My brother and Lisa are sporty, active, on-the-go types. During the day, Lisa is a busy sales representative and real estate agent. Jim is a United Parcel “lifer" (and former real estate developer). In their spare time, the two often play golf ( Rumor has it, they’re going to tie the knot soon! Yay!) Oh, and did I mention Jim surfs daily before work. Needless to say, they don’t have much time to relax.
They recently relocated into a contemporary style home in Malibu, CA. But when it came to designing their master bedroom . . . Lisa knew she wanted a relaxing retreat where they could unwind after a long day. So to start the update they purchased two velvet espresso colored drapery panels (seen to the back of the photo) at Cost Plus World Market. As we all know, one thing started in design always leads to the next, if you know what I mean ???
Sorry about the photo folks, I know it’s hard to see the panels. :-(
They fell in love with their stylish new drapery panels ($40.00 each), now the smaller window above the bed seemed awkward and cold. To tie two windows together in this space, we discussed several possible options. Finally settling on a slender cornice, repeating the espresso colored fabric, with nice large brass nail details to highlight this bad boy!
Now we just had to enlist Jim to build it and hang it, Oye!!
The cornice was built using 1/4” plywood and 1” x 2” backing for support ( $20.00.) He used spray adhesive as the glue to hold the batting in place, then stapled a third drapery panel on top and around the sides of the cornice.
An attractive custom cornice like this could cost you a quite few bucks.
They used brass nail head details ( $40.00) for the real WOW factor – and created a gorgeous cornice, all done on a budget!
Simple and tastefully done, it really enhances the space don’t you think?
Seen below is one of our lumbar French design pillows, you can go here to take a better look at our full Bella Inspirations collection.
After . . .
A restful refuge for two.