Tuesday, July 26, 2011

How's It Hanging?

I'm SO sorry to have left you hanging yesterday dear followers. Our darn internet was down at our house yesterday and I had zero access to the world wide web. ARGH! We need to look into a different internet provider because Qwest just isn't cutting it (sorry to throw you under the bus Q).

So, let's get to the meat and potatoes. The drapery has been installed. Ok, WOW. Like I have said, I am new to custom drapery - but I don't care what kind of drapery you use, anything installed floor to ceiling and crease to crease is going to add some drama. Factor in 100% silk and a chunky horizontal stripe and you got yourself an oscar winning performance.

It's taking me some time to warm up to it. Jeff loves them, like, really, really loves them. He describes them as feeling "rich" in the sense of adding a sense of warmth to the room. I think my hesitation with them is that they have no purple in them and while I don't WANT any purple in them, I'm just noticing that there is in fact NO purple in them. Like everything else in our house, using my friend Jenn to help make selections means adding a level of sophistication that I'm not able to achieve on my own. I feel a bit like I'm in a hotel, it's hard to believe that I'm old enough to actually have a bedroom like this. On another note, can someone tell me how to keep my children out of there?

Ok, let's get to the pictures because I know that's all you're really here for:-) What do you think? (PS - I'll post some daytime pictures tonight)

I'll tell you what I'm sure of, Jeff and I never slept as well as we did last night. The drapery is lined and 'inner lined' in order to filter out the light. We didn't go with blackout lining as neither of us require that much filtration in order to get a good night's sleep...and frankly, I don't like opening my eyes in the morning to complete darkness. We did, however, have them lined in order to protect the fabric from wearing down from the sun beating against them. It really provides a nice cozy room in the morning free of blinding light or risk of sunburn.

You know why else I slept good last night? Because it was Monday night and I had one day old sheets on my bed.

(Here I was collecting the day's laundry)
If you remember back to my laundry post, you know Sunday night is fresh sheet and towel day and it was just GLORIOUS closing up the windows, taking a quick shower, pj's, clean sheets and an episode of How I Met Your Mother (does anyone else think this is the best show EVER?) I plan to post a follow up post to my laundry cycle as I'm still working the kinks out of my system - how are you coming on yours?

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