The Fix: Big windows can be both a blessing and a curse, especially if there are neighboring homes close by. Blakeney's practical-yet-chic tip? "Get a double curtain rod and hang a heavy fabric on the outside — I like to use kantha quilts as black-out curtains," she says. " Then hang a romantic voile or linen on the inside for daytime privacy."
These are the colours in the back half of the new apartment, especially the casual living room - very bold red couch, dark blue curtains, gray-blue rug, only difference is the marble floors are a little warmer than this gray. Not sure how to accessorise to pull together an inviting, easy-going space that coordinates with the other rooms and respects the Indian aesthetic of the larger apartment.