Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Unmatched Curtains


This look has been in the back of my mind since seeing it eons ago in Domino Magazine. These pink and orange Prada inspired curtains caused quite a stir. I think they're incredibly chic, but not for the faint of heart. I love the look, but think it requires the following to work:

1. High ceilings
2. Unlined silk
3. Wood or tile floors
4. White walls or very pale tint walls
 
There are lots of color combinations that would work well-turquoise blue and green, pink and green, turquoise blue and watermelon pink, green and coral, turquoise and tangerine, but I do love the pink and orange. What do we all think? Would you try this look? What colors would you put together? Tell me!

13 comments:

ArchitectDesign™ said...

I think it would be tricky.....especially convincing your friends they're MEANT to be mis-matched! I don't like the look of unlined silk curtains...they look so unfinished to me -especially from the outside. I could make exceptions for unlined white silk -which is charming.

annechovie said...

I totally agree with both of you....although these are beautiful. I would have trouble pulling them off.

Not So Glamorous Housewife said...

Wow, I have some very nice silk's I have been considering...lined....I shall head your advice and keep it to on color.

Style Redux 2 said...

NSGH-I adore silk-unlined, lined, or interlined-it all depends on the room. One color of course is elegant and always great, but I think in a chic hip apartment this two color look could be amazing! Thanks for stopping by!

Style Redux 2 said...

Anne-Definitely not a look for most of our places, but in the right place-YES! My daughter's apartment in Georgetown is pre-war with high ceilings, white walls, beautiful moldings, huge windows, antique cherry floors, etc. It would be fabulous in her place. She is a fashion stylist.

Style Redux 2 said...

Stefan-I love unlined silk if it is done right-in silk organza or taffeta it can be quite stunning. You are right that if done poorly it can look cheap. I think we are a wee bit color averse perhaps. ;)

g. said...

I really like it. Quirky, but chic in the right space.

Style Redux 2 said...

g.-precisely.

Sanity Fair said...

Agree on the quirky - but I like the effect. I really see this done with greens and blues - a very close marriage in the right shades, which might make the effect more subtle. I agree that any space you try this needs a lot of white though. And it needs to feel deliberate!

Sarah Klassen said...

You have a great blog as well! I adore this look! I would like to see a beautiful Belgium linen curtain set done in two different colors. I really like the color combination in this image, as well.

Style Redux 2 said...

Sarah-Thanks for stopping by. I love the idea of the Belgian linen.

Style Redux 2 said...

SF-I would love the blue and green. I think it takes a good eye to pull this off, but you and I would be up to the challenge. ;)

Heather said...

I agree...you need the right space, and you just need to be genuinely "cool" to pull it off. The accents of bright colors throughout the room help.