French-inspired homeA French-inspired home has birds intertwined into the design theme; birds of all types are in each and every room of the home. An exotic bird was selected for this guest powder room. The vibrant persimmon was selected as the wall color in the room since it is a small space and one can be bold and courageous without overwhelming the room. Persimmon was also used because that is the vibrant color found in the bird’s feathers.

French-inspired homeA small valance with a round shaped bottom was selected, and the bird motif was centered in the middle. The jabots are made of a plaid (silk) fabric cut on the bias to add interest and a touch of whimsy. We made sure the hem on the jabots was extra wide so the lining would not peep out. A half-inch cord was used from the plaid fabric to finish the treatment at the top.

To achieve an ultra-custom look, the same bird was transferred onto a wallpaper fabric, laser cut and applied to the wall with some hand-painted enhancement. The result amazed and delighted the client, who says she now knows why her guests are taking an extra-long time in the powder room!

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