Blue China Curtains

Earlier this year, I shared my desire to enhance our front sitting room. It all started when I saw some curtains that got me thinking we needed to do some editing and adding. Here is a walk down memory lane…

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I set this idea aside and focused on the outdoor updates. Until, I found some blue china paisley curtains at HomeGoods.

Living After

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These Nicole Miller Home blue china curtains were a perfect way to marry the various time periods while still enhancing the vintage hand-me-down furniture. I added cordless cellular shades for privacy when we need it but they disappear into the window frame and allow the most natural light the rest of the time. I happened upon them in on sale while buying the curtain rod at Bed Bath & Beyond. I went with the Cambria in warm gold. It extends up to 144 inches and is perfect for the long window wall. I was really impressed with the $50 price tag ($42 with my 20% off coupon!) compared to the quality of other options for this length. It was sturdy and easy to install and the way the four brackets are engineered. DSC_0450

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I also added some greek key sconces from The Guild Shop to accompany my Teil Duncan print that I’d added to my matted frame for less from last Summer (my most popular post!). I love the patina and design to add a nice bridge again of the old and new. You’ll also notice the iron shelf in front of the curtains. It was an estate sale find and I am always on the lookout for vertical storage. Final destination for it to be determined, but for now it works there.

For under $150 I was able to add both visual interest, height, and privacy when I want it. I’d call it a success!

Update: to see the current room, see here.

XO, A

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