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Ombre Curtains

Our office is coming together, and I’m so excited to tie up the loose ends.  You all know I still have to tackle those chairs, and other than that, the only other bit I have to conquer are the curtains.  I’ve played around with a lot of different options, and so far, nothing has felt quite right.
A few months ago, I posted this guy on Instagram, but I ended up deciding against both fabrics. 
Currently, I have some plain white Vivian curtains from Ikea just to have something up…and I’m actually really liking them.  They’re pretty sheer, so they allow a lot of light in which I love, yet they are opaque enough that people can’t see in. 
My only issue with these curtains is that they are so plain, and there really isn’t any other pattern anywhere else in the room.  So I’ve been trying to devise a way to spice them up a bit, and I think I might have found it.  Ombre.
I don’t want anything too dark and heavy in the space because it is so small, so I love the idea of having a gradient on the curtains that is darker at the bottom so a lot of light still filters in.  Here are some of my favorite ombre finds as of late.
Image credit: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5
What do you all think?  Are you a fan of the ombre trend?  Have a fantastic weekend!

THE OFFICE CHAIR SAGA

Confession: I am still being indecisive in regards to what fabric to buy for our office chairs.  Part of the hold up is the fact that one of my favorites is $30 a yard, and to reupholster two chairs, it adds up quick.  So, in my search to find something a little less expensive, I’ve come across a few other options (unfortunately, not all of which are any cheaper).
If you remember, this is the current, ugly, nasty, all kinds of wrong chair that needs a makeover:
And these were my top three contenders for fabric choices (in no specific order):

#1) Braemore Gorgeous Pearl – $30.10

And here are some new contenders that have entered the picture:

#4) Braemore Sakura White Tea – $28.98
I love how soft the colors and patterns in this fabric are.  Before I’d feel comfortable buying it however, I’d definitely order a sample because I’m afraid the gray/beige may be too matchy matchy with our walls.

Again, I love the soft pattern and the colors.

Really pretty, and the colors are so fun.  It may be a little too feminine, meaning I probably wouldn’t be allowed to ever use it anywhere else in the house.  But it is gorgeous fabric, and I love how the color pops against our walls.

#7) P. Kaufmann George Leaf – $17.98
Believe it or not, I really like this one.  I have a yellow scheme currently going in the office (however I’m not afraid to change that if need be).  But yeah, I’m really diggin this fabric.

#8) P. Kaufmann George Teal – $17.98
I think the fabric is slightly darker than how it appears here.  This one is definitely a strong contender too (you all know I love my blue).

#9) Waverly April in Paris Watermelon – $8.98
Hello price tag!  Aside from the killer price, I love the pops of pink and green, complemented by the sketchy quality of the black and white.  However, I saw someone that used this fabric to make a pillow (see below), and in that picture, I think it looked a little childish/grandma-ish?  Perhaps it’s just the fringe around the edges.

I’ve always been rather keen on script fabric, and I really like this one.  I’d have to figure out something different with the legs, because that’s just too much black.  
So, once again…what do you guys all think?  Help a sista out, would ya?

OFFICE CHAIR FABRIC 2.0

Last Friday, I showed you guys some of the fabrics I was considering for our office chairs.  After a lot of debating and not a lot of decisions, I decided to do what I do best: break out photoshop.  And boy, am I glad I did, because of all the fabrics, I only sort of like two of them.  So, I went on the hunt for more fabric, and now I can’t decide which to get.  Here is what I came up with:
I like this if the white is actually white and not so ivory.  I’ll have to see the fabric in person to make a decision, but if it’s ivory, it’s a no-go because it will clash with the white wood everywhere.  I also like that the black would tie in the black desk and chandelier that’s in the middle of the room.

This one would probably look better with black legs, and it would go with the yellow color scheme (I’d definitely change some of the artwork and accessories behind it)…but I just don’t think I’m really sold on it.  The pattern is fun and bold and modern, but I just don’t love it on this chair.
#3: Waverly Sparkler Citrine – $29.99 (one of the originals)
Although this would definitely bring a pop of color into the room, I think the material is more suited for a pillow than an entire chair.  It just seems a bit much to me.
I surprised myself by actually liking this one (because usually I am not a big fan of red).  However, I don’t know if I’m completely sold on the pattern.

I am IN LOVE with this one.  But, if you’re observant, you probably recognize the fabric.  And the reason you recognize it is because we have two chairs in the exact same print, just a different color.  I adore the colors, I adore the pattern, I just have to decide if its super lame to have (practically) the same fabric in two different rooms.  

#6: Premier Prints Cottage Summerland – $7.70

I really like the sketchy print on this fabric, but I wish the color of the flowers weren’t such an awkward color.  It’s almost like an olive green mixed with mustard yellow, and I’m not really a huge fan of it.  

#7: Braemore Gorgeous Pearl – $30.10

I really like this fabric. I wish the colors were a little brighter, but I do adore the pattern.  Below are a few other pieces I could find with this same fabric:

Or if you’re like Noel and need to see them all next to each other, here are my four favorites:

What do you guys think?  Miss indecisive needs your advice. 
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