The week before Christmas we installed a few custom items into my clients home. She was very pleased with the details of the completed pieces and is looking forward to receiving the rest of her furnishings the first part of this year. A touch of Asian, a touch of French, take a look at the first photos of the custom-built dining table. This Asian inspired table was designed to feel light in the space so we used a glass top and had the base post painted white to match the enameled woodwork in the home. The top was designed with the visually impaired in mind, therefore we needed to have the wooden edge around the glass. The Asian fretwork not only adds design interest to the piece but helps to support the top and hold it to the pedestal base. A very structurally sound and visually pleasing design.
Next we installed some custom window valances and bedding.
-In the living room we designed a flat valance with gathered ends which taper down to soften the window edges and add interest. This design was chosen so we could show off the Asian print fabric used. We finished the bottom edge with a solid banding of fabric similar to the wall color we selected. Two 20″ square pillows in the same fabric will be used on the new camel back sofa not yet installed. We repeated this fabric again on the front of a French chair that is being reupholstered.
-The bedroom valance has a softer feel to the design where we used a solid cream fabric to coordinate with the cream duvet cover. We finished the bottom edge with a decorative tape that pulls in the greens, golds, and pink colors used in the pillows and upholstery. I love the way the fabric swags, very feminine and perfect for a small bedroom window. The walls were painted a soft green found in the floral pillows, which will contrast wonderfully against the dark green headboard we are having made locally by my Upholsterer. The headboard is being upholstered in the same solid green fabric as the bedskirt. The golds in the floral shams will be reflected in the bedroom chair that will tuck in under the window. It’s important to have your colors balance throughout the room. A dark green pillow that has a gold and pink trellis pattern sits in front of the shams and pops with the hot-pink cording. This pillow helps pull the dark greens being used on the skirt and headboard to the center of the room.