Decided to leave work a bit earlier than usual today (I usually work late on Fridays to finish up projects) because I was so tired from a long meeting, but ended up getting locked out of our house because Nick took my key because our roo… whatever, it’s a boring story. The point is, I am locked out.
I am still happy because I live in Austin and the weather is perfect right now and I have my sweet laptop and webcam with me. This is exactly what I wanted to do anyway – blog, read blogs, chill. Only I get to do it outside. No complains! (And I get to procrasinate on my workout for today – bonus)
I got the fabric sample from The Shade Store in the mail today!
The colors are not accurate due to the webcam – it is light gray, not blue. But I think I really like it. I have to put it up on the wall to see if the colors work, but I like it right now. It’s a fabric from DwellStudio, in the pattern Maze Work, and the color is Dove.
I also got this:
I would scan some pages and show them to you, but I am locked out. Oh, and I don’t have a scanner. So, I’m sharing some pages middle-class-ghetto-style. Via webcam.
There’s a lot of different styles in the catalog and several styles were new to me.
This is really pretty – they’re called cascade roman shades. This is perfect for windows that have no trim, like ours. The color is nice, too – smoky purple, with a lighter purple/gray border.
The Shade Store also sells vertical blinds, which, I mean, what, who still buys them? But strangely enough, they look almost futuristic in this photo:
I guess they only work in rooms with pools. Whatever.
Something else that was new to me – decorative pulls!
Aren’t these so pretty? They start at $5 each.
Then I got to the fabric section. I really love this fabric, but it’s only for roller shades or panel systems or vertical blinds (???) –
In gray, of course.
I also like this fabric:
It’s also a DwellStudio fabric, called Gate. The color I like is Brindle. But the cost… is… stupid. Remember, I am middle-class-ghetto.
I am also checking out Tonic Living (thanks, Kate!). They do custom roman shades, too, at better prices. I did see two or three fabrics that I might like, maybe not as much as the DwellStudio Maze Work fabric I have now, but I think I will ask for samples and then make our final decision from there. Hopefully!
See you later. I’ll be here, at our front porch, waiting… waiting… and waiting.