added by beclpoe
(5 months ago)
Style Secret: Luxe Fabrics
Picture film heroines of the '30s and '40s: swingy silk gowns, satin robes, fur stoles. Now translate that to your interiors. Thick, opulent fabrics stand up to the grandeur of a Hollywood Regency room. Choose textiles that appear as lush to the eye as they feel to the hand: velvet, chenille, suede.
Behind the scenes: Selecting the right fabrics is only half the battle — you've got to use them to maximum effect. You want more yardage, not less. Allow for lavish draping, generous gathering and a broad sweep. Imagine the bed in this photo with a few skimpy sheers underneath a plain, flat canopy. Kind of loses its magic, doesn't it?