For the jewel box room, I'm going big and bold. A plummy purple and a dose of color and pattern as homemade curtains are my major projects for this month. Choosing the paint color was almost instant; the fabric is going to take some more time.
Purples aren't your average go-to wall color. I must've gone through two years of House Beautiful issues and found three examples of purple paint: a pale lilac, a very dark purplish gray, and Benjamin Moore's Passion Plum. Though it was love at first sight, I still got swatches, taped them up, narrowed the range to three, and purchased pint-sized samples.
It was only ever you, Passion Plum.
Because I want to use this room partly as a place to get to know my sewing machine, making curtains was an easy choice for a project. Since the windows aren't centered and I plan to basically curtain the whole wall, making panels myself ensures I get the length I need.
Choosing fabric, though, isn't as easy. I want to add bold pattern and additional colors from which to draw inspiration for the room. My first search yielded wildly differing results:
Clockwise from top left: Premier Prints Suzani Vine Primary/Natural, Valori Wells Novella Cotton Sateen Finnelopy Curry, Tangier Ikat Medallion Orange, Suburban Home Isla Melon
Paisleys, florals, ikats in orange, yellow, blue... I'm all over the place. I think a trip to the fabric store, where I can touch and compare, is in order.
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MORE OF TARA'S STYLE CURE:
• Tara's Floor Plan: Digital & Analog
• Tara's Before Photos: My Room is an Oversized Outbox!
• Tara's Treasure Hunt: My Purple Period
• Tara's Interview: Quirky Meets Classic Glam
(Images: 1. via Holiday Hues, 2. LB Design Studio, 3. Tara Bellucci, 4. Fabric.com)