I’d ordered curtain rods for the bedroom and its adjacent room a while back, and I finally got those up a few days ago. Brandon and the kids were having problems with glare on the TV at certain times, so we needed to be able to block some light during the day. I don’t have curtains for the room yet though (because its future is uncertain while we plan the nursery’s location), so I hung a couple of mismatched, too-short curtains.

Were you wondering if this room could look any worse? Ta da! I did it!

A Mish Mash of a Room

The rods look stupid-high in the picture (I’m aware), but they do look all right in context. Or at least I think they will, with matching curtains in the right length, and some paint on the walls. I’m considering painting out that picture rail too, though I haven’t decided yet. It’s in a weird place, it doesn’t align with the others, and it isn’t original. And something is wrong with either those rods or the finials. They’re from the same line but the screw posts are not long enough for the threads to catch. I had the same problem with one of the finials in Eleanor’s room, but I thought it was a fluke (because 3 out of 4 were fine).

Anyway! The reason I haven’t committed to curtains yet is that if we are keeping that room open to the master bedroom, the curtains should match or compliment each other between the two spaces. A solid color in a slubby, textured fabric could be nice, but then I do love the opportunity to use a good pattern. Here are a few options that would work with the rug and bedding we already have.

Patterned Curtain Options
top row: 123 // center: lampbedbeddingrug // bottom row: 123

I may do a pattern in the adjoining room and a solid in the bedroom to keep things from looking too busy, or just go all out with print. What do you think?

Pixel and Dimed

Get the Look: Industrial Meets Mid-Century Modern
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Making it Yours 11C: French Modernist Armchair

I know some of you miss the stories that started to accompany my later Making it Yours (MiY) posts. I do too! I’ll bring them back next time.

We’ve come to the last look in this edition of MiY, featuring the French Modernist Armchair. When I work on this series, I like to reuse pieces throughout, just as we all tend to do in our homes over the years.

Making it Yours 11: French Modernist Armchair #makingitlovely

Taking a closer look, we have the pillows and throw from the first look, along with the striped lamp and a similar soft blue on the walls. The bookshelf from the second look has been brought into this bedroom space, and everything has gotten a lively dose of green courtesy of the new rug, which calls to mind the initial green sofa. I’ve also included a faux potted plant for this room, but of course you could take that idea and substitute a real one.

Making it Yours 11C: French Modernist Armchair #makingitlovely

  1. Homestad Resort Sky Blue Paint, Valspar

  2. AN Dominos, Spicher and Company, Domino

  3. MI Large Cards, Spicher and Company, Domino

  4. Grayson Upholstered Bench, Ballard Designs

  5. Dotted Stripe Duvet Cover and Shams, West Elm

  6. 19th Century Keyhole Metal Arch Bed, Restoration Hardware

  7. Hemnes Mirror, IKEA

  8. Lafayette Lamp with Navy Stripes, Schoolhouse Electric

  9. Linden Lake Blue Pillow, Crate & Barrel

  10. Favorite Throw in Grasshopper Green, West Elm

  11. Luminous Dots Pillow, Anthropologie

  12. Tick-Tock Clock, Anthropologie

  13. Harry Allen Gold Pig Bank, Furbish

  14. Potted Yucca Plant, Crate & Barrel

  15. French Modernist Armchair, Wisteria

  16. Cortona Bookcase, Pottery Barn

  17. Capel Serpentine Green Rug, RugsUSA

Now that we’ve seen the same chair in three different designs, do you have a favorite?

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