Monday, August 31, 2009
It's a Nice Day for a White Window.....
These Pleated Roman Shades were made for a client's summer home on the Cape. The shades are made with a textured white fabric and the intent was to blend..not to stand out.
The walls are a subtle sand color . The room is soothing and relaxing. Though I am a big fan of color, this look is one I love. Simple .
This shows my method of making Pleated Roman Shades. I don't like having dowels at each of the pleats so I came up with a way to avoid that. This method allows for just a shade slat in the bottom hem to keep the fabric straight. It requires more rows of rings on twill tape , but is very easy to operate. It can be set at any height during the day using a cord lock or cord cleat.
In this fabric the shades look great either raised or lowered.
I have always loved the way Roman Shades allow for absolute privacy.
These two pictures show another room where the same effect was desired. Again the shades were made to almost disappear while allowing for total privacy when let down. These are Flat Roman Shades , made to hang flat when lowered , instead of in pleats as the previous pictures.
The lack of color in this room is relaxing....as is the lovely view.