Since you ask...I really like the combination. I like how you're using the breadbox as the basis for the kitchen color scheme and accessories. But my head's telling me "Valance too long - curtains too short!" What *I* would probably do is take up the valance since it's long. I realize that's to partially mask that the curtains are short. I'd also take up the curtains to shorten them and move the curtain rod down parallel with the bottom half of the window, so the curtain bottom hangs down a little below the sash. Then you've got a section of window between valance & curtain to look out or at least let light in while you're working at the sink. At least I *think* that where the sink was in the "before" photo. Edit: Hey - what does the valance material look like on the backside? If it's lighter, you might try flipping the valance - it might be a closer match to the breadbox. Just a thought.