Decorating & Design

September 26, 2016

Updated Classics: Statement Drapes

Discover fresh alternatives to popular design trends in our online series, Updated Classics.


Classic Pick: In this elegant dining room designed by Katherine Newman, pastel tinted striped sheers offer a hit of glamor. The delicate drapes are a subtle way to accent the glassware’s ice cream palette.

colorful living room

Fresh Spin: Consider using a favorite fabric (this one is inspired by Tory Burch’s New York apartment), in a few different places to make a small studio apartment feel connected, without overwhelming it. This exotic blue-and-white ikat was such a hit, designer Alison Pringle purchased 25 yards of it to make the punchy drapes, as well as upholster the X-benches, chair seats and pillows.

Author: Wendy Jacob

1. Tony Soluri 2. Michael Graydon


1. Dining table, Katherine Newman Design; Ruhlmann chandelier, Roseland Gallery; artwork by Melvyn Sokolsky, Fahey/Klein Gallery. 2. Sofa, Ikea; console, coffee table, Vintage Fine Objects; benches, Boo Boo & Lefty; ikat fabric, Designer Fabrics.


1. House & Home April 2013 issue 2. House & Home September 2014 issue


1. Katherine Newman 2. Alison Pringle