What is my idea of luxury? Alright, I admit it, I have many. Yes, I do think that luxury can be found in the simple things in life, like freshly laundered sheets or a having a small posy of fresh flowers by my bed. But in terms of design, I think it would be most luxurious to have a room with miles and miles of fabric everywhere, especially if it's the same print. Think curtains, swags, fabric on the walls, and upholstered chairs and sofa. Even fabric covered screens! I know, it sounds over the top. Ridiculously expensive. Not so practical. But wouldn't it be luxurious and decadent to just throw caution to the wind and create a room that envelops you in your favorite fabric?
The French seem to excel at this look:
Room designed by Christian Badin
A bedroom designed by Robert d'Ario
The British have their own take on it:
Valentino's London home, decorated by Roger Banks-Pye
Nina Campbell's look is sweet
A Very American Version:
Billy Baldwin used shirred fabric on the walls in Speed Lamkin's apartment
At the risk of losing my argument, I thought I would include a few photos of fashion designer Pauline Trigère's home. What, you haven't thought of having some fabric printed up with your name on it? In the words of this icon of fashion, "Fabric is the dictator."
Trigère print fabric
Image at top: Remember this fabulous image of Mario?