Sunday, 6 February 2011

There always seems to be another step to be done with the renovations we've been doing for over a year. The latest is curtains for our bedroom and the living room. I ordered a few samples from Tinsmith last week, none of which were fitting for the bedroom, but a couple which are in the running for the living room.

Tinsmith stock a fab range of furnishing fabrics, including the range of stunning St Jude fabrics, one of which I am desperate to make work.

I ordered a couple from the Treehouse Grey range, including the Faded Red which was so obviously not going to work anywhere, but I just had to have a sample of that. I'm still thinking the Grey may work in our bedroom but not quite convinced of the busy-ness with the Orla Striped Petal - or Fried Egg as we like to call it - wall paper.

I am leaning towards this for the living room. Again, there's a lot of pattern going on here. It definitely tones in and the fabric is a much smaller design than the wallpaper, so I think it may work. What do you reckon?

I dragged everyone over to Cheadle today to our nearest John Lewis, to look for more options. I found a couple of heavy cottons in differing shades of grey, which may work. You can order samples from John Lewis, so we'll wait for them to arrive and see how they match up.

It seems like we take forever to get a room finalised, by the time all the finishing touches are sourced and done. Are you the same?

8 comments:

Monica said...

living room, definitively! It's gorgeous... I'm painting the dining oom this week then I'll be hunting for curtains too!!

Kristy and Lily said...

I love that fabric but maybe just have it as a band down the edge or along the bottom of grey? Then it won't compete too much with the Orla wallpaper?

Tara @ Aquamarine Art said...

First of all I love the fabric with the wallpaper but I'm not really known for chic understatement! I do like Kristy and Lily's idea though.(Also not known for my decision making skills.)

Secondly, decorating takes FOREVER! We can be decorating slowcoaches together. :) x

Kylie said...

Oh wow! My jaw just thudded to the ground when I saw those fabric samples! They are AMAZING! Love them. I have to admit, though, that I think they fight with the Orla wallpaper too much, sorry. Find a way to use them, though - they are just too gorgeous not to! :) Kx

elsy said...

ooohh difficult, thanks for the pointer to tinsmiths, what fabulous fabric....good luck with that decision

Stephanie said...

A hard decision... We have been renovating our house for te past 9 years!!! Can you imagine 9 years! Yes the last years we haven't done ANY progress for many reasons and I am now very upset. I said my hubby that 2011 will see many transformations in the house as I can't stand it anymore!

The Devil Makes Work said...

That is gorgeous. I say go for it.

louise35flower said...

I had forgotten all about Tinsmiths I used to buy from them when Orla Kiely did fabrics by the metre. Such a gorgeous range I have ordered some samples myself!