Home Déco: Need Advice

Posted by Analyse at 8:52 PM

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Frenchguy's out so I took this opportunity to indulge myself into decorating our house - well, just a minor change lang naman - our curtain. It's not at all my forté so if you could honestly give me your opinion, that will be greatly appreciated.

#1: Gray and Burgundy-colored double curtain. Disadvantage is that it partly hinders sunlight to enter into our living room.

#2: Brilliant orange curtain which is à la mode at the moment. It's very thin so it still allows sunlight to enter which is good for my plants. Disadvantage is that we could see through it when the lights are switched on (this door/window gives access to our garden).



Please vote. Thanks.

37 comments:

TinTin said...

numero deux!

Naomi said...

terrifico falayfay! yung house ko pichuran ko rin pala hahahah!!! lovin' it!

mildred said...

uy pagpunta namin jan ni Nao sa palasyo mo "oneday soon" bakla hihilata ako sa leather mong sofa, paglalambitinan ko pati yang napaka-sosyal mong curtain, ganda..!

Anonymous said...

why dont you buy those double curtain hangers (dont know how they're called)? that way you can hang both the heavy curtain and the light one (assuming of course that they are colour coordinated). you can just pull the heavy one over the light one in the evenings so people can't see into your home.

but if i'd have to choose, i'm all for sunlight so i'd go for number one. :-)

kala

Bless said...

Hola Anna! I like the 2nd one..mejo orangy..autumn colour din yan eh and it adds coziness & intimacy to the room especially so that you have a very light-painted wall. The curtain coordinated the color of your foot stool, pillows and the greenery pot.

JO said...

love your house...

i agree with Kala or #2

Airwind said...

pangalawa kasi mahilig ako sa mga dark epek epek.... wehehe

noemi said...

sis! pangalawa na eto..di pumasok yun una comment ko:(...nwei, ang boto ka ay Numero dos!*smile*...parang warm, homey and accomodating kasi ang dating...hihihi
have a nice week sis! ingat lagi, beso sa bebe sa tummy...mwaahh!!!

Bokbok said...

Hi Ana! kumusta?

Okay, you'll need net curtains (voilage), double-rideaux and 2 curtain rods.

white net curtains - ok yan during the day since they allow sunlight to penetrate into the house. so ok para sa plants mo.

your ORANGE double-rideaux, ipatong mo sya sa voilage mo. so, sa gabi may privacy kayo. people outside won't see you.

just ask your husband to put another tringle (curtain rod).

well, yan lang ang pede kong i-advice since wala na kong makitang ibang solution aside from that.

have a nice day! bisous!
;)

Analyse said...

Thanks guys! It seems that everybody agrees with my choice :)

Nao and Mildred, hey mga baklita, sabi ko, vote kayo which of the two yung preferred nyo, aba, at me naglambitin pa sa kurtina ko, di naman bomoto....ok, i'll rephrase my question...saan nyo mas feel maglambitin hehe..

Kala, I'm actually targeting that, kaya lang, I need frenchguy's helping hand, so i haven't started yet. I still have a lot of stuffs to add hehe..

Bless, got it right ;). I really coordinated it with the autumn color, and with the coming of winter, i need more light inside the house, last year kasi, it was our first winter in this house and all of my plants didn't appreciate the change, naging lantang halaman sila :(.

Airwind, the only guy who commented, hmmm...at least that assured me, i hope frenchguy would love it too..

Analyse said...

Noemi, sometimes i experience that also when i comment on other sites, nakakainis. thanks for the vote, everybody likes numero dos nga hehe, have a nice weekend ahead...mwaah din daw sabi ni bébé..

Boks, i'm actually waiting frenchguy to put le 2ième tringle, he will arrive tomorrow, so hopefully he will like the change. I haven't chosen the 2ieme rideau tho...the orange curtain is actually le voilage, so i'll search pa for the 2nd one which will match with my orange net curtain....di na ko nakahintay, i feel inloved with this rideau kasi, coup de foudre kung baga..and with frenchguy, baka i wont be able to buy it kasi he will think it's trop cher na naman. kunat hehe! have a nice weekend bokski, bises!

Duke said...

salut ana!

I like sunlight as well so I vote for teh first one but you shoudl try kala's suggestion. I think it will serve both your purpose.

Bonne Journeé

Analyse said...

actually, it's the second one which allows more light, sa gabi ko lang kasi kinuha yung picture unlike sa first one which i took on broad daylight..so i suppose you prefer the second one?

bon weekend, Duke!

Makis said...

am i late for the voting???
i vote for numero uno!
the light changes it a lot - parang heavenly.
i agree with kala if you choose the other one...
parang sarap bisitahin ka dyan, ha???

i like this post - readers get to participate :)

Analyse said...

Makis, nope, the poll is still open, your vote counts hehe..ay, heavenly rin naman yung 2nd one, i just took the picture at night that's why it's like that...i was just so excited so just after putting it on, i took a picture na kagad....hmmm, i guess i should post a daylight photo of that curtain...

hey, visit me here...i'll pay the café hehe...

Anonymous said...

i'm with kala and bokbok. i love autumn colors!

ruth said...

yikes, that as me above!

Agring said...

#2. I like sunlight on daytime and privacy at night. Nice living room.

Dutched Pinay on Expatriation said...

Ana,

If your window serves as a gateway of your living room to your garden, then I would recommend that you take a curtain with no prints [if there is parang embroidered/embossed sya but same tone] and a shade that is close to the paint color of your walls.

With that, the curtain will draw out the purpose of highlighting the garden outside. You can pull them together in the middle if there is too much sun and pull them side ways apart if you want the outside scenery and some light.

Also, you already have a colorful home and a focal point which the fireplace so a simpler and tamer curtain will enhance the other objects and points of interest.

The curtain runners are quite easy to install and you can just them in any home and hardware store.

Goodspeed!

Ligaya said...

nice living room Ana! =)
love the sunlight, so obviously I go with #1. though I also agree with kala, that'll be a perfect combination! =o)
happy weekend!

Analyse said...

Ruth, hmmm, seems that everybody loves autumn colors..

Agring, thanks. I'm actually looking for that purpose. In fact, with #2, it blocks the visibility during daylight without blocking the sun (just checked it this morning)...yun nga lang, at night, we could really see thru it..hmmm..

Jori, wow, lakas ko naman, i even have expert's advice. the left door serves as the gateway to our garden, check the new pix, it's clearer now. our wall's color is yellow/white stripes, so i guess this orangy-yellow color matches it.

er, the curtain rods and stuffs, ill just wait for frenchguy, with the curtain alone, i was already almost out of breath hehe..

Ligaya, thanks. i still have to scout for the perfect combi hehe..have a nice weekend too..

Makis said...

i find that the new photo of #2 makes the room a little dark - is it still taken at night? hey! i have the same motiff - orange & yellow (or is it?)!

oo nga, we can decide that over coffee sana :) malay mo i can give you a holler the next time we go to belfort, diba?

mildred said...

hakhak! may botohan pala ever di ko napansin sori bading.. yung second don ako magta-tarzan..pramis..!

hey bakla.. pede bang pakisagutan yun assignment mo sakin sa post ko, habang hinahaplos haplos mo si bebe sagutan mo yon ha ty bading, ganda.

Naomi said...

jehjeh.. hnatak ako pabalik dito ng bruhang baklitang Mildred, boboto daw kami.. asan???

ahahaahah!! oo nga ayun hahahahah!!! anliit naman kasi bakla hahhahahh! ipagpaumanhin mo nawa ang aming kabaklaan sa pagbitin kagad sa iyong kurtina bading. Dun ako sa number 2 pic, ganda.. sosyal, may touch of class! teka anong choice ni baklita? ahahahah number 2 rin.. o yan dalawang boto na yan sis! kiss ke bebe =)

mildred said...

bakla lumipad ako pabalik..! nag-a- accept ka ba ng flying voter..? sige number 2 picture ang vote ko hakhakhak..! sweet kisses to bebe dear..!

Analyse said...

Makis, hehe, it's still taken at night. that's my only time available kasi, i always hurry in the morning, pero promise, it allows more sunlight than the first one..

awww, yeah, have your coffee break at dijon next time...

Mildred and Nao, ayan, salamat sa boto hehe.

Mildred, bawal flying voter dito, ano yun aswang? hehe..o sya, i'll check yang assignment na yan, pero more on next week na, darating ang frenchguy today, babatukan na naman ako nun pag nakaharap na naman ako sa pc hehe..

Nao, kinaladkad ka ba hahaha..

Francesca said...

Honest opinion?
The walls is white. The canape is dark color.
The curtain gives a bit of live color to contrast the white and black.

If it is near sight, it is a bit heavy.
But when get far, it is okey! thumbs up for the nice deco.Bravo.
Ma idea pala si Buntis!

DOPS said...

ako din no. 2... dilim namn nung no. 1...

salamt po sa pagbisita sa akin kahit wala ako dun, namundok po ako't nakipag-usap sa sarili...

pero ngaun, bumaba na po ako't nag-ahit..at ready na uli na...

basa na lng po sa post ko...

hehehheh

schatzli said...

CAN I COME AND VOTE PERSONALLY? MY CONTRACT HAS BEEN EXTENDED I WILL BE HERE IN CANNES TILL END OF OCT.

Naomi said...

na-tag ka na pala ni mildred bading??? ita-tag sana kita.. golly! teka burahin ko name mo dun sa post ko.. gosh!

Analyse said...

Ate Amy, trying hard lang hehe..

Dops, salamat sa boto. aba, buti at nahanap mo pa ang daan pabalik..see u laterz sa hideaway mo..keep on writing..

Sha, welcome, welcome! it starts to be cold..marami pa bang tourist?

Nao, nyehehe..di ko pa nga nasasagutan yung assignment ko e..see ya vading..visit ya laterz..singit singit lang sa work, bad gurl e hehe..

KaDyo said...

pareho silang maganda pero mas may dating ang # 2 kaya sige I vote # 1 hehe =). number # 2 na lang

Linnor said...

Nasa "nesting" phase ka na yata. That's what some say when a pregnant lady starts fixing/re-decorating the abode...

I like the drama of number 2. :D

Naomi said...

tumambay muna dito bakla.. humilahilata sa sofa mo bading! pahipo ke bebe, kiss! =)

Analyse said...

Kadyo, thanks for the vote ;)

Linnor, hmmm, ganun ba yun? baka nga hehe..

Nao, hehe, siksikan tayo, nakahilata rin kasi ako sa sofa nyehehe..

aleth said...

bon jour madame! pwede pa ba habol ng boto?? he he he... #2 rin ako, with the double curtain hangers - okey na okey... with a plain n lighter shade of the inner curtain - ganda epek.... pabisita sa inyo ni bebe sa summer pwede :) ?? r u far/near to "le touquet"??

and lastly, i wish you all the best sa dakilang araw ng iyong pag-iri!! my prayers are with you and your bebe... ingatz

Analyse said...

hey there taga dubai, welcome to my hideaway! thanks sa vote hehe, habol pa ;).

there's 2 le touquet i saw on the net, if you're referring to the one in pas de calais, it's 573 km (5h drive) from dijon, then if you're referring to the one in nord-haverskerque, it's 510 km (4h 40min drive) from dijon.

if you happen to pass by, leave me a message, i could prepare coffee for you ;).