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A neat grid of mullions breaks rank to spread out across the top of this oversized arched window. The impression of support is pure illusion, but the mullions do help to scale down the large expanse of glass. This kind of glorious window is best used to frame a worthy landscape view, and left unadorned if possible. Consider having the glass coated with a film to protect indoor textiles from fading.
When you have a wonderful feature like this arched window, it requires restraint. Try to cover only the portion of the window that begs for privacy. This window features a thin black iron rod set at the exact height of the middle muntin, leaving the upper portion of the window unadorned.
The window in this flattened arch has lots of leadwork -- a stained-glass window in clear glass -- that, combined with the blinds, obscures the view and maximize privacy. The keystone and detailed molding accent the shape, giving this foreshortened arch as much charm as a full half-round.
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