How To Create A Bespoke Interior
Bespoke is an adjective meaning “made for a particular customer or user…custom, special…” Who wouldn’t want their home to be personal and decorated just for them? Let’s look at a few bespoke items that will make your home unique. Soft goods are easy to personalize, therefore a great place to start.
Monograms Monograms Monograms
Maybe it’s because I grew up in the South, but when in doubt - slap a monogram on it and you have an instant heirloom. Well, not exactly, but it is definitely personalized. I monogrammed the pillow above by hand. I happen to enjoy handwork so for me that was relaxing. However, if you don’t have the desire to try it yourself or if you are looking for a more “perfect” look, there are countless sources today for beautiful monograms. Leotine Linens, Jane Scott Hodges company out of New Orleans is what I consider the gold standard of monogrammed linens. It is worth a visit to the site, even if it’s just for inspiration. Their linens are an investment, but the quality and workmanship is exceptional. They definitely qualify as an heirloom.
Custom Window Treatments
If you follow my blog you are probably sick of me preaching “hang your curtains high and make them full.” If you are paying for custom, you might as well go for it and make them special. Nine times out of ten, panels should be lined and interlined. Once you’ve seen the difference you will always appreciate this extra step.
Curtain panels are a fabulous place to add a little extra detail. I have a whole post dedicated to Dressmaker Details for Window treatments. Check it out here.
Image via Madre
Custom pillows are an easy and fairly inexpensive way to personalize your space. Obviously you can monogram them, but we only need so much of that, so what are some other options. First of all, make sure they are super stuffed and are down or down alternative. The goal is to be pretty, but to also add comfort. Next, consider adding a trim, contrasting tape or a flange. A flange, as pictured above is my “go-to” instead of a ruffle. Its less fussy, more contemporary and has a darling little pleat in the corners. Below is a pillow from Amy Berry Design. It has a flange and a double tape trim detail.
Image via Amy Berry Design
Notice the cording on the green pillow. It is made up of all of the colors in the floral pillow.
Custom Wall Mural
I couldn’t find a wallpaper that was subtle enough for my dining room. Because my floor plan is so open, I wanted the dining room to flow with the rest of the first floor. Having a local artist paint a custom mural was the best solution. It’s hard to tell from the photo above, but the trees have some metallic leaves that catch the light and almost glow at night.
Custom Fabric and Wallpaper
Many fabric and wallpaper companies will custom color their designs. Just another way to add a special touch to a project.
When it comes down to it, I want you to create a home with soul. One that reflects your personality. It really is all in the details - that little something extra. Hopefully, this post has inspired you to create a more bespoke decor!
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