It feels a little bit like Christmas here today, because my new banded drapes for my dining room finally arrived! They. are. gorgeous. I cannot wait to hang them and show you! For now, a little sneak peek.
Since I painted the media/gaming space in the basement, I have been on a roll, and want to ride this wave while I have the focus. As I told you earlier this week, I was able to shop sans kids last weekend, and found some fabric that drew me in for my basement window coverings. After two trips to the fabric store in as many days, I chose this beautiful Suzani print.
This gives you an idea of the process I went through to arrive at this choice. I took this pillow cover from the media room with me, along with paint swatches galore.
At first, I was thinking maybe a stripe was the way to go, but when I got home and looked at the space, the stripes just seemed kind of boring, and I find myself really drawn to all of the great graphic prints that are out there now.
As a reminder, here is the space as it stands in a state of cleanliness. I can assure you this is an old picture, and it is a toy/play/summer explosion down there right now.
Wow, it sure looks nice when it's all clean... You almost don't even notice the Tommy Bahama window treatments that I have down there.
Of course Mother Nature has a sense of humor, and while I was in Hobby Lobby tonight, I stumbled upon this:
Yes, that would be the very same fabric as my inspiration pillows! Yep, there it is. You can see the windows that I'm working on in the background of this photo. Having that fabric would be a really nice way to tie together the spaces, don't you think? Although I don't think my husband would appreciate my rationalization...
And to add insult to injury, the fabric was on sale. Of course.
Regardless of the fabric choice, I'm debating on whether to do a faux roman shade like I did in my breakfast room, or try and deconstruct the window treatments that are up there now, and use them as a pattern for new ones. The faux roman shades are tempting though...
So, wise readers - what do you think? Which fabric do you like best? Any preference on window treatment styles? Faux Roman shade or deconstructed valance?