Making the Case for Portières

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Portières were an essential element in homes of the high Aesthetic Movement of the 19th century, and have long been of interest to me.  These curtains, hung in a doorway or over the doorless entrance to a room, add warmth and style.  I have sought to find ways to utilize them in contemporary applications, and regularly include the idea of portières in my ‘kit of possible parts’ in creating homes for my clients….