October 20, 2014

Striped Drapes {and Lantern Light Fixture}

Striped drapes in Fall Living Room-www.goldenboysandme.com
Hello friends!  Recently, I have been getting lots of questions about the striped drapes in our living room so I thought I would talk a bit more about them today.  When I saw them in TJ Maxx, I thought they would be perfect for my youngest boy's room.  They cost just under $30 for the pair and I left the store a happy camper.  I have had my eye out for striped drapes for a while now.  They also had a pair that was khaki and white, but I liked the gray better for his room.  When I brought them home, I thought maybe I would try them out in the living room for a couple of weeks because I was craving some change in there.  Here they are in our summer living room.

Summer living room with striped drapes, lantern light and Ikea sofa and chair-www.goldenboysandme.com
I thought for sure I would change them out for fall when I brought more browns into the room.  But, I love them so much that they still ended up staying here.  I added some yellow to the gray with the large wreath (purchased at Marshalls a couple of years ago).  I am really enjoying this fresher take on fall  this year.
Summer living room with striped drapes, lantern light and Ikea sofa and chair-www.goldenboysandme.com

Ikea Hemnes coffee table with DIY plank top and striped drapes in living room-www.goldenboysandme.com
I realize that not everybody has a TJ Maxx locally and even if you do, it is definitely hit or miss whether you will find a particular item.  I found very similar drapes online at Crate and Barrel.Alston slate curtain panels from Crate and Barrel
They come in a few different colors and they are a but pricier than mine were.  However, they make such a great statement in the room and I think they are worth it if you can't find them at TJ Maxx.

And that is the story of our living room drapes.  I think I will leave them for Christmas too.  Or maybe not.  I am forever changing my mind :)

 I also received a few questions about the lantern light pictured in our living room.  Here is a link to that one on Amazon:

I hope your week is off to a great start!


12 comments:

  1. Hi Courtney,
    I love the drapes and you gotta love Home Goods and TJ Maxx!!!! The fall softness looks so pretty in your living room. I am excited to have you in Spotlight on Saturday. Woooo Hoooo it will be so much fun to run your feature. Have a great week.
    Kris

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    1. Thanks so much, Kris! I am looking forward to Saturday. Have a great week!!

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  2. Your window treatments look so great. I always find that TJ Maxx , Marshalls, Home Goods are always hit or miss for me. Sometimes I get lucky ! Hope you have a wonderful week.

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    1. I agree, Jeanette, there is definitely an element of luck to shopping those stores! Which makes it even more exciting when I do score a "find"! Have a great week!

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  3. I LOVE those curtains & all your cute eclectic touches! You have some really cute stuff & so nicely decorated!!

    Paige.Rose
    www.TheQuaintSanctuary.blogspot.com

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  4. LOvely room. Have you ever done a post about the fantastic light over your table in the kitchen/dining room? I think my chandelier might be a little too small for my room and that one is very unique.

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    1. Thanks Vicky! I did post about it when we first got the chandelier this past spring. I purchased it from Amazon. Here is the post: http://www.goldenboysandme.com/2014/04/blue-white-new-chandelier.html

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  5. I saw a documentary on the success of TJ Maxx and even though the executives weren't giving out their business plan, much of their success was due to small volume and fast turnover, forcing the customer to purchase so as not to lose the item. You know women, comparison shop, think, think, think. Can't do that with TJ. Its now or never in most cases.

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    1. That is interesting. I would love to see that documentary! I know that I have had the thought that I needed to buy things right away if I want them there with no time to think about it, but I didn't realize it was part of their business plan. Makes sense and brilliant on their part.

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  6. What is the brand of your curtains? I love them!

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    1. Hi Sarah,
      Thank you. The brand is Hillcrest. That is the only thing it says on the label.

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