Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Pattern Play - Draperies for the Master

Today's pattern play is inspired by the colors and fabrics that are going on in our bedroom.

Yesterday I showed you a preview of how I changed it up a bit from my original scheme.


The fabric on the floral pillow in the back is Robert Allen Etruscan in smoke. I think my photo above gives a better sense of the true color in person. The image below from the Robert Allen website is pretty dark. I think it's more of a navy than it is a deep grey.


I ordered two 18" square pillow covers from Pillow Flight PDX on Etsy. She has some great inventory too if you're looking for some new pillow covers. As soon as I put my inserts into these covers I knew these pretty pillows needed a friend, which is where the paisley pillow came into play. I'll have to take another picture, but I had gotten the paisley pillow at Home Goods a few years ago for a steal. It's been in our guest bedroom but I knew it could be a nice addition to our bedroom and I'm really loving the look.

So back to our pattern play for today, which is inspired by these fabrics. And I'm hoping to use one of the other fabrics show for draperies.

The two fabrics in the middle are existing in the room (I found the paisley fabric and thought it was a good stand-in for the Home Goods purchase). I've been debating about both of the fabrics on the left as I think they could both work well. I think I'm sort of leaning toward the option at the top just as a nice contrast to the bold floral, the paisley, and the small floral on our coverlet.

But then I also thought I could do inexpensive white panels from IKEA and dress them up with some trim which are the two options on the right.

Decisions, decisions. As always, I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Paint Color which is in our bedroom is SW6143-Basket Beige

10 comments:

  1. Oh, Holly, this is too hard! I think the top print lends itself to a more playful look with all of the other pattern, and the solid with trim takes it in a tad more sophisticated direction. Like you didn't know that! :)

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  2. Hi, Holly! I'm definitely loving these new pillows with your bedding more than the West Elm one!! They are so pretty! Hmmm...tough choice for the drapes. I agree that I like the top left geometric pattern better the bottom left one. Having trouble deciding between one more pattern in the room verse the clean freshness of the white drapes with trim. Both beautiful options!!!

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  3. I'm just going to sit this one out! I can't decide, because you have put some really great options out there... can't wait to see what you do!

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  4. i like the top left one, too. looking forward to seeing how you pull it all together :)

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  5. I love the idea of adding some trim to the white Ikea curtains. And thanks for the Esty hookup. I am on the hunt for some new pillows and this shop has so many great options!

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  6. Nice choices all Holly...you definitely have an eye for this! My vote is for the crisp white curtians with the trim and let your bed linens do the talkin'!
    Cathy

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  7. The trim choices would be such a pretty addition! I am going to have to remember this post! I really love your fabric choices and isn't instagram the best! I just got an iphone and I love that app!

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  8. Great options Holly. I love the direction you're going. I like the top geometric pattern with your pillows, it breaks up the soft lines of the floral and paisley. I also really like the idea of simple, white idea drapes for the windows. I agree with Cathy, let your bed do the talking :). It will be beautiful!

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  9. That is a big decision! I love the look of both patterned drapery and white panels with pattern trim! I usually take the less expensive route, to make more room in the budget for other things in the space. The white ikea panels with the greek key trim would be beautiful! Best of luck!

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  10. You have some great choices! I like the Waverly cross fabric in the mix the best. Also love the idea of the trim on the panels. I've got a master BR redo coming up, and I can't make up my mind on anything!

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