Hi! Hope everyone is having a great weekend!
I have a favor to ask of you guys... because I can't make up my mind! So... I mentioned a bit ago that my hubby and I are painting the kitchen. Well, we're finished with one area of the kitchen and ready to put window treatments back up. I have decided to make roman shades, like those in the picture below. Super easy directions from 365 Days to Simplicity... found here.
My problem is that I can't decide which fabric to use! I ordered samples of a bunch of different fabric from Etsy, and narrowed it down to my three favorite. I apologize for the bad quality of the photos, but the paint color is a gold-ish tan.
My original favorite is the apples. I have this idea that kitchens should be fun and cheerful and this fabric fits both those qualitites. I want an old-fashioned kitchen feel and I think this fabric has that, even though it is a modern print. Plus, the dining room (right next to the kitchen) is painted with red, so I think the colors would go well. Also, this fabric line (Farmdale by Alexander Henry) has lots of different coordinating prints, so I could make placemats and towels and all sorts of fun accessories to go with the shades.
However, I'm a little worried that the apples would be too busy. Would they? (I would be making roman shades for these two medium-sized windows pictured, plus for one small window over the sink.)
My next favorite is probably the birds. A very sweet fabric and the colors go well. A bit more subdued than the apples, perhaps.
The brown and blue damask looks really nice, but I worry that it is too modern for our house. Hmmmm....