While browsing Pinterest, I came across this picture. What struck me the most was how they hung the drapes. This can be a tricky task to do, especially if you have oddly shaped or placed windows. I feel this look is successful. It would probably look overly stuffy if there were two panels. Either way I thought this was a clever.
With there being so many doors, and so much else going on, I could see how someone would leave out the drapes, but they are nice addition to the space. They aren't overdone, and the scale is perfect.
I like the one drapery panel in this setting. It gives the space a very luxurious feel.
Now I'm a big believer in hanging your drapes above the window, closer to the ceiling, if you don't have 17 foot ceilings. I'm a little unsure how I feel about this placement at the moment, but it is different and something to think about if you want some privacy without having to sacrifice natural light.
Lastly, this may be my favorite yet. These windows are gorgeous on their own with all the detail, but it would feel a little undone without any drapery. I really love how they left the top open and just added the drapes to the bottom windows.