With These New-Age Companies, Going the Custom Décor Route Is Easier Than Ever
Custom upholstery, tailored window treatments, statement-making headboards—stylish details like these were once the domain of interior designers only. But thanks to a crop of new online companies—many eco-conscious and female-owned—you can create, click, and order personalized pieces without the showroom prices. Grab your vision board. The (fabric) options are endless.
To cover this built-in bench, above, with made-to-measure, custom-upholstered cushions, we looked to Stitchroom, which offers a slew of styles, fabrics, and color options—you supply your dimensions and check out. Note: If you don't have an existing base, you can craft a simple wooden one like ours; here's how.
Shop Now: Stitchroom "Andie" and "Skylar" Banquette Cushions, from $1,500 for a set; "Alex" 18" Throw Pillow in Arctic Blush Cotton Velvet, $75; and "Alex" `18" Throw Pillow in Mustard Knit Chenille, $70, stitchroom.com. CB2 Spindler Round Dining Table, $1,299, cb2.com. Noguchi Akari 16A Light Fixture, $500, noguchi.org. Another Country Pottery Series Pitcher, $65, anothercountry.com.
If anything needs a little special treatment, it's your window treatments—the right size, style, and opacity are truly in the eye of the homeowner. To get the beauty above made, we logged on to Loom Decor, typed in our dimensions, and chose from more than 400 designer fabrics. (We went with the flat roman shade in Giaconda Black (from $146, loomdecor.com)). Your creation will arrive in one to six weeks, and if you're feeling matchy, you can order lumbar pillows and duvet covers, too. For the pretty Belgian-linen drum lampshade, we visited Greige Textiles—it's the 15-inch lampshade in the Hale pattern and Lipgloss colorway (from $400, greigetextiles.com)—which screen-prints and hand-assembles custom work and also makes pillows.
These companies also offer couture window coverings.
The two-year-old site boasts high-end details like hidden weighted hems, luxe drapery, and rods.
Shop Now: Wovn Home Roman Shade in Chagall Rose, from $689, wovnhome.com.
A go-to for all-natural wood, grass, and bamboo—and they do virtual consultations.
Shop Now: Everhem Woven Wood Shade in Chestnut, from $523, everhem.com.
Flip through hundreds of fabrics for shades, chairs, headboards, and slipcovers.
Shop Now: Calico "Stacey Garcia" Home Shade in Ascend print in Fawn, from $495, calicocorners.com.
To turn your bedroom into a pulled-together dream, customize key items in simpatico colors and patterns, and set them against serene neutrals. We designed the headboard above—it's the Art Deco Queen Headboard in Shibori ($619, theinside.com)—using a digital-print-on-demand process at The Inside, which offers hundreds of colors and prints, including collaborations with textile titans such as Scalamandré and Sheila Bridges. The company upholsters sofas, dining chairs, and ottomans, too. The window shade was created with Everhem; the lampshade with Greige Textiles; the bench is vintage.
Shop Now: Greige Textiles Round 18" Lampshade in Mer print in Indigo on Oatmeal, from $400, greigetextiles.com. Martha Stewart Rohan Organic-Cotton Pillowcases, from $129 for two cases and duvet, martha.com. West Elm European Flax Linen Quilt, $270, westelm.com. West Elm European Flax Linen Pillowcases in Natural Flax, $55 for two, westelm.com. West Elm Woven Kantha Lumbar-Pillow Cover, from $19.99, westelm.com.
Looking for even more bedroom color? Here are three sources for ottomans that really punctuate the end of a bed or armchair.
Search a wide selection of classic pieces like this bench, which you can upholster in more than 250 fabrics.
Shop Now: Ballard Designs X bench in Gardner, $774, ballarddesigns.com.
It specializes in modern pieces, from poufs to sectionals.
Shop Now: Joybird "Kavi" Ottoman in Royale Apple, $399, joybird.com.
Minted for West Elm
Choose from prints by more than 20 artists to cover beds, chairs, and coffee-table-size cushions.
Shop Now: Minted for West Elm Cocktail Ottoman in Birds on the Go by Maria Eugenia Murphy, $599, westelm.com.
Styling by Lorna Aragon