Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I can't afford to hire a decorator...

So, I need your advice. On my never ending quest to have a least the downstairs completely decorated, the dining room is almost done. I need window treatments. And artwork. And Maybe paint. So here are a few options....


Just a reminder of what it looks like now.

Option #1: I'm thinking these Pottery Barn drapes with this Williams Sonoma rug. It would flow well with the kitchen and living room.

Option #2: These William Sonoma Wide Stripe Drapes with a Seagrass/Sisal/Jute rug.



This option would also flow well with the open concept we've got going downstairs.

Option #3: Uses the same rug, but adds a lot more color with these Audrey drapes from Pottery Barn.

I feel like they would looks really good with the blue shutters.

BUT...do they go with the living room and the kitchen? Which option do you guys like best? #1, #2, or #3? Thanks!

31 comments:

Brakes and Gas said...

#3 made my heart beat a little quicker!

Tattered Goods said...

Hey Girlie! I have that same dining table... it is in our eat in kitchen. I know whatever you choose to do will look GREAT! have an awesome Thursday :)

Smiles,
Sheila

BellaRosa said...

I think that option 2 would make your dinning room look gorgeous, the curtains and rug would look beautiful with all your furniture and accessories...Rose

Kelly Howard said...

Option #3! THOSE curtains with YOUR shutter would be amazing! It is still neutral enough to blend with other rooms too! Good luck!

Aimee said...

Definitely the Pottery Barn drapes!! If I'm not mistaken, the rug in the living room has some pretty aqua in it, so it wouldn't be a stretch to make it work and the kitchen is neutral, so the bit of color in the dining room would be perfect!

Theta Mom said...

Beautiful Dining Room! You have great taste! I have to go with #1. Love the punch of color in the rug and I have to tell you, I bought drapes from Pottery Barn for my living room and they are gorgeous. Everytone always comments on them. Yes, they weren't cheap, but I think it's worth the investment.

BTW, how cute is your blog?! Loving it! And so glad you "stumbled" on mine! So looking forward to getting to "know" you better and reading more. :)

Teresa said...

Right now I am all about cheap curtains. Do something with drop clothes at your hardware store, buy the clips and clip them up for curtains. They look great, did in my Family Room. Also, cheap white cotton sheets, wash, don't iron, they look great crinkled and clip at the top and hang. Currently in my DR and Mbrm.

starnes family said...

Yep, they go. I like things that aren't too "matchy".....they coordinate.....and flow well.

LOVE those Audrey drapes. Go for it!

Embellish-Vintage Home Embellishments said...

Oh my, I don't think you need a decorator your home is amazing. We have very simular decorating taste. I am in love with your home!!!

The Vintage Modern Girl said...

ok, well i don't think it's fair that you've given three gorgeous options to choose from!!! you hire a decorator??? come on, now! i want to hire YOU!

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

I like curtains #3 and rug #1. I love the look of mixed pattern. And I think it would totally work!

TRICIA @ The Zoo said...

Hi there.
I am new here, but I'm gonna throw in my 2 cents anyway. Let me start by saying that I think that your dining room is FABULOUS!!! now. If you are dead set on changing it though ;), I think I would go with #3. The seagrass would be just wonderful for texture, (although maybe not food droppings) and the drapes would add great interest.
I'm off to check out the rest of your home.

XO*Tricia

Amber B. said...

I think any of them would look great, but I love the 3rd option. And I think the colors in them would relate to your den rug (doesn't it have blues in it?) But then again, I like a little pattern sometimes. I have those Bettina PB drapes in our DR. Can't wait to see what you decide!!

~ Kelly Ann ♥ said...

Check out overstock.com- They have some great deals on drapes- I got my long drapes the one the hit the floor and puddle a bit- they look so $$$-

Hope this helps

Kelly

Jessica said...

#1 HANDS DOWN! Love it! I think it would pull the room together so perfectly!

Rachel said...

I like #3...the color adds some fun and sassy"ness"....Good luck!

Autum said...

#3 gets my vote. They would look amazing in your dining room.

decorator to the stars said...

GREAT BLOG, STOP BY & SAY HI :) GIO

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

OK - I went back and checked all your pictures. I like #3 - a lot.

Linda said...

I think #3.....It made me say...YES!

The Polka Dot Pear said...

You know I love bright colors and mixing patterns. #3!!!!!

Vintage Junky said...

my eyes danced when I saw #3! I like them all, but those drapes are perfect!

Smiles~ Michelle

Eva said...

LOVE the pottery barn drapes (#1 & #3) but....not really in love with either of the rugs! Not sure. I love the first rug, but maybe for upstairs in the nautical-ish loft? I don't know. :(

(All are gorgeous, BTW. :) love ypou girl!)

mrso' said...

i love option 2

queenoftheclick said...

I love the PB curtains #3

I have ones like #1 from Restoration Hardware and they hang really nice and give the room a good feel.

Lorie said...

#1 for sure!

{ L } said...

PB colorful ones FOR SURE!! Without a doubt. Let us know what you choose. :D

Pamela said...

I vote option two! The first seems a little bland for your style. Yeah, the rug has stripes but ya want something that jumps out at ya right away. I love the stripe curtains.

Lauren said...

all are beautiful options but I think #3 is my favorite because it adds some more pattern to the room... Would be beautiful with your shutters.

The Spirit of Abundance said...

I love option #2! #1 I like too, but the second one is the winner :)!.

Did you already make a decision on these??

Cheers,
Nona

whitealderhome said...

Option 1 and 2 would both be beautiful, but "safe". Option #3 would be WOW!!!! that's my vote.