Monday, August 22, 2011

Finally ~ Out from under


 Lately I have been feeling  like this...a bit overwhelmed and buried under tons of fabric.


I have been making the curtains for the interminable media/library redo, dangerously approaching it's one year anniversary. I guess this is to be expected when you do most of the work solo and other things in life seem to demand attention. But it is finally almost done and I want to share the alcove part of the room, which is  finished with you, and primarily in this post, the curtains. This alcove area is kind of funky in that it leads straight through from the front door entry, to the alcove and then out to a deck. Actually I think it adds charm to the space and I have always used it as an ancillary sitting area. I decided this would best be shown in two parts, first the curtains and then in a later post, the entry.

          You might recognize the little lamp on the table, it is the one I recently made the new shade for.




This room is west facing and in the afternoon receives a lot of sun, picking out the paint color was made much more difficult because of this, so I painted the alcove in a slightly darker tone than the main part of the room. I had  the chairs, which are quite old, reupholstered in a small creme and red check. I think it compliments the drapery fabric and goes well with the floor. Hi bunny...what are you doing there?



The little table between the chairs is an antique french Art Deco piece, I love the inlay. Actually, it is a bar and has space for bottles inside on a turn-table, somewhere along the way I picked up the old chair with it's needlepoint seat and the magazine rack. I made the needlepoint cat pillow.



I fell in love with the curtain fabric when I first saw it, I thought that it's richness would be perfect for this room. Now I just have to finish the curtains for the other six foot window in the main area of the room. As they say...there is no rest for the wicked ~ Or for the decorating enthusiast!



Have a great day! And thank you for visiting.

33 comments:

  1. Hello Adrienne:
    This all looks absolutely charming, warm and inviting and we really do think that the curtains are a triumph. The material is lovely and the way you have made the pelmet is, we feel, absolutely perfect for the window as it echoes the traditional style. Also, for us, we do like curtains which rest on the floor as yours do here.

    However, we can readily appreciate the work involved and it cannot have been easy dealing with all of that fabric. Good luck with the next pair!

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  2. Very nice room, i love the colour you used, soft and inviting. catherine

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  3. I love the way this turned out!! You are such a talent!

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  4. Adrienne,

    They do look pretty and I can see why you have been busy...that's a lot of work.
    I thought at first that was a scarecrow "in process" on the floor...a designer scarecrow for your garden!
    I can imagine sitting in this space with a cup of tea and a great book with those lovely doors thrown open.
    I do admire your energy and creative eye for detail.
    Hostess

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  5. This looks so warm and welcoming! The perfect place to curl up with a good book for the afternoon.

    Thanks so much for your visit!

    ~ Lynda

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  6. What a beautiful room Adrienne! I really love that fabric! It must have taken so much time for such a beautiful outcome.
    smiles...

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  7. Your home is stunning. I cannot believe you sew those curtains up yourself. I am very impressed. Just gorgeous.

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  8. What a gorgeous room. The drapes make it so elegant. And that bunny! What a cute little surprise!

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  9. You are a master seamstress! I am loving what you have done. It frames the window so perfectly. Love that fabric. So French and pastoral with warm muted colors.... sort of like a toile on linen in color!

    Thanks for sharing. No wonder you have felt buried! That is a LOT of intensive work!

    Go have a nice glass of wine.
    You outdid yourself!
    xx
    Alison

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  10. Gorgeous Adrienne! Just simply gorgeous.

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  11. It is lovely, Adrienne. I am enamored of your brick floor... something I don't see much of. The whole room looks so inviting and stylish... just like you!

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  12. This looks beautiful. I love rich window treatments, full of detail and volume, and these are so fitting the space. Your style is oh so romantic, and I love how it plays against the brick floor. Great contrast.

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  13. Just gorgeous, Adrienne. I'm totally amazed at you talents. Such a rich, romantic room. The window treatment is straight out of a magazine.

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  14. Gorgeous window treatments.....I just love them. I can understand why you've been buried under fabric lately. This is a huge job you are undertaking. And the fabric and chairs against the brick floor, which I really want, is just stunning. Thanks so much for stopping by or I might not have found you. I'm your newest follower!
    Marianne :)

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  15. I so like it and that first photo is so cute.
    Smiles, Dottie

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  16. I love that fabric! I bought a yard of it a while back not really having a project in mind but needing it anyway. You've done a great job on that alcove! Mimi

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  17. It's so pretty! I wish I could see the fabrics close up - maybe add a close up shot? The fabric looks like a vintage-like toile? Looks fabulous with the brick floor which I also love. You did a beautiful job :-)

    Michelle

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  18. How delightful and charming. Really, a wonderful area. I'd love to see the fabric of the curtains close up, too. They are beautiful.

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  19. I lust for beautiful curtain fabric - and this is lovely stuff. I had a very nice, long look when I enlarged!

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  20. Wow Adrienne! You are so amazing. The room is beautiful...so warm and inviting. Love it.

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  21. I was so thinking of you too, and have been missing your lovely blog, thank you for stopping by Adrienne-hi my fellow West Coaster! You're so talented to do make all the little treasures you do-I don't know how to sew at all. I have a sewing machine so maybe I should stop making excuses and get on it huh? :)

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  22. Well, your first photo made me laugh! And then I saw that gorgeous room! Such beautiful chairs. You have done such a lovely job on your curtains. I could spend so much time sitting just here. You must love it! I know I do!

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  23. OH, my goodness! This is totally gorgeous! I love your beautiful new curtains and those chairs are so pretty. What a lovely spot!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  24. Love the room. Great photos!!

    'Please visit our new website www.tableandtop.com'

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  25. Your room is amazing. From top to bottom and
    the covered in fabric lady is adorable. Don't we all feel like that sometimes.

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  26. New follower here, Hi, im visiting from FNF.......Ur drapes look awesome! Cute post, love ur sense of humor.........Bonnie

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  27. Adrienne,
    Your curtains are beautiful! You did such a nice job on them. If your like me, I sorta dread sewing any thing that doesn't fit on a table. That is a lot of fabric. You did a wonderful job. Thanks for linking it to Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  28. What a gorgeous setting, I'm in love with those chairs! But it does look like a house fell on you there! te he, thanks so much for linking up with VIF! xo Debra

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  29. Soo gorgeous~ your drapes are lovely and so is your sitting area! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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  30. I love the fabric and the curtains! Hopefully, this will inspire me to start and finish the drapes for the master bedroom (I've had the fabric for two years!). Thanks for the inspiration!

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