Friday, June 18, 2010

Curtain Call, and Pillows, too!

I just ordered curtains from West Elm & can't wait to get them! My husband & I have had gift cards to Williams Sonoma & Pottery Barn from our engagement & wedding and I still haven't used them. I love that you can use a gift card at these stores at West Elm, as well.

The white curtains I plan to put in our great room. I also plan to add sheers underneath. I'm hoping the sheers plus these cotton panels will be enough. We have red velvet panels there now, but the sun can cause the color to fade. Plus, I want something light and fresh for summer. We have brown furniture and a big stone fireplace so with the white curtains, I will now have to decide what color for throw pillows (see below for my new inspiration). These curtains are a great price, ranging from $19-$34. 

I was watching Color Splash: Miami the other night and was inspired by the gray, turquoise, and lime green in the couple's Miami home. They had an open floor plan with the kitchen, dining room, and living room all 1 space. They had oddly placed windows, as well, but huge ceilings. David Bromstead put window panels from the top of the high windows to the floor. They were gorgeous gray panels! They also had a gray sectional and pops of turquoise and lime green pillows. Instead of their gray, we have different shades of brown, but the turquoise & green is very beachy and tropical, which I love!!

I ordered the same cotton panels in Steel for my pink dressing room, shown below:

I initially bought gray curtains from Walmart for $12/pair, but since I was just trying them out I, unfortunately, only bought 1 pair. I will never do that again and advise against it!! When I decided I loved the dark gray panels with the fuschia room they had sold out, and DISCONTINUED the window panels!! I even looked on Ebay, but did not find them.

Now, I have reason to finally use my gift cards. The West Elm curtains are definitely a better fabric and much nicer. I will post more pictures once received and hung. 

Speaking of throw pillows, has anyone ever been to a Steinmart? I love their pillow selection. They have such a variety and in a ton of colors. Check out some photos I took during my visit yesterday (to look for turquoise & lime green pillows). And, find a store near you here

I looked at the blue pillows on top, but they weren't the shade of turquoise I am looking for. The price was great though- 2 pillows for $15!
 Tons of ruffles, florals, patterns, etc!
"Rose" pillows, and lots of 'em! Definitely a statement pillow!
Want some sparkle? Steinmart has it all!
Loving this faux animal print in bronze. Very chic!
All at great prices, too! I didn't see a pillow exceed $30, and those were big floor pillows. And at these amazing prices you can buy some new summer pillows for a quick & easy update in your home. Enjoy!

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