Need help choosing DRAPES...stuck between 2!
jshale
May 20, 2013 in Design Dilemma
We live in an open floor plan and have solid "midnight purple" drapes on wall opposite (off the kitchen and entertainment rooms). I have looked at hundreds of options and felt that it was more versatile to maintain a neutral drape so that it would not conflict with any future purchases (furniture, wall art, etc.).

I've attached an image of the floor plan & marked the 2 window areas that would be covered (great & dining rooms).

Please let me know which drape is a better choice:
a) solid, thermal that is the same drape as off the kitchen, just different color (2nd pic)
b) panel with "shifting stripes" (3rd Pic)

In the great room, they hand directly next to the fireplace and painting.
Off the dining room, they are opposite a mirror.

the 4th pic shows a side-by-side comparison.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!!
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jshale
Here are close-ups of the two curtain panels. The 1st is the solid drape (pic on the left)
The 2nd is the textured /shifting lines drape (middle)
The 3rd is the panel that is in the kitchen/ entertainment area (pic on the right)
May 20, 2013 at 12:44pm   
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jshale
Does anyone have any suggestions?? thanks!
May 20, 2013 at 7:18pm   
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Chroma Design
I like "b" the shifting stripe. It is tone on tone so it remains neutral and has visual texture.
May 21, 2013 at 4:49am     
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charleee
Yep, I agree with Chroma! B is better.
May 21, 2013 at 5:34am   
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olldroo
I like the shifting stripe, it is a nice fabric but in your case I prefer the solid fabric. The stripe comes up opaque and with the sheer curtain behind the solid fabric has more contrast. I also like the structural look of it when you consider it with the picture frame and the fireplace mantle. Can you take the rod higher though so the curtains hide the window architrave.
May 21, 2013 at 6:05am     
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jshale
Thank you everyone!
@olldroo .... we are actually going to put a cornice above the window (same fabric as drape) and raise the rod so the drape is just above the ground. :-)
May 22, 2013 at 6:48am     
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