so the only light pours in from this glass wall.

      I only close the shades to sleep, otherwise I keep everything as open as possible because I’m a light-whore. Because of that, I would be loathe to put up solid doors or anything opaque. It would close off the space too much.

  2. DennyNYC says:

    You live in a very stylish, INDUSTRIAL loft. With all manner of ductwork, pipes and valves up there, the look is INDUSTRIAL. No amount of beautiful fabric can turn your bedroom into anything “demure”. You are a hot hunky man.. There is “zero” demure about you. What you got goin’ on now, in that upper right corner of your room, is – how can I say this nicely – a train wreck of converging lines, with a covered patio umbrella done up in grey silk, standing on each side. If you insist on demure (oh God), get some decorating advice from a drapery professional. And, if they manage to create “demure” (there’s that word again) – how is that gonna work with your “coveted” chair? Cuz, Dude, that ain’t demure. Maybe when you have too much time on your hands, you could, I don’t know…read a book? take yourself in hand? Hope you’re feeling better.

  3. DennyNYC says:

    P.S. If I may. Take a good look at the pic of yourself in the “covet” chair. I don’t know how big of a guy you are, but – it’s too small for you! And every time you sit in it, you’ll be touching that inner side sheet metal, like you are in the pic. Just sayin’

  4. Dave says:

    There is a product you can apply to class to turn it from clear to opaque. You can get light but afford a bit of privacy. Another option is to use cables to suspend a bar that would hold fabric as a sort of free hanging cornice board/valance. There are lots of creative solutions you can try depending on how hard or soft of a look you are looking to achieve – I would lead towards some cool stained glass effect for the area above your sliding walls. You could design it as crazy as you liked and it could provide interest to both rooms.

  5. doug says:

    Wait a minute…what does it look like from the other side, opened and closed…?

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