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.
Marks & Tavano Workroom loves doing custom table linens of all kinds, like this triple layer table topper, gathered cloth and petaled cloth we made for JAB Anstoetz and Lenox’s “Spring Break Table Escape”. All fabrics by JAB Anstoetz, designed by Michael Tavano. We did the chair upholstery and refinishing as well.
We like to think that because of the love and care we put into every project that we add something special to interiors, something that will be enjoyed daily by the people who live with them. Our window treatments are elegant, not just in the way they look, but in smooth openings and closings, precise folds and pleats that softly fall into place time and time again, deliciously easy mechanisms both manual and motorized, thoughtful finishing, lining, weighting, draping and detail. Our window treatments are made to last, in the true spirit of old-world handcraft, yet incorporating every advantage offered by modern hardware and digital technology wherever they are helpful and appropriate.
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).