The Shade Store // Now Open On Madison Avenue!

The Shade Store is now open on The Upper East Side of Manhattan!  Come visit our newest showroom, located at 1100 Madison Avenue, in NYC (between East 82nd & 83rd streets).   See our entire assortment of window treatments in person.


Feel free to browse our product line and take home our catalog & free samples.  The Shade Store’s Design Experts will be available every step of the way.


The Shade Store- 1100 Madison Ave., NYC

Storefront at The Shade Store- Upper East Side


Come visit us at one our showrooms, where you can experience our custom-made window treatments first-hand.  And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter!


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Keeping Up With Tradition

Traditional style interiors are comforting and classic.  The overall ambiance of traditional decor is homey, understated, and non-jarring. Traditional style homes feel comfortable for any age group with just the right balance of conventional grace and lived-in comfort.  The warm, natural and refined elegance draw people into the room.


Traditional Style Roman Shades

as shown: roman shades | silk sphere | autumn


Fabrics in a traditional room are generally neither too shiny nor too textured.  Florals, plain colors, understated stripes, geometrics, tone-on-tone and muted patterns are common.


Traditional Style at The Shade Store

as shown: inverted pleat drapery | silk dupioni | leaf


Color in a traditional room is often in a mid-range of tones, though very dark and very light colors can also be used. Pretty multi-color florals are often the basis of a traditional color scheme that uses the lightest color on the walls and deeper hues for upholstery and flooring.


Traditional Style Roman Shades

as shown: roman shades | linen sheers | ecru


The Shade Store’s custom window treatments for traditional rooms have a classic style.  Look for our roman shades, draperies, and under treatments of pinch pleated sheers. Cornices and valances may also be featured as a traditional design element.


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The Shade Store’s In The Press!

The Shade Store Press Page


At The Shade Store, we have the honor of working with some of the best writers, television producers & stylists in the interior design, architecture and lifestyle categories. This week we have updated the press section of our website to showcase these videos and articles.


Some highlights include our own Ian and Zach Gibbs stepping in front of the camera for one on one interviews!  Our design experts met with some of television’s best interior design and home renovation show hosts.



The Shade Store on DIY Network's Good, Better...Best

Solar Shade Installation on DIY Network's Good, Better...Best


The Shade Store on P. Allen Smith's Garden Home

Drapery Installation on P. Allen Smith's Garden Home


We hope you take a look at some of the videos and articles featuring our products.   Tell us what you think on Facebook and Twitter!

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Modern Love At The Shade Store

At The Shade Store, Modern Style is a very popular approach to room design that focuses on function and avoids the excessive accessories marked in many other styles.  Modern Style is often labeled as “clean-lined” due to its use of geometric elements in a room’s design.


Another trend that is growing increasingly popular is a combination of elements that include modern style with other decorating styles. For example combining Traditional or Rustic feels to form a hybrid Rustic-Modern design. Some people shy away from the modern design because they think it is too simple, harsh or cold. Truth be told, when modern design is well planned it can promote a sense of serenity and simplicity to your home.


Solar Shades by The Shade Store

as shown: roller + solar shades | 5% | pearl


Modern style has its roots in European mod design.  It is a distinct look with a clean, streamlined and architecture style. It’s characterized by refined surfaces, robust geometric shapes and asymmetry.


Cornice & Pinch Pleat Drapery by The Shade Store

as shown: cornice | silk dupioni | pewter & pinch pleat drapery | sheer elegance | smoke


This style is a very popular design option as it maximizes space and texture is kept to a minimum.  Many people mix this style with other styles to get the best of both worlds.


String Panel Track System by The Shade Store

as shown: string panel systems | strings | fuschia


Bold geometric forms along with polished finishes and asymmetrical balance. Texture is kept to a minimum. Many people mix this style with other styles to get the best of both worlds. It creates a more open impression for any room.


Visit our photo gallery for more examples of Modern Style window treatments.  Click to contact one of our design experts for assistance or shop online at


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Material Spotlight: Chilewich For The Shade Store

Chilewich has partnered with The Shade Store to create an exclusive collection of custom window treatments.  The world renowned designs are available in our custom roller shades and vertical systems.  The Chilewich collection comes in over 20 material & color combinations.


Chilewich for The Shade Store


New York based designer Sandy Chilewich is founder and creative director of Chilewich | Sultan LLC, a company managed with her partner and husband Joe Sultan. For the last three decades and with two distinct businesses, Chilewich has reinterpreted underutilized and overlooked manufacturing practices. During the last 12 years Chilewich has designed innovated textiles for numerous applications. Best known for her placemats and floormats, her materials can now be seen on iPhone cases, bags and other products marked by ingenuity and elegance.


Chilewich for The Shade Store


In a quest for other suitable fabrics to incorporate into one of her initial designs, the RayBowl, she stumbled upon woven vinyl and fell in love with what she believed was a completely underutilized textile. It didn’t work for the bowls. However, where others saw just one material among many, Chilewich saw an opportunity for a new business. “The durability of this extruded yarn, the intrinsic sheen of the material, its tremendous design versatility, and the fact that it is washable inspired me then and continues to inspire me today,” says Chilewich.


Chilewich for The Shade Store


The Shade Store is doing a Material Spotlight on Chilewich through May 24thAll Chilewich window treatments are now 15% off. All orders ship free in 10 days or less!


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