Friday, February 15, 2008

A Little Fabric Frippery





I think this Louis XVI daybed, above, is just so darn pretty. I like the choice of fabrics, the restrained use of the ikat print, the charming corona, and the tiny sunburst mirror hanging within the bed curtain. If this were in my home, I think I would have to stop every time I walked by just to look at it and admire its charm.

So, to end the week on a frothy note, here are some other striking examples of fabric finery, captivating curtains, sensational swags, and voguish valances.



A crenellated pelmet and curtains in this bedroom niche was inspired by Frances Elkins (House Beautiful, February 08; photographer Josh Savage Gibson; interior design by Carol Curtis & Sarah Norwood)


It's paisley- everywhere!!! (Design by Jamie Ballard)


A fabric explosion in this room by David Hicks




Is there anyone more skilled in the luxurious use of fabric than Charlotte Moss? (Images of the Townhouse from O at Home, Fall 07, photographer Michael Grimm)

Image at top: 19th c. Louis XVI daybed from Bermingham & Co.

20 comments:

  1. I love that Louis daybed too -too often I think ikat is DEFINITELY over used. Thats a great application! Great place for an afternoon nap...and why do small sized mirrors/art look 3 times as chic against a curtain?

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  2. Change- I'm right there with you- I LOVE the look of little mirrors and art hung against a curtain. I also like the contrast of the ikat against the solid camel colored fabric.

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  3. The ikat used on the daybed really is outstanding and I love the niche from the story you worked on :)

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  4. Courtney- The choice of that particular ikat print and the way in which it was used is really stunning, at least to me! :)

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  5. They are all wonderful, but Charlotte Moss is the Queen when it comes to using fabric!

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  6. Anonymous1:26 PM

    I love that Charlotte Moss room. Does the issue of O cite the wall color? It's perfect with the blue and white.

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  7. Anon- I don't think it was mentioned as the room is in her store. But, let me check and if it does, I'll report back. It is gorgeous, I agree.

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  8. Jennifer - It's very charming indeed! I love the choice of fabrics - do you happen to know where they are from?

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  9. Crenelated pelmet? Is that what it's called? I thought it had a more simple name? Whatever it is called, I adore it, especially the color!!!

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  10. Suzy- I'm not sure but I'll see if I can find out.

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  11. J's Crew- Me too, and the trim around it is the prettiest blue/purple.

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  12. That day bed is fab.

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  13. Leslie Ann- I know, I can't quit staring at it!

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  14. Peak,
    I gave you a shout today at my blog. Check it out. Maybe all 12 of my readers will come find you! ;)

    http://eclecticentertaining.blogspot.com/2008/02/pat-on-back-for-me.html

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  15. i am absolutely taken with that closet (as you know) printing this one out.

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  16. Lovely posting!! And Charlotte Moss has a new book coming out "A Flair for Living" -- check it out on Amazon!

    Jan at Rosemary Cottage

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  17. This a great selection of photos with fabrics! My favorite is the first daybed and the closet!

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  18. I just noticed my daybed on your blog (the Louis XVI Ikat) and I have to say "Thanks" for all of the nice comments. Actually, my wife Karine deserves all of the credit for the fabric choices and design of the canopy. I put the Vautrin mirror in there.
    Our shop is Bermingham & Co. in NYC and you can see us on 1st Dibs or at www.berminghamantiques.com

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  19. i'm totally waiting for a project with a similar space so i can do a niche like the frances elkins inspired one from house beautiful!

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  20. Jennifer-
    I'm just getting used to posting directly onto blogs...

    I always loved the light fixture in Charlotte Moss's townhouse (the one pictured here over the bed). As I recall, I always thought it was in her gorgeous green dining room.

    Do you know if this is sold anywhere out there (even if just through the trade)? Also, I once knew the name of the color of the green dining room, along with the window fabric that matched. I have since lost that information. Do you have it?

    Thank you!

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