So a HUGE shout-out and thank you to Christine of Design with Christine. She’s a CA based interior designer, and I’m in the process of designing her website for her. Last week she was kind enough to come up with an AMAZING solution for my little living room, in my little apartment, which I moved into about a month ago.
First, here’s what we’re dealing with.
It’s hard to tell, but the walls are actually a light aqua/robin’s egg blue. (please pardon my currently untamed cords)
Last week, I published a post asking for some suggestions for a better curtain color. My natural inclination was to turn to white – and some of you agreed. The below is my curtains which I photoshopped white. I liked it, but I did think something was missing. I didn’t get that “yes” moment from this image.
Without further ado here’s what Christine suggests:
Christine’s West Elm picks:
love these ikat curtains…
“I would add to these a black canvas tape on the edge. Keep in mind that when I say “color” beige is a color. 😉 Your window treatments should also be layered. Add some black woven blinds to be the first layer.
and love the quilted pillows!!! Christine continued:
Didn’t she come up with some awesome suggestions?!?
Definitely check out her blog – Design with Christine, where you can see the original post.
So, I did a quick photoshopping of what the curtains will look like…
I even added one of the quilted pillows. I’ll add lots more pillows to the couch, but I’m going to sew covers for them after I have new curtains.
I also originally planned to sew curtains – but I’m not sure if I’ll beable to find an affordable fabric that’s less expensive than just buying West Elm’s. The windows are quite large. I’ll need about 3 yards for each panel (3 panels).
I though this fabric was pretty close…and it’s only $11/yd. on etsy. What do you guys think?
I had some other great suggestions from readers (thanks!!). One reader suggested a blue ikat – see below
via 6th Street Design School
I really like this as well – but as $23.99 a yard (from Calico Corners) it would be more expensive to make these than to buy the West Elm curtains. I’m also a bit afraid of so much contrast..hmmm..it’s so pretty though..
So, again – a HUGE thanks to Christine – you’re suggestions are spot on. I will definitely post pictures when I’ve either made or bought curtains.
Thanks all and more suggestions/ideas are welcome!