Sunday, December 13, 2009

Met Monday: Living Room Draperies

I just have a small "before & after" this Monday...
living room draperies.
It can be difficult to find 108" ready-made draperies. During Horchow's sale, I found fabric that worked with our upholstered pieces. The panel in the first photo turned faintly pink, so I returned it. Luckily, the second fabric was spot-on.
Dr. Gollum and I found the rods at Lowes--an easy selection since the metal worked with the coffee table and the iron balcony railing. (However, Mr. Tom installed the rods, bless him.)
Please visit Susan at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ for more Met Monday posts.

46 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning.
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  2. The drapes look fabulous! They just would not have had the same impact any shorter. Thank Goodness for the Mr. Toms of the world. They have saved many a marriage! Love the pecan recipe..I will defiitely try these!

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  3. Your home is SO beautiful! Thanks for sharing with all of us :)

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  4. Just beautiful. Once again you made an excellent choice. Merry Christmas.

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  5. I call MY Mr. Tom, MR. SWEET...:o)

    As always, your choice is perfect. You do have the most beautiful home, Michael. The photo with the sun is stunning....
    HUGS, bj

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  6. Lovely. Your home is amazing. I could use a Mr. Tom.
    Joyce

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  7. Beautiful drapes, Michael Lee! The fabric is gorgeous and I love the fact that you hung them higher. Your home is beautiful...love the sun coming in through all of those lovely windows! I hope you are enjoying a wonderful Christmas season!...hugs...Debbie

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  8. I love getting this peek into your home! It all looks beautiful. Your fireplace looks very regal, and the new drapes look perfect.

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  9. Breathtaking peek inside your home! Thank you for sharing!

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  10. * Sweetie, ANYTHING you EVER do is a "Class Act", & this was no exception!!! (Then again, I could look at your house, & the spaces you've decorated/designed, all day long!!!

    What a TREAT to see you "back to decorating" today!!!!!(I mean, you K*N*O*W how I feel about COOKING anymore~~~ about putting things in/on that "big silver, red-knobbed do-jiggie", from which "nice fires" eminate!!! Ha!)~~~

    I fully realize you love the cooking part of your blogging, and "I" LOVE the DECORATING, so, a SPECIAL THANK YOU today, mon friend!!

    XOXO to you all, & licks to Mister & all the farm's animals!

    Linda
    bellesmom1234@comcast.net

    (P.S. Did Mister ever rcv his "Get well" card from The Belle-girl?)~~~XO

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  11. Very beautiful and they really made a difference in the room.

    Sue

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  12. Love the new drapes,and I love the way they just soften the windows and they are lovely, thanks for sharing, everything is beautiful...

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  13. Beautiful! Makes me miss my Dallas home so much! I just cut that length and longer down for Ver-yuck-mont!

    I love the room.

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  14. So light and bright! They match the room and the view perfectly! Yes, yes, the Mr. Tom is a very valuable asset to any marriage! Can you post a closer pic of the little birds on the table by the window? They look so cute, like they are peeking outside!

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  15. Wow, thanks so much. The draps make the space so elegant, bigger but cozier.

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  16. How nice to find some already made and work so well with your decor. Very pretty!

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  17. Oh, Gollum, these drapes look wonderful! I think it's the perfect finishing touch for the windows, and they don't block your light. That's what I love about this room... it is so light-filled. It just has a really good feeling from the pictures. Plus it's so pretty.

    I'm glad you have a dependable carpenter. He always seems to get things done well for you! :-)

    XO,

    Sheila

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  18. Evening, Dear Gollum! Oh, my goodness! These are fabulous. Your room is fabulous. Your home is fabulous! I just love it! Don't be gone so long! I've been missing you! I know, I know you're still foodieing, but I miss your other posts.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  19. What a beautiful room with all that light streaming in. Your drapes are a perfect choice. Thank you for sharing photos of your charming home. ~ Sarah

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  20. Beautiful windows and draperies Miss G.
    Merry Merry!
    ~Really Rainey~

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  21. ... the sunshine alone makes this a spectacular space. Draperies are icing on the cake! Let's hear it for the Mr. Toms of the world! What would we do without them?

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  22. I agree with Linda/Mom, enjoy your foodie posts but love, love, love it when you share pictures of your house. Yours is my favorite house in all of blog land, well anywhere really:)
    The new curtains compliment your living room so well. You find the best stuff....I so need a Mr. Tom and could use a Mrs. Tom too. Since we moved over a hundred miles from my home town I don't have helper elves any more down here like I did back home.
    Hugs,
    Sue

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  23. Absolutely beautiful room, Michael. I love the new draperies.

    It's been such a long time since I visited, I'm trying to catch up, this morning and enjoying.

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  24. The drapes go perfectly. What a pretty room, with the large windows/doors to let in so much light.

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  25. The drapes are so elegant. I love the windows too with all the happy light it lets in. I could be very happy there ;)

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  26. They look great! What a beautiful room!

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  27. Stunning; perfect for this room.
    Happy Holidays
    We miss U

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  28. Hey are you a professional journalist? This article is very well written, as compared to most other blogs i saw today….
    anyhow thanks for the good read!

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  29. Wow! Your room is fabulous...thanks for sharing...Pat H

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  30. Love the soaring celining and wall of windows! So much wonderful natural light warming the space! Stunning!

    Cheers!
    Tina

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  31. Draperies of that length would be a special order here and would be so expensive. The US has much better deals. Jealous? Who me? Yup.

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  32. Absolutely gorgeous!!! They're perfect! Your home is sooo beautiful...thank you for sharing it with us today!!!

    Warmest wishes and Christmas blessings to you and your family!

    Chari @Happy To Design

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  33. This room just makes me feel SUNNY! All the windows make me feel so happy. We live in the woods and don't get alot of light and I LOOVE sunshine streaming in the windows. Makes me want to say AHHHHHHHH! Hope you are enjoying this wonderful Christmas season! XO, PInky

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  34. Tomorrow, I'm going to try and post a photo of the basement plant room. It's still in disarry because we let the baby donkey stay there a few days--seriously!--but I have some BD (before donkey) photos.

    Before that happened, I bought 108" draperies at Country Curtains. They have a website and a catalog--Lori, you would be able to order them. CC has 96", 108", and 120".

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  35. STUNNING! Wow, I had somehow missed just how high your ceiling are...more than beautiful. I have missed seeing your home and you! We need to visit more often.

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  36. Lovely! The entire space is like a magazine shoot! Tres elegante!

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  37. Blessed are you for your hubby who is so helpful and for the nest that he provided for you. It's beautiful! Come visit me & see what I've created this week. Be sure to leave a comment!

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  38. I adore your new curtains...you can let in ALL the light or close it out - the best ! Donkey in the basement ? - poor little guy - I remember when my donkey was just a baby - they are soooo cute....he will come in the house now if I leave a door open - so I don't leave it open as I am sure he would have too much fun !
    Kammy

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  39. What amazing windows -- love the drapery -- this is all stunning -- well my house looks like a donkey has been living here too -- now I knew about Mermaids in the basement -- but donkeys too?

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  40. Michael...your new draperies are beautiful! I LOVE the fabric! That last pic with sun shining through is positively stunning! What a wonderful place to spend the afternoon!
    Susan

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  41. émerveillée par ton blog de magnifiques photos merci pour le partage et bravo
    à bientôt

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  42. It is a beautiful room and your new curtain panels are perfect for those tall French doors. The photo with the
    sun's shadow on the wall is a terrific image.

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  43. This room is SO gorgeous! I don't think I've ever seen the chandy before.

    Justine :o )

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  44. The drapes are perfect, Michael, blends so well with the sofa. I just love seeing your home, it's so beautiful....Christine

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