When a home gets a “Glow Up”

Your house means more than four walls, some windows and doors. It is your home. The place you rest your head, relax, entertain. It’s the place your children grow. And, as they mature and your family evolves, your home should adapt with you.

Stephanie Freeman, lead designer at Custom Drapery Designs, enjoyed a recent “Glow-up” home makeover on not one, but three bedrooms. The client’s three sons had transitioned from boys to young men, and they were ready for more sophisticated looks to match.

Enter Stephanie

Glow Up Project By Custom Drapery Designs

“The ‘Glow-up’ project began when the client’s youngest of three sons requested a more grown-up room. She requested a room that was modern, but not overly trendy. Her son approved a few inspiration pictures with a slight industrial feel, and we were off!” Stephanie shared. “The plan included a complete makeover, starting with fresh paint and carpet. Since the son was interested in the final product, I pulled together two design plans and let him guide the decisions. He selected dark wood furniture and cool saddle leather nightstands. We layered the bedding and windows in linen and gray tones, and accented the room with high contrast accessories. Add one dramatic black and white framed photo of mountains, and the mood was set!”

CDD had previously installed Hunter Douglas shades in the three bedrooms and were thrilled with the opportunity to bring more pizzazz into the home. Stephanie chose Fabricut fabrics for the bedding in the youngest son’s room and paired that with trim from Samuel & Sons. The functionally fabulous lamps from Visual Comfort added the perfect finishing touch on either side of the bed.

At every stage of all three makeovers, Stephanie consulted with her clients. She pulled in each son’s style and interests to every aspect of the design, from furniture and accessories to artwork and fabrics.

When a home gets a Glow Up By Custom Drapery Designs

“The second phase encompassed the older sons’ rooms. Though they are off at college, our client wanted to surprise them with a fresh update in their spaces. These rooms also received new carpet and paint, a few pieces of new furniture, layered bedding and drapery,” Stephanie recounts. “The art really added personality to each room. The middle son loved the trendy succulent look. The oldest son wanted to represent his love of music, so I found a cool picture of stacked records.”

Along with the addition of fresh succulents to the middle son’s room, Stephanie combined Anna French fabric for a custom bedskirt with Kravet fabric for the upholstered headboard, which was made in the CDD workroom.

Custom Drapry Design's Glow Up Project

In the oldest son’s room, the custom bedskirt complements the stacked record artwork while the Kravet trim on the draperies adds the exquisite couture details CDD’s known for.

This three-bedroom makeover showcases the incredible shift in mood an intentional design can produce. As with all of CDD’s projects, this Glow-up began with a client’s needs, grew with an understanding of the personalities and preferences of the household, morphed into a great vision and manifested in a final reveal that wowed the clients.

As Stephanie said, “Each room represents the personalities of the occupants, while leaving space for future phases of life. They couldn’t be more pleased with the results!”

Is your home ready for a Glow-up? If your family has changed, could it be time for a home makeover to match? Contact us today to schedule your in-home consultation and take the first steps toward a fresh new look!

Custom Drapery Designs focuses on exquisite couture details that go beyond the shelf and outside of the ordinary to leave no detail unturned.

Custom Design Details

Custom Drapery Designs focuses on exquisite couture details that go beyond the shelf and outside of the ordinary to leave no detail unturned.

Custom Drapery Designs focuses on exquisite couture details that go beyond the shelf and outside of the ordinary to leave no detail unturned. We don’t stop with unique fabric and trims and hardware. By doing this, we make our clients’ spaces reach new levels of sophistication.

Creative Execution in Design

We love a challenge.

Odd-shaped windows, off-centered architecture, sharply curved bay windows and all the other characteristics that led you to choose your house—we strive to highlight these and make them shine without sacrificing aesthetics.

Custom Window Treatments

One way we achieve this is through custom templates. Window treatments don’t have to stick to the shapes we learned in preschool. Some of our favorite projects have included scalloped, sloped and other unusual edges.

Craftsmanship at Custom Drapery Designs

A second aspect to creative execution is a focus on high quality craftsmanship. Our artisans carefully eye each stitch, steam every wrinkle and smooth any ripple. We use only the best materials and then bring them together with the care and attention your space deserves.

Attention to Scale and Proportion

We’ve worked with many rooms where windows are offset in a wall or disproportionate to the size of the wall. These turn into some of our favorite projects.

In this media room, our challenge was a small rectangular window in a larger, sloping wall.

Taking the draperies up well above the actual window and covering it with clean, neutral fabrics created in classic styles make it look like it belongs perfectly in the space.

Combination of Varying Elements

This headboard and tufted ottoman exemplify how the unlikely marriage of softer natural elements and harder industrial trims and finishings works.

Opposites really do attract!

Accentuation of a Single Design Element

Sometimes taking a classic design technique and highlighting it is all the extra detail a design craves. Pleats are one of the most common finishing techniques in draperies; however, when we take one of these styles a little longer, we’ve produced something fresh that stands out. Each of these elongated pleats—goblet on the left; pinched on the right—draws the eyes in to the details and takes these panels to a whole new level.

Customization of Hardware

Hardware may be one of the first types of details that pop in your mind. We can use them in two different ways to kick up a design. The first way hardware adds to a design’s singularity is in its customization.

Traverse Rods by Custom Drapery Designs

Rather than shying away from sharp curves or odd angles, custom hardware allows us to accentuate them. This curved traverse rod makes the perfect frame for this stunning ripplefold drapery.

Addition of Layers

Floral Hardware by Custom Drapery Designs

Hardware also assists with layering details to heighten a design. In this floral covering, we copied the shapes of the flowers on the fabric in the hardware and brought them together with the whimsical flow of the ribbon. Each layer works together to produce a more full and fanciful finished product. The addition of the medallion hardware to the fabric-covered cornice board shown below enhances the look and adds a splash of “Wow!”

Medallion Hardware by Custom Drapery Designs

Beaded trim and tassels on pillows bring additional pop to custom bedding, pillows and throws. It’s in these little things that a design shifts from lovely to luxurious.

Each of these types of details in our designs makes them stand out and earns the trust and commitment of our clients.

Are you ready for some added details in your home’s design? Do you have an office that’s lacking some pizzazz? Contact us today to set up your in-person consultation.

Custom Drapery Designs, LLC

Custom Drapery Designs, LLC, serves Dallas and the surrounding metroplex with all aspects of a custom design project. From in-home consultation to project management to exquisite couture details to a perfect installation, we do it all. 

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