These are pictures I took at Hancock Shaker Village a few weeks ago. Check out this illustration from 1857 above.
Seeing this gave me the idea that whole rooms could really be changed seasonally by creating wall-curtains that surround a room. Easy to take off and clean, you could really change the style, look and feel of your room in minutes. So here's a design DIY for someone to take and run with: create updated Shaker peg rails and sets of stylish wall-curtains that could be used to alter a contemporary room. Come to think of it, this is something that IKEA could totally design and market. But why wait for them? MORE SHAKER PEG RAILS • Look! Shaker Peg Rails in Hancock Village • Shaker Peg Rails • Look! Shaker Organization in Hancock Village • HancockShakerVillage.org