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26 September 2009 @ 12:14 pm
fabric sample  
Here's the fabric I'm thinking of using for the bedroom curtains. Purple of course!

fabric sample (IMG_7120)
Current Location: Kilkenny
Siljasilja on September 26th, 2009 11:21 am (UTC)
Beautiful and dramatic! What colour for the walls/ carpet?
a very caring potato: drivingmollydot on September 26th, 2009 11:35 am (UTC)
While I like the idea of purple walls, I don't want to make it too overpowering, so I'll probably go for a white/cream sort of colour. The floor is currently concrete & will be wood. I'm thinking probably a dark one. Walnut sounds nice, but is probably massively expensive, so it'll be longer before it goes down if I choose that :-) Another I'd like to look at is burnt bamboo. And probably some purple rugs to soften the floor a bit.

We had been thinking an entirely different look, with bamboo (normal, not burnt) walls, neutral colours etc. Glad I didn't buy any accessories back then :-)

There's another room with purple in it - the downstairs loo has purple tiles. Unfortunately not the ones I wanted & it doesn't fill me with joy to see it :-(
Siljasilja on September 26th, 2009 01:49 pm (UTC)
If the room is big enough, I think a dark wood floor would look amazing with those curtains and elegant cream coloured walls... maybe some silver accessories and purple bed linen too.
a very caring potato: irish passportmollydot on September 26th, 2009 05:39 pm (UTC)
I'm thinking gold rather than silver. And black too, eg cast iron.

I'm finding it quite hard to find all cotton purple bedlinen. I have bought one that's purple, old gold and some brown, which I quite like. I'm not sure how suitable it will be here - it might be too big (Dublin bed is kingsize, Kilkenny is double) and the shades could be wrong.
wyvernfriendwyvernfriend on September 26th, 2009 08:16 pm (UTC)
Oh that's very pretty! Jealous
a very caring potato: drivingmollydot on September 26th, 2009 08:20 pm (UTC)
Wait till we see if we can afford it :-)

Also had my eye on some plain purple velvet, which was cheaper.
holmesfanholmesfan on September 27th, 2009 08:59 am (UTC)
Plain Purple velvet would certainly solve any potential pattern matching problems; love the colour though.
a very caring potatomollydot on September 27th, 2009 11:30 am (UTC)
If we end up using the velvet, I might go for a fancier style of curtain.
wyvernfriendwyvernfriend on September 26th, 2009 08:18 pm (UTC)
we got a lot of our cotton bedclothes in Arnotts bargain basement, in purple. You also might be able to get white/cream bedclothes with purple embroidery.
a very caring potato: irish passportmollydot on September 26th, 2009 08:23 pm (UTC)
Pure cotton duvet cover? (or at least the part that touches skin). I mostly found polyester in the purples. Some that were 50/50, though I can't remember if that was upstairs or in the basement.

Also, I was looking for king size, so that made it harder. But I don't think I even found cotton doubles in purple downstairs.

Cream/purple could work well too. Especially if end up with a lot of purple in the room. Don't want to over do it. I think :-) I do like purple :-)