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The wall behind this bed was created by wrapping a Masonite board with padding and Donghia fabric. "It's not an expensive trick. Anyone could have something similar custom made by an upholstery shop," says designer Michael Abrams. "We wanted an extra layer of luxury. By upholstering the wall and placing a regular headboard up against it we've also added a sense of warmth and another layer to the room."
This installation is similar to the one by Michael Abrams, but the entire wall has been upholstered. The use of a four-poster bed with columns that draw the eye up treats the panels as a feature wall — an effect that many people also achieve with paint — in contrast with the more layered effect achieved by Abrams.
"My client wanted something luxurious yet still masculine, since he’s a bachelor," says Maika Winter of Wintercreative. "To achieve that, we used clean lines, contrast and a limited, neutral palette — all traits borrowed from the luxury hotel industry, which often take the same approach to project an air of sophistication while remaining gender neutral."
A 7-foot-high crushed-velvet headboard accentuates the height of the room. Since she was working in a small loft space, Winter says she decided to "do the bed wall in a rich, dark wood-veneer wall covering to help achieve a greater sense of depth and set off the bed nicely."
This seaside home takes casual to a new level, right down to the floor. Mix-and-match cushions can be moved around for multiple seating configurations, and the variety of patterns allows for an instant change in the room's decor.
Home theaters require soundproofing. "This is accomplished through the use of specialized, noise-rated components for walls, floors, ceilings and windows," says San Francisco architect David Seidel.
He also explains that many people confuse soundproofing and acoustics. "Soundproofing really only refers to all those materials and methods that will keep rooms isolated from one another. There is nothing inherently 'acoustic' about that. For rooms where homeowners want to have a pleasant acoustic experience — living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms or home offices — a lot can be accomplished through the strategic placement of rugs, drapes and plush furniture."
This oversize tufted piece brings drama to a very neutral space and provides lots of additional seating for parties. It's also a good choice if you have children running around the house — no sharp edges here.
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