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Hi.

I'm Bri Garbani, a designer + photographer living in San Diego, California. It's here that I express my passion for dogs, design + DIY through writing + photography. If you like what you see, you'll want to check back often as I have a constant need to create + Native Blonde is my prime creative outlet.

Bohemian Fringe Curtains

Bohemian Fringe Curtains

My focus inside the house as of late has been the room we are using as our office. The space is coming together very nicely with an industrial, rustic desk in the same collection as this one, a handsome jute rug in a deep navy hue, some personal artwork that I have collected, and a ceiling plant that I have yet to hang in its macrame holder. I'm still in search of the perfect storage piece (preferably a vintage card catalog) and an accent chair (or two if I'm lucky!), but those will come in time for a more collected look. And believe me, I have been on the hunt!

As I was hanging the curtains in our office, I felt that they needed a boho touch so as not to be so plain and make the space a little more playful.  That's when I had the idea of adding fringe.  

To complete this look I installed copper plumbing pipe and its accessory components (elbows, flanges and screws) from my local hardware store to use as a curtain rod.  I've done this for other spaces around our home such as the living room and guest house and just love the industrial vibe they provide!  For hanging the fabric I purchased some metal curtain rings with clips to stick with the industrial feeling of this installation.  Next, I bought curtains from Ikea  - but you would never know it, would you?  The fabric is basic enough, and so affordable it beats taking the time to make a trip to the fabric store, wait in line at the cutting counter, and then sew them myself.  Even with this store bought option I was able to customize the curtain to the exact length I wanted and remove the tabs from the design.  But, to dress them up, I spent a little extra money on some of the most dreamy boho fringe I've ever laid eyes on.  I wasn't seeing anything special enough in local craft or fabric stores, so I took to Etsy for what I had in mind; a natural cotton knotted fringe. Etsy never fails me!

After I had all of my materials in order it took just a little assembly and measuring before the look was complete. And wow, was I impressed at how custom these curtains turned out to be!  This project was simple to do and actually doesn't require a sewing machine at all if you don't have one.  A few packs of hemming tape with access to an iron would do the trick too. You can see the transformation for yourself below. Enjoy!

Backyard Bar + Grill

Backyard Bar + Grill

Front Yard Landscape Project

Front Yard Landscape Project