I had been on the lookout for the perfect pattern to use for curtains in our daughter Annie's new room. After having shared a room with her brother Aidan up until our recent move, our daughter Annie really wanted something girly. In fact, the very prospect of decorating sealed the deal and convinced her to step out on her own. We had asked the kids if they wanted to share a room again in our new house, or if they'd each like their very own. Aidan didn't give it a second thought but, as the younger sister, Annie wasn't entirely certain she wanted to be alone just yet. Then the dawn of an idea sprouted in her 4 year old mind, and a smile spread across her face as she asked me in a hopeful whisper, "mama, it can be pink?" Sold.
We decided on the spectacularly sweet Children at Play line from Sarah Jane that celebrates the romance and the simplicity of being a kid. That kind of nostalgic innocense is exactly the feeling I wanted for my little girls room. Annie on the other hand just loved that the parade had both pink and purple balloons.
For the main panel of the curtains, we selected a pink floral print from Riley Blake's Alphabet Soup Line. The main border fabric is of course On Parade, a double border design (meaning that it runs along both selveges). That proved really great as I lined the back of the curtains with the border as well to give them a nice polished look (or, if truth be told, because I knew my mom would be giving them a once over). Annie thought it needed something more, and so we added a little strip of this turquoise dot from the same line.
We've just gotten our hugely anticipated re-stock of this sweet On Parade design- grab some fast, before this parade of kidets heads out of town once again!