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Updated Classics: Statement Drapes

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

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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.

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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
Photographer:
1. Tony Soluri 2. Michael Graydon
Designer:
1. Katherine Newman 2. Alison Pringle
Source:
1. House & Home April 2013 issue 2. House & Home September 2014 issue
Products:
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.
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