The rich neutral tones and texture of the upholstered window cornice accent the beautiful view outside this transitional dining room. The glass table base and top reflects natural light, maintains openness in the room and provides maximum visibility of the lovely dining chairs and exquisite heirloom rug.
This beautiful master bathroom with contemporary lines is a treasure in blue and brown. The dark brown vanity with a gray marble countertop is spacious and elegant and harmonizes well with the turquoise mosaic tile that frames the mirror. A contemporary-styled blue and brown cornice over the bathtub continues the room's color scheme.
A custom Kravet sofa and custom cornice follow the lines of a curved window in this seaside living room. A demi-lune mantel on the sleek marble fireplace continues the room's sinuous lines, as do the oval table and arched doorway. All add emphasis to the curved window featuring a stunning ocean view.
The stone fireplace in this dining room extends to the angled ceiling, emphasizing the height of the space. A custom cornice hides a Hunter Douglas shade, which can be lowered or raised to maximize the ocean view. A traditional oil painting offsets the modern vibe of the glass and metal dining table.
As seen on season one of Sarah Sees Potential, two walls were removed to allow this chic, eclectic living room to flow seamlessly into the adjoining kitchen and dining room. Sarah chose vintage furniture in muted blues and greens to fill the neutral space and framed the large window with a custom-built cornice and sheer retractable curtains.
Pattern doesn't have to mean an uproar of color. In this tropical-inspired bedroom, graphic wallpaper envelopes the room in a subtle elegance. A transitional love seat positioned at the end of the bed creates an offbeat seating area. The tall cornice box calls for larger nightstands – in this case, a chest of drawers and writing desk.
As seen on season one of Sarah Sees Potential, two walls were removed to allow this chic, transitional living room to flow seamlessly into the adjoining kitchen and dining room. Sarah chose vintage furniture in muted blues and greens to fill the neutral space and framed the large window with a custom-built cornice and sheer retractable curtains.
A set of twin beds in this cottage-style guest bedroom offer visitors more options than a full or queen model. Cornice boards upholstered in blue gingham are mounted above each bed and lined with a sheer drape that lends an ethereal, cloud-like feeling to the space. Quilts on the bed reflect the home's North Carolina heritage.
Geometric cornices and a low-slung, curved couch are the standout design elements of this art deco style living room. The round, gold-framed mirror is a powerful addition and brings out gold accents in this rich blue space with neutral furniture. The large tiger-print rug draws attention to the main seating area and unites the furniture in one space.
Reclaimed wood pieces from across the globe are balanced by soft, French-inspired textiles. Window coverings consist of printed linen cornice boards. The gates on the walls are decorated with original oil paintings of water reflections. The chandelier is made from reclaimed wood from an 1820s farmhouse in Maine and incorporates many inspirations: east and west, old and new, artistry and durability.
This boy's red and white bedroom was designed to match his love of LEGO bricks. It includes a red and white striped area rug with matching cornice, a white window seat with cabinet storage, a clear acrylic play table, a blue and white striped bed with custom pillows, and a creative bundle hanglamp pendant light that looks a group of light bulbs suspended from red strings.
As seen on season one of Sarah Sees Potential, this once plain living room got a much needed modern makeover. Designer Sarah Richardson chose vintage furniture and decor in muted blues and greens to fill the neutral space and framed the large window with a custom-built cornice and sheer retractable curtains. Cozy knit poufs provide extra seating or a spot to kick up your feet.
The design intent for this urban exterior was to design a version of a traditional brownstone, and to give an appreciative nod to the history and architecture of the older part of town, with an updated look that has an eye towards the future of the community. One of the ways this was achieved was by using an interesting mix of materials. Brick, stucco, custom millwork paneling and cornice detailing, and custom iron details complete the look.
This chair is one half of five different sets of swivels in the house. We sourced the chairs for the room’s original design scheme and simply had them reupholstered for the update. The Jim Thompson, cut velvet applied to the chairs’ outside back was also used for the window cornice, which cleverly conceals motorized linen shades that help to control sun exposure. For the interior and seat, we used a solid velvet inspired by the accent fabric and finished clean with a coordinating leather welt. The plant thriving in the background was a gift given to the homeowners on their wedding day, over twenty-five years ago.
This undeniably fun bedroom is a colorful reflection of the budding artist who lives here. Angela's daughter is following in her footsteps and her bedroom/art studio is the perfect space to inspire creativity. Benjamin Moore's White Rain was applied to the walls and trim, then color matched for the drapery and area rug. This design technique creates a gallery-like feel by neutralizing the backdrop, and in this case, allowing her artwork and painterly fabrics to stand out. The crisp white bedside tables pop off of the dreamy wall color and the Pierre Frey fabrics on the pillows and bench are perfect to inspire an artist's imagination. Repeating an additional set of panels and upholstered cornice behind the headboard adds major aesthetic value, style, and an element of customization to this bedroom. My favorite element is the cat lamp, having a "cat nap" on the bedside chest.
A designer's work is never actually done. For most designers there is always a little something extra that could be done to take our designs to the next level. However, the only thing I could find to do in the Blehm's master sitting area was to adjust the lampshade because the room and its views were flawlessly picturesque. In this space, Angela used one of my favorite hospitality-inspired design tricks. She concealed the drapery hardware behind the crown moulding, thereby creating a clean and elevated look. The moulding becomes the cornice and the pleated linen drapery opens to expose the outdoors like a movie screen. How's that for drama?! My number one pick in this image is the upholstered bench. It manages to be retro, mod, and current all at the same time. Angela's is fearless in her use of white furniture and rugs throughout the family home. She's proof that it can be done, not to mention, done with her three young children and pets!