We were pleased to create the draped back wall of our Creative Director Michael Tavano’s “ooh la Lounge” vignette for the 10th annual Design on a Dime fundraiser for Housing Works Thrift Shop. The sheers partially concealed a large round micro by Roche Bobois, creating the effect of a sultry moonrise over the space. The pleated drapes in chocolate brown silk had a lead edge of Michael’s accent color – pink. He was far from the only designer at the event to use pink, and we see a trend. Everything in this space other than the draperies is by Roche Bobois, with crystal and stainless steel bar ware by Lenox. The event’s media sponsor was ELLE Decor magazine. Photo: Rick Lew.
If you’re thinking of something bold, something embellished, something ruffled or cut-out or appliquéd, you’ve come to the right place.
Triple pinch pleat drapes with solid bottom panel and contrasting tie-backs, custom upholstered double mattress and cushions for a super-cozy “Nap Nook” designed by John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon of Madcap Cottage.
One of the many reasons to hire a design professional is to enjoy the wonders of custom beds and bedding. A beautiful, double-width bolster, a downy coverlet or fur throw, cushions and pillows dressed to the nines in silk charmeuse and linen velvet; this is what dreams, and dreamy bedrooms, are made of.
Here are four great reasons why custom beds and bedding rock:
1. It comesÂ in colors and patterns you won’t find at that big box or department store, or even at the fine linen boutique.
2. It can be made using the new and amazing outdoor linens, velvets and other sumptuous fabrics for easy, washable care and unbelievable durability, even (and especially) for children’s rooms.
3. Fur (or faux if you fancy being kind to the fauna) nothing feels better after a long day. Feathers: a little marabou makes just as much sense on your bedding as on your lingerie. Fancies: beading, embroidery, dressmaker trims, it all adds up to a sumptuous experience.
4. The incomparable cocoon-feeling of bed draperies or the finished look of a simple canopy panel like the one below commission by Marks & Frantz, an upholstered (or – ask us about fitted slipcovers) headboard or an entirely custom-upholstered bed.
Designs this page: Drake Design Associates (bed drapery and upholstered bed), Marks & Frantz Design (monkey print canopy panel, photo by Marco Ricca) andÂ Michael Tavano Design (photos by Rick Lew).