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Dress Up Your Windows: Eco Chic Panels from smith + noble

Eco Chic Panels by smith + noble

I like to think of the windows in my home as a gateway out into the world — a way for me to see what’s going on before I step outside. That said, I spend a lot of time looking at them. Through them, really, but I look at them often, too.  Like everything else in my home, I want them to look good, particularly since I’m so fond of gazing at the front yard and the little bird who likes to sit in the tree straight ahead.

But finding curtain panels that are both green and stylish isn’t easy.  And since I’m not the handiest with a sewing machine, I was happy to find these Eco Chic Panels from smith + noble.  They are available in a three lengths: 84″, 96″ or for those of you with super-high ceilings (or who want to give the illusion thereof), 108″. They are also available in five colors: Navy, Wheat, Chocolate, Steel and Green. Not the widest variety, but enough to give you an option that complements your decor.

Why It’s Green:

  • Fabric made of a blend of hemp and recycled materials

Price: $161-186 per panel

About Author

I am a graphic designer by trade who has a strong passion for interior design and doing what we can to protect the environment. This blog and my other site, Green & Gorgeous, are my ways of giving back to the Earth.


  • MishaMesha
    August 1, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    Don’t let their fancy pictures fool you, has had some pretty hefty complaints made by their customers that they continuously sweep under the rug.

  • Skye
    August 10, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    Jennae, what do you hang these curtains ON that’s eco-friendly. Our windows are weird sizes, so we haven’t found a lot of eco-friendly blinds from companies we feel good about that will fit our windows. So we’re looking to thrift or make curtains out of organic fabric, since I need to get my money’s worth out of my sewing machine anyway. Curtain rods, though, have me stymied. Any suggestions?

    Skyes last blog post..Carnival of Green Crafts #2 (and An Invitation To All of You)

  • jennae
    August 12, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    @MishaMesha Thanks for the heads up. I will definitely look into it and see what I can find out.

    @Skye You’re right on that one. Finding window hardware that’s eco-friendly is a tough task and one I have yet to accomplish. The best advice I can give you is to try finding used hardware in good condition. I’ve also found some great resources online for rods you can make yourself. Check out this link:

    Hope that was helpful!


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