Living Room

Nailhead Curtains

I first wrote about these nailhead curtains back in July of last year. I wanted them but I hesitated and they were gone. I noticed that west elm is carrying them again though, so with the help of a few gift cards I went ahead and bought a pair of panels for the living room.

Nailhead Curtains

I’m still not sure how they’ll look with the color of the couch, but we’ll see. This is like a shopping second chance and I’d be kicking myself if I didn’t at least try them!

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  • Rebekah Coleman-Brahler
    November 6, 2009 at 11:58 am

    those ROCK! wish i had a place for them!!!

  • Kyle
    November 6, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    I really love the curtains that are currently in your living room.

  • Paula
    November 6, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    I love the curtains! Can’t wait to see how they look in your home :)

  • Audrey
    November 6, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    I loved these as well, so I’m happy I can see them in action in your home. Hope they work out!

  • Jacci
    November 6, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    Those are great-looking, Nicole. It’s so fun when you get that second-chance, isn’t it? About a year ago I saw this great fabric for a kitchen tablecloth and DID NOT BUY IT, and now I can’t find it anywhere. I’m such a dunce, I didn’t even look to see who made it :[

    Oh, well. Happy for you, and my kitchen table is willing to wait for an even better choice than the one I missed.


  • Catherine
    November 6, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    hope they work! check out these prints; I think you’ll like them considering your adorable minatures :)

  • Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish
    November 6, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Love them! Those are great!!! I can’t wait to see them in the room.

  • Natalie
    November 6, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Good cal on buying them just in case! I hate second-guessing myself and then regretting it later. Besides, you can just return them and buy something else if they’re not quite right…I’m sure you’ll end up with something fabulous either way :)

  • Natalie
    November 6, 2009 at 11:16 pm


  • Elizabeth
    November 7, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    I’ve been looking for curtains for my new place with no success… and here they are! Perfection!

    Can’t wait to see how they look in our respective homes :)

  • KGordon
    November 8, 2009 at 4:43 am

    What do you do when you don’t like the many things you purchase for your house–ie: if they don’t fit/match the decor? Do you resell? I am not as ambitious with my online shopping..just curious.

    • Making it Lovely
      November 8, 2009 at 11:56 am

      If things don’t work out I just return them.

  • walrus studio
    November 8, 2009 at 10:58 am

    What a great idea! I saw they have them in charcoal, too!

  • Maggie May
    November 8, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    I love em.

  • Freshly Found
    November 9, 2009 at 5:30 am

    I love the stone coloured linen look – I have very similar curtains in my home here in South Africa.

  • jacklyn
    November 9, 2009 at 10:55 am

    these are awesome!

  • Christine - Handmade Evolution
    November 12, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Love these curtains. The nail head detail makes them simple, but adds texture and interest. I am sooo dying for West Elm to come to Vancouver.

  • Katie
    November 15, 2009 at 4:28 am

    I have been eyeing these as well for my living room… and definitely feel the urge to grab em’ while they are still available. However… my windows are 113 inches wide… what do I do? Are these no longer an option then? I am so confused about window treatments in general. Grr.

  • Josette
    November 17, 2009 at 10:03 am

    Love these – please report back on how they work in your space!

  • Jenna
    November 20, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    If you don’t love the color with the living room, but love the overall look and the nailhead, you may consider dyeing and/or over-dyeing them.

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