I have a pretty good idea of how I want our new dining room to look. I’ve been really digging all the yellow I’ve been seeing on the web lately, so I was hoping to bring some yellow into the dining room of the new house.
Nothing crazy, just something to brighten up the dark upper walls and make it a little less formal and more… well… sunny.
So, when Jen and I hit IKEA, we also took a detour to Crate & Barrel (love). And of course, I fell in deep love with some curtains.
The Bella Porta Citrine curtains, to be exact. Have you seen these beauties in person? They really aren’t done justice in a photograph. They are pretty, still a little traditional and just so darn perfect. I like that the yellow isn’t the blindingly primary color, but not mustard either. The grey details are a nice tie-in to the walls.
So, I wanted them. Right then. Get into my cart, now. Jen can attest that I was beside myself about them. Until I checked out the price tag.
$139/panel. I need four of them. That’s nearly more than we spent on the windows themselves. Crazy. I may have cried inside.
So, I walked away. Even though I was silently telling myself that all the money I spent on cabinets at IKEA could go towards these curtains. (This is Kim math in action.)
But, when I got home, I immediately got to googling. And what to my eyes should appear, but Dwell Studio Bella Porte Citrine home decor fabric at fabric.com. For $16/yard.
So, I could make each panel for less than $45/panel. While it’s no steal by any stretch, I can kind of justify it.
What do you think? Worth it?