Pattern Mixing

Okay, so you may have figured out by now that me being in the plumbing aisle is a bit like a fish out of water.  I was really there because I got the idea to use metal pipes to hang our curtains.  I wanted them to give the apartment a more industrial feel. 

So we headed to Home Depot (or Lowe’s, the jury is still out on that one) to pick up the supplies.  Hubs was all, “Are you sure you want to follow me around the hardware store?” and I was all, “I LOVE HARDWARE STORES!”

We ended up getting these black malleable iron pipes (thank you Google for giving them a name) which I later found out are actually gas pipes (thank you Wikipedia).

It’s hard to tell from the photo (because hubs refused to stand on the table to get a close up) but the curtain rods are made from these, these and these.

I ordered the fabric for the curtains from here and spent Sunday night sewing the curtains.  What I love about this fabric website is that you can order by color, so I know that the fabric that’s on the pillows and Brady’s bed will be the exact yellow in the curtains.

Speaking of Brady’s dog bed- I have a confession.  I had the bed and the pillows custom made by Ann on Etsy.  I had been searching high and low for a dog bed that was attractive and affordable and was coming up with nothing.  I finally took my search over to Etsy where I found Ann.  She worked with me to get a custom sized dog bed, and I got to choose from a huge array of fabrics. 

Notice how the side of Brady’s bed matches the pillows on the couch?  That was intentional.  Now Brady’s bed isn’t an eye sore, it actually ties in with the rest of the room.  I can’t say better things about Ann, so if you need anything custom definitely head over to her Etsy store.

(I was not paid or perked for this review, I really do just love what she’s done for my living room.)

I’ve really been enjoying mixing patterns in our new apartment.  It’s the things like this that give our cookie cutter apartment a more custom feel.

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