Bright and airy, this open-plan kitchen is accented by modern globe lights, white subway tile, sunny yellow paint in the eating area and unique touches like open shelves and custom draperies. Two kitchen islands make this a great space to prep and cook, and entertain simultaneously.
A rustic timber wall and custom rusticated vanity mixes with sleek marble tile in this cozy bathroom. A freestanding tub is petite, maximizing space, while the walk-in shower features frameless glass that extends to the ceiling, giving the illusion of more space. Custom curtains draw for privacy.
Custom draperies add character to this eclectic living room. A stock image of an antique map was blown up and printed on a heavyweight canvas to create the one-of-a-kind look. Combined with the brass spotlight and blue velvet sofa, the corner almost has a nautical feel.
Philip Jeffries wallpaper sets a neutral backdrop for the metal bird sculpture that hangs above the custom bed in this urban master retreat. A pair of mirrors creates a symmetrical arrangement that hugs the bed, which is situated to take maximum advantage of two walls of windows. Custom draperies add pattern and privacy.
Tri-color custom draperies create a seamless flow with the gray walls of this transitional bedroom and frame a sweeping view of the Hollywood hills through French doors. A faux fur throw at the foot of the bed adds interest through texture, and a turquoise chair pops against the overall neutral palette.
The dining area of the loft was decorated with a hand-loomed silk and Tibetan wool carpet, original oil artwork, upholstered bench seating paired with custom side chairs, a metallic and capiz shell chandelier, a carved floor lamp, a tall Chinese dragon vase and custom draperies that frame the spectacular view of the river below.
Two tall mirrors frame the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams bed in this restful bedroom, resulting in a symmetrical arrangement that adds harmony while reflecting light. The soft palette of blues and grays is serene and peaceful, offering rest from the busy urban landscape outside the windows. Custom draperies bring a punch of pattern to the otherwise neutral space.
Custom draperies are banded at the leading edge in geometric gold, a nice contrast to ocean-hued walls in this transitional home office. A shagreen leather desk with nail-head trim pairs with a painted Chippendale chair, creating a workspace that feels more like fun. A painterly pillow in the desk chair inspired the room’s colorful palette.
A silvery palette and reflective surfaces make this dreamy master bedroom feel as if it's resting on a cloud. Custom draperies draw to block light, and two upholstered ottomans serve as versatile, functional seating at the foot of the modern bed. The hand-loomed, banana silk rug features a soft shimmer, adding to the room's ethereal feel.
Now, the bathroom features classic white tile and modern grays, making it kid-friendly and contemporary. Balance out a bigger ticket item, such as installing new tile, by saving on your shower curtain. Instead of a fancy or custom curtain for this boys' bathroom makeover, Atlanta designer Jennifer Foster found one for less than $20 that looked like tire treads.
A crystal chandelier with a sleek, oblong profile served as a starting point for this dining room redo. The hand-loomed rug and custom draperies have a soft sheen, working hand in hand with the lighting to create a dreamy space with subtle glamour. The modern dining chairs and acrylic table base were vintage finds. Custom-designed millwork adds architectural interest.
Custom draperies are priced with three elements in mind: panel width, pleat style and lining. For rooms geared toward subtle, serene aesthetics, one pair of single-width panels per window often does the trick. Solids work best in achieving a less-is-more look; if you do choose a pattern, limit your selections to patterns with small or medium repeats.
A vivid green accent wall teamed with midcentury-modern-inspired chairs and a bold shag rug give this previously bland apartment both style and definition. A Noguchi coffee table mimics the curved lines of the bookcases, and custom drapery panels hide functional but unattractive vertical blinds. All elements in the space can be easily removed or replaced when the client, a renter, moves out.
Entertain in elegance with this formal living room, complete with ornate sage and blue sofas, built-in wood bookshelves and hearth, an exquisite oriental rug, custom drapery, and patterned ottoman. "The blue and green work together because they are analogous colors of similar intensity," says designer Cynthia Mason. For a more modern feel, deepen the intensity to kelly green and navy. Image courtesy of Cynthia Mason
Cozy touches including a window seat, stone fireplace and custom carpet turn this rustic bedroom into a luxe retreat. A comfortable leather chair takes advantage of the light from the room's multiple windows, while a glam, yet rustic pendant light adds elegance to the space. Custom draperies draw for privacy and to block light, while opening fully during the day to allow the room's occupants to take maximum advantage of the sweeping views.
The design team's goal was to create a bedroom that refreshes the mind at the end of a long day and serves as a blank slate at the start of a new day. They achieved it with soft, neutral hues and plush textures, giving the space a luxurious, restful feel. A sitting area takes advantage of the room's generous footprint, and custom draperies add privacy while showing off the room's architectural details.