Siddons Design TeamMediterranean Living Room, Dallas
2011 Dream Room Winner
On the windows we used cornice boards covered in a damask patterned fabric and attached honey-colored silk drapery panels inspired by grand European pillars. These treatments were ideal for framing the picturesque outside view. We selected a luxurious, golden-colored sofa with a large tone-on-tone damask pattern, an upholstered armchair and a fauteuil, creating a sophisticated, old world feel. A dark wooden cocktail table and side tables with cabriole legs completed the seating arrangement. We chose a variety of accessories in rich gold-tones, accented by robin’s egg blues with gray undertones and terra cotta shades, echoing the colors of many Italian scenes.
What Houzz contributors are saying:
9. Architectural effect. Create an architectural illusion by installing individual cornice boards between your windows rather than over them. In this picture, coordinating stationary fabric panels were added as faux columns. Styling tip: Try using a large-pattern fabric for your cornice board instead of creating sculpted edges.