Good Questions: Final Drape Panel Suggestions?

Good Questions: Final Drape Panel Suggestions?

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Maxwell Ryan
May 19, 2006

Hello AT,

My living room has over 20 ft of 6ft high windows that have turned out to be a big headache when it comes dressing them. I have finally decided on bamboo roman blinds for privacy and sheers to take the hard edge off the look, but I would like to add some type side panels to the end of each set of windows ( 2 sets = 4 panels).

The problem is that I have no idea what color, texture, or fabric type to use. The space is a formal space (we mostly use the family room for gatherings) with a somewhat casual style. I love color and I change the artwork and pillows for spring/summer and fall/winter. I need panels that will coordinate with both schemes.... [more below]

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I currently have French vanilla colored linen panels that I got for 75% off . I don't want to spend too much money so Smith & Noble is out of the question. I would like to spend about $50 per panel. Please help!!!

Thanks, Aja

Dear Aja,

Quite simply, what your living room needs to balance it is more accent color - deep and colorful. This is what these side panels can do for you.

We would choose more of the deep red that you already have in the room. We would go to a place like Pottery Barn and get some of their light cotton panels in the color that closets matches the deep red pillow stripe: Teh Carlisle Panels are very good and affordable.

Anyone else??

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