Window treatments: Shades
In our continuing Design School series we are studying window treatments this week and today’s topic is all about shades. Humans have been covering their windows for privacy, light control, insulation and decoration since man moved out of the cave. Window shades provide a simple unobtrusive solution to all these issues.
Roman shades, which can be made with most any type of fabric, have a tailored look. This kitchen gets a dose of color and pattern from its window treatment.
Glamorous sheer, grey roman shade
We used traditional roller shades, under a soft valance, in this Kiawah Island master bath. The translucent fabric allowed light in while giving sufficient privacy.
Hunter Douglas has a vast product line including Duette and roller shades, along with my favorite product the Silhouette shade. With adjustable blades suspended between sheer fabric, it is a cross between a blind and a shade.
Another favorite, is Hunter Douglas’ Provenance Woven Wood Shades. Combining wood, grass and bamboo in several natural colors, these shades have a wonderful organic quality.
Get your notebooks ready since we’ll be studying drapery in tomorrow’s class. Speaking of windows I loved seeing Gabby, over at Furniture Works Upholstery, enjoying her view of the world!
Mr. H says: Who ever said that something attractive couldn’t be functional-Enjoy!