Our Breakfast Room is one of many areas in our house being updated, and for all practical purposes, the Project List for the room was complete. But something kept nagging at me about the pink drapes. They were fun and unexpected, two of my favorite things when choosing decor, but the dark color seemed to suck the light from the room. And our newly painted pink Dining Room really clashed with them. We eat dinner as a family every night around this table, so getting the room right was a priority for me.
A few weeks ago, I took advantage of a big sale and ordered these drapes from West Elm. As soon as I opened the package, I knew they’d be perfect.
They are airy enough to keep the room bright, the chevron brings in some fun pattern, and the gray color is soothing and blends well.
And the view from the Dining Room is less abrasive against the pink walls.
Here’s the view from the adjoining Family Room….the drapes complement that room as well, so it’s a more seamless and cohesive transition between rooms.
I would have shown these to you sooner, but as soon as I took the old drapes down, I realized I needed a new rod. And of course I DIYed it…details on that coming soon. It’s a slightly different take on these Galvanized Pipe Rods.
I’m still patting myself on the back for this custom 110-inch rod! #TWSS
And how can I not show a Before and After….here we are with the original pink drapes I made…
And after, with the new, less in-yo-face ones. Which do you prefer??