202 Magazine July 2012 (July 2012) - Page 33

interior design / 202 LIVING / change in sunlight and change the overall view. Softer fabric touches Using lighter and plain colored fabrics for the interior will give it a softer feeling, particularly in a southwest environment, which expresses a raw, natural atmosphere. In order to contrast this try using more softer and lighter fabrics as linen, raw silk and tulle. There are so many different kinds of linen to choose from and the fabric itself has to flow in order to make it work in many different situations. For example, use sheer like linen in bedrooms for ‘Roman blinds’ and then cover it with a heavier fabric to block the light . For a more sophisticated, elegant look, you can use taffeta, chiffon and tulle, which drapes very well, particularly for covering a four-poster bed frame. For a romantic look you can use a pre-compressed, pleated fabric to finish off a room as well as fabrics dyed with a progression of colors, as they really lighten and liven up a room. Tip: Be careful not use too many patterned fabrics in a room, as it will create a smaller and heavier look. Opt for the softer fabrics listed above to open up the space. 202magazine.com / JULY 2012 / 202 MAGAZINE 33