Thursday, July 2, 2015

Fabric Pairing

Properly pairing fabric is essential to your project achieving extraordinary or ordinary results.  Many will find that pairing fabrics can be juxtaposed as stimulating and challenging, while others may considered it to be frustrating and complex.

While the majority will utilize the oh so costly trail and error approach placing and replacing furnishing a chair here an ottoman there because it was so beautiful in the store which was professionally paired and merchandised but lost it’s brilliance once delivered to the home.

This is the most common approach follow by those whom purchase the entire collection which in some cases will ease the nerves but is still likely to fall short of the desired affect.

Swatch collecting is a less costly approach, but is less exciting and requires mastery of spatial thinking or visual thinking which is typical for right brain thinkers. While the spatial thinkers may get it right, they more often than not still fall short of extraordinary because creativity will also play a vital role in achieving amazing results.  

For example it doesn’t require great spatial thinking to recognize that denim jeans and a white shirt will pair well together, but it will require some creativity to make them stand apart from the crowd.  That creativity can come in the form of accessories such as bold and colorful earrings, bracelets,  shoes, or hair and makeup.

In order to properly pair fabrics one should process good spatial or visual thinking and creativity.  They will also need the ability to identify and recognize the many different elements in the project’s environment from ceiling to floor.   The many different surfaces and permanent fixtures will have just as much if not more influence as the more frequently changed furnishing.

If you fabric pairing is not your realm but you are want it right contact the fabric pairing experts at Beautifully Done Custom Drapery.  We have many years of experience utilizing Beautifully Done Custom Drapery and soft furnishing to take your project from ordinary to extraordinary.

We specialize in window treatments, pillows, upholstery, bedding, rugs, tapestry, and so much more.  Contact us today to arrange for personal one on one in home consultation.  281-820-0139

Thursday, March 13, 2014

What You Need To Know About Interior Design

Your Home Decorating Outline

Creating a cohesive interior design for you home isn’t that hard if you know some of the basics. In fact, decorating your home so that all the various elements combine to create the look you’ve always wanted can be a lot of fun.

The following are some proven tips to help you turn your house into the model home that your friends, family, and neighbors crave:

Taking The First Step

Assuming you are a novice, we'll take it from the top.  Chances are good that your home is filled with a diverse medley of furnishings, art, accents and accessories that have been collected over time.

To create the perfect designer look, you want to first consider the purpose for each room.  Deciding how you want it to look, meaning your personal tastes and perference; while keeping in mind the features that can and can’t be changed, and finally, the budget you have available.

Start With The Key Elements

The success of a room’s design lies in the balance you create. The basics of good design are proportion, balance, contrast, rhythm, pattern/texture and harmony.  Knowing how these elements work together will help you design your space so that it’s not only beautiful, but comfortable and functional as well.


Scale is one of the most important things to consider when creating the look of a room. A room that is proportioned correctly will feel welcoming while an incorrectly portioned room will just feel crowded and unfriendly. The trick is to match pieces in terms of their scale.

A large overstuffed sofa needs an equally large end table or coffee table; otherwise, these accents simply disappear as the sofa dwarfs them proportionally. When considering scale, look to the other rooms in your home for furniture that may be a better fit with the focal pieces you have in your room.


When creating balance, there’s two ways to go here. The first is symmetrical design, where everything is perfectly balanced. With symmetrical design, there’s roughly two of everything or items are mirrored in the room. For instance, one chair is placed exactly opposite another one just like it.
While this creates balance, it can also make a room look static and lacking any visual interest or energy. Experienced designers use asymmetry to create this interest.

Objects balance well because they are judged by their visual weight, not pairings. For instance, you may have a large sofa on one side of the room that is balanced by two large overstuffed chairs with an accent table in the middle and floor lamp behind. These pieces balance the sofa visually, even though they aren’t equal in size or shape. The design works because there is balance in the asymmetrical layout of the furniture.


Imagine walking into a white room with white carpet and white furniture. Pretty boring, huh? Contrast helps draw the eye around a room through the intelligent use of color. Bold use of colors creates energy while the use of muted shades in complementary tones creates calm.

The more contrast you create, the easier it is for the human eye to follow the intended design of the room, moving visually from one space to another, guided by the use of color and contrast.


While creating contrast with the use of light and dark tones can be effective, it can also create boredom. To keep the room connected, you want to use rhythm. This means reusing specific colors, patterns, textures or themes throughout the room.

Pick a couple main colors and repeat them in different ways in your paint scheme, fabrics and accents.

Pattern & Texture

As the eye moves about a room, it picks up specific patterns. These are grouped together, so a blue wall is combined with a striped piece of fabric that has the same blue in it.


Patterns that don’t fit create conflict in the mind, compromising the appearance of the space. Again, you want to pick one or two primary patterns or textures and vary them within the color palette you’ve already created for the room. Right alongside the elements of contrast and rhythm in home decorating is pattern/texture.


If you’ve ever heard three singers sing different parts that sound amazing together, then you already know what harmony is. The same is true for the harmony in your home. Different colors, different designs and different proportions combine to create a new look that was never there before, just as new notes are created by singers singing three different parts.

The room is suddenly complete. It has a look that if you remove just one element, won’t have that harmonic feel to it any longer. When you’ve achieved harmony, you’ve achieved your design goals.

Things to notice when decorating your home like how to combine the different elements in a home in terms of(proportion, balance, contrast, rhythm, pattern etc)

If you enjoyed this article and would like to incorporate a combination of two or more or all of these decorating tips though the use of fabrics in drapery, window treatments, and/or upholstery contact Beautifully Done Custom Drapery at or 281-820-0139.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

American Girl Julie Doll Bed Dream Makeover

American Girl Julie Doll Bed Dream Makeover

Julie is likely one of American Girl Doll's most popular, award winning and sought after dolls and your American Girl Doll collection is likely to be consider incomplete without her.

Julie is one of American Girl's period dolls.  She is representative of the 1970's when women's independence and recognition in the work place and the political scene begin to take rise.  More on her story can be found in the American Girl "Meet Julie Book" Volumes 1 Thur 6.

Many women during this time period began seeking entrepreneurship; starting businesses and career paths.  Julie's story is in part the inspiration for our Dream Doll Bed Makeover.  We encourage you to take each and every opportunity to allow your little decorator to develop her skills.  Below we have the beautiful and well constructed doll bed from American Girl.

The bedding, linens, pillows, and canopy are bright and colorful.   The colors are vibrant, varied, and consistent.  It's all a magnificent job that fits Julie and her time period. 

However, we wanted to allow our very own little decorator to have fun with the original bed to make changes, suggestions, and let her imagination soar.  Our little decorator is already a huge fan of American Girl Dolls so this project was easy, fun, and educational all at the same time.  Below is the outcome of the already well constructed American Girl Doll Bed. 

The transformation began with changing out the orange canopy for some of  our little decorator's favorite colors, pink and white.  She thought it would be best to keep the same shape and design of the original doll bed canopy and only limit the change to the fabric texture and colors.


Our little decorator then decided on a textured fabric containing rose buds for the bed spread and pillow shams.   For the bed spread and pillow sham she chose a beautiful and soft bright pink and for the neck roll she decided on another one of favorite colors fuchsia in which she had Julie to present in the picture.  Our little decorator also wanted to maintain some of the doll bed's original pillows and accessories.  As a result the orange pillow and the multi colored beads remain.

If you would like to order custom bedding and linens for your little decorator's dream doll bed makeover and the matching twin or full size custom bedding; you may contact us at or 281-820-0139.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Fun In The Sun - Spring Festivals & Summer Events


Out with the Cold and in with the Cool.  Spring time brings out the best of all things as the temperatures rise from cold and bomby to cool and calming.  The birds return, the flowers are blooming and the butterflies float majestically through the gardens all the while spring cleaning is in full swing, out with the old and in with the new plants, flowers, and blooms! 

Ready or not spring is rapidly approaching and we are glad to our part to revitalize your outdoor patio pillows and cushions.  Whether your desire is to change them up all together or just recover and freshen up what you have.

We understand that it is a priority to get started now in order to make the most of this season's largest holiday party events, not to mention the kids spring break, proms, graduations, barbeque's, and pool parties.

Once school ends, the pace really begins to accelerate with Cinco De Mayo, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, and Father's Day!

So don't hesitate or procrastinate and get caught off guard or unprepared.  We are ready and waiting standing by for your call.  It is always our goal to deliver you the most beautifully done custom draperies that are crafted for elegance!  To schedule your personal in home consultation contact us at or 281-820-0139.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Hitting The Trail

Although, ranching has changed over the years where as trains have taken to the plains, and wagons have been traded in for pick up trucks, and in some cases horses have been replaced by all terrain vehicles resulting in the annual trail ride becoming more of a tradition which is alive and well.


The trail rides of today are vastly diverse, encompassing just about every walk of life. Trail Riders of today range from bankers, children, and fire fighters to the actual modern day cowboys and girls.
The trail rides are exciting, and entertaining. The trail riders enjoy the opportunity to interact with family and friends and experience the outdoors much like the days of yesterday year with the exception of a few modern electronic gadgets and devices.

Many of the changes are not limited only to the trail ride and riders, but also include some changes to many of the ranches themselves. While the ranches are still rich in tradition, many of them have implemented modern devices such as irrigation systems, electric generating windmills, and phone service.

While most of the ranches hold true to character, many have added some modern touches including furnishing and Beautifully Done Custom Drapery. We at Beautifully Done Custom Drapery salute all the men, women, and children taking to the trail during rodeo month and as always please feel free to contact us when it comes to your window covering needs at 281-820-0139 or send us an email at


Friday, February 8, 2013

Irresistible Begins In The Master Bath

No matter, if it is a night out on the town, dinner at an A listed restaurant, or the opening of this year’s most notable stage play. You want to look your best.

Once the dry cleaning has been collected, the shoes have been selected and the arrangements for the sitter have been made, the transformation from the constant juggling do it all super woman into the evening most irresistible infatuation begins.

The transformation usually begins in the vanity of the master bath with the thorough process of examining and embellishing every article and detail from hair to toes.


A glamorous master bath adds excitement and ambiance which energizes the process much like you would expect to see in the home of your favorite television diva.

However, you don’t have to be a celebrity to enjoy the benefits of an outstanding master bathroom with an adorable vanity.

The foundation for most master baths have been laid by builder of the home.

As a result the heavy lifting in most cases is complete and the only thing that would be require of yourself to move from basic and boring to glamorous and adoring is a simple as adding color rich soft and flowing fabrics to soften the obscured view of block glass or the rigid edges of windows framed by drywall and sheetrock.

Utilizing Beautifully Done Custom Drapery can give your master bath room a rich and luxurious feel that will undoubtedly match your inner diva aspirations.

To find out more and schedule your very own in home consultation to transform your master bath contact us at 281-820-0139  or

Friday, December 7, 2012

Elegant Decorated Holiday Doorways

             Recognizing The Top Decorated Holiday Doorways








These are some of the most inviting doorways for the holidays.  Can you smell the snickerdoddles baking.  This holiday season would love to see your door way.  Send us picture and we'll post it to our blog.   Remember first impressions make lasting impressions.  So get outside and dress up your front door and contact us to dress up your windows inside.  Happy Holidays To All!