This is Beverly’s master bedroom before photo and during the installation process. My installer uses a laser level to find the perfect line that will keep all the custom window treatments level going around the room. Bill, my installer, is loved by all of my clients for his professional workmanship and his fun personality.
The after picture shows how much drama and height the custom drapes and valances add to the room. Her master suite in El Dorado Hills already has 10 foot ceilings, but when I mount the draperies just below the beautiful crown moulding it makes your eye go up and expands the room even more. Creating a flip over style for the drapery at the top, lets me use the same top treatment as a valance for the two side windows flanking the bed.
Here are the fabrics laid out on my cutting table and I am getting ready to make the custom patterns for Beverly’s project. The main floral print Floret / Yellow Grey is from Vern Vip’s Fabric Collection and adds a modern take on a floral. The beautiful grey silk Titan / Pewter and the tassel trim BI100 / Oyster for the drapery is from Calico’s vast fabric and trim selection.
The timeless silk drapery frames the white shutters Beverly already had on the window. The short rod with a finial on each end is a contemporary rod detail.
This close up of the valance shows the rod flush up against the wall in the corner and the opposite end capped off with a Victorian style finial from Design Elements. All of the hardware (Fluted wood pole, rings and finial) are in a beautiful custom finish called Imperial Bronze with Gold & Gray. Beverly and I both thought it was the perfect finish for the room. The pleat style is a modern take on a French pleat and is pinched higher up to give a more flared-out look.
No designer bedroom would be complete without an array of custom pillows. The fabric on the front bird print pillow shams is from Vern Vip’s Collection and is called Jamison / Grey Citrine. The front king size shams are framed in back with three euro shams in Studio Velvet / Steel with gold cording 1009T / 6819. The two gold accent pillows are another Vern Vip fabric, Flurries / Citrine with self welt cording. The center accent pillow is a beautiful light blue/grey damask called Tessa / Blue Topaz and framed with a moss trim Karoo / Soleil. All of these pillows give Beverly’s bedding the custom details that she was dreaming of.
I enjoyed decorating this room for Beverly’s and loved seeing the joy on her face when she saw here a new room for the first time.
Beverly’s response when she saw this blog post:
“It’s really a great write up and the transformation of my bedroom is still a joy to see. Everyone who sees it always says how beautiful it is and the workmanship is amazing!” – Cheers, Beverly