108 December 1, 2009

The Nailhead Linen Curtains Are Up

Nailhead Linen Curtains

I’ve put the nailhead curtains up in the living room. The color is perfect with the couch, but it may be a little too perfect (bordering on matchy-matchy). And I actually miss the zip of the yellow curtains! It looks like Brandon may have been right after all. What do you think?

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    Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life
    December 1, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Love the nailhead curtains… They are a little matchy matchy, but I think as long as you don’t coordinate any of your other accents to them (and the couch) you’ll be golden!

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    Erin T.
    December 1, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    I agree with the yellow curtains. They added such a brightness to the room!

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    Amanda
    December 1, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Bring back the yellow!

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    Barb F (Australia)
    December 1, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    I loved the punch of colour with the yellow, however love the nail detail with these. You could add some interest to these by sewing a panel of contrasting fabric along the bottom 1/4 or 1/3rd?

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    Marti
    December 1, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Yep. Gotta say I like the yellow better. Love contrast, and that’s what the yellow brings to the room.

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    Shasta
    December 1, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    I usually don’t like yellow, but I think the former curtains were a better choice for the living room. I do LOVE those nailhead linen curtains though! Maybe then can go in another room? Or you could add yellow somewhere else in the living room to bring back that zip?

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    Kate Z
    December 1, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    Ok, I’m a bit biased because I adored your yellow curtains. Loved and coveted them. These curtains are ok. The details are nice, and the color does really match, but I though the yellow curtains added an extra shock of femininity, color, and just downright loveliness to the room.

    ps. I just saw your wreath pictures on flickr! Would you consider posting a how-to on here?? Because I, personally, would be freaking estatic!

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    Erika
    December 1, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    I think the nailhead curtains are beautiful, but I love the yellow ones the best :)

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    Hal
    December 1, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    Hate to say it but I think Brandon got you on this one.

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    Peg
    December 1, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    I vote for the linen. Love them.

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    ShocktheBourgeois
    December 1, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    I’m torn between my allegiance to the nailhead curtains (which I bought for myself!) and the bright bursts of color which I think are more characteristic of your style.

    Here’s a new concept- have you thought about keeping the nailhead drapes and replacing the sheer white curtains that you have behind them? Might be rather cheeky to have a bright but sheer fabric (even a floral) peeking out from underneath…

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    corrin
    December 1, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    I’m a fan of the yellow curtains.

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    ABBY
    December 1, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    I say go back to the yellow curtains but add the nail heads to them! The best of both.

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    Katie
    December 1, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    I think we’d all like the nailhead curtains more if there was some punch of color somewhere else in the room. One thing I really like about the yellow curtains is how it goes with the painting which brings out the floral pillow that goes with the rug and makes the whole room more interesting. Makes you notice things you might not otherwise notice. Now everything is too calm. It isn’t that it isn’t beautiful. It is that. It’s just no longer interesting.

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    Jen P.
    December 1, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    I hate to say it, but I like the yellow better! Keeping the more neutral ones up for the holidays (with your pink tree) sounds like a good idea though.

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    Tammy
    December 1, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    I think the linen curtains are so beautiful! I think you should just put up a framed piece of art to add a little color. Maybe just go with a yellow frame, with some subdued art.

    I LOVE this room. It’s peaceful and adult and really beautiful!

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    April Johnson
    December 1, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Personally, I liked the yellow better, but I think both fit in this room. I think the issue is just needing a change based on the post you made when you purchased these cutains. Once I get everything exactly how I want it, a month or so later I want to rearrange this or buy that. I think having both curtains would give you something to change out.

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    Anna
    December 1, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    I have to say I liked the yellow better, too. Without them, there’s almost (don’t hate me for this) a little too much pink. Which was previously negated by the yellow curtains. Also, I just love yellow, yellow is great. :)

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      Making it Lovely
      December 11, 2009 at 10:31 am

      Agreed! There is such a thing as too much pink, even with me. ;)

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    Renee
    December 2, 2009 at 1:08 am

    I agree with the first comment, to use both at different times of year. The yellow is nice and zippy for spring/summer and the nailheads are a nice peaceful backdrop for the holiday hubbub of the fall/winter (especially with that swanky pink tree).

    Options are always a good option.

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    Maia
    December 2, 2009 at 2:47 am

    Yellow was better. This is too mono.

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    Anna
    December 2, 2009 at 11:04 am

    I like the new curtains – they are beautiful and so versatile. You can always change the look a little by changing the ties too. What about putting the pillows that used to be there (in the yellow curtain pic) back on the couch?
    :)

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    shelley
    December 2, 2009 at 11:31 am

    I like the yellow better too.

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    Tracy
    December 2, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    I definitely like the new curtains better! It ties the room together better than the yellow one’s did.

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    Franziska
    December 2, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    I like it. It creates a calm area. Sometimes I need that.

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    Béa
    December 2, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    Ah non! non! Keep them. They’re perfect.

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    Barbara
    December 2, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    While I like the new curtains, the yellow curtains gave a more “luxe” feel and wasn’t so matchy. The nailhead curtains are very predictable.

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    Bordeaux
    December 2, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    Anything looks perfect if there is a cat on furniture in the picture. I’m envious.

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    Blondie
    December 3, 2009 at 12:52 am

    I love the nailhead curtains. I had a similar dilemma to you when I was doing my family room. The room was reading whimsical but I wanted a change to more of SHAG-like 60’s vibe. I changed out the curtins and in my case I painted one wall (fireplace wall) the same colour as my new curtains (Benjamin Moore Agave) All of sudden they read as neutral and now my vintage 60’s psychedelic art just pops, I’ve added touches of purple as accents (vintage marimekko fabric)

    Anyways I digress, LOL. I love your new curtains. Change the tassel pullback.

    xxx Blondie
    PS Your daughter is so beautiful!

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    PICKY
    December 3, 2009 at 2:35 am

    i agree with the holiday strategy – mild color background for holiday color! but the yellow is fun. nice to have options. another note – how do you like your couch?

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    Amanda
    December 3, 2009 at 3:23 am

    Nailhead curtains all the way! After all, “Pink Loves Brown”—not yellow! ; )

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    Helena
    December 3, 2009 at 7:45 am

    I like both (which I’m sure really helps your decision!). However, I agree with the posters who suggested using the nailhead curtains for the winter and then changing in the spring.

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    Nichole
    December 3, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    What about doing something to the sheers to give them some zip? I don’t know what that would be, but you are so creative, I know you’ll think of something.

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    Jill
    December 3, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    Yellow is my vote, I am a self confessed yellow-junkie, so I might be a tad biased…but I do love the unexpected whimsy they bring to your room!

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    Kat
    December 3, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    I definitely think that the yellow drapes worked a lot better! In fact,
    I thought so the very moment that I saw the picture of your new drapes…
    there is just something missing!

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    Nicole RJ
    December 4, 2009 at 11:54 am

    I love the nailheads, but would agree with Brandon on this one!

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    Christine - Handmade Evolution
    December 5, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    Nope! I love those curtains, don’t change a thing. If you’re really missing the yellow, a throw pillow would be perfect. That way you can change it anytime.

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    down pillow
    December 6, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    These look really great & polished, but I did like the pop of color in the room. Either way, the room looks amazing :)

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    Josette
    December 7, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Love them! Very sophisticated – and I really like that perfect amount of “pooling” on the floor.

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    Melanie
    December 10, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    I see you change your curtains a lot and I don’t even have any! I want to hang them, but I am too scared. I don’t know where to begin… Any advice on measuring, etc.?

    THANKS – anyone!?

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      Making it Lovely
      December 11, 2009 at 10:30 am

      Melanie, I like curtains hung high, close to the ceiling, and a little wider than the window.

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    Making it Lovely
    December 11, 2009 at 10:29 am

    OK, I have returned the linen curtains. I liked them, but I didn’t love them, so back to the store they went.

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    hope
    January 25, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    Any chance you could tell me where you found your curtain hardware? I’ve been looking for something exactly like it but haven’t had luck… getting desperate…

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      Jessica
      February 1, 2010 at 2:55 pm

      Hope- I don’t know if you’ll ever read this, but I’ve seen similar curtain rods at Target for years. I’m sure they’ll have something close.

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    hope
    February 1, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Thanks for responding Jessica! I looked at Target but couldn’t find a double rod like this… so I broke down and bought one at Pottery Barn. More than I wanted to spend, but it looks good.

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    Camilla
    August 1, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    I need 6 of those…anyone know where I can get hold of them???? I am desperate!!!

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