I knew that I wanted the drapes to run from over the upper windows all the way to the floor and given the cost of the custom drapes I was more than a little gun shy about making a commitment to a fabric. I dragged my husband with me to look at fabric one day and he decided that THIS would be perfect for our living room drapes.
I was worried it would be too traditional, too champagne, too something. But my husband liked it, it worked well in the room and at less than $10 a yard it seemed low risk so I went with it. I feel the need to cave to my husband every so often since he typically just lets me do whatever I want with the house.
After a very miserable experience having them made and then 3 trips for installation they are FINALLY done and up. First I hated how close to the window casing the rods were installed which left me with barely 6" of exposed window. The tall super skinny window effect was not good. Once I had the right poles the installer and I realized that the drapes varied in length from one side to the other between 1/4" and 1/2" per panel. I got to spend a week fighting with the shop that I used to have them made as they kept insisting that they were all perfectly square. Thankfully the workroom took them apart and re-hemmed them even though they insisted they couldn't find the issue either. Whatever they did worked because they're perfect now. So after one final issue with a finale not being threaded properly everything is as it should be.
Next up the chairs and ottoman need to make their way to the upholsterer!
Did I mention I need to get this room done before my in-laws come for Christmas? I'm starting to feel the pressure......