Monday, February 8, 2010

An Everyday Escape


I love ripple fold curtains. They hang from a track on the ceiling and cascade down, floating just above the floor, so elegant and simple. And even better – the hardware spaces the folds of fabric evenly apart every time. Always perfect and never any fussing…

I first saw them years ago in Asia de Cuba and again in the Delano and fell in love.. I was looking for a way to separate my bed from the living space in my studio - this was perfect. Creating in effect a separate little room, they functioned well for privacy and had that elegant Hollywood glamour appeal. Initially I planned for a simple one curtain screen, but then decided if I placed curtians on both sides, I could create a canopy.

There were 2 panels on each side that moved freely on the track. A chandelier hung inside front and center, reflected by the mirror behind. When the curtains were closed you were in a tent-like oasis. It felt so wonderful to sleep and wake up there, like staying in one of those exotic travel destination hotels. SPA-like and peaceful, I absolutely loved it. The curtain canopy worked so well there because the ceilings were very high and the room large and open. You need that for this to work.

I still miss my sleeping tent and plan to recreate it again somewhere someday. If you are lucky enough to have the room – I say go ahead and do. Trust me, you’ll feel like you’re on vacation every night of the week, well up until the alarm rings…

5 comments:

Dream Mom said...

I've always loved your studio (when I saw it on SSBS) and that bed was amazing. I love the curtains and the mirror on the wall behind the chandelier made it spectacular. Feminine, romantic, glamourous with a bit of sparkle; it doesn't get much better than that. I didn't know what the curtains were called so I appreciate the information. I always love fabric in the bedroom, it gives a bit of softness to the room.

You have such wonderful ideas.

Adrianna said...

That is so beautiful! I love the color of the wood floors w/ the cream. I also love all the skirts on the pieces of furniture. This image is so romantic.

Kelly Giesen said...

Thank you both. It is hard to believe you could actually live well in such a tiny space but it was wonderful... I love having a little more space though for all those things I keep collecting...

Lake0z said...

Kelly, this space is what made me fall in love with your style! I live in a small space, and your studio has been a real inspiration to me. I can't wait to see your new place!!

Gabrielle said...

I remember the first time I saw this picture in print, I tore it out as it was my ideal room in so many ways. It is one of those images that is embedded in my mind that just makes me smile. I want this room one day, I wonder how many rooms out there you have inspired?