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pearlydogFebruary 18, 2013
Pale yellow walls, natural white wool rug, brown leather chair, aqua love seat and brown and white slipcovered chair that is not friendly with other fabrics ... want to introduce a little orange/tangerine. What should I do for curtains? Thanks!
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soberg
To pull together disparate colors, I like to make an anonymous fabric designer from the past do all the work. Just go to a well-stocked fabric store and look around 'til you find a fabric incorporating all or most of those colors. (You have to like the fabric of course.) Wallpaper can also work. Buy a piece of the fabric or paper and use it as your color guide, for shades, balance and possible additional accent colors. You can then make pillows or a throw, or back your bookcases with the paper.
    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 7:22AM
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joannpb
I like your color sense - that vase of flowers by the window is exactly the right note! Go fabric hunting for something with those floral colors (think poppies and/or tulips) and be sure to get that tiny touch of blue - Perfect.
    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 7:39AM
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What's Inside Design Ltd.
Good morning Purl,
I think tangerine would look AMAZING in your space.
(Which, - by the way - already looks amazing....you've done a great job!!!)
I've digitally added a few tangerine items to your room to help you visualize!!!
Have fun and please post photos once your project is complete!
Caroline :)
1 Like    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 7:56AM
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pearlydog
You are all amazing and wonderful to take the time to give me some advice ... thank you!!! Caroline, thank you for helping me visualize - I think I'll do it!
1 Like    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 8:13AM
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ASVInteriors
I agree Caroline has done a great job, and what is more it brings out the colours of your blue and white ceramic jug collection.However, instead of stripes I would go for a more subtle geometric pattern
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1 Like    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 8:26AM
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A. Peltier Interiors
ASVInteriors hit in on the nose! Thats a perfect fabric and then maybe add a kidney pillow to your sofa that has a touch of orange and some blues and chocolates too. What a great space!
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2 Likes    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 8:36AM
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joannpb
Caroline, Nice! And, I agree with ASV - a little softer than stripes.
2 Likes    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 8:59AM
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sandra1942
I would add curtains to match walls. A great background for the wonderful colors in the room; it's a small area to draw too much attention to. You have dark furniture. Add color with coffee table accessories, tops of large cabinets. Move some of the pitchers to open space and add small touches of color. Yellow and blue are soft. Use soft coral to compliment.
    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 9:07AM
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pearlydog
Thanks again! I appreciate your thoughts so much!
    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 12:27PM
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What's Inside Design Ltd.
My pleasure! Have fun with it! :)
    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 5:32PM
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cjohnston
pearlydog, I love your rug! Could you tell me the manufacturer and/or where you got it? thanks!
    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 5:45PM
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Sandra Huston
I like the idea of the tangerine - but I would be more apt to add that with your accessories. I would look at more of a linen drapery panel - something with some texture. Then pull in the tangerine on your throw pillows or in some accessories on you table!
    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 6:29PM
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Sandra Huston
Also, after looking at your picture is there any way you can shift your cabinets over in order to hang your drapes a little wider to make your window look a little larger? It would be nice if the panels could hang just at the frame to make your window. Little more substantial. I would also consider breaking up your collection of jugs in the shelf. They are very pretty but might be more impactful if they were not so jammed up on your shelf!
    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 6:33PM
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rachealy
Hello! Nice colours, you should put shutters! Simple white ones would look nice from the inside and outside.
    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 6:36PM
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eogorman
How about a valance incorporating the tangerine and some soft sheer panels underneath? This way you get to incorporate the tangerine without it overpowering.
    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 6:55PM
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pearlydog
cjohnston, the rug is a Spectrum Cream wool rug from CompanyC.
    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 7:02PM
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cjohnston
Thank you, pearlydog!
    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 4:32PM
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hepphouse
Some of your furniture looks like rough surface and I would compliment with a burnt orange burlap or textured wide weave for the curtains.
    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 4:41PM
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