The Shade Store featured in Hamptons Cottages & Gardens


If you had the chance to pick up the June issue of Hamptons Cottages & Gardens (HC&G), you may have noticed some beautiful window treatments in the article “Sweet, Summery Style”—and that’s because Pappas Miron Design used The Shade Store for the entire project in the Hamptons.



From Roman Shades to Drapery, the project features a wide array of The Shade Store’s product. Here’s a peek at the magazine coverage:



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But that just doesn’t do the window treatments justice. Here’s a closer look:





Waterfall Woven Wood Shade in Duneville-1





Inverted Pleat Drapery in Basket Sheer Ivory 





Waterfall Woven Wood Shade in Duneville-1





Inverted Pleat Drapery in Basket Sheer Ivory 





Solar Shade in 3% White 


Click here to read the full article.


Interior Design by: Pappas Miron Design


Photography by: David A. Land Photography



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Jonathan Adler Designs for Roman Shades + Drapery


Jonathan Adler

Jonathan Adler’s latest collection of performance fabrics for Kravet is filled with shapes inspired by his pottery, retro geometrics, flame stitches and color combinations that reflect his spirit of irreverent luxury.


Our designer fabrics collection is getting some love – okay a lot of love – from Kravet Collections and a few other names you’re definitely going to recognize. We’re introducing over 100 new patterns for our roman shades and draperies from the industry’s top names in home decor – like Jonathan Adler here! Since launching in 1994, Jonathan Adler has expanded his unique design perspective from pottery into a full lifestyle collection—home accessories, decorative objects, tabletop collections, bedding – and now custom window treatments! We’ll be sharing even more great designer news in the weeks to come. Stay tuned.





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The Shade Store Participates in Record-Breaking Design on A Dime Event

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Picture this… the bell goes off and shoppers dash through meticulously styled vignettes by some of the hottest names in interior design to snatch up high-end, custom product for a fraction of its retail price—and on top of all of that, the proceeds all go directly to charity.


That’s what Design on a Dime, an annual event put on by Housing Works, is all about. Sound a bit like the Hunger Games? Well, that’s how designers and shoppers alike describe it. Grabbing items as fast as they can and trying not to get in a fist fight!


This year, The Shade Store donated window treatments to four New York-based interior designers to use as part of their displays—Ron Marvin, Marc Houston, Patrick Hamilton and Francis Toumbakaris. After the event finished and the dust settled, we chatted with each of them to get their take on our product and why they chose the treatments they did. Here’s a little peek into the designer’s spaces:


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“The Shade Store was incredibly gracious and generous donating the tailored pleat draperies in a rich deep emerald green velvet, which was donated by Robert Allen,” said Marvin. “We used the Steel Drapery Rod and Rings in the Antique Bronze to help give that rich traditional, but modern look.”


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“In order to give some depth and visual interest in my space, I wanted to create a corner window with a view,” said Toumbakaris. “I needed perfect framing with drapes and a cornice. My color scheme was grey, taupes and browns, and I am in love with your Wool Satin fabric. Ripple Fold drapes with a 9 inch cornice in Wool Stain Storm came out in perfection.”




“I chose this drapery to emphasize the height of the space, focus the view, soften the aging plaster walls and create a sense of formality,” said Houston. “I layered wool flannel tailored pleat drapes in sand with winter sheer elegance panels utilizing gloss black hardware for a contemporary, architectural effect.”


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“I had considered doing Exotic Ebony for the wood, since I knew they’d look amazing, glowing against the charcoal walls, and their two-tone grain helping me knit all the space’s wood tones together,” said Hamilton. “In the end, though, I opted for the Matte Edged blinds in Grey Ash…the grey EXACTLY matched the wall covering, and the color match seemed too good to pass up. It’s also a go-to move of mine, having the main window treatments mimic or match the walls, a habit of working in Manhattan-small spaces. I loved how the window wall closed off the space without closing it in. Thankfully, contractor extraordinaire Vlad Tomasevik made it happen… as did The Shade Store!”


It was an honor for The Shade Store to work with these designers on a project that raised more than $1.3 million dollars for Housing Works. With that donation, Housing Works has began its construction of the Hull Street Residence. Hull Street is a from-the-ground-up housing development project that will transform a vacant 6,000 sq ft. lot into a beautiful, sage home for 26 single, formerly homeless adults living with HIV/AIDS.


To learn more about Housing Works’ mission, click here.

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The Shade Store Blog Returns

Has it really been that long? So much has happened here at The Shade Store and so much more is going to happen! We can’t wait to share it all with you. We’ve dusted off this blog (obviously) to bring you the latest and greatest in custom window treatments news and company happenings. Keep an eye on our showrooms page to see where we’ll be popping up next and check out our press and media page to see all the interesting projects we’re involved in. We look forward to sharing a lot more with you in the weeks and months to come.

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Treatment Ideas For Kitchens + Baths


Planning on renovating your kitchen or bathroom?  Don’t ignore those windows! The perfect window treatment can separate the “great” rooms from the “nice” rooms. You may be wondering. “How much flare can I really add to my kitchen or bathroom?”.  The answer is: a lot.  Here are a few suggestions to get your creative juices flowing.

Faux Wood Blinds For Your Bathroom
Concerned about putting an expensive treatment in your bathroom, only to have it be ruined after a few weeks of being exposed to your hectic morning routine?  Here’s a treatment solution that won’t mind long, hot showers and steamy interiors – Faux Wood Blinds.  These blinds are constructed from synthetic woods in order to prevent warping and resist mildew – the perfect bathroom treatment.  Faux Wood Blinds are available in 8 beautiful finishes and 17 decorative tapes.

2" Faux Wood Blinds

2″ Faux Wood Blinds | blanc


Cascade Roman Shades For Your Bathroom
A truly elegant look for your bathroom.  Cascade Roman Shades offer a classic roman look with excellent functionality.  The hand-stitched pleats and sewn-in aluminum dowels give this shade its unique, free falling appearance.  With over 300+ exclusive materials, including collections from top designers, you’re sure to find a look to liven up your bathroom.

Cascade Roman Shades

Cascade Roman Shades | sheer elegance | winter


XL Pleats For Your Kitchen
If you can’t stand the heat, put pleats in the kitchen!  XL Pleats are our most versatile shade and perfect for light control if you’re finding the afternoon sun is cooking your food before you do.  Consider the top down/bottom up option for optimal light management.  70+ exclusive energy efficient materials available.

XL Pleat Shades

XL Pleat | Firenze | White


Solar Shades For Your Kitchen
Want UV protection for your floors and cabinets but also want to maintain your view?  Solar Shades is the answer.  Sleek, modern and energy efficient, solar shades look great in your kitchen while providing an array of additional benefits.  60+ eco-friendly materials available.

Solar Shades

Solar Shades | 5% | Pearl


Come visit us at one our showrooms, where you can experience our custom-made window treatments first-hand. Not by a showroom? View our entire product catalog online- Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter!

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