Residential Interior Design for Houston Hi-Rise Penthouse

 

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Custom Swag Valance over draperies - Click for more . . .
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Swags

Board Mounted Swag board mounted swag The board mounted swag like its name suggests is a swag that's mounted on a board. This swag is gently draped into approximately five to nine soft, graceful pleats. The amount of pleats used depends on the size of the swag. The top of the swag is straight (and does not dip downwards as some other swags might) so it covers the board completely. The board mounted swag comes in three different varieties. Since the top of the swag is horizontal and pleats go in a u-shape there is an area of fabric in the center that remains flat. The syle of the swag is determined largely by the width of the center area in relation to the width of the whole swag. The center area of the European Swag is half of the width of the swag creating a nice balanced look. The pleats of the Queen Anne Swag fill up almost the whole swag leaving a very small center area. The Stacked Swag has a very wide center area leaving the pleats to be stacked on narrow pleat allowances; hence the name Stacked Swag.
Regency pedestal base mahogany dining table with satin wood inlaid border
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Regency pedestal base mahogany dining table with satin wood inlaid border

Regency pedestal base mahogany dining table with satin wood inlaid border
18th Century design mirror with motifs popular in classical mirrors - Gold-metal leaf over gesso over the finest kiln dried solid hardwood.
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18th Century design mirror with motifs popular in classical mirrors

18th Century design mirror with motifs popular in classical mirrors
Regency buffet
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Regency buffet

Regency buffet
Oriental wool rug
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Oriental wool rug

Oriental wool rug
Hardwood floors
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Hardwood floors

Hardwood floors
Crystal Chandelier
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Crystal Chandelier

Crystal Chandelier
Coromandel screen - Click for more . . .
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Coromandel screen

A Coromandel screen is a Chinese wooden folding screen coated in dark lacquer that is carved before being painted with gold or varied colors. Some may be decorated with precious stones.[1] The lacquer techniques for Coromandel screens, known as kuancai (literally "incised colors"), emerged during the late Ming Dynasty (1368–1644)[2] and were applied to folding screens to create dark screens incised, painted, and inlaid with decorative mother-of-pearl, ivory, or other materials.[3] Up to thirty layers of lacquer could be used. Each layer could have pictures and patterns incised, painted, and inlaid, and this created a design standing out against a dark background. The screens were made in China and appeared in Europe during the late 17th century.[4] The name refers to the Coromandel Coast in India where screens and other furnishings from China were loaded onto ships carrying goods to Europe. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coromandel_screen

Hi-rise Penthouse – Interior Design Elements

When the owners of this spacious and elegant 5000 sq. ft. high-rise penthouse moved to Houston, it was important for Nancy Kuhn Interior Design to incorporate artwork and furniture from a previous residence and add new pieces as needed.

The client’s preference for a soothing color palette is reflected in the soft sunset, peach, sky blue, and sand color scheme.

The client travels and collects fine artwork and accessories but appreciates an uncluttered space.

The custom cabinet work was designed by Ms. Kuhn to display the growing art collection. A custom pedestal provides a special place for the beautiful oblique sculpture.

Living areas flow freely into the dining room for entertaining ease.

Custom draperies frame windows and panoramic view of city and park.

The foyer features a custom rug with the design taken from the owner’s painting that hangs above the lacquered console table.

The master bathroom was remodeled adding new custom cabinets, a white quartzite floor, beveled mirrors, and curved dual vanities.

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custom rug Nancy Kuhn Design Custom Drapery

 

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