We recently moved our IDCO Studio office to another space in the same office complex, and we took the opportunity to reimagine it a bit. Our previous space was decorated with mostly neutrals and sculptural elements, and while we kept those as a base, we added colorful rugs and large-scale art to the mix for an overall cozier aesthetic.
See the full tour of the new IDCO Studio Office
The space is essentially a long white rectangle with concrete floors — pretty corporate — so it needed a lot of softening. I wanted the space to inspire creativity in our team and also be a comfortable space for spending time. One thing that made a huge difference in the feel — and noise control! — was window coverings. There are five large windows in the main space plus a large and small one in the conference room. The natural light is beautiful and great for photo shoots, but the windows themselves felt pretty sterile, and the space felt kind of cold and echo-y when we first got the keys. I wanted a layered look with long curtain panels paired with woven shades (similar to what I have in my own living space) because it adds a ton of warmth and texture.
Enter, Everhem. It’s a one-stop shop for everything you could need for a windows — even the hardware!
I decided on a tone-on-tone look for the curtains so that they offer softness but aren’t a huge decorative element. All of Everhem’s Essentials fabrics are a linen/cotton blend and I chose the Tailored Pleat. The exact color here has been replaced with Everhem’s new Essentials Collection with the closest pairings being Moon for a bright, clean white or Bone for a creamier, softer white. I selected the Privacy lining option that lets some light through but feels more substantial than unlined curtains. I especially love the length — it just kisses the floor (and may lengthen juuuuust a little as they stretch). It’s hard to get the right length with off-the-shelf panels, so this detail really elevates the look of a room.
One of the nice things about Everhem is that they do the drapery hardware, too, which is SO convenient! I chose a 1-inch rod with a Right Angle return (how the horizontal rod meets the wall) in a Matte Black finish for a simple, clean look. The office is punctuated with black accessories, and this really ties them in and draws the eye up.
The drapery panels would have been so pretty on their own, but I loved the look of woven shades layered under curtains in my living room and wanted to replicate it here. The widows are quite large and a fully-operational shade would have been very bulky, so we actually chose a faux shade in the Khaki color. This way, we get all the texture and warmth of a woven shade, but at a lower cost. We don’t plan to close the shades since the panels are fully operational, so this makes perfect sense.
The ordering process could not have been simpler. I chose to take the measurements myself using their detailed guide and ordered a set of samples. If you aren’t comfortable taking your own measurements, you can arrange to have a Tasker from TaskRabbit come to your space. I had a good idea of which products I wanted to use, but if you need a little help, you can schedule a virtual consultation to talk through your options. Then, I followed the simple prompts on Everhem’s website to order all of the elements! So easy and we all love the warmth we gained from the lovely drapery and shades.
IDCO Studio is a boutique creative agency specialized in beautiful and unique marketing solutions for interior designers. Focused on branding, web design and Instagram marketing, IDCO Studio is a woman-owned and operated team of creatives based in Austin, Texas. The Identité Collective, which began as a business blog quickly grew into a collaborative community focused on providing business strategy and visual inspiration to the interior design community.
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