I took one look up and the valances in my sister's kitchen, and said - i think you need a refresh. she had some very lovely striped curtains i made for her, like 14 years ago, for her first house. I thought she could do with an updated look. A quick visit to the fabric store for this lovely paisley, with aqua and greens was just the thing to brighten up the room.
I had some leftover fabric - so i made a little table runner for the center of the table.Terrible picture - sorry, the late afternoon sun was coming in so strong - it was impossible to get a good shot! but you can imagine that the curtains are nicely accented by the green and aqua decorative items on the counter over her kitchen sink.