Pattern Play for the Win

Do you remember, my living room ideas I put together before we moved back into our home? I pictured a pair or grey sofas, dhurrie grey rug, colorful lamps and patterned drapes. I also wanted lots of pillows, like and insane amount! I was slowly making headway on my plan, and then bought 'safe' curtains from Ikea, at the time I liked that they were neutral. Deep down, I knew as soon as I had the money saved up, I'd splurge on my 'it' fabric and sew some curtains! The same time I bought fabric for my kitchen roman shades, I also bought six yards of Courtyard Oyster fabric from Tonic Living during a spring fabric sale. I love the casual clean look of back tab drapes, they give the look of pleats without the formality. I completed this project a few months ago, but had to wait until after our Home Tour in the October HGTV Magazine was out to share on my blog. I'm in love with this fabric and love the pattern, it looks so pretty in our living room. I have a lot of grey in my living room and I love grey layered in varying shades. 

I like my drapes to rest on the floors a bit, verses a big puddle or skimming above the floors. 

These drapes are the second pair, I've sewn since moving back into our home and its good straightforward sewing project to complete, Mostly consisting of lots of straight lines and measuring, click here for a how to sew back tab drapes. I ended up moving the simple Ikea drapes into our bedroom, but they feel too 'safe' in there too! I just prefer colorful window treatments in my home [ chartreuse roman shades, turquoise roman shades, floral drapes ]

What you do think of the new pattern drapes in my living room?