Main Living Area: Pinch Pleated Cafe Curtains…..


Oi Vey,

I've been working on these curtains for what seems like

Actually just over two weeks..

Of hair pulling, mind bending, calculus challenging hurdles.

The curtains themselves were not hard to do

but the calculations Ugh!

caused me to pull at my hair, kick pillows, act like a crazy women, say bad words, and yes drink...

really - it almost did me in!!!!!

BUT - I am so glad I stayed with it....

The inspiration for our main living area was

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 this gorgeous colorful Ralph Lauren fabric.

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I am so happy with how they turned out!!

The mood I'm going for is a cottage style with a casually formal look.

And by Joe I've think I've  Got It!

Aren't they

Did ya notice the stairway wall has several paint swatches?

Just can't make up my mind!

So let's focus on the curtains shall we?

pinch pleated drapes

No more neony Merlot color (even though I loved it), except for 1 unfinished wall.

The pictures are hard to take, the window faces South, this is actually on a cloudy day.

The pillows were just pull together.

I've completely revamped our decorating style, so will take awhile to..

find and pull everything together.

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Do ya love them as much as me?

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I sure hope so!!!

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I haven't made up my mind where I want them to fall on the window so I haven't hemmed them yet.

What curtains have you been working on lately!

I'll be putting up a tutorial soon! With.

Savvy Southern Style



  1. That fabric is beautiful! I never would have thought to put that style of curtain on those living room windows, but it really works. I just love your cozy living room. For some reason the feel of it reminds me of my own, even though the styles are really not that similar. Anyway, love it!

  2. Great fabric Cathy! I love floral!

  3. Hi Cathy those are darling in a cottagy yet formal way. I love Ralph Lauren fabric I used to well I still do have a source for their seconds but it is 4 hours away now back in OK their seconds are fabulous because they have such high standards I am talking 5.95 a yard anyways love your house and we had a bedroom painted electric merlot once with a striped quilt from the Company Store that I got cheap on ebay. Love your style it is inspiring.

  4. These are very pretty! And have a huge cottage style look to them, but upscalish! I love your windows in this room...the framing is gorgeous! You have a great room to work with with all that character! Lucky! xo wendy

  5. Like your curtains! You did a great job on them!

  6. I think you've "got it" too. They are lovely and only add more charm to your already beautiful windows.

  7. Looking forward to your decided what I want for curtain style for my south facing front windows, which my 3 big, l.o.u.d. dogs look out all day. Right now there's nothing there because hubs is re-doing molding,etc.

  8. Oh, yes, I do! I love your cafe curtains! That is the prettiest fabric too! You did a great job and your living room is so charming.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  9. I do love them! So cute and colorful! I have measured for pinch pleated drapes a couple of times. All that math is indeed enough to leave your cross eyed.

  10. I'm trying to decide on a fabric for my dining room. We originally put the same drapes as the living room in there, but it doesn't work there. I have been racking my brain looking for a fabric. I am getting some new to me furniture and the whole dining room is finally coming around!! Yours look fantastic! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  11. They turned out beautiful! Definitely worth the effort you put into them. Thank you so much for sharing them at Project Queen's Link Party.

  12. I do love them as much as you do! I love that fabric! I like that they give you privacy but still lets the sun in. They "make" the room. thanks for linking this up at!

  13. Those curtains turned out beautiful!!!

    Thanks for sharing them!

  14. They really did turn out just perfect and I love the bright colors in the fabric!


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