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Installing Drapery Yourself? Don’t miss this link

By 05/24/2013October 16th, 2018329 Comments

I love greens with browns and creams. This room below is a great inspiration photo to add some fresh into your space this Spring.

If you are installing the drapery yourself, make sure you keep these tips in mind.

Brown & Green Living Room

The plants and shrubs for our front garden have arrived and the boxwood is going in this weekend, can’t sleep I’m so excited!

Have a wonderful weekend my lovelies!

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  • Bronwen Llewellyn says:

    Ooh…I need draperies!

  • Laurel H says:

    I have been contemplating new drapes for my front windows, this would do nicely! Love the green, brown and cream color combo.

  • M Gans says:

    I love looking at curtains but have such a hard time making the final decision. I like the citrine ones!

  • Beth L says:

    Is it worse to leave windows uncovered, or to have them filled with metal blinds that belong in a fading office complex? I have trained my children horribly and have allowed them to color (with pink marker) on the object of my distaste in the hopes of replacing the beige blinds sometime this century.

  • Kristie says:

    Ooh, most of my drapes are from ikea. I could definitely use some lovelier ones. Thanks for the giveaway. Love your blog and design ideas.

  • P ryan says:

    I am loving neutral shades of curtains on similar wall colors.

  • Lori McGinnis says:

    love these fabrics…and really one can never have too many pillows!

  • leigh card says:

    the yellow and pink look so rich together!

  • April says:

    Yes! In need of drapery panels! These are beautiful:)

  • Carol Anne says:

    very very nice drapery fabrics…
    so looking forward to seeing your new boxwood too.

  • Karen says:

    Love the black and white print and the Dwell print is to die for! 🙂 We have these ugly creamy yellow blinds that came with our new condo and its so hard to decorate around them…

  • Amy says:

    Love the Imperial Trellis fabric!

  • Red says:

    I love the yellow too. And I adore drapes. Beautiful drapes are better than furniture!

  • L. Lodermeier says:

    I’d love to win a pair of drapes. I’d install them in my bedroom. 🙂
    Maria, I enjoy your blogs. Look forward to seeing images of your front yard when it is completed.

  • Cindy says:

    Love the Dwell Studio fabric. I’ve been thinking of making these myself 🙂

  • Fingers crossed, we have lots of windows, but not many draperies! Would love some of their gorgeous drapes!

  • Mary says:

    I saved her website to my favourites. What a great resource for draperies and pillows using designer fabrics.

    I do have a brown sofa and the trellis drapery would look awesome in my room.

  • Ooh I love the trellis pattern. That is geometric happiness to me!

  • Debbie Bruna says:

    LOVE the Imperial Trellis!

  • Angi Smith says:

    I have the perfect room for the yellow curtains! I used to be signed up to get your newsletter but changed internet servers last monrh and lost my old email address. Glad to see this post so I can get your mails again!

  • Sarah says:

    New build = no draperies yet other than one set I bought on clearance at Cdn Tire, so clearly I need help! Or pity. Perhaps mocking. For curtains in a bedroom, is there a rule of thumb regarding the length below the sill/above the frame?

  • Cindy W says:

    Great inspiration photos! Have been remodeling and could sure get good use out of some pillows.

  • Jodi says:

    Lovely fabrics and just the thing I need for my unfinished living room!

  • Mary Ann says:

    I love the fabrics. They would look great on my couch to give our room some color!!

  • Lauren says:

    Who can’t use new draperies!?!? Love!

  • Ilona says:

    Yummy! 🙂

  • Maureen Baum says:

    With your inspiration, I have completed decorating the bedrooms. Time to start the living room and these draperies would be perfect!

  • Sandra says:

    The curtains and pillows are fabulous! There is a smaller than average door wall in my home with no window treatments. The room will look spectacular with drapes that have a pattern of some sort. Thank you for the opportunity to enter to win!

  • Suzan says:

    How do we enter to win? The drapery is so lovely, I want some!

  • Karla says:

    Simply Elegant!!!

  • Bonnie says:

    I have a dining room window that would just pop with the yellow!

  • Melanie Harley says:

    I love the brown and cream imperial curtains. Right now I have no curtains in my family room so winning a pair of window treatments would be the cat’s meow. We are going to pick out a new sofa today so pillows will be welcomed too. Thank you for sharing your inspiration photos. Your designs are delicious!

  • Cathy Z says:

    I’m still into the Imperial Trellis as well, fingers crossed!

    Maria, I couldn’t make the door seminar yesterday as it aired but I haven’t received the re-broadcast via email yet, is there a step I’m supposed to be taking to get this? Thanks

  • Gay wells says:

    Would love to win. I just moved into a new house and we have lots of bare windows. Cheers.

  • kevin says:

    Timely post for me. I need curtains in my living room for my patio doors. It always seems like your reading my mind.

  • Marsha says:

    We’re building a new house. Love,love the Trellis fabric!

  • The fabrics were gorgeous Maria and I’d love to win too, thanks!

  • Jen says:

    What beautiful fabrics! We are all lucky to have such great inspiration..

  • Claire says:

    Pink and yellow is always on my short list of home decor colors – such a yummy combination! Gorgeous yellow drapes would POP in a tiny studio that I’m about to paint a warm grey. Maybe add some pink accents … ; )

  • Mitzi says:

    I love the pink and yellow together. Gorgeous drapery!

  • Alice Chapmon says:

    Love the yellow! Would be great in my dining room! Thanks for a chance to win!

  • Arlene says:

    Today we are putting down maple hardwoods. I have beige (pink undertone) leather couch set. I was thinking a splash of color with drapery would bring happiness into the room. Now I even know how to hang them with your valuable information Maria.

  • Denise says:

    Love these fabrics, could use some color in my house since we just moved and haven’t been able to decorate!

  • Diane says:

    These look so fresh and updated!

  • Rachel Crowe says:

    Love fabrics, I’m a pillow hoarder!

  • Catherine says:

    Beautiful and the timing of this offer couldn’t be better. We are in the midst of having a new walk in closet installed and need drapes for the bedroom. Fingers crossed!

  • Angela says:

    I love the fabrics! We are building (and decorating!) a new house so this would come at the perfect time.

  • Robin says:

    LOVE the trellis patterns! Thanks for the chance to enter!

  • Dana says:

    Count me in! It’d be a treat to have some quality pillows in my house for once. Enjoy our landscaping…that’s something I get giddy about too!

  • Ashley says:

    I laughed when you wrote, “Most of us have a room that could use some drapery panels.” I’ve been in my house for 12 years and I still don’t have any up in my living room! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Tammy says:

    Love how the green makes the creams and browns so much more fresh. I could really use this drapery to inject colour in my beige and brown family room!

  • Monica says:

    Curtains and pillows are always happy . . . provided one avoids an unsavory clash of the undertones, of course. Thank you, for the opportunity!

  • Ann Ingalls says:

    Checking your blog while on my trip to Ireland!! First project when I come back home is draperies for our bedroom. Just thinking!

  • netty says:

    I would love to coordinate the brown and cream Imperial Trellis fabric with my brown leather sofa and group of loveseats and box chairs in my living room to have a geometric punch.There is a lot of light coming out from the dining room window and it will surely beautifully screen the light and open in mellow days. Appreciate this Maria.

  • Love the yellow!!

  • elle says:

    Whoa! This is timely. Something for my patio doors as I have just finished the painting. Here is hoping! 🙂

  • Sandra says:

    Could really use some new pillows for my linen couch! Thanks Maria.

  • Ellen says:


  • Cherie says:

    Count me in! Gorgeous fabrics!

  • Mary in Ohio says:

    What a great source-
    Saw some great chevron pillows!
    would love to win!

  • Kirsten says:

    Have a lot of window that could use some gorgeous draperies like those!!

  • Sharon says:

    You read my mind! Boy, do I need some window covering advice! This looks like a great resource.

  • Mary says:

    Normally I sew my own window treatments. While I’m redoing our guest room, it would be nice to have a pair made for me. Especially after what I’ve spent on fabric samples.

  • Julie says:

    I love the inspiration photo. Green is one of my favorite colors and feels so fresh!

  • Elynn Shapiro says:

    Though it’s 47 degrees, dismal and dreary for Memorial Day weekend at the Jersey Shore, those yellow curtains and the pink room fill me with hope and energy and … happiness. 🙂

  • Amy says:

    Those yellow draperies would go great with The House of the Pink Door from Wednesday! I would love to see what kind of chances they took on the inside. I love all of the color…I’m so glad it is coming back (wouldn’t you hate to be imprisoned in a Restoration Hardwar-greige world?)

    • mairi says:

      Good point on the greige world! I’ve often thought that after magazine photo shoots, the colour in these rooms is brought out of hiding…just a guess.

  • Leigh Ann says:

    Wow, very pretty! I have a bare set of french doors that would love to be dressed!

  • Lucy says:

    The dwell fabric looks quite lovely- love that warm, honey shade yellow!

  • Susan says:

    Looks so lovely! It’s so hard to find great fabric like that in my hometown. We don’t even have a Fabricland anymore 🙁

  • chris says:

    beautiful….what a fun gift! Thanks!

  • Joyce Ward says:

    OMGoodness- how gorgeous! They would look
    lovely in my studioffice where I am spring cleaning this week- thank you very much!

  • Paula Diekhoff says:

    Redoing bedrooms and NEED new curtains. This would be a great win!! Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Laura says:

    The yellow drapes are amazing! And much needed!!

  • Shilpa says:

    I love the trellis design or even the black and Creme fret design on the draperies. Either of them would be a great complement to my living room.

  • Susan says:

    So exciting… beautiful fabrics and all of my rooms need draperies – deciding on which room to start in is the difficult part.

    Maria, unfortunately I was not able to attend the door webinar yesterday. How do I get the link to the re-broadcast?
    Thanks for all of your inspiration and guidance!!

  • Judy says:

    Wonderful post! Thanks so much.

  • Laura says:

    Gorgeous, I could use new panels in my bedroom!

  • Joan Rosen says:

    Rule number 14: you can NEVER have enough pillows! So fun to change them up. Good luck gardening!

  • mairi says:

    I’m with you on the yellow fabric Maria-wow! I would create a whole decor scheme around it and it would go so well with our cognac hued sofas..They’re all nice actually…great website.
    The last photo was inspiring with it’s rock and moss table display. Think I’ll try that in a couple of shady cement planters for a minimalist look.

  • Danielle says:

    What beautiful fabrics – and what an amazing giveaway! Fingers crossed!

  • Donna says:

    Closing on a new house next week, so could definitely use some beautiful new drapes!

  • Sharon Avinger says:

    What beautiful, modern fabrics! Love that yellow, too. Thank you for this giveaway!

  • Angela N says:

    My big pink beige sectional could use a serious pillow overhaul. I am switching over to lots of navys and blues. Love the fabrics to choose from!

  • Abbe says:

    I have a living room that really needs help! Theses beautiful drapes would be perfect!!!

  • InfoDiva says:

    Love the yellows! I’m old enough to remember the last time these bright yellows were often used–by Mario Buatta in the 1980s. He was known as the “Prince of Chintz.” Largely due to his influence, glazed floral chintz, often outline quilted, was everywhere and everyone wanted his English country look.

    This new take on yellow looks so much fresher. I love it!

  • Monique says:

    This is lovely Maria, I hope I win, I’m looking for curtains for my spare bedroom! I’m excited for you and can’t wait to see pictures!

  • A-L says:

    There are some beautiful fabrics shown, and some new pillows would be great.

  • Ginger Kay says:

    I would very much like to replace all the horizontal blinds in my house. Lazy housecleaners like myself should never have horizontal blinds.

  • cathy says:

    Love, love, love those yellow drapes…and would look perfect in my 100+ yr old home that currently has NO drapes. Love.yellow.period! Thanks so very much for the offer!

  • Leslie says:

    Love those fabrics! I have lots of windows which could use some curtains..

  • Janet says:

    Loving the pic with yellow and pink!

  • Wendy Munsell says:

    Lovely ideas for how to use these beautiful drapes and pillows. Thanks for the give-a-way opportunity!

  • Barbara Winters says:

    Pure deliciousness Maria. Nothing says love, in a room, like custom drapes and cushions!

  • Denise Stormzand says:

    Love your website!
    Furniture – Done
    Paint – Done
    Carpet – Done
    Windows – BARE
    Budget – GONE
    Please put me in for this chance to win this panel giveaway!

  • Lori says:

    New curtain panels will update any room! I’m in!

  • Lia says:

    Fantastic give away and beautiful fabrics. Love!!

  • Sandra says:

    EVERY year for the past 10 years (just after Christmas) I want to use yellow in my Minnesota living room…have a beautiful dark green but want to add more yellow…painting it yellow just doesn’t seem to work in this west (large window) and east (eensy window). BUT those drapes would work really goooooood!

  • Andrea says:

    I’m always looking to update my rooms – these curtains would be great!

  • Darla says:

    You can just see the lustrous quality of the fabric. Count me in!

  • Elizabeth says:

    We just moved and I have clean colored walls but my drapes from the old place are not clean colored… was considering bleach. Would love clean curtains!

  • Kim says:

    Those prints would certainly freshen up my home. I’d love to win!

  • Sherri says:

    I’ve been looking at my living room window this week, thinking that it’s really time to get those drapery panels. I have my fingers crossed for this!

  • Thanks for a great new source, Maria. Fabrics are fun and at a great price!

  • Scribbler says:

    New curtains are always nice — I am going to check out the site and see what else is there.

  • Great site, beautiful drapes. Can’t wait to see what you do with your landscaping Maria! I’ll have to come visit some day 🙂

  • colleen says:

    Oh, the yellow and pink! Love it. And then the brown and green living room. I look at it and I’m transported to the edge of the woods on a breezy sun-dappled day. Thanks for the inspiration, Maria!

  • janie says:

    Love the colors!!

  • Meger Anski says:

    Thanks for the link to the post on HOW TO MEASURE FOR A CURTAIN ROD, from August 20, 2010 — I missed this one and am excited to read the info there. I had followed the link in case I win! LOL

    I am so in love with the Dwell fabrics — especially the Coral Reef in Mandarin. I have a grey bedroom (green gray) and a punch of coral is needed. 🙂

    What a fun post, thank you!!

  • Lois says:

    Trellis is my favorite!!

  • Teresa says:

    Beautiful color and pattern.

  • BillP says:

    I was just measuring for drapery panels his past week. Maybe I’ll get lucky! A lot of nice offerings on the Nena Von website!

  • Cathy R says:

    Thanks for the great opportunity! I need drapes and would love to win this gorgeous ones!! BTW the Front Door Webinar was great…thanks!

  • Maureen says:

    With the help of your ebook, I have amazed my friends by apparently changing the colour of my “taupe/pink”
    leather sofa to a warm camel simply by painting the living room walls a different colour! I have wood slat venetians up now, some drapes would be fabulous.

  • Candy says:

    Would love some new drapes for my living room

  • lme says:

    These are surely great pick-me-ups for adding that extra “umph” for a finishing touch… I too like the pink and yellow!

  • Kami says:

    What a fun giveaway! I don’t have any drapes in my house yet. I would love to win!

  • Barb says:

    Just watched the owner of Dwell fabric on Cityline- she has an amazing store and the fabrics they all coordinate together . Beautiful fabrics love them all. I just got a quote on some living room drapes so winning some would be even better.

  • Lori Gilding says:

    Loving the yellow drapes. I have been staring at that bare dining room window for far too long! Have searched this city and countless websites for
    The right pair and HERE the are! The neighbours
    Won’t be able to see what we have for dinner!

  • Colette Walker says:

    Lovely drapes and pillows!

  • Debbie says:

    We have been in our older new home for three years now and we still have white roller shades covering all the windows. I sooo need this .

  • Margaret Meade says:

    My living room is asking for some lovely and inspirational drapes like these!

  • Carmen Bechter says:

    The geometric print is a great way to wake up those things that look ancient and traditional without sacrificing their essence. By folding the modern into the more mature furnishings everything is made all the better for it.

  • Heather says:

    I love the yellow Dwell Studio drapes. I used he same fabric in azure in our twin daughters’ nursery. It is stunning!

    Love love the yellow – they would look fab in our gray and yellow dining room!!!

  • Lynn says:

    I’ve been searching for the right fabric – and some extra cash – for draperies in my master bedroom. Thank you for the links to tips for installing yourself!

  • Veronika says:

    Those yellow drapes would sure cheer me up every time I saw them!

  • Barb says:

    Would love to win these for my daughter…new (old) house with several drapery needs!

  • Veronika says:

    Those yellow drapes would put me in a good mood every morning!

  • kristin says:

    We are just finishing up a master suite addition and this would be a great contest to win!

  • Joy says:

    Love the brown and green!

  • Cathy says:

    I could use some nice drapes in my dining room 🙂

  • Karen says:

    I am in the midst of redecorating my bedroom and ensuite and the drapes are a piece of the puzzle I haven’t gotten to yet. What a wonderful prize they would be to win!!

  • Valerie says:

    Would love to know your ideas for coordinating drapes with bed covers in master bedrooms. We could use new drapes in our master. Love the website.

  • Kathy Kniep says:

    Beautiful, so spring like !

  • Robin Tracey says:

    This would be perfect timing! My fingers are crossed! 🙂

  • Maria in Calgary says:

    Good luck with the landscaping – love the pots you purchased! The Nena Von draperies and pillows are stunning!

  • Rhonda says:

    Enjoy each and every post Maria. Great contest.

  • Dana Brown says:

    Since I’m stuck with my 60s pink tile bathroom for a time, it will now share yellow as an accent color. Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂

  • Robin says:

    Wonderful! I wonder what would look best with a black leather couch? Grays? Turquoise? Gray-Green? Don’t you love the possibilities?

  • DAS says:

    When design elements pair and work and often are unexpected, you wonder what was the inspiration, the fabric or the painting? Notice the ground on the vase blends with the ground of the acanthus leaf gold. The pink wall–it has texture, was it a finish or was it fabric or wallpaper? So many things to keep the eye entertained.

  • Tracy G says:

    Love that dwell fabric….I have it in navy blue and its gorgeous. It has such great colors in it, I’m using it in a navy blue room with blue accents on some chairs….that have yet to be ordered yet but I had to have the fabric.

  • Dianna A says:

    New home in a couple of months; will need drapes. Love both of these! Thank you!

  • Lisa Sontag Kissee says:

    Where do you go to sign up to win a pair of drapes???

  • Pam Dieckman says:

    I love the yellow toile bird pattern. It would be a lovely addition to my bedroom. I have an antique secretary with stain glass in a yellow gold and I need drapes in this color.

  • StagerLinda says:

    Black and Cream fretwork please! I went on her website and these would work wonders in my bedroom! Fun contest, Maria.

  • Lisa P says:

    Oh Boy, my house needs drapes in every room! I would start in the family room with some beautiful green ones. Thanks for the chance to win some!

  • Julie says:

    Pretty fabrics! Of course, I have learned from you that the yellow and pink one that you like works because it is a clean, fresh palette but if it were pinky beige and yellow beige it would be a different story. Thanks for the lessons.

  • Jadyn says:

    I wouldn’t have thought that brown, cream and green would go so well together, but it does look fresh for spring!

  • MH says:

    I want to buy my mother some pillows for her sofa but she won’t let me. If I could win some, then she would take them.

  • Laura Serna says:

    I have panels from that Dwell fabric. It’s divime. I would love a fresh set in a black and cream geometric.

  • Katz says:

    Trying to redo my living room on a very tight budget. Could really use some pillows or drapes. Love those yellow drapes in the article.

  • Peter says:

    So many choices. I’ll still need help to pick them out.

  • Cheryl says:

    Drapes — ohmy, that would be a happy surprise! Master bedroom needs drapes, badly!

  • Patricia Hatfield says:

    What a great giveaway! Would love some curtains for my bedroom.

  • Jenny says:

    The pink and yellow idea is great. By the way, thanks for sharing your landscaping project. It’s great to see the progress along with the explanation of why.

  • Joanne G W says:

    Twelve years in our house, and we don’t have draperies yet! We did just paint our door purple, and we’re very happy with it. I keep following your blog, and I may have the house in shape by the next 12 years!

  • Denise S. says:

    I’ve been looking for drapes for my dining room ever since we moved into this house. I’ve been reading your blog for years and have loved watching you make over your new house. I can’t wait to see all the landscaping.

  • suzy charto says:

    what a beautiful selection – it would be hard to choose

  • Fran says:

    Great giveaway, Maria! After 10 years, I still need window treatments in the master bedroom!

  • Andrea H says:

    I really enjoy reading your blog. You visited our home about 2 years ago. It was great. Love to have you visit again soon! Thanks Maria for sharing your inspiration. We only have curtains in one room in the whole house … plenty of space for more.

  • Kimberly says:

    What a great giveaway! Thanks Maria! I have always been intimidated by the drapery choosing process so I’m always looking for inspiration.

  • Gail says:

    In the process of redoing my living room and I could certainly use new drapes!

  • jon anne winstead says:

    Would love, love these draperies!! We have just done our home in shades of gray and these would work so well!! Love you, Maria and have to tell you again how much I enjoyed the webinar!! Can’t wait to go through the ebook!! Irene was just great keeping up with all the emails that she got during the seminar!!
    Thanks, Jon Anne Winstead

  • Sarah Bye says:

    Me Too! Simply beautiful. Looking for something to replace my Ikea curtains!

  • Cynthia says:

    Who doesn’t like “free”??? Count me in with the other 100’s:)
    Beautiful drapes!!!

  • Gail Bailey says:

    Maria, I have learned a great deal reading your amazing blog, and I look forward to working with you in July. There are no draperies on my windows…yet. Many thanks!

  • Karen says:

    I just purchase fabric to make drapery panels for my living room. But I do need fabulous pillows for the sofa!

  • Heather says:

    We have purchased a new home and move in day is June 14th. I have been actively reading your blog and gotten many great design ideas for color matching each of the rooms and creating a flow from room to room. Fantastic tips! Thank you.

  • Liz says:

    Lovely! I would feel so lucky to win! I am such a fan of yours! *crossing fingers*

  • Michelle says:

    DIning room windows have been bare for years. Time to cover up! Thanks!

  • Ann says:

    My husband is threatening to hang sheets on the windows if I don’t soon get some sort of draperies. I would LOVE these -they are GORGEOUS!

  • SandyCGC says:

    What a fun contest. Just took a peek at Nena’s website and see that I could spend a long time there dreaming up many rooms and planning the ones I have. Love your last photo with the wonderful touches of green because I’m a “green” girl. Even better, what a simple but brilliant inspiration for all those clients and readers stuck with those huge brown leather sofas and chairs and whose hubbies and/or budgets won’t let them replace yet even though the brown trend is so over.

  • Janet says:

    My master bedroom is begging for beautiful drapes!

  • Donna Levi says:

    Maria, thank you for this giveaway!
    What beautiful, modern fabrics! Two words to say;
    “Pick Me”.

  • I would love a pair of new draperies! Btw, you did a great job on your webinar yesterday xoxo

  • Holy cow, put me in the pool!!! I would love a new pair of drapes!!!!!

  • rita says:

    Beautiful Drapes! If I win, I will create a room around any o these drapes.

  • Maureen says:

    I would love ANY of these drapes for my house!

  • Maggie S says:

    New pillows will update my living room!

  • Allison says:

    I can always use new pillows!! Great give-away, Maria.

  • keren says:

    Wow the gold undertones to the Piink & yellow are so decadent; great pairing! Thanks for this opportunity Maria! I love your website….I feel the happiness 🙂

  • Sandy says:

    I have been wanting to add panels to my living room window. These are beautiful! Thx for the opportunity to win a free set!

  • Stacy says:

    My guest room needs drapes and these would be perfect!

  • Lisa says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win new drapes. I am loving the colors and patterns. Have fun with your landscaping this weekend. Can’t wait to see the end result!

  • Stacey says:

    We’ve lived in our house for 12 years now and we desperately need window treatments in our family room and living room. I would love the opportunity to win,

  • Karen says:

    The drapes are stunning but it’s because you have that great decorating knowledge of what to place them with. We are getting our house made wheelchair accessible for my husband. It’s been a long wait of 18 years for him getting around from the floor so he’s excited for the accessibility of the house and I am for the chance to decorate and make it a beautiful and cheerful home. New drapes like the ones above would be the icing so to speak on the cake. Love you site and all the great sharing of tips too

  • Sharon says:

    I am in the midst of using your lovely BIG shades of gray paint samples to paint our bedroom walls. I just bought a duvet cover with flowers of red, orange and yellow. The yellow Dwell fabric would look FABULOUS!!!!!!!

  • Louise says:

    Living room has big windows that still need drapery!

  • Theresa says:

    Love the yellow and pink!

  • Theresa says:

    Love the sunshine yellow and pink!

  • Mary says:

    My master bedroom hasn’t been redone since we moved in 16 years ago. This would be a great starting point!

  • Kim Learn says:

    dreaming about Nena Von Custom Drapery in my master bedroom….

  • TracyB says:

    Yellow and pink is a perfect combination! Beautiful fabrics!
    Thanks for sharing, Maria!

  • Michele In SF Bay Area says:

    I do love that fresh combo of yellow and pink. I’m not normally a floral person, but the combo has such a bright look, it feels contemporary!

  • Pearl says:

    Would love some new drapes to cover up bare windows! 🙂
    Thanks for the giveaway!!

  • Leone says:

    Our large living room windows are begging to be dressed up. They’re tired of the current drab attire. Lovely drapery would be a huge improvement!

  • Pat says:

    For a fabricaholic, lovely curtains are delicious eye candy. Would love curtains for my dining room

    Looking forward to seeing posts of your garden

  • Paula Van Hoogen says:

    Yikes–so many people need drapes and pillows–me too! Happy gardening, Maria :o).

  • Kristen says:

    Wow, gorgeous drapes and rooms to go with them! Thank you, Maria!

  • Jeanine says:

    Draperies are such a nice finish to a room and pull it together. And here in Texas they are necessary to help keep out the heat in the summer. Thanks for the chance to win

  • Amy says:

    Dwell fabrics are fantastic! The yellow bird fabric would look great in all different types on rooms.
    Thanks Maria!

  • Brooke says:

    Cool! Thanks Maria

  • Leslie says:

    I’m in desperate need of new drapes for my formal living room/library.

  • Jane Mac Innis says:

    Just about ready to turn the sod for a brand new house we plan to retire to. Have moved all over the world and this is our 15th and final move. Feeling the stress of so many decisions. Your blog is wonderful Maria and I have spent many hours pouring over your ideas. Thanks for all your wonderful articles.

  • teresa says:

    I have quite a few rooms where I could use a pair of nice curtains. I’m crushing on that first yellow pair.

    I only caught the sign-off of your webinar…any idea when it might be uploaded? (Not to rush you or anything!) It’s so great to hear your voice! CTD

  • P martell says:

    Love all. Need all. Want all. Thank you.

  • Diana says:

    Lovely drapes. Great website. Thanks much.

  • Q Coburn says:

    I own a Wedding Biz from my home and would love to do up my Bridal store where I get lots of customers! And whenever someone shows their appreciation for the lovely fabric you gave, I will refer them to you and Nena Von! Thanks!

  • Heddy Bing says:

    If I won these draperies I’d give them to my son and daughter in law.
    They have moved into a new home – their first… and with twin baby girls 3 month old, and a 18 month old sweetest little boy, there isn’t extra money except for pampers!
    Thanks for postings…I love what you’re doing!

  • Lisa P says:

    Thanks for the chance to win new drapes. I would love to put some in my home!

  • Sarah D. says:

    Our living room could reallllyyyy use some fun, colorful drapes! Love the geometric pattern ones 🙂

  • donna says:

    Lovely fabrics!

  • Marissa says:

    After all you have taught be about pink undertones, I need some new drapes!

  • Barbara says:

    Oh I love fabrics so much! I just love going to textile museums. Unfortunately, you can only use so much in your house, unless you are changing things often and I have never been able to afford that.

    Hope you have great weather for your gardening this weekend, Maria.

  • Anne says:

    Would love new drapes in my living room!

  • I will love some pretty fabric!

  • Cindy Sue says:

    well let’s see, our oldest is just now finishing up his house, BUT, I reaalllly need a new pair for the bedroom. Hmmm… no need to wonder who would win out. the kid…

  • Susan S says:

    I’ve read a mere smattering of the responses and will add myself among the many who are in need of freshening our draperies! Whoa, it must be one of the last things most of us choose to spend money on, so winning some would be fabulous!!

    Great giveaway! I’m crossing my fingers and maybe even my toes!

  • Tiffany says:

    Love the website. Beautiful fabrics! Thanks for sharing!

  • Mindy says:

    I’m drooling over those pictures! We’re in desperate need of some new pillows, this would be wonderful to win! Thanks for the chance!

  • Melissa says:

    Decisions decisions. You can never have enough pillows, right?

  • Shirley Schaugaard says:

    I love the Thomas Paul “Aviary” pillow! It would be such fun in my Family Room.

  • I am in love of the brown and green living room! What a fresh look. The yellow drapery is stunning. My fingers and toes are crossed to win!!

  • Rory says:

    I would LOVE some of those beautiful pillow covers for my sofa! Thanks, Maria, for the giveaway! And your landscaping is looking very nice too.

  • Colleen says:

    This would be amazing! Thank you for the chance!

  • YvonneM says:

    I would love to win some new drapes for my master bedroom, I love patterned fabric and would have so much fun choosing just the right ones.

  • Darla Yannatone says:

    To have an opportunity to pick some gorgeous new panels or pillows, oh what fun! Thanks for the opportunity to dream!

  • Allison says:

    Oh wow! Their fabrics are beautiful! Draperies really make a room look finished. I think I would choose a fun pattern that would inspire me to totally redecorate. Thanks Maria for all your wisdom!

  • Betsy OShea says:

    I gather that posting enters one into this contest!!LOL. Never saw so many comments. A room w/o drapery or curtains looks unfinished IMHO. I love the last shot w cream (linen?) panels on cream walls…good drapery is tres cher so neutral colors can be kept w a new color scheme. MARIA, i know u like Eileen K Boyd’s work. She lives&works on my town…huntington NY. Right now in her shop window she has drapes done in her Duralee fabric Margeaux in bright green. The best part is a dressmaker detail; softly gathered ruffle on the leading edges. Nice touch

  • Erin Bice says:

    Ohhh drapery can really make a difference in a room. I currently don’t have drapes because I’m waiting to find the perfect fabric!

  • Susan Dahlstrom says:

    The fabrics are gorgeous! I would LOVE to win drapery panels as my very large picture window has remained drapeless for the last 20 years. Drapery panels would add just the right finishing touch to pull the room together.

  • Zhaleh says:

    Gotta love drapes, they really finish a room.

  • Carol says:

    The panels shown above are GORGEOUS! Just what my little window needs! 🙂

  • Toni T says:

    how exciting. I am finally starting my condo redo and would love to start with fantastic drapes..
    Thanks! Toni

  • Debann says:

    I love the green, brown, and cream decorated room. The citrine curtains are beautiful.

  • Vicki Packham says:

    I love green with brown and cream also. So peaceful.

  • Sandy Salm says:

    I always say, Paint is the best and least expensive to make a great impact on your room, followed by adding fabric for warmth, colour, pattern, texture, scale, personality, luxury, etc., etc. Bring it on, Maria!

  • ooh, I’d love to put some drapes in our family room. great giveaway – thanks!

  • jeannene says:

    I am choosing new colors for my dining room right now based on what you have taught me. I really need new curtains to go with my new paint.l

  • Netty says:

    So need cute drapery fror the girls shared big girl room. Or…my sofa desperately needs new pillows!

    Thanks foe the chance 🙂

  • jody guth says:

    fabulous drapes, and I’d love the yellow in my dining room!!!

  • Suzanne says:

    Most of the rooms in my home need drapery. Thanks for pointing out that site. Everything on there looks delicious (drapes and pillows) but my favourite for my home would be Kelp Blue Diamonds On Linen.

  • Barbara says:

    My bedroom needs panels! Thanks for this opportunity. Wonderful blog, by the way.

  • Tootle says:

    I’d love a pair of drapes with a black out liner!

  • Paulette Strim says:

    Love the lime green, cream and brown. I’m planning a renovation so new drapery panels would be wonderful.

  • Lisa says:

    I love those drapes! They would work so nicely in my spare bedroom. Can’t wait to see pictures of your yard.

  • DY says:

    Our living room could really use some drapes, I’m sick of the plain white blinds! Need some flair :-).

  • Melissa says:

    I love all the patterns and pretty colors!

  • Kasey says:

    I could use a “hit of geometric happiness.” Thanks for making me laugh!

  • Susan says:

    I could sure make good use of some new drapery panels! Pick me, pick me! Lol

  • Ann says:

    I’d love some gorgeous drapes like these…my 15 year old drapes are looking rather tired.

  • Sandy says:

    I love the living room ! I would add some creamy white orchids to top off the pretty plant box.

    Thank you for sharing all of you color advice !


  • Eliana Brown says:

    I LOVE the yellow and pink together!

  • Patti says:

    I love, love, love the lime green and brown living room. Must be cool to hang out in such a beautiful room. Hope to win the drapery! xoxo

  • Laura says:

    A pair wouldn’t do it for me, all my rooms have at least three windows. Now throw pillows, those I can always use! Such an easy waybtomchangeup a room!

  • Debbie says:

    I would love new draperies, all my windows are bare at the moment. Love your blog

  • Megan says:

    Me! Me!
    Love your blog 🙂

  • Mary Ellen Peregolise says:

    I have shutters on most of my windows but would love some pillows!

  • brenda says:

    1 a.m. still awake
    dreaming panels, curtains, drapes
    full moon shines thru paper shades
    fabric treatments s’il vous plaît

  • Diane says:

    I love the changes you have made to your yard. Can’t wait to see how the boxwoods look. Thsnk you for your wonderful advice on my living room/dining room/kitchen/den. It makes me happy every day. Now we are starting on our outdated bedroom. Could definitely use a lovely injection of color happiness there.

  • debbie sterba says:

    Hi Maria !
    so busy day-dreaming over the drapes and pillows shown, that i almost forgot to enter the contest !!!
    What a great idea…. thanks for your many inspirations !

  • gretchen says:

    Count me in…those curtains could turn my place from zero to hero!!!
    Thanks for the interesting posts!

  • Risa says:

    On the living room couch, I’ve been using outdoor pillows that I bought on clearance last year. Lol. New pillows would be awesome 🙂

  • I need drapes in the worst way – my living room drapes are peach and green floral stripes. Horrid and they need to go.

    Have fun with the new gardens!!

  • Brenda Schmidt says:

    i love the greens, creams and browns!

  • Gail Clevenger says:

    Guest Room has been completed for months….but still has empty feeling…NEEDS DRAPES!!!! What a wonderful gift this would be!

  • Elisabeth says:

    Those brown and green trellis fabric drapes would complement my leather brown sofas. It would certainly add some “oomph” to the living room. What a great giveaway!

  • Cathy P says:

    Ooohhh, I’d love new draperies. Thanks so much!! Love your site and fun tips.

  • Penny Howell says:

    Beautiful choices as always !! Love your blog Maria
    and thank you for the give away 🙂

  • Kristen says:

    This would be great!!!

  • Beth says:

    Most definitely need drapes and pillows and you to make decirating decisions for me.

  • Catherine Buss says:

    I’m with you… love the Dwell fabric on those drapery panels. Would be perfect in the new guest room. So many pretty pillows on the website, too…

  • Loribeth says:

    I think my bedroom could really use curtains with a geometric… Everything is so solid in there!

  • Kara says:

    I so need drapes! Thanks

  • [email protected] Silverman Designs says:

    Love the trellis draperies!


  • Kimba Haas says:

    My daughter, who has had a string of hospitalizations recently, is going to start decorating her room in the new house we are moving to. She loves red and has picked out a raspberry red damask wallpaper for an accent wall. I love the yellow sofa against the raspberry red walls though I think she would prefer something with black in it for her drapes. In any case, thanks for reminding me about the DWELL fabrics. I’ll bet I can find something she likes.

  • Barb says:

    I would love new drapery panels on my Living Room windows! Love your blog Maria!!!

  • liza says:

    Needing drapes!

  • Mary says:

    I just could use some instant happiness. Love the pillows.

  • Jen Borba says:

    Drapes and pillows always finish a room so well. So many to choose from. Thanks Maria!

  • Tammara Morrow says:

    Stunning….stunning…love the patterns and pop of style and colour!

  • Dina Eisenberg says:

    Those citrine beauties would look smashing in my cool grey living room. Live that fabric

  • ellen Rush says:

    love the pink walls, flower painting and yellow/greyish sofa – so interesting, warm and inviting. I would love to have velvet curtain panels for the winter!

  • Annie says:

    I have always preferred drapery.Class pure class. : )

  • Casey Kaucher says:

    I just painted my living room and am looking for the perfect curtains

  • Andrea says:

    I’d LOVE to win some draperies… I’ve sewn many of my own, but I absolutely love her “Overlapping Graticcio” panels… they would go in my decor so nicely, that I’d have to decide which room to put them in 🙂

  • Kristy says:

    I have been living with blinds for too long, and miss the softening effect of drapes. I love the Long-Kelp Blue Diamonds pattern.

  • Deep wheat colored walls in my coved ceiling bedroom with fuchsia panels, beautiful!

  • Vicky Rizzardo says:

    There once was a living room couch
    Upon which the whole family would slouch
    But with new pillows that “pop”
    And a karate chop “top”
    Maybe I could be less of a grouch!

  • Mary says:

    I really want to add window draperies in my bedroom, however both windows, on the same wall, are off-center. I would greatly appreciate a future post on selecting fabric patterns and hanging curtains to help disguise this architectural frustration. Thanks!

  • Mary says:

    Wow beautiful fabrics and inspiration pics! I love pink , but would never have thought of pairing it with yellow. What a happy combo!

    I too would love a pair of drapes. I have plantation shutters for years. Chosen because I thought drapes were old fashioned and didn’t want to deal with fading, dust, dry cleaning etc. However I’ve come to realize some of these windows look unfinished and would benefit from drapes to add color, style and warmth.

    Starting to think about redoing my bedroom which has 3 large windows close together in an angled bay. They have white plantation shutter on them and I think the area would look great if framed by drape panels on the outer sides. A geometric pop of color perhaps!

  • Sharon says:

    Love the pink and yellow. The couch is wonderful! (and I sure could use some new draperies!)

  • Cindy Brouwer says:

    I love the green and brown living room and long to have something as gorgeous as that in my home. Thank you for all the inspiration and education you provide.

  • kate C. says:

    I need new draperies all over my house!

  • SHeryl TAylor says:

    Maria, I am one of your biggest fans! Love your style and am hoping to win the giveaway!

  • Holly Howe says:

    What Fabulous Fabrics!! They would be So Stunning in my home!!
    It would color me happy!!

  • Erinn says:

    Love the yellow drapes!!!

  • Kelly Hinkley says:

    It just so happens that I need new drapes for my living room! So what a timely contest.
    Maria, I can’t wait to see your garden pics!

  • Michelle says:

    I am in the process of designing my son’s nursery! Custom draperies would be such a wonderful addition!!

  • Sue says:

    I could use a nice set of draperies in my bedroom, Love these fabrics.
    Didn’t win the mailbox will try for this. Keep my fingers crossed.

  • Rebecca says:

    The guest bedroom needs a redo. Drapery in a fun fabric would be a good place to start.

  • Christine says:

    Love that Dwell fabric! Gorgeous! Thanks for posting the giveaway, Maria.

  • Angela says:

    I’ve been looking to replace my JCP drapes in the front room and these are fabulous!

  • Tania Romaniuk says:

    I’m looking for some draperies with blackout lining for my TV room. Thanks!!

  • Connie says:

    My husband and I are renovating my childhood home. Beautiful window panels would be welcomed!

  • elise lundeen says:

    I need, need, need, …drapes for my family room. Going through a divorce and need an update in my home. Choose me!

  • cate says:

    love your site!

  • Debbie says:

    Definitely could use some great drapes

  • Rita says:

    Oh, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes! Puh-lease!! We’ve been dealing with the ups and downs of renovations for approx. 3 months (2 months later than originally thought). We are now in the process of fixing some of the contractor’s *mistakes* (kindest word I could find) and diving into the decorating stage… so we can finally put the place up for sale (2 months late/nearing the end of the ‘better’ real estate season… argh). I could seriously use some drapes + pillows since I’ve spent every waking minute for the past few months lugging things back and forth from various stores. SO stuck on the bedroom. <— I type this as our new handyman attempts to fix the grouting job in the kitchen. Serenity now. 🙂

  • Nancy says:

    Love the Imperial Trellis panels – would love to be the lucky winner of a new pair of panels.

  • Glenda Isaac says:

    Love the geometric, great jumping off for so much. Great post Maria, thank you for all you do.

  • Nicola says:

    What great fabric prints! Love them.

  • Cammie says:

    Those are amazing! I would love some to help finish up my living space.

  • Stacy says:

    I need new draperies in my bedroom! I would love something great to finish the room with my new bedding! Hope to win these!!!

  • Julie says:

    Would love to have some new drapes!

  • Tonya says:

    Visited the website and love the drapes made in the ‘Blue Chain’ fabric. Would be perfect in our soon-to-be painted dining room.

  • Maggie says:

    Beautiful fabrics! Would love the chance to pick out some beautiful outdoor cushions…dreaming of days warm enough to be outside with them…

  • Avree says:

    Love all of them!

  • Francine Luizzi-Bench says:

    Love the geometrics! Went shopping this weekend looking for some that do not have the stark white background because my family room is on the”dirty” side. Not an easy thing to find!
    Can I mix clean and dirty? I tried some from pier one and they looked terrible!

  • Connie says:

    I desperately need drapes in my new townhouse!

  • Nena Von says:

    Wow So great to hear everyones feedback! We have many fabrics to choose from!l!! Big thanks to Maria for hosting This giveaway! Good Luck all!

    Nena Von

  • amyks says:

    My master bedroom is in serious need of drapery, and the brown and cream trellis would be perfect! Thanks for the chance!

  • Ann Flynn says:

    I love the geometric drapery for the brown sofa. I have a brown sofa and they would update the look of the room perfectly!!! Thanks for your website Maria. I read every one of them and continue to learn, confirm and affirm.

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