I tried some simple white and off-white sheers today, and I don't like them there -- they're not opaque enough, for one thing -- I can still see the building through them. Plus, the walls are off-white, and the white / off-white curtains are just kind of blah there. I was hoping for an indigo block print, something Indian in feel, that would play nicely with the deep blue ceiling high above, and the red and blue IKEA rug below.
What I initially wanted were some John Robshaw curtains, but the price for fabric (like the Madura Lapis was prohibitive. But then I found some P. Kaufmann fabrics I like almost as well, and that I can even afford (only since I'm not buying very much fabric at all). I'm just having a hard time deciding on which. Thoughts?
The Tracery Denim has medieval overtones, which I like. But I also really like the hand-printed feel of the Block Print Denim; very old-school, in a good way. Plus, it has no orientation to the repeat (I think?), which I think may let me save some money on fabric, since I might not have to buy as much. The Minaret Red seems like the bold choice -- maybe too bold? It would definitely tie to the floor. But I want my study to be a serene space, conducive to writing quietly; I think the Minaret Red may be a bit too vibrant a choice.
This is the rug on the floor, IKEA's Valby Ruta -- it's predominately red, but has some blue details that help tie it in with the ceiling. I can't find a good photo of it online -- it's richer and brighter than pictured here.