When you consider draperies or think about upholstered furniture, your bathroom likely doesn’t come to mind first. Or second. Or maybe even third! At Custom Drapery Designs, we couldn’t think of a more interesting room in which to create customized pieces that transform a space from a functional necessity into a luxurious getaway.
Bring the Spa Home
If you want to make your bathroom an oasis, a touch of fabric may be just what you need to take your design to a whole other level.
We didn’t want to leave this lovely room once our task was completed! Two pieces of furniture upholstered with just the right fabric and fabulous trim perfectly completes this design.
This vanity chair makes a statement with its Scalamandré velvet damask fabric. Don’t you just want to sink down onto that plush cushion? We couldn’t have been more pleased with the way the pewter nail head trim and decorative tassel perfectly completed this piece.
To add one more luxurious touch, we upholstered this tufted ottoman with a durable gray fabric. We used indoor/outdoor fabric to stand up to any splashing from the nearby garden tub. Its color pairs well with the cabinetry, and we added Scalamandré Zardozi velvet tape in mineral and pewter to complete the look. A little beaded trim goes a long way in enhancing any design.
Maintain Symmetry in Multiple Spaces
When our clients trust us with their entire dwelling, we couldn’t be more pleased. It is our pleasure to partner with a family and transform their house into a home through a design makeover. One of the challenges with this is to maintain a sense of balance and symmetry throughout the rooms while giving each space its own voice.
This client chose us to create a custom Roman shade for above the tub in her master bathroom. She was so pleased with the result that she invited us back for a guest bathroom makeover.
For the master, we used Kravet fabric with Scalamandré Greek key velvet tape along the edges. In keeping with the same influence, we chose a similar trim from Schumacher—marine Greek key. While these fabrics aren’t the same—or even come from the same company—the subtle similarities allow for a lovely sense of unity between the rooms.
We took the design in the guest bath up a couple more notches with a custom cornice above the bath. And, in keeping with our love for highlighting details, we incorporated a diamond pattern in the stitching of the cornice to mimic the diamond pattern within the room’s cabinetry.
These are the little aspects we’re most passionate about in the designs we create.
Embrace Multiple or Odd-shaped Windows
Some rooms house delightfully unique designs, often including the windows. Many homeowners find the task of covering windows with odd sizes or shapes a bit daunting. However, as we showed you last month, we love the challenge!
In this bathroom, the owner found these three narrow windows above their lovely soaker tub perplexing. We first covered them with custom Silhouette shades from Hunter Douglas. These shades not only look beautiful, they are incredibly functional. They are motorized for full control of light and privacy with the click of a remote control or use of a mobile app.
We didn’t want to cover up such beautiful shadings entirely, so we topped it with a custom design using elegant aqua damask fabric from Fabricut. Then, to add those custom details we’re known for, we added a glass beaded trim from Samuel & Sons. Their sparkle perfectly completed this delightful design.
Bring on More Custom Designs …
Last month we looked at how we highlight and accentuate oddly-shaped or uniquely-sized windows. That kicked off our series of home design challenges that CDD addresses on a regular basis. Check back next month to learn more about our passion for custom upholstery and re-upholstery. Finally, we’ll bring together photos from a house that hit all three of these challenges and add a few extra room views. We can’t wait to share that with you!
In the meantime, give us a shout today to set up your in-home consultation.