Saturday, August 20, 2011

Curtain Call...

So, it seems that I need to introduce myself again.  It's been a while...again.  Blogging more consistently will hopefully come with every day of school that goes by.  I always underestimate the first days of school.  So much to do!

Anywho, I am finally back with pictures of our newest additions...curtains!  Andy and I ran to Lowe's last night to pick up the last of the curtain rings that we needed to finish out the Master BR set, so they are ready to be shown.

Here we are in the master...

We went with a heavy, white, linen-like feeling fabric on the windows.  The West Elm bedding in this room is a bit, "Hey!  Look at me!", so we wanted to keep the curtains neutral. 

My pictures are fairly terrible (the early morning light doesn't mesh so well with my camera), but the pairing of the white curtains with the maple bamboo blinds is really working.

I also asked my mom to make them in a way that would allow them to open and close.  Let's just say our bamboo blinds don't block all of the light, so we needed a little more "blockage." With the curtains on the windows, we both sleep like babies!

We are now in the dining room...

I went with Dwell Studio's mustard/bird fabric in here.  I wanted a really bold color statement from the curtains (mostly because in a dining room there aren't so many fabrics competing with one another), and I am in LOVE with yellow, so it was an easy decision.

You may notice (or not) that the curtains are not pleated this go-round.  My mom and I talked about the "casual" feel that most of my decor and furniture exudes, and we decided a more casual look from the curtains was appropriate.  I also went with a more basic rod with smooth, round finials to keep things simple.

And just in case you are wondering, I already have the paint purchased for this room.  As you can see, the mustard curtains look pretty terrible with our builder beige, so something had to be done.  I am SUPER excited about the bold color I'm going with on the walls.  I'll tell you more about how I came to my decision soon, but until then, can you guess which color I chose?

(Top:  Sherwin Williams "Well-Bred Brown" / Bottom Left: Sherwin Williams "Griffin" / Bottom Right: Sherwin Williams "Backdrop")

P.S.--HUGE shout-out to my mom.  She has been the mastermind behind all of my curtains, pillows, and many of my other decorating decisions.  She is a very talented lady, and runs her own decorating business in my old stomping grounds involving decorating consults, drapery making, home staging, etc.  I am very blessed to continually benefit from her skills, and I thank her LARGELY for all that she has done and continues to do to make our house a home.  Thanks, Mom!


  1. Hi, I was wondering where you got your curtains? They are great!

  2. My mom actually made them for us. She is an interior decorator and does a beautiful job with sewing draperies!