I know what you mean about going overboard on the grapes. Believe me, the whole reason to redo the kitchen was so I *won't* have clutter anymore (hidden places for everything now!).
I'll curb myself on the decor.
So, the valances are ok with the grapes within the panel, just not the ones on the tabs. It looks like they can be removed, they're just stitched on. Would that work with maybe 2" faux wood blinds for the dining side? I don't know about the kitchen garden window over the sink, but I'd like something to be able to close/tilt for the strong morning sun that comes in a bleaches out the new cabinets (you could really tell on the old ones when we tore out). And what color blinds if I do?
So, if I go with something similar to the Anjou Pear, what would you suggest for the ceiling?? Trim-- bright white?
And does it matter if the wall color is similar to the carpeting that is adjoining and will meet on the one wall? Or go more yellow? Lucent yellow?