Exquisite Couture Details
Bedrooms offer designers a perfect stage on which to star subtle custom couture features alongside supporting elements, debuting a finished production deserving of a standing ovation.
From draperies to bedding to complementing furniture, Brenda Baxter and Stephanie Freeman of Custom Drapery Designs plan each detail of their clients’ rooms with care and with CDD’s signature flair.
Vision. Sketches. Colors.
Brenda and Stephanie begin each project with a personalized in-home consultation. They get to know their clients’ needs, styles and passions. This commitment to the client translates into a perfect vision.
That mental image moves to paper, and magic begins to happen! Colors appear along with fabric and trim samples, making a detailed sketch vibrant. From there the plan comes to life as they create each custom piece and join them all together in the final installation.
Silk. Velvet. Chenille.
As the first materials, fabrics set the tone and color scheme for all the fun embellishments to come.
On a recent bedroom project, Brenda paired elegant Stroheim Athena Taffeta quarry blue silk draperies with luxurious Lili Alessandra Chloe champagne velvet bedding. Coordinating with the window coverings’ color, the bed’s king-size pillows display Ralph Lauren Georgiana Damask fabric in Antique Blue.
Stephanie’s recent bedroom design combines timeless elegance and a little Hollywood glitz for an inviting master retreat. She chose Stroheim Surna Sheer Porcelain fabric to gently caress Hunter Douglas Silhouette® shades.
Not many fabric choices can top the luxury of a velvet coverlet! Stephanie selected a Lili Alessandra Chloe Ivory Velvet Coverlet and matching European pillows to dress the comfy California king bed.
Tassels. Trims. Pleats.
Once the stage is set, those lovely custom details enter as the understated stars.
Brenda takes draperies to another level with each custom project and finds special ways to tie a design together seamlessly from window to bed. For this room she added 6” pinch pleats into each panel and chose Scalamandré Zardozi velvet tape in Mineral and Pewter to run the length. She then completed a custom pillow with the same fabric and trim as the draperies to take center stage on the bed along with a custom tasseled roll pillow. Those little tassels complemented the larger Fabricut Altura Metallic key tassels adorning the custom draperies.
She selected intricate carved rings and decorative finials to display the draperies in style and used custom rods mitered perfectly into the bay window. Anna French linen fabric accentuated with natural glimmer glass beads and mini cord accent make the rectangular lumbar pillows the crown jewel of the bedroom’s custom chairs.
Stephanie selected a fun, mirrored accent pillow for the center of the bed. She also designed a pair of neckroll pillows to accessorize a custom bench. On these, she used Robert Allen Royal Beauty Sterling fabric and added a glamorous detail with Marge Carson jeweled trim. The trim and cut velvet fabric added two more elements of texture to the exquisite design.
Furniture. Art. Nailheads.
Every element within a room plays a role in the performance of design.
Even the Barley Twist wingback chairs in Brenda’s room received the custom touch with soft chenille upholstery, Tuscany-finished twist wood accents and a pewter nailhead finish. She also chose the table and lamp to create the perfect sitting area—an ideal spot to prop feet on the pillow top ottomans for an early morning cup of coffee or an evening read.
Stephanie decided to go with an elegant custom, ivory velvet tufted love seat to sit in the curved bay. She hung Cyan Designs pendant lights above each nightstand to create a unique and romantic look.
Often featured artwork accentuates custom furniture in a room, like this lovely bench covered in Kravet Polka Dot Plush Natural cream velvet fabric. The texture in the upholstery, along with the nailhead edging along the bottom, transform this bench into a work of art itself.
Custom. Comfort. Style.
Whatever your personal style or space needs, Brenda and Stephanie can create a custom space just for you from sketched vision to completed perfection. All you need to do is sink into your new design and dream big!