ASK THE AUDIENCE: Which Fabric Should Em Use As A Custom Curtain To Cover Her Washer And Dryer??


We’re getting fairly near being completely carried out with the mudroom, which ties with the kitchen, sunroom, and our rest room for my favourite room in the home. It’d win as a result of I’ve by no means had one earlier than and it’s simply so wanted in Portland. I’ve lots to inform you (like how the canine wash station is definitely working), however in the present day is all concerning the cloth curtain that can disguise the washer and dryer and add a pop of sample that I need in right here. I’m obsessive about the tile (Pratt + Larson) and the wall shade (Dew Drop SW 9641 by Sherwin-Williams) and the stone is a Carerra from Bedrosians.

Right here’s what we’re taking a look at – now we have these high-efficiency Miele washer/dryers (that we bought from Construct with Ferguson). And they’re truly very nice to have a look at. However I like the concept of bringing a sample in right here. If you’re questioning why the marble is increased than the washer/dryer the reply is that I don’t keep in mind:) When it was put in like that I assumed the washer dryer slot in it completely however then after we put within the home equipment I used to be like “huh”. Jamie minimize and added a bit of leftover white oak as a shelf as a result of we weren’t going to re-fabricate the stone, and it’s not a giant deal however positive, it’s kinda odd. We’re going to push the washer/dryer again in order that we will grasp a curtain. How are we going to hold a curtain you surprise? Me, too! I believe I’ve leftover Pepe and Carol rods that I would play with and even get a small wooden dowel and a few brackets and use epoxy glue? Keep tuned on that.

Additionally how fairly are these white oak cupboards??? They’re additionally from Distinctive Kitchens & Bathtub, in white oak and really very attractive. We simply bought the ladder put in in December, stained it, and I can’t wait to point out you it.

Curtain Material Concept Possibility #1: A Traditional Ticking Stripe

So right here’s what I did – I’ve a fairly strong stock of classic materials as a result of they make me extraordinarily pleased and utilizing them is one thing that I actually do persistently use in shoots (for napkins, tablecloths/runners, make into pillows, and many others). So all the things you see here’s what I used to have and a few of them are clearly not the correct selection, however by making an attempt them out it’s simpler to see what is going to work and what positively received’t work. This isn’t sufficient yardage clearly however the concept is a traditional, utilitarian ticking stripe. Image it not wrinkled clearly. It’s tremendous however perhaps a bit boring and anticipated?

Possibility #2: Sewn Collectively Traditional Tea Towels

I used to be and nonetheless am REALLY into this concept. So that you mainly take vintage-inspired tea towels (I purchased these at an area retailer not too long ago for $14 every) and stitch them collectively. This offers me a sample (examine), feels utilitarian which I like for the mudroom, however it’s extra distinctive and type of a enjoyable twist/concept. Emily M. and Kaitlin weren’t as smitten by it which has made me doubt the concept however even now taking a look at these photographs once more I’m like, “ooh that is so cute”.

Possibility #3: A Classic Gingham

Okay, now this works and is a contender. It’s a homespun gingham (which simply means seems to be/feels handmade and is thick and actually drapey). I believe there may be sufficient however positively slicing it shut. Traditional farmhouse sample, offers some distinction, and is actually candy. Might it’s much less anticipated? Extra attention-grabbing? Positive.

Possibility 4: A Candy Cotton Tablecloth

I truly actually love this feature. I simply purchased it the opposite day on the vintage retailer (shout out to Stars) for $13 and it has a candy ruffle and a few embroidery (and no matter these holes are referred to as). It’s tremendous brilliant white which we love and whereas it could be a bit small I’m shocked by how a lot I prefer it. I do nevertheless concern that it’s a no-go because of its proximity to the canine wash and the truth that our canine shake off their mud all day on daily basis. I’m SO GLAD that we did semi-gloss paint on the partitions + tile/stone in every single place else, and actually forgiving white oak cabinetry. So I believe a white cloth isn’t a good suggestion.

Possibility 5: Classic Plaid

Right here we start my actual plaid present and inform – I’ve been amassing them without end and there are much more the place these got here from (keep in mind once I used to say that I used to be a mix of Marie Antoinette, Mad Males, and Footloose? I believe the Footloose half continues to be correct however perhaps it’s extra Downton Abbey? and extra The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel ?? Little Home on the Prairie??). Anyway, I like this one however I like others extra (hold studying). What makes these all particular is that they’re patched collectively, don’t line up completely, and simply really feel so genuine and soulful.

Possibility 6: A Yellow Floral

Initially, I needed a floral in right here as a result of I used to be going to do the plaid within the powder room (which is close by). However classic florals which are good are so very arduous to seek out. I’ve had this tablecloth for in all probability 15 years and have used it for therefore many spring shoots. I LOVE IT. It isn’t sufficiently big but when we had liked it I may need been capable of minimize and stitch it to make it match. Finally I believe it’s not proper however enjoyable to see.

Possibility #7: A Blue/Inexperienced Floral

We mentioned no to this on the shoot date however taking a look at it now I’m like, “HOW CUTE!!!” The colours work OK, it actually is surprising, nonetheless feels farm, and completely me. I believe Kaitlin and Emily M. had been extra into the plaids and I may go in both course however that is thrilling me lots. Once more, we’d have to chop this up and stitch it collectively to grow to be a rectangle after which reattach the ball fringe (you may’t lose that). However this may be actually cute as a tablecloth in Elliot’s room, on her craft desk…

Possibility #8: Strong Indigo

I at all times hoard indigo cloth and this one is so fairly, however I believe it’s a greater thrown or tablecloth than this curtain.

Possibility #9 – One other Classic Plaid

We liked this the day we shot and I like it much more now. It caught my breath. OOF, it’s good. I do know I’ll use it someplace distinguished if it’s not right here, don’t fear. Undoubtedly within the high 3 for me.

Possibility #10: Even One other Classic Plaid

I imagine that this was the winner that day as a result of the tones of the plaid labored finest with the wall shade and the ground shade, however now taking a look at it I’m leaning towards #9! They each look good – this one is only a bit darker and moodier, however perhaps not as brilliant and pleased. That is so arduous.

These are the stress-free styling selections that made me fall in love with styling – choices that carry so little weight. Like if I select incorrect I can simply pull it down and take a look at one other and I believe 3 of those may completely work. So I’ll allow you to weigh in – right here they’re once more:

However these are the highest contenders:

VOTE!!! I may go along with the favored vote on this one as a result of I believe all 4 of those may look good in several methods. LMK. xx

Mudroom Sources:

Cabinetry: Distinctive Kitchens & Baths
Stone: Bedrosians Tile & Stone
White Oak Home windows and Doorways: Sierra Pacific Home windows
Tile: Pratt + Larson

Wall Colour: Dew Drop SW 9641 by Sherwin-Williams
Hardware: Rejuvenation
Home equipment: Construct with Ferguson

*Images by Kaitlin Inexperienced


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