✤ Tips for the Trade ✤
The design technique of employing a single fabric throughout a room is steeped in historical tradition. In the time of Louis XIV and Le Grand Siècle, monarchs—and those who took their cues from the royals—would upholster entire rooms in matching silks and rich damasks to achieve extreme elegance while displaying their wealth and class.
Today, using the same fabric can enhance unusual architectural details, harmonize a large space, or create a dramatic effect.
✤ Serene Spaces ✤
Create an intimate, everlasting cozy retreat in a bedroom by covering the walls, bed, and window treatments in the same pattern.
✤ All in the Details ✤
Alessandra used coordinating fabrics as trim on upholstered pieces, tying together the various sofas, chairs, and window treatments in this Florida living room!
✤ Artistic License ✤
Coordinate details like throw pillows to wallpaper for a contemporary twist.
✤ Rich Backdrops ✤
Using the same deep color on the walls and furniture of a room helps ground a space.