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Joanna WroblewskaFebruary 7, 2013
I have no ide what tpo do with those windows. We need privacy an light. The roman shades will take to much light, old blind are ugly and I need to replace them. HELP.
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Sherri Bruen
I found some drapes at BedBath&Beyond that are translucent. They allow light in but prevent seeing in from the outside. They are working very well for me. Sliding doors are such a challenge. I'll be looking forward to other suggestions.
    Bookmark   February 7, 2013 at 12:12PM
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what translucent drapes did you find that do this? I have not been able to find anything like this.
    Bookmark   February 7, 2013 at 12:18PM
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Julie Thome Draperies, Inc.
    Bookmark   February 7, 2013 at 12:26PM
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Blinds Direct Canada
Ripplefold sheers would look great and still give you the light you need . It traverses really well and comes down easy for cleaning.

    Bookmark   February 7, 2013 at 12:44PM
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Nancy O'Hara Interiors
You could do a solar shade and they come in different levels of opacity.
    Bookmark   February 7, 2013 at 12:45PM
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A. Peltier Interiors
When I work with clients who also want a combination of privacy and light, I find that canvas window treatments tend to be a good choice. I found this drapery from west elm. I think the pattern makes it really fun and eye-catching, without being overwhelming.

If you want to filter light during the day, another option is to put some sheer panels underneath your decorative panels. You can open and close both, so that the sheer panels can filter light during the day and the decorative panels can keep out even more light when you need it. Hope this helps!

Cotton Canvas Printed Window Panel, Koba · More Info
    Bookmark   February 7, 2013 at 12:55PM
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Hopefully that is not a sliding glass door above a stairwell!
    Bookmark   February 7, 2013 at 11:30PM
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Joanna Wroblewska
No it is not sliding doors. Just two large windows. Another thing is that this part is part of my living room. We just enter in to living room area and the kitchen is on the left side. Down is the basement and other part of the house. Annyway, this is chalenfging design. I want to thank you for your comments. I consider all of them and I come up with some idea. How about something like cofe curtains?
    Bookmark   February 7, 2013 at 11:49PM
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Maison Pompeii Antiques and Interiors
I would use an up down shade made with solar shade fabric. This will give you a balance between light, filtered light, and privacy. The shade is mounted on the sill and pulls up.
    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 3:26AM
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South East Installation Solutions, LLC
Consider a panel track system. The panels are only 10-18" wide and could stack totally off the left side of the window. They are available with screen fabrics, woven wood fabrics, and even plantation shutter style panels.
    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 4:40PM
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