Like in Style & Beauty where someone is looking for a certain colour bag, and dozens of budding stylists post links to fabulous bags...? <hopeful>
Coz I am looking for dark blue curtain material but am dreadful at all things stylistic/designy.... Had a sample of this up, but have gone off it... (decided it's a bit dull/dated) I do love this and this , but neither are curtain material (which probably matters, I'm not sure ). It's a Victorian(ish) 'character' house - chesterfield sofa/dark wood furniture/parquet floor, kind of thing.
Any suggestions on where to start...?! Guidance or suggestions much appreciated!
Just to say yes it is/does - and someone will hopefully be along for you soon....'tis not me...I am very pragmatic and will be able to remind you to ensure you plan a place for your bin when designing a kitchen. Curtains...style-y...colours...lovely beautiful things....nope. Utterly clueless. I am a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl.
I think both the samples you like might be a bit too much of a good thing - they might work for cushions but they wouldn't suit a large expanse such as a curtain, the print looks too bitty. If you like florals and traditional Victorian designs, have you thought about a William Morris print?
What is the window - a big bay or a small one? I have really fallen for Prestigious fabrics, once you have chosen a design you can normally track it down at a fair price. The cotton prints are cheaper than the brocades/fancy fabrics.
Anything here take your fancy? Are you on a budget?
Have you tried the usual places: John Lewis, Laura Ashley etc?
I have Big Florals on a curtain covering 380cm wide and full door height (French windows) in my northfacing extension. Fabric is Siricusa from John Lewis, £16/m which worked out at £400 I think including lining fabric. My mum made them, otherwise it would have been that much ££ again (at least) to have them made. Trick is not to skimp on the fabric, otherwise when they are pulled closed they look mean. For that reason I wouldn't go with something that you want to see the whole picture, because as curtains you never will. As a Roman blind yes, or as upholstery, but for anything drapey, no.