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 Occasion: Paris Proposal {day}

Hi Romantics, today I’m excited to be sharing two of my favorite things with you: Paris and proposals. Paris is on the top of a long list of many cities for proposing to one’s loved one, and many of our customers ask me for advice on planning their proposal. Having spent a great deal of time in Paris, I’ve come up several romantic ideas. For this first post, I thought I’d start out with a daytime option (which your hidden photographer will thank you for).

I propose that you propose to your lover in one of the many beautiful garden areas of the Palais Royal. Whether your tastes lean toward the modern sculptures or classical gardens, the surroundings of Palais Royal set the mood of infinite romance. A symbol of longevity, the 17th century architecture will become a part of the history you share now and in the future.

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To celebrate in proper romantic style, whisk her just a few steps away to lunch and champagne at Le Grand Vefour. The 18th century Cinderella carriage in the entry will immediately make your lover feel like the royalty you think they are. The food is delicious (Michelin 3 star), but the hand painted interior backdrop will create such a romantic atmosphere that you’ll want to freeze the moment forever… and you will, as a landmark of your life story.

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I hope this is helpful! This is only one of many ideas I have for romance in Paris, so please keep your eyes peeled for more in these upcoming weeks. Be sure to share this with the men in your life – you never know who might be in need proposal ideas soon! 😉

Love, Marisa

{ Everyday Romantic }

Welcome to Everyday Romantic, the Marisa Perry Atelier blog!  We hope you enjoy having a place to peek into our wonderful world of diamonds, romance, & NYC adventures.  Originally inspired by Marisa Perry’s favorite quote, “live for and by the special” {Bell Book and Candle}, this blog was created to celebrate and savor the special things in life. We believe in being hopeful romantics and infusing every day with romance.

Since we work at a boutique that specializes in diamond engagement rings, our daily work life feeds our inner romantic, but shouldn’t everyone get their dose of romance, too?  We think so!  Whether it’s creating a delicious dinner date in, finding the sweetest anniversary gift or planning the perfect proposal, this is the place to find our thoughts on all things romantic.  We might post something as big as Marisa’s plan for memorable moments in Paris or something as simple as how to create a romantic atmosphere at home.

The MP team is so excited to embark on this new blogging journey.  We’re looking forward to sharing our thoughts and tips, as well as the hilarious happenings of this place we call home. Are you ready for yummy recipe posts, delicious diamond photos, and an abundance of romance and revelry? We hope this site is fun while being a resource for you. Feel free and encouraged to communicate with us through the comment section below.  We’re excited to get to know you, as you get to know us!

Much love – Alexandria & the MP team