In high-end residential projects, high quality fabrics and furnishings, attention to detail, and partnering with artisan workrooms are what elevates a luxury interior from an average run-of-the-mill interior. Read on to see how we took an outdated run-down space, and turned it into a timeless, high-end traditional living room.
In this highlighted project, the homeowner is nearing retirement and wanted a quality luxury interior that complemented the traditional architecture in his “forever” home.
Creating a beautiful foundation for the room starts with the rug. This hand-knotted, hand-dyed Tibetan wool rug from Tufenkian places an heirloom-quality rug center stage.
It’s worth investing in a handmade rug, as the weaving quality and superior hand-dyed subtleties are unattainable in a machine-made rug. I also encourage clients to purchase original artwork you love or that reminds you of a special time or destination. Here the artwork coordinates with the rug. Compare the difference between this and the “before” image.
In love with the comfort of the oversize sofa, the homeowner didn’t want to give it up. So we had an expert upholsterer make a slipcover that is such an exact fit, you’d think it was upholstered, while it still allows for ease of cleaning.
Velvets and silks are luxurious fabrics chosen for the handmade accent sofa pillows, filled with sink-in goose down for an incredibly soft feel.
Opulence and luxury are also expressed through layers of custom window treatments, starting with the practical, woven grass shades that cover the windows in two layers. An operable lining provides privacy behind the grass shades, or a single layer brings in lovely filtered light through the natural grass.
For the decorative portion, the stationary draperies soften the bay windows with a playful polka-dot cut velvet on one side, and an outdoor fabric that is fade-resistant on the backside. When viewed from outside, the sage green lining complements the exterior house color. Linings of your draperies don’t have to be white! We finished off the draperies with a custom designed tieback, accented with raffia to complement the grass shades.
You can see the previous wood shutters visually cut off the windows, made the room too dark, and were impractical to use on a daily basis.
Quality accessories such as the Italian blown glass lamp topped with a green silk shade and scalloped-edge cherry side table are bespoke, timeless design pieces.
When it comes to luxury, details matter! Taking time to get it right is absolutely worth the attention, an investment you’ll enjoy for years to come.
Do YOU have a luxury interior design project that requires special care? Kimball Starr will ensure a perfect finish – contact her today for a consultation!