After listening to me ramble on about tweed, let me just show you the new bedroom curtains!
(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 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.
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.