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Quadrille wallpaper in living room with red chairs.

Classic Interior Design Treatments that I Love!

I thought you’d enjoy seeing some of the things that I love, in my interior design work. Some of these are trending, but they all are classic treatments with staying power. Most of what you see here will just be the tip of the iceberg, in terms of what’s available, or possibilities, so if you like something, let me know and I can help you bring it into your life.

Quadrille Wallpaper (and Fabrics)!

Quadrille fabric and wallpaper have been a long-time favorite home resource of mine. Because I’m such a big fan of these prints, whenever I need to consider a fabric or wallpaper I always take a look at Quadrille’s selection on their site. While Quadrille is “to the trade” only, let me know if you are interested in using this in your space and I can make it happen for you. I hope you like the styles as much as I do. Here are some lovely examples.

Quadrille blue & white bathroom wallpaper

Quadrille orange and white wallpaper, bedroom

Lovely Quadrille blue and white trellis design

Lime & white Quadrille wallpaper in bedroom accented with pink.

Blue and white trellis background Quadrille

Decorative Books

These handmade parchment, vibrant metallic, and leather-bound books are some of my favorite accessories to decorate any bookshelves. I use them in my own personal spaces as well. If you want to explore these for yourself, visit their site: elawrenceltd.com The examples I’m giving here are just the tip of the iceberg.

Metallic binding adds touch of luxury.

Turquoise marbling on bookbinding adds another shot of color.

Art quote made up of decorative bound books.

Personalized geo location on decorative book binding is a neat touch.

Old world style decorative books add a nice antique touch.

Humorous literary quote made through stack of decorative books.

Custom Draperies

Draperies can be a key element in a room’s design. From adding a splash of color to completely pulling a room together, drapery is as beautiful as it is functional. Windows offer so many possibilities to add beauty and style to a room, and custom draperies can perfectly accommodate any space or functional situation, especially in conjunction with other window treatments, to create a unique impression. With custom drapes, you never have to settle – they are made just for you!
Elegant sweep of custom draperies.
Box cornice with custom draperies.
Tri-tone color and pattern for a fabulous look!
Sculpted valance and custom draperies add unmatched elegance.
Two-tone solid and pattern custom draperies combined with other window treatments for a look that ties everything together.
Old world elegance with these sophisticated custom draperies.

Custom Bedding – One of the True Classic Interior Design Treatments

The bed is the centerpiece of every bedroom, and the core of every well-designed bedroom, anchoring the overall theme throughout. I love how custom bedding can layer on some wonderful colors and textures, pulling the room together beautifully. More so with accessories, headboards, or other treatments, few things immediately impart “luxury” as nicely as custom bedding. And don’t discount the”snuggle factor” either!

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Maybe some of my favorite things can become your favorite things too! If anything you’ve seen here lights a fire, please let me know and I can show you how to add any of these classic interior design treatments into your space. Just message me here, right below this blog post or at the “contact” link, or you can email me at: carmen@sohointeriordesign.com And, of course, you can call me anytime at: (407) 947-7718.

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What I discovered at The International Window Covering Expo!

What I discovered at The International Window Covering Expo!

Well, it was time for another…field trip! The International Window Covering Expo was in Tampa in March, so I decided that, since it was so close to home, I had to make this one, no excuses! So, I drove over there and brought Mary with me. Mary has been with me since I started this journey of decorating, and she has stuck by me through thick and thin. She is an amazing seamstress, having produced hundreds of beautiful draperies, bedding, and pillows for all of my clients for the past 14 years. I would be lost without her. We ventured off early in the morning and had a great time and ,of course, had to indulge in some adult beverages afterwards, at my favorite venue, The Columbia Restaurant. So glad we went, very informative, and a LOT of great products and ideas!

Next month I’ll bring you up to date on the nursery decorating, and more photos to come! And speaking of the nursery, I’m also planning a “Parents to Be Party” in May for my son Ryan and daughter-in-law Jenny! I love throwing a good party and will post my tips for creating an elegant and fun event. Stay tuned.

Exciting new product idea

So, here’s what really stood out to me, and I’ll propose this for the right client (maybe you?)…Tableaux Decorative Grilles. These are grilles that allow for virtually unlimited use in interior or exterior home design or home decorating projects. They can be used for window treatments and transoms, ceiling treatments, decorative accents and wall art, partition screens, and miscellaneous decor. Checkout these photos…AMAZING, right!

 

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