Banded Drapes in MY Dining Room


Well friends, my long awaited Etsy drapes have finally arrived from Avec Dieu Couture’s Etsy shop, and I am in love!  I have to tell you, after receiving these drapes in the mail and admiring the professional look and feel, I am so glad that I didn’t attempt these myself.  There is a time and a place for everything, but it was not my time to try to do these myself.  Worth. every. penny. 

Especially when I think about the inevitable frustration (and subsequent cursing) that I would have experienced in my sewing attempt.

So, let’s get on with the good stuff, shall we?

I opted to have them lined, and I’m so glad I did.  They’re very substantial and have a high-quality feel.

I also had her add a header that would allow for drapery clips.  I learned a new (professional) way to hang draperies.  I used drapery hooks that are hooked in to the header and then hook in to the eyelet in the drapery rings I purchased. 

Not my drapes, but same technique

I know, new terminology and techniques for me too.

The best part about getting these drapes installed is that my dining room is finally starting to resemble my inspiration room. Well, my version of my inspiration room.  Now I need to get my husband’s buy-in on a new chandy…  And a rug!  I have been searching high and low for a striped rug that will fit the bill (and isn’t too spendy)!

Have you ever scored a great purchase on Etsy?  I couldn’t be happier!

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    Lisa at Shine Your Light
    August 20, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    They are gorgeous, Jenny!!!! Your vision is really coming to life with the addition of these panels – the colors and so pretty together and they add so much to the room!! Those windows are spectacular anyway but framed by the panels they really are a focal point. Time for a dinner party!

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    August 20, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    so pretty! I'm sure it feels great to have such a huge element in your room done (and perfect). Tomorrow I'm posting a tutorial on sewing lined, pinch pleat drapes. I just made panels for my breakfast nook. I had drapes professionally made before, too, and they were gorgeous (but cost $600 for the sewing ALONE)

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    August 20, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    I love it! I think it gives the area such a great look! I am going to try something like that in my dining area

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    Anne Boykin (bloominganne)
    August 20, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Your new drapes are beautiful! Love your inspiration photo and how it's all coming together.

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    Traci@ Beneath My Heart
    August 20, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Those drapes look amazing!!! I love your dining room. And I love your inspiration picture too. You are doing a great job pulling it all together!
    Hope you are having a great day!

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    August 21, 2012 at 3:13 am

    These are just beautiful and are perfect in your dining room! The draperies really bring your rug to life. Love it!

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    August 22, 2012 at 12:40 am

    They are beautiful!!!! I love the colors. Can't wait to see what you talk your husband into.

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    Grace @ Sense and Simplicity
    August 22, 2012 at 1:22 am

    Beautiful colours in your new drapes. I really liked them with your present rug, but if you have your heart set on a striped one have you looked at the DAsh and Albert ones.

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    Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads
    August 22, 2012 at 1:42 am

    I knew as soon as I saw your thumbnail what your inspiration photo was! I have loved the same drapes for a few years, and yes, yours are just as gorgeous. Everything in your dining room coordinates perfectly.

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    AB HOME Interiors
    August 22, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Those drapes look great. The whole room really looks fabulous!!


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    Maury @ Life on Mars
    August 23, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    They look awesome! I love the colors!

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    August 23, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    I love your rug. It's the first thing I noticed in the room. It's gorgeous!!

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    Lynn @ UpCountry Olio
    August 24, 2012 at 4:08 am

    Wow, I can't believe how much this room resembles the inspiration room. Those new drapes are perfect!


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    Bobi Jensen
    August 25, 2012 at 1:43 am

    Wow, I'm impressed. The colors are amazing together. And now I know what kind of drapes I want. I'm going to head over to that etsy site! I'm your newest follower. Can't wait to see what else you have 🙂


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    jack kalis
    October 5, 2012 at 6:55 am

    The banded drapes look awesome.The room is really looking fabulous!!

    Drapes Melbourne

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    Roxie Tenner
    August 7, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    “…and I am in love!” – Count me in! Your drapes are certainly lovely. Remind me to get one for my dining room. But what I love the most is the simple color block design of the fabric. It breaks the monotony of the space and adds an interesting touch to your interiors.

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    CTBaker in The Acres
    September 1, 2013 at 3:14 am

    Just the inspiration I needed for my dining room. Those drapes are fabu!!!!

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    June 3, 2015 at 11:05 am

    It is a popular choice as it will help keep the cost down yet still add a punch of colour or create softness to your space.
    Exteriors Shades

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