7 Great Ways To Dress Up A Room With Drapery And Chandeliers

The best part of traveling, going to a restaurant or visiting a new place is capturing in your memory the scenic appeal of that place. The lightening, the furniture, the people, and the décor…all the details set the mood. Everyone enjoys indulging in decadent luxury every now and then, but luxury can be oh so costly! Marisa Perry, owner of Marisa Perry Atelier has graciously shared treasured tips and pictures of her favorite interior design rooms showing us how to create romantic extravaganza in our abodes by using two elements: drapery and chandeliers! And she’s also given us alternatives to buy these lavish items dirt-cheap!

Pink Room With Black Details

This combination may sound like a girly meets gothic fusion but if done right- you can make it quite elegant. Marisa proves that taking risks and playing with different color schemes can evoke Hollywood glamour in your room. Inspired by the Cristal room at Baccarat, designed by Phillipe Starck, Marisa decorated her dressing room by adding a dramatic black chandelier and off setting the darkness by using pink drapes and blond wood furniture. Now, who want to go play dress up over at Marisa’s ?

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Old World Vanity Elegance

Oh darling we’ll always have Paris in our own home! By adding heavy drapery in a rich gold tone color and a Baroque style chandelier to your vanity area, you can easily recreate old world, opulent, European elegance.

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Romantic Canopy Delight

Nothing says romance like a canopy bed. We’ve seen it inthe most romantic movie scenes. Two lovers vigorously devouring one another in the midst of passionate lovemaking; there’s always candlelight, soft fabric drapery delicately swaying as the scene progresses and a gorgeous chandelier hanging low in the loving space. You don’t have to spend a fortune on a canopy bed, you can DIY your own canopy bed by using wooden dowels, curtain rods, sheer fabric and thumb tacks, incorporate a small chandelier and you will have novella romance in your room everyday! (see tutorials on DIY canopy beds) http://diy.allwomenstalk.com/gorgeous-diy-canopy-beds

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Exotic Purple Glamour

Who knew purple could be so seductive? Inspired by the enchanting, stunning interior design of Joel Robuchon’s restaurant in Las Vegas, you can paint your bedroom walls Tyrian purple and add purple drapery to match. A purple and black combo is the most amazing to experience in person, and low light setting adds that sexy effect! Be careful though, you may never want to leave your room!

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Romantic in Pink

Pink is not a color a guy would choose, but it is such a sweet way of adding romance into your everyday life. Pink exudes warmth, kindness, passion, love and nurturing. Pink makes the ultimate statement: what a thoughtful and romantic gal you are! Take this room for example: it uses an innocent cotton candy pink with a crystal chandelier and soft translucent white  drapery fabric

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High Color Seduction

A prestigious high color depth will set the mood for a really sexy atmosphere. If you choose a deep color, it allows you to play with light and soft, bright and rich toned drapery. This is where you get creative with your color schemes! A vivacious, luminous chandelier adds the va va voom factor!

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Neutral, Soft, Parisian Chic

Neutral hues feel comfortable, and comfort can be so sassy! Painting your room in soft colors lets you accent your room with bold chic fixtures. Like this gray, gold toned accented room with white and taupe drapery and a gold, rich chandelier!

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There are several ways to transform the rooms in your home into romantic getaways and you won’t even have to break the bank! See below some of Marisa’s favorite websites:

http://www.greatchandeliers.com

http://www.halfpricedrapes.com

http://www.regaldrapes.com

 

 

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Romantic Proposal: Park City Ski Trip

Hello Romantics!

One of our favorite things to do at Marisa Perry Atelier is share fabulous love stories!

Megan Williamson and Robert Pimpinella were each other’s high school sweethearts. Both went to separate Catholic schools; Rob in an all boys school and Megan in an all girls school. Her freshmen dance was joint affair between the two schools and they met each other there! Soon after, she asked him to go to her high school formal dance which was later on in the school year!  They have been together ever since.

Megan remembers initially thinking that although his dancing skills were lacking, he was cute.  Rob’s initially thought was also that she was cute and that he could go out with her!  After dating for a few months, he then thought that marriage with her was a strong possibility!
Last January, roughly 13 years from the first time they dated, Robert proposed!
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In January 2012, Megan planned a trip to Utah for the two of them to go skiing. Robert took this opportunity as a time to propose because she would be unsuspecting considering it was a trip that she had planned!

Immediately after they checked in at the Hyatt Escala Lodge on the mountain, they rushed up to the top of the mountain to begin to ski. There had been a recent downpour of heavy snow in the area and Megan was concerned that no one else would be going to the top of the mountain because the snow was deep and ungroomed. Despite the weather conditions, the pair went to the top and they were literally and figuratively in the clouds!

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After they skied down about 20 feet, they stopped to take in the views and atmosphere. Robert seized the moment and got down on one knee in the snow with the ring and said, “Will you marry me?”

Megan’s first reaction was that he might be kidding and said “Are you #$%@ing kidding me?”

{Rob normally loves to joke around a lot}

But as Megan replayed the trip thus far in her head, it occured to her that he had been very nervous at the airport. Rob had been crossing his fingers that security wouldn’t question the ring and out him!

Once Megan processed the sight of the ring and the moment she was in, she of course said “yes!”

Initial shock of the event had been replaced with pure joy!

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{Who could say no to this beautiful ring?}

The happy couple just came in to find their perfect wedding bands and will be marrying soon at the fabulous Canfield Casino in Saratoga! We will update you then with Wedding details!

Love always, Leeann