Floral Drapes in the Dining Room

I’m working on getting moved to a new server over the weekend, so things will be down for a couple of days, but I’m hoping this will get my feeds back to normal, as well as email updates and all the problems with loading my blog and seeing the pics.  Hang in there with me, I am hoping to get this thing back to normal soon!  Believe me, I’m so frustrated!  I’m not going to post anything after this until I get moved, since things are so up and down right now.

If you’re getting back on here for the first time in 2 weeks (that’s how long my feeds have been down), please go back and look at all those older posts that I’ve posted all during the last 2 weeks  (at the bottom of this post, underneath you’ll see all the thumbnail pics of the posts, just click on one to read).  I’ll be back soon with another new post, as soon as I get moved to the new server!

You all got a sneak peek of the new floral drapes in the dining room, so I wanted to show those a little more.  I really do love the added color and texture they bring to the space.

I actually bought that fabric 2 years ago and it is Robert Allen Basquiat Teak.  I found a link online and there are several if you do a search.  I was going to use it in my last house, but it got saved for the new one and I’m happy about that.  It’s a pretty modern floral with lots of impact. I found it locally at Fabric and Fringe Warehouse on Canton Hwy. and I think they still have it.

Diningroom overall

The drapes just add a cozy factor to the space and I’m so happy with them.  It’s nice to get that finishing touch up.

Buffet and lamps

Wall color in here is Benjamin Moore Rockport Gray,  mixed in Valspar at Lowes.

sideboard burlap wreath

My blog friend, Laura from Top This Top That, brought me that beautiful burlap wreath and I found the perfect spot for it on my board and batten in the dining room.   Thank you, Laura!

Buffet with burlap wreath

I couldn’t be happier with how this small dining room turned out.  It’s such a pretty space to look at every day. Got to work on hiding that lamp cord on the left.  I’m sure I can do that.  Funny what you see once pics are made, right?

new floral drapes

I had the drapes made at Fringe Benefits here in Marietta for $55 a panel, plus lining.  That price is for single width, lined and pinch pleated.  You do have to purchase the lining too.   They are the same company who did my living room drapes too and I love the pinch pleats.  That rod is a thriftstore find and the rings are from Ikea.  I had these drapes hemmed to 91″ and hung them close to the ceiling.  They frame the sliding glass doors nicely.

This particular fabric was definitely thought out with my current dining room chairs in mind, when I bought the fabric 2 years ago.  All the colors help bring the gold fabric on the chairs together with the rug and dark brown floors.  And it has green also which flows to other parts of the house, including the kitchen.  Just a look at my thought process when I’m putting fabrics together.  This one really does bridge the chair fabric with the wall color and everything else in the room and I pulled the gray out of the florals for the wall.  That’s how I knew what color to paint the walls above the board and batten early on. I already  had this fabric!


Since I’ve already showed this space, I’ll add in the pic of the corner cabinet.  It’s a nice little accent in here too. This was a thriftstore fine that I painted and revamped a few years ago.


My fave bunny hangs out here, along with some other yardsale pieces.

close up drapes

I just love all these colors together, so warm and inviting.

Aren’t they pretty?

- Rhoda


  1. Rhoda, I have been following your blog by email subscription and for some reason I am no longer receiving your daily updates. I “re-signed” up but was told I was already subcribed. Are you having technical issues that could cause this?

  2. Donna Anderson says:

    none of your pictures are on the blog page at all , not even little red x’s .

  3. Question: Can someone like me living in Lexington, KY ship fabric to the drapery maker with measurements? That is a very good price.

  4. Rhoda,
    So sorry that you’re having to deal with blog issues! Those drapes are fabulous in your dining room and Laura’s wreath gives just the right touch above the sideboard!

  5. I’m wondering the same thing as Janette. I’d like to have some panels made from bosporus fabric (which I have). Also, can you tell me what width your panels are? Thanks and the dining room looks great! I made one of those burlap wreaths myself. I think mine is a bit larger – I have it hanging on the front door right now.


  6. Your dining room looks fabulous! And you seem to find beautiful things for amazing prices (like your drapes). I will be in Atlanta next weekend. Can you suggest any places that I must go for great pieces/ decor items?

    • Brenna, there are so many places to go. Depends on which side of town you will be on, but check out Howell Mill Rd. area for lots of great decor stores: Hill Street Warehouse, Ballard Designs, Anthropologie, and 2 great fabric stores, Forsyth and Lewis & Sheron.

  7. I’m interested to read that some people are getting pictures. I am not and the top is still weird. Good luck with the move. I miss all your pictures.

  8. Tina and Janette, I don’t see why they wouldn’t let you ship your fabric to them. You’ll probably need at least 6 yards for a pair of panels like this, depending on the match point in the pattern, so that they would both look the same from the top. I’ve added Fringe Benefits website, so give her a call. She’s great to deal with. She doesn’t know me at all though, but you can mention that I have had 2 pairs of panels made from her shop and you found her number from a blogger.

  9. Those of you asking about technical issues, YES, I am! Please read this post, the first paragraph explains it all!

  10. Rhoda- the room looks fabulous and the wreath is a nice touch ! Thanks for including it in your space.

  11. Those drapes are beautiful and cozy looking! I love them and the colors too. I’ve always been drawn towards earth tones. I spotted that wreath almost as soon as I looked at the drapes. It just pops on the white board. I really need to make one of those soon!

  12. The drapes look great Rhoda! Just wanted to tell you that Southern Hospitality came through on my Google reader loud and clear this morning. Hopefully, things are getting back to normal.

  13. Love them Rhoda – very mod and perfect against the white board and batten!

  14. The drapes are the perfect touch! I love the pattern repeats the color palette of the room. You have a great sense of style!

  15. Beverly Dyer says:

    where are the photos of these beautiful drape? are we still having blog issues?

  16. Beautiful fabric, and make your whole room come a live. The pattern is so pretty. Lovely room. I also received your post on my feed this morning.

  17. The drapes are absolutely beautiful. They tie everything together so well!

    Regarding the technical issues, none of the pictures show up on my laptop but your blog loads normally on my iPad! How crazy!! I know you’ll be glad to get these issues resolved!

  18. Love the drapes they look just wonderful in your diningroom! The wreath looks like it was just made for the room!

  19. I love the drapes, especially against the wall color. Is the wall a grey or more of a taupe? Whatever it is can I have the name of it? I’m trying to change the colors in my house but must do it slowly because I can’t afford all new furniture and decor! I’m hoping to bring about subtle color changes that will coordinate with what I have and then slowly move into a different direction. Currently I have some burgundy and greens I would like to cut down on and eventually add in some grays, yellow, coral, and soft teals and blues. Just not sure how to do it!!

    • Hi, Terri, added the wall color in my post, but it’s Ben Moore Rockport Gray, mixed in Valspar at Lowes. Great color, leans toward a brownish gray, but definitely gray.

  20. Love those drapes. They really do finish off the room. I clicked over from Facebook on my phone and I can see the pics. Hope the changes help all the blog problems for you! 🙂

  21. I love this room! The colors and decor are beautiful!!

  22. Rhoda, I know these technical issues are driving you crazy. I know I’d rather deal with almost anything than technical issues. Your dining room is fabulous! Love everything about it. Take care.

  23. Rhoda, everything is so gorgeous. The curtains are the icing on the cake!

  24. Love the drapes – and I really like the soup tureens! For the first time in a long time, your blog update showed up on my blog’s sidebar, so maybe things will be working well soon.

    Good luck!

  25. Rhoda, your drapes are beautiful…really the whole room is wonderful! Love that fabric!

  26. Rhoda, when I first began following your blog, I fell in love with your last house, and I adore what you’re done with this one! I really like your style! Oh, and your drapes are gorgeous. They finish this room wonderfully!

  27. Where is your pendant light from? I’m looking for a very similar iron light..

  28. I’m not receiving your daily updates either, Rhoda. I’ve followed your blog for years now. Hope the switch over solves all the technical issues. Your blog was my first and is still my favorite!

  29. Well, I loved you DR before, but those drapes add SO much. Just beautiful in that room. As they are just one panel and don’t appear very full, does that mean they’re just “for show” and can’t cover the window? I’m just trying to figure how much yardage I would need to pull them shut. I love that you put a heading and lining on them. It adds so much to the feel. Great price. Stunning look. CTD

    • Yep, Teresa, they are just for show. I never move my window panels to cover the windows. That’s what shades are for. I don’t need to close the drapes here in the DR, since it’s not an issue of privacy. They are just to frame the sliders. If you need to cover a large window, I’d suggest you go with 2 widths per panel.

  30. I could see the drapes when I switched over to Google Chrome – I think that’s the name anyway. I couldn’t see them before that. Very pretty! You have such a wonderful sense of style.

  31. Rhoda the dining room is lovely. Top to bottom! Where did you get your rug under the table? I want one.

  32. Love it Rhoda!! I really love how the pattern pops against your gorgeous wall color. Hope you get the bugs worked out soon, that is not fun!

  33. Your dining room looks great! Now I see why you chose the gray for your walls. Your drapes pull the chairs and wall together. Lovely.

  34. I am learning so much from you! I find that you plan looking forwards to the end. I plan from the end and try to back up! (That probably doesn’t make sense). Your drapes are beautiful. I had seen them (inhttp://theinspiredhomes.blogspot.com/2012/12/favorite-projects-for-2012.html) and loved them!

  35. Rhoda,
    Haven’t been able to access your site for the past two weeks nor have I received any updates until today. Thought it was just me and cookies (whatever those devils are). All of a sudden you appear again – HORRAY! Will patiently wait for your issues to be solved so my issues will be solved.
    Much luck.

  36. The pattern and colors of the drapes are the perfect finishing touch to your beautiful dining room! Your new home is absolutely stunning, have enjoyed following your blog for years!

  37. Beth Morrow says:

    Love the room and the drapes are perfect!

  38. Your dining room looks great! Love that fabric and the way it pulls everything together! So happy your technical issues are ending. I’ve missed your posts.

  39. I loved these when I saw them at the Open House, Rhoda! Don’t you love it when you find a fabric you adore, even if you can’t use it right away? Totally paid off this time. 🙂
    xo Heidi

  40. Your dining room is gorgeous…love your fabric!
    Happy Friday…

  41. Welcome back!!! Also been having trouble and thought is my computer until I figured out it was only your site I could not enter. Dining room looks great!

  42. Love the room!

  43. The drapes truly do pull the room together and tie in the kitchen! Perfect! I like how you think!

  44. jean reistle says:

    Like several others who left comments, I can’t see any pics on this page either — just the first one appeared on my email that your blog was up – -but nothing on this page…..guess some can see and some can’t?

  45. Strangest thing — I can see the pictures on my IPad, but not on my desktop computer. Love the drapes, the board and batten and wall color.


  47. Deborah Whaley says:

    I feel like I have been on this long and wonderful journey with you! Having “met” or rather discovered your blog long before you found and remodeled this amazing home. I have loved watching your home come together from the first photos when you bought it. What an amazing blog you have here I love it!

  48. Just wanted to let you know that I got email notification of your blog post this morning for the first time in a couple of weeks. I hope this means the end of those technical issues for you. Thanks for keeping us informed along the way. Have a wonderful weekend!

  49. Rhoda…I now what you are going through as I just had my blog transferred over to a self hosting venue…I must say that is was a pretty smooth transition….I love your dining room…the drapes are perfect in the room…definitely worth the wait for you…and Laura’s wreath is perfect above your sideboard…Have a great weekend and good luck on your “move” to another host site!

  50. Rhoda,
    I know you are having a
    tech out and having issues….
    FUNNY….some bloggers
    are getting your pics along
    with the script but I can’t
    see any pics. Please re-run
    these posts next week when
    you get the issues fixed….I
    HATE missing ANY of your
    gorgeous pictures…especially
    of your pretty new house !!!

  51. I agree with Nancy A. None of the pix in your posts are showing up, just the text. I haven’t been able to read anything in the past week. I tried at home and on my lunch hour at work. Please rerun them, if possible.

  52. The fabric on the drapes is gorgeous!! Everything looks divine ~ you rocked it all!

  53. I can see the pics now…beautiful!

  54. Rhoda, I absolutely love the drapes. This is one of my favorite rooms in your home.

  55. Yeah… I’m seeing pictures again on you blog!! Love the drapes.

  56. The pictures are back!

  57. Yay the pictures are back again!

    I never realized that I could put drapes on both sides of a sliding glass door. This has had me perplexed for my new condo. Thanks Rhonda for the inspiration.

  58. I LOVE the colors in those drapes! They just pull everything together…..

  59. Your blog is SO inspirational! Your home transformation is truly amazing and should be in a magazine!

  60. Any chance you know the name of the drape fabric? Love it. Thanks

  61. Rhoda, how do you hang your plates? I can’t see any of the little metal plate hangars in your pictures.

    Your dining room looks awesome of course!

    • HI, Jeanne, I do have those little wire plate hangers on most of these, so they do show just a bit. They almost disappear though. You can get those any Hobby Lobby or Michaels.


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