DRAPERY 101: PATTERNED DRAPES WITH ART

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Hanging pattern drapes next to your colorful art might seem like a daunting task. You may be fearful that the two may compete or clash, but the success of this task is finding the balance between the two.

Before Stephanie designs drapes for a client—she takes inventory of what art lives inside her client’s room. In the top photo the room leaned on the neutral side, so Stephanie selected a patterned fabric with subtle colors.

In the photo below, Stephanie’s client embraced color but still sought a drape that would make an impact. Stephanie selected a textile that was strong in color but subtle in pattern. This way her client’s art still shined.

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CUSH CUSH FABRIC SELECTION

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When you update draperies—it’s vital that the new fabric compliment the existing textiles in your space. In the board above Stephanie utilized the original fabric from a client’s home to select complimentary 1960’s inspired fabrics. She wanted to make sure the integrity of the original design was present by picking textiles with similar tones and graphic prints.

Which is your favorite?!

VINTAGE FABRIC PROJECTS

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Cush cush loves both modern and vintage fabrics. Vintage fabrics are distinctive and often nostalgic to past periods. Modern fabrics feel fresh and give new life to vintage furniture. Try using vintage fabrics in small spaces to make a big statement. For instance, using a bright vintage fabric as a roman shade feels like art hanging on a wall. Of course, we’re fond of both modern and vintage pillows. Above are a few projects that Stephanie has worked on with her collection of vintage fabrics!

ADD A POP OF COLOR

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When you think of adding a pop of color into a room, you might think of a few colorful pieces against a neutral background. But in spaces like an outdoor dining area—you can have a bit more fun.

Stephanie demonstrates this by adding a colorful centerpiece to her bright yellow table. The vibrant piece breaks up the colors nicely and adds a taste of personal style. Her white rope chairs also received a lift of color with bright pink pillows.

CUSH CUSH DESIGN IN STANDARD MAGAZINE FOR ONE KINGS LANE

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Cush cush was thrilled to be asked to collaborate with Kelly LaPlante, editor of Standard Magazine for One Kings Lane back in December. This collection of pillows is for a homeowner that appreciates details of high-quality fabrics and intricate design. Read all about the features of each pillow on our NEW cush cush shop! Above are a few photos of how Kelly styled our cush cush pillows in her home for an issue of Standard Magazine.

THROWBACK THURSDAY

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This client travels the world and has a deep love for India. With a home surrounded by treasures collected from her travels, Stephanie was inspired to introduce a new layer into the space with Indian inspired fabrics, some even beautiful sarees from her travels. It’s a wonderful example of how a love for your travels can inspire your home every day.

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THROWBACK THURSDAY

JANE
There’s nothing like a little dreamy retreat tucked away in your own backyard. And for homeowner, Jane Schweppe this is exactly what she wanted—but with a raj-style atmosphere. Stephanie achieved this look by finding a Moroccan printed waterproof fabric that coordinates with the colors of the vertical stripes and bright green indoor upholstery. We’d sit inside this tent any day.

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