|Alice's Room at Mayowood Mansion|
I found this lovely green in a room at Mayowood Mansion in Rochester. It's Sherwin Williams' Shagreen. They actually looked it up for me.
I loved the curtains, too. I basically just wanted to live that room. But it turns out after you attend meetings at Mayowood, they make you go home. So I had to recreate Alice's Room at home.
Here's what we ended up with:
I bought the fabric on eBay. The seller nicely sent me a sample so I could check colors before purchasing. It's a printed cotton with a one-way design and an easy repeat to work with.
I bought lining fabric and ivory colored sheers, also on eBay. I already had one curtain rod; I bought a set of double brackets and a second rod for the sheers at Menards. I am not a huge fan of grommet topped curtains, or thought I wasn't, but they seemed to be the ticket here, and I bought grommets and finished these off and actually like them enough that I think I'll try them elsewhere in the house. (They scream "shower curtain" to me but not if done a little differently, I learned; I did not space them evenly, I spaced them in pairs closer together, so that the deeper folds face forward.)
I need to figure out what we'll do with the floor. I'm thinking a paint somewhere in the beigey range, more beige than the trim.