Option #1: Champagne & Taupe stripes ($97.50 for two panels)
Option #2: black with grey hydrangaes ($60 for two panels)
He actually didn't like either...but (as he's been learning to trust me on my designs), he said, "go ahead and order the ones you want..." (Yay!!!) I chose OPTION # 1 (Champagne & Taupe stripes), as well as added some black out liners (so it'll be nice and dark in the room in the summer). I liked the softness of the striped pattern and color. As you know, I LOVE black and white stuff (and black and grey isn't all that different...), but I thought the softness of the first option would play better with whatever else I do in the room. The black curtains would be such a focal piece. Plus, I'm still open to add whatever color I want to the room (one of the reasons my hubby wasn't sold on option #1 -- because it lacks "color"). I think the picture makes it look slightly blueish with a taupe stripe, which I'll totally be fine with, but the color description says "champagne and taupe"... so we'll see. I'm excited though! It might make our room actually look FINISHED (although it's not.... but it'll at least have CURTAINS to cover the ugly -broken- wooden blinds).
What do you think? I hope I love them as much in person!!! (oh, and here are the ones I wanted from Anthropologie, but just wasn't willing to pay the $500 price tag....I loved the color, the pattern, and the fact that the linen area let light in, while the purple "flocked" kept light out)
(although, I am kind of glad that I didn't go with these, as they don't have GROMMETS at the top like the other ones...my old curtains have a top like this, and it was SO annoying to open them! I love how clean and crisp the grommets look -- not to mention, the ease they add to opening a curtain!!)
Can't wait for my new curtains to arrive!!!