It is a challenge for me to come up with an idea on my own. More than likely, my inspiration begins with visual aid.
I read a magazine or book and see a photo that prompts me to experiment with a new design idea in our home.
Lately, blog-reading has been a fun and too convenient way to shop ideas for our home. It is while browsing Susie Isaac's Maggie G Designs blog, my eyes land on drapery panels hanging in her dining room.
Alternating colors of jacquard woven fabric with translucent sheerness mixed in and in a neutral color scheme were grabbing my attention. Introducing Hang Ten fabric by Pollack.
It reaffirmed my feelings for this fabric. And so it began. Susie, who offers a trade only buying service known as Maddie G Designs, arranged to have fabric samples sent to me and facilitated the process with her workroom on measurements, design and sewing of the panels. Several weeks later, we now have a dining room window dressed with beautiful fabric in a pinch pleat fashion.
I ordered the woven shades from Smith + Noble. I'm happy with the shades but now realize how much better they would look if we hung them just underneath the curtain rod for emphasis on the height of the window. Lesson learned: measure for outside mount woven shades for added height.
On days when the sun is pouring through our dining room window, I'm reminded of how much of a positive impact this fabric has made to this space. It proves how surrounding yourself with what you love can alter your mood in a good way.
Thanks to Susie, I love what surrounds our dining room window.