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Primrose Fabric: Yay or Nay?

I haven’t sewn anything yet… I just draped the fabric over the curtain rod.

Possible New Curtains

I don’t think it looks bad. True, there is no yellow in the fabric, but I think it looks fine next to the stairway color.

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  • kim de montreal
    February 13, 2009 at 8:48 am

    With your talent, that fabric will find it’s place and wow us all!

  • erika
    February 13, 2009 at 8:54 am

    Yay yay yay! Looks great against the dark color and works great with the yellow. go for it. don’t listen to those nay sayers.

  • kris
    February 13, 2009 at 9:07 am


  • Dina
    February 13, 2009 at 9:16 am

    Nay. I loved the dramatic punch of your old curtains and the breeziness they added to the room. I love the fabric, but it feels too heavy as a curtain.

  • lyngweeny
    February 13, 2009 at 9:21 am

    No, no, a thousand times no. If you first response isn’t “Gotta hang it immediately because it’s so awesome I can’t stand waiting another minute” then it isn’t right.

  • Brandi H.
    February 13, 2009 at 10:23 am

    I like your original curtains better.

    However, I do think the fabric looks good with the hall color. Just not as dramatic as the first set.

  • Stacey Ball
    February 13, 2009 at 10:59 am

    I think it looks great. Green and yellow go together like peanut butter and jelly. Plus with the right accessories it will be perfect! That green pillow already ties in nicely.

  • anh-minh
    February 13, 2009 at 11:06 am

    I think the original curtains looked so good in that room, they might be hard to beat. So I’m in the “nay” camp.

  • Colleen
    February 13, 2009 at 11:14 am

    I have to say – I loved the old fabric so much more in that space. The new fabric just doesn’t add anything exciting and feels a bit disjointed.

  • Ana
    February 13, 2009 at 11:18 am

    nay, there’s better Amy Butler Fabric to be put in that room.

  • Amy
    February 13, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    Yay!!! its beautiful!

  • Cindy
    February 13, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    I actually really like the fabric. I wasn’t sure about it initially, but seeing it draped, it looks nice!

  • Ann Ever
    February 13, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    yay, add much more yellow and the room will be too matchy matchy

  • rachel in Cali.
    February 13, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    Um… how ’bout making another throw pillow for the chair with it? Or recovering a bulliten board? I’m leaning more towards the original curtains fitting the area better. :0)

  • Erin
    February 13, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    Sorry, my answer is “meh.” I like the old curtains better.

  • creative*type
    February 13, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    love the fabric… but not there. i <3 the current curtains.

  • Shashi
    February 13, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    Nay, love the old curtains.

  • Emily
    February 13, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Do it. Follow your gut.
    It looks great. sometimes its a stronger statement to be in the same color family than match exactly.

  • katie
    February 13, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    I love the fabric but not in the space, I would leave it there a few days and feel it out. By the way your dog has grown quite a bit, he’s very cute!!!

  • Christina
    February 14, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    After over a hundred comments you might not really need another opinion…but I vote “nay”. The fabric is beautiful, but I don’t think it works next to the wall color and the wall texture. A pillow or a piece of it in a frame somewhere near by seems better to me.

    Your house is so pretty! I love all the pink!

  • Rachel H.
    February 14, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    I say nay- I love the fabric- perhaps make a pillow or something with it? I just adore the curtains you had in there before- :)

  • tricia
    February 15, 2009 at 6:34 am

    I love the fabric and think it works quite well there even though it doesn’t match your yellow wall color…you know, they don’t have to match. It does compliment your dogs coloring quite nicely :)

  • bell
    February 15, 2009 at 7:57 am

    eh. i think you can do better.

  • Lulazan
    February 15, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    I’m in love with your dog. Its just like my dog.

  • Michele
    February 15, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Yay! Yay! Yay! Please use that fabric – the combination and surrounding colors blend very well! i love it!

  • Paula
    February 16, 2009 at 11:16 am

    I vote nay on the fabric. If I were shopping for some fabric for that space, I’d consider a colour to contrast with the mustardy yellow – something like teal or powder blue, perhaps with rectangles in the pattern to echo the doorway shape and the bookshelf gemetry, or maybe a simple pattern from nature like cow parsley shapes or willow.

    Love your blog.

  • pamela
    February 16, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    I too so prefer what you showed first in this spot.

  • ellis
    February 18, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    YAY. Pull it together- if anyone can do it, you can. I actually think it pulls in with the rest of your house better than the previous look.

  • Wellness
    February 27, 2009 at 9:01 am

    very nice, i think the dog makes the room.

  • Sarah
    March 4, 2009 at 11:00 am

    I realize you posted this a while ago, and have probably made up your mind already, but I wanted to throw my hat in the “I love this look” ring! Why does everything have to be so matchy matchy?

    PS Love your blog!

  • Aimee
    April 4, 2009 at 8:16 am

    Where is this white chair and ottoman from!? I love it and totally want to buy it for my front room! I just popped over from a link on This Young House ~ I think you have super fun style!!!

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