3.06.2013

Question?

So at this point I have shared very few home pictures with you all.  Really for two reasons.  Well three. 

1.  I am not finished....starting to realize I will never be.
2. I don't take great indoor photos, need help.
3. I am a total perfectionist and it is painful for me to share unfinished products.

But I am writing today for a little help.  It is so hard to make priorities with a new house, especially your first, because there is so much you want to do and buy.  Dirty little secret of the day, we don't have any sort of window coverings on most of the windows in our house.  The master bedroom has curtains, the guest room has sheer curtains, and the kitchen has curtains.  But the main living areas are still wide open for the world to see.  I am certain by now most of the neighborhood knows more about me that I want them too, but I have had the toughest time with curtains of all things. 

I am determined in the next month to fix this problem in both the study and the family room, which is where I like to spend time at night.  Well not right now for fear of looking out the window and seeing beady little eyes staring back at me.  Are you starting to see my dilemma?  So I am pretty set on the curtains I want for the study, but I am having a tough time with the family room.  We have a large linen ottoman, a cream rug, leather chesterfield couch, salmon wing backed chairs, and this amazing "light orange and salmon had a baby and ate some sherbert...called orange fizz" paint color on the wall.  It sounds insane, but I promise it is pretty.  Did I also mention this is where my husband's one and only house request lives...a 70" TV.  It is ridiculous and looks just silly, but it is all he wanted and he deserves it.  

So now that I have painted the picture of what is currently in the room and shared the inspiration pictures above I used to create the warm and fun space I was hoping our family room would be, I have a question for you.  I could do a creamy, silk curtain and take the easy way out, but I really want to do a playful curtain.  I was about to make plans today to start hunting through fabric stores to make my own curtains, when I came across two pairs of curtains that I love, and that knocked some sense in to me.  And I mean who has time to make their own curtains?  Did I mention, we also need 108" long curtains.  This has added to the troubles since they are harder to find.  But, I have narrowed my family room curtain search down to the following two options.  

1. These amazing curtains in a similar color family to the paint on the walls on super sale at Anthropologie that are neutral with amazing detail.
2. These painted curtains that I think would make the room feel light and airy.
3. I somehow by the grace of God learn to make curtains, and make my own Ikat ones. Seriously who was I kidding.



Any chance you could take a quick moment to weigh in on what you think I should do.  Sometimes you know it just helps to hear what your friends think.  Hope everyone is having a great day....J 
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10 comments:

  1. wow, I am loving the blue + peach inspiration photos! I HAVE to have curtains on my windows, but have little imagination in the curtain department, so all of mine are basic Ikea white ones - just to have something up. But the blue ikat ones are amazing - the large scale is so dramatic, but I think the pattern would layer well into everything else you have going on. I bet you would be surprised by how easy curtains can be to make! Young House Love has some great tutorials for making curtains using no-sew tape! Might be worth looking into!
    xx
    Here&Now

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    1. Jessica thank you for the curtain courage...I really think I could make them, just not sure yet I want to take the time. Excited to see your sweet face on Saturday!

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  2. I love the idea of the blue curtains with the rest of the orange in the room!

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    1. Elizabeth...thank you for sharing. I too am really liking the idea of the blues with the coral/salmon colors. Can't wait to see you this weekend!

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  3. I just imagined a stylish game show and everyone is yelling out #1! or #2! and "No Whammys". I would go for #2. They are rather calming curtains and I feel like you want that to be a chill space for you and family including the TV :). Both pair are lovely.

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    1. You are right...I need to let go of the crazy curtains that are less calmning:) thank you for weighing in!!

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing love...this is really helping me:)

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  5. Loving the blue!! So pretty :)

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    1. Well if you suggest blue...not sure I can do the others. you are my home styling guru!!!

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