Rooms to Inspire by the Sea by Annie Kelly beach homes housesShabby-chic Style Bedroom, New York
Excerpted from Rooms to Inspire by the Sea by Annie Kelly (Rizzoli New York, 2012). Photo by Tim Street-Porter.
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Virtually wherever there is a rod, there exists an opportunity for a tab- or tie-top drape. Any size rod can be accommodated since there are no fixed-width rings to contend with. This style isn’t limited to conventional hardware, though. It is also the most logical choice when mounting a canopy to ceiling hooks or a curtain to wall medallions instead of a rod.
How to refresh your space with white curtains. White curtains are a classic, and they work in any room of the house. Take a cue from the dreamy space shown here and give a canopy bed a tropical makeover with sheer white curtains draped about the corners.Tips:Hang sheer white curtains in the living room for a breezy, beach-inspired vibe.Create an alfresco dining destination with floor-pooling white curtains enclosing a porch or patio with a welcome note of softness.Give your tie-top or tab-top white curtains a natural look by using a found branch as a curtain rod.Guide: 16 Fresh Ways With White Curtains
Lit à la PolonaiseA lit à la Polonaise is a four-poster bed frame that’s bent to create an overhead crown. The phrase is French for “Polish bed,” and this style exudes a frilly, romantic air. Attaching fabric at the crown by ties, as shown here, or a pocket allows the fabric to be wrapped in swirling swaths around the supports.