Saturday, July 11, 2009

Kitchen Curtains & Great Rugs

The kitchen window and my favorite red chairs received a makeover.

You can see the part of the valance that used to be on the window, below. The table is turned a different direction. The fabric that used to be on the chairs is a little more subdued.
I love the black and taupe fabric. You can't really see it, but this fabric has beautiful texture. The black is velvety and raised. I sewed the damask fabric to the top of a gorgeous silk that matches the wall color exactly.

CSN Rugs.com has a variety of area rugs available. I'm thinking of this one,

but also like these-


Make sure you visit the link above. They have a large variety of styles.
Which one do you think I should get?
Blessings, Ele

48 comments:

vivian said...

I like the middle one. I have to go check that link out, Im looking for a large area rug for my living room.
Love your curtains!
hugs
vivian

Connie said...

Those rugs are all gorgeous and any one of them would look lovely in your home, sugar. Of course, you've known how I feel about your decorating for a long time, honey. Whatever you do always turns out exquisite.
xoxo,
Connie

blushing rose said...

Oh my gosh! You have done a beautiful job ... #2 rug love it. TTFN ~Marydon

Allidink said...

Beautiful! I like the one you like too lol.

All the best,
Allison

Draffin Bears said...

Your new drapes look lovely.
Also love those rugs ~ the bee rug is just wonderful.

Hugs
Carolyn

Valarie said...

I like the middle one...can't wait to check out all of their rugs. Your drapes are beautiful. Have a lovely day. Valarie

Kai said...

HA! ME? Ms. 'Mix & Match' Kai give YOU an opinion about ANYTHING to do with decorating? Ele, you have THE most perfect eye for putting things together beautifully! Your new dining room look is just lovely, & ALL the rug patterns would really coordinate with the decor! PERSONALLY, I like the one with the touch of red because I think it would bring out the gleam of the chairs. But I KNOW you will choose exactly the right one! I also know if ever I am lucky enough to get to visit you, I will walk around your gorgeous home with my big mouth opened WIDE, saying, "OOOOOOOOH!!!! AHHHHHH!" until you smack me! LOL!

Jennifer said...

Hi Ele I like the first rug and the last rug.I love what you did with the kitchen/dining curtains.Love ya,Hugs,jen

hippiedog said...

Love the fabric, I have curtains with this velvety/black but with white in my guest bath....Your cutains are gorgeous! My vote is for the one in the middle....so beautiful! Happy Sunday :)

Kathy said...

Go with your first choice girl...I think you'll love what ever you end up with, they're all lovely... Everthing looks great , xoxo~Kathy~ @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

TattingChic said...

Those curtains are lovely! The rug on the top is beautiful. They are all nice so I'm sure you'll make the right choice for you! :)

Rebecca said...

Lovin' it all! Beautiful work my friend. Just lovely!

Rebecca

Caleen said...

love your room makeover. Love the curtains and I think all the rugs would go in your room. I do love the taupe/cream one.. I know it will look beautiful no matter what!

Heather F said...

Hello hello!
I love your new curtains! (all of them!). I like the rug that you like, and I like this one :) http://www.csnrugs.com/Safavieh-CY2653-3202-FV1600.html

Your dining room looks great, too!
Love you,
Heather

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh Ele, I LOVE those chairs and curtains!! How pretty! You did such a good job. the red of the chairs really pop with the black and white! I like the first two rugs, but I think the one you picked would look the best. I cant wait to see!

Hugs,
Amy

Fleur de Bee said...

Oh Ele, it is MARVELOUS! In my Designer opinion (which doesn't count for much lol!) I would get the second rug...I think it would pull out the reds in the chair and allow you to pull other colors should you paint over the red etc...I do love the first one the best but I think it may be a bit neutral. Of course I cannot see the rest of the room, so I am basing it on just what you have shared in photos.

Have so much fun with this. I LOVE making over rooms! You need to get with Tiffany. They just bought a house there and are in the middle of remodeling it. I think it is an old victorian. She is not on her blog much, but I imagine it is from how busy they get with all the projects. She would love local help on where to shop I am sure! I hope to come visit soon, and we will have to plan a get together!

xo Molly

Jillian said...

Everything looks great! I think I like one of the last two rugs...I'd have to see them with the room though! Love the curtains.

Shirl said...

Hello Ele, how pretty everything looks, you have a great eye for decorating! I like the first rug the best. I love your curtains. In your previous post I love your leaded glass window. We met a lady at the beach last year that has an antique store and sells them. She took Ed and I on a tour of her home and I wished I had my camera. She had one hanging in front of every window, no curtains in her house, she used rippled ones in bathroom, then she also used them as dividers in rooms. Just beautiful!
Love ya, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

vickie said...

The curtains are beautiful, Ele.
I like rug #2 and #1. The whole room is so pretty, super-great job!

Little Lovables said...

it looks gorgeous, the backs on those chairs are lovely!

Lori said...

Ki Ele dear.
Lovely, lovely! The second rug is fabulous! have fun decorating, cause I'm having fun watching you!! Love,Lori

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Monica said...

it is so pretty!
I love those curtains :)
I really like the middle one

Roxie said...

I love the redo. The curtains are gorgeous! I think you should go for the second rug. I'm liking that one alot.
xoxo
Roxie

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: Love your curtains. I choose the third rug. I love how you decorate your home. Have a great weekend. Martha

Pamela said...

I am so happy you joined my blog as a follower. And I thrilled to have found your blog. I love you style. I love the room where you made the curtians. I think it's perfect and totally understand why you find to clam and relaxing.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Ele, I love your makeover and of course I love the toile. I pick the second rug with the pop of red in it. The curtains are fabulous.
Thanks for sharing the link.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Linda said...

Hi Ele,
I love the new look, I have also been busy with some black and white damask fabric I love the look of it at the moment.
Cheers Linda

Andie-Brown Bee Studio said...

Hi Ele! I needed a heapin' helpin' of pretty this evening and of COURSE knew just where to come. I love your new kitchen curtains! And I MUST have the bee rug.....MUST I tell you! lol

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Inspired Tokens said...

The room looks stunning! I love the curtains. I think I would go with the first rug! It would go beautifully with the curtains.

Shanae said...

I love the floral rug! That black and taupe fabric that you used on your curtains is delicious!

Torie Jayne said...

Hi, Your curtains look great, my vote is for the middle one, x

Anonymous said...

First time to your blog! Love your taste in decorating. I prefer the middle rug -- has some other colors that add a bit of pop to the design.

Nancy said...

I love what you have done. But then black and white are my two favorite color combinations. It's what I have done my whole house in! I really like the first two rugs. But the third would work fine too. I sure enjoy following your blog. Hope you get a chance to check my out some time.
xoxo
Nancy

Jillian said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping to visit. Did you pick out the rug yet? Hope you're having a great summer so far!

miss gracies house said...

Very striking fabric!
Rene'

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Ele, this room is just beautiful! I soooo love the new drapes! You just can't beat that damask look! I vote for the first rug if you want a classic look, the 2nd if you want more informality for the room!! I don't think you'd go wrong with either.

Big Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Betty said...

We've been gone 3 weeks and you've been busy, eh? Your room is beautiful! You always make your rooms look so lovely and inviting!

Robyn said...

Love the new curtains! Beautiful!

Marina Capano said...

Love the fabric!
interesting post!
Love your curtains!
hugs

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Couture de Papier said...

Pretty!..H.P.S.
Denise,Hull,Massachusetts

Natasha Burns said...

oh gosh choices choices!!! Ele my eye went straight to the second one, but I do like the third too... oh and the first!
ok, number 2 my first choice, number 3 my second choice. be sure to let us know which one you get!

area rug cleaning Los Angeles said...

Those are lovely curtains. I love your fabric choices, very nice designs.

KV Creative Designs said...

Wow! Love those Curtains!!! I think you should get the 3rd Rug! It would pull it all together Wonderfully!

Artful Blessings,
Kathryn

Marie Antionette said...

I love toile and the rug is so cute.What a job well done.Just gorgeous Ele.XXOO Marie Antionette

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Very nice prints. Matching of the curtain and the chair upholster is very nice. Wonderful work.

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