When I moved into my first home in the US, in San Francisco (a long time ago), I looked all over the nation for good gray linen to turn into 12 (!) non-frilly roman shades for my many living room windows. Ended up schlepping linen with me from Sweden and had shades custom made — simple Euro style. I don’t have to tell you that that little design adventure came with one hefty price tag…
I am happy to see that Restoration Hardware now offers wonderful ready-made roman shades in all kinds of pretty linen — incl. gray. Looking good! And the prices too.
Also liking Ikea’s new gray linen style fabric for its classic upholstery line, Ektorp (sofa, ottoman, chair). Bullet proof for rooms where kids (and messy husbands) rule! In my opinion, great value for the price.
And speaking of Ikea. My friend Erika Storm Wasser (also a good friend of Splendid Avenue) is on a roll. She hosts the design show “Spaces” on YouTube which quickly attracted some 3 million views. One of her fun segments is called “Splurge or Sweden“.
You can view it here. Pop over and say hello from me if you have a moment. She is one fun gal to hang with!
Hugs to you all.