After listening to me ramble on about tweed, let me just show you the new green curtains in the bedroom!
(Spoiler alert: they’re tweed!):
With my new wide angle lens, you can see our glass sliding closet doors and the new green curtains! Learning to handle my DSLR and wide angle lens is still a slow process, but I love that I can show you so much more of a room in one photo! (Ignore the blank canvases – a DIY art project I’m currently working on).
I was quite smitten with the last set of DIY back tab curtains my Mom and I made but, after I switched around the vintage Hungarian posters, the teal pattern no longer worked in the room.
This green tweed is utterly perfect – the exact shade of green curtains I wanted, shot with aqua. When we moved to the lakehouse, I was on a mission to add more colour but I’ve realized that colour + pattern aren’t necessarily what I want. I think that colour + texture or a low contrast pattern (and smaller doses of pattern), look best in the space. Then our beautiful artwork can take centre stage.
The fabric I chose for my green curtains is called Dapp Peacock and I purchased it from U-Fab, before they dropped their e-commerce site (you can still order by phone/email). I’m so impressed by the sheen and weight of this fabric; it has a luxurious feel. The tweed relaxed a bit after we hung them up so they break a bit more than planned. We might re-hem them, but I’m waiting to see if the fabric relaxes more.
Head over to Hello Yellow for the how-to, including some tips for working with this tweed – which was a bit trickier than the outdoor fabric we used for the last set of drapes.
I still have a bolt of the same tweed in aqua, calling my name from where it’s propped up in the corner of my office. I hope my Mom and I can carve out some time soon(ishly) to whip up some turquoise tweed curtains for the office, which will create a really nice cohesiveness and flow between the two bedrooms.