Hester recently wrote about the Bravo tv show “9 by Design” as it has been one of our favourties around here lately. To be fair, I can’t technically say “our favourite” yet as Natalie just started watching it last night so I am very much looking forward to hearing what she thought of it.
One thing that always catches my eye when I am watching the show is the Novograd’s bedroom curtains. They have floor to ceiling panel curtains but instead of using one colour they inject a bit of fun by having 3 different colour’s that blend so very seamlessly together. Purple is one of my favourites so I obviously am very partial to what they chose (different shades of purple and cream) but I think any variation of colour as long as it is not too overpowering would look absolutely amazing. I think the key is to make sure you have some sort of neutral like cream, white or grey intermixed into the combination. I personally think it looks best if you keep the colours in the same family like the Novograd’s did but the grey and orange combo below is a very close second for me and would go wonderfully in my bedroom!
The whole curtain buying process for me when I moved to Hong Kong was so hard. You see, my mom has her own custom window curtain business so pretty much my whole life I have been surrounded by fabric books and hearing words like swags, cascades, vertical blinds, horizontal blinds…blah, blah, blah. You would think then that I would have picked up on some of this knowledge over time but since I had my mommy, the expert, I never thought I would even have to think about it when it came time to dress my windows someday as she would be right by my side. Needless to say, the day that I went curtain shopping here in Hong Kong was one of the days where I really missed my mom the most. It felt as if my security blanket was no longer with me and I had to figure everything out on my own! Luckily I happened to pop into Fabric World located at 132 Queens Road East and ironically the lady that worked there reminded me a bit of my mom – I am sure I was just injecting qualities of my mom onto her to make me feel better though. She sorted me out with some black and white curtains for my living room that I still love to this day so I think my stand in mom did a good job!
I have been back to Fabric World a couple of times and have been very happy but I don’t want to spend tons on an apartment I don’t own. I would love to do a cool curtain in my bedroom as I am currently redecorating so if you have any good custom places that you have had success with (and are on the cheap) pass them my way please!