Did I pick the right window fabric?

Friday, April 29, 2011

My living room panels

VS.

These Crate & Barrel panels made from Dwell Studio Bella Porte Citrine

Alright, so let me back up a little bit. A few months ago when I was spoiling myself and getting ready to order new window treatments for my living room and dining room, I decided I wanted to go with a yellow and white fabric for the panels. I knew the yellow had to be vibrant and bold since I'm not really a fan of buttery yellow. I had all but decided that I was going to order the Dwell fabric pictured above (exactly like the Crate and Barrel panels) to have custom panels sewed BUT I just wasn't feeling confident in my decision. So, the search began for a yellow and white ikat. Luckily, good ole Duralee had me covered and I fell in love as soon as I saw this print. 

So, now I'm asking you guys, which one do you like best? The one I decided to go with or the one that Crate and Barrel is now selling.  Be honest!!!

Here are a couple more shots of each:



Dwell fabric by the yard available here through Fabrics.com

Crate and Barrel panels available here

14 comments:

cee said...

Can I just start by saying that I love your blog and that I think your home is utterly delish?! I've been a regular reader for a while but this is my first ever comment: your choice of ikat in a vibrant yellow was definitely the right one. It just pops so beautifully in the room!

Sarah said...

YOURS! obvi.

Kym said...

You made the right choice! I LOVE your room. You have balanced your colors and patterns beautifully!

Pursewna said...

I definitely like your choice Paige. The yellow in your drapes is more vibrant and just pops in the room - the other C&B drapes look more subdued. The Ikat is a huge winner!!!

Anonymous said...

I like yours MUCH more than the other set- love the brightness of the yellow. Melanie

Eden {Recipes for the Good Life} said...

The Crate and Barrel panels have too much going on. I like how the Ikat pattern is bigger and spaced more randomly. It's a great foil to the red table and brown chest. Taking a second look, the Crate and Barrel panels appear more formal/rigid less organic than your room. I really like what you've done. Good choice!

Little Off North said...

yours....no question...the colors/patterns/etc work fabulously...not feeling the color/pattern of C&B..keep to your gut!

Anonymous said...

Yours. The bold color is perfect in the room! I love your blog.

Matt said...

I like the Duralee that you picked- I love the bright yellow!

Erik said...

Yours. Hands down!

Alana of Taylor Made Home said...

I have to agree with everyone here. Although I love the look of the dwell curtains, too. The IKAT curtains pop in your room. They were the first thing I noticed...in a good way!

Joi said...

Yours all of the way!

ALi said...

Just saw your house over on 6th street design school, it is absolutely adorable.

SHERRY HART said...

Love the big print and the yellow is perfect. The Dwell fabric is a little more gold than what you have . Beautiful!