Here's the living room pre-curtains (you see the collection of white frames with black and white family photographs that I am still working on that will eventually be hanging behind the small sofa). I opted to just add a single panel on the outside of each window. With the wooden white mirror in between the windows I thought flanking each window with two panels would be too much (both visually and for my wallet!). I am happy with the single panel on each window. Last year I was really into grommet curtains, this year I am digging the panel curtains with the hanging rings. Sorry that the living room photos are dark, it's a really hard room to get good light for camera usage in.
These curtains were purchased with a gift card from Pottery Barn (thank you Mother-in-Law for the house warming gift card!) and actually turned out more beautifully than I could have imagined. I fell in love with the curtains online. They actually looked more white and airy online. The curtains do have thin blue lines running through them. The living room now has a warm taupe paint color on the wall which I wasn't completely sure would work with the white curtains. I do eventually want to change the paint color to a softer, lighter color. But when the curtains arrived I saw that they're actually not white but a warm linen color which compliments the room better than I imagined. Here's the picture of the curtains from Pottery Barn (don't you think they look more white and airy?):
Stop by tomorrow and I'll show you the new graphic brown and cream curtains in the Family Room.
Happy decorating and living-