Q: I have primary yellow walls in my living room. The wall-to-wall carpeting is off-white with a red trellis pattern.
My sofa and club chairs are covered in white cotton and accented with various patchwork and needlepointed pillows.
My question concerns the window treatment.
I have purchased some lovely white linen fabric that I would like to use for drapery. Should I have simple panels, or should I go with something like ballon shades? Should there be a color accent on the panels if I do go with drapery?
A: I think you should use your newly purchased white linen fabric as drapery panels, and hang them from white rings and a white lacquered wooden pole. The inner side of the panel and the bottom of the panels should be trimmed with a bright yellow braid. You might have enough of the fabric left to make a table skirt. Trim the bottom of the skirt in the same bright yellow!
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