Small space doesn’t have to mean small style. Here are 4 ways our custom window treatments can open up your space and elevate your decor.
Tailored pleat drapery in Fennimore Granite
1. It’s All in the Placement
Mounting your window treatments near the ceiling makes your window and room appear taller. This will automatically draw the eye up for a grander feel when you walk into the room. This tip works especially well with drapery and roman shades!
Designer solar shades in Almond 5% Eco Solar material.
2. Choosing a Color
For a smaller space, lighter colors will help to reflect light, creating an open and airy feel. To create the illusion of even more space, match your window treatment color to the wall color creating a continuous look.
Tailored pleat drapery in Sheer Wisp White. Layered with roller shades in Broadway White
3. Let Light In
Choose a sheer material that will allow light to fill the room, making it look brighter and more inviting. Since natural light is an expander and a mood lifter, your room will feel bigger and you’ll be happier. Try Linen Sheer, Sheer Elegance and Basket Sheer fabrics in light colors.
Light filtering roller shade
4. Keep it Simple
Roller shades can help create a clean, minimalist look. They roll up when not in use which helps let in the maximum amount of light and keeps the window looking sleek!
August 18, 2015
Luxury is in the details. You’ll hear that from design teams in our showrooms and from the artisans in our workrooms. It’s kind of our mantra. Overlooking details can result in subpar products, shoddy craftsmanship and customer frowns – which we like to avoid at all costs! Here are a few details that get some extra love when handcrafting our custom roller shades.
Our designer brackets come in five finishes
Designer Metal Brackets
Our exclusive designer metal brackets are more than just pretty. They’re also incredibly durable and keep your roller shade functioning smoothly for as long as you own it. Lastly, you can coordinate the bracket finish with your shade color (or with other finishes in your room) by choosing from one of five finishes. Who doesn’t love to accessorize?
Stainless steel chains in three finishes
Stainless Steel Chains
Every roller shade comes standard with a not-so-standard stainless steel chain. These chains are beautiful, unbreakable and available in one of three finishes. Coordinate your chain with your brackets for a really sharp look.
A solar shade with a designer bottom bar
Heat-sealed Pocket With Bottom Bar
A carefully finished bottom bar is essential if you want your shade to look as good on day 1,001 as it did on day 1. Choose from our sewn-in bottom bar or our exposed option – available in three finishes. The machines we use during the production process are state-of-the-art, so you’ll never encounter a crooked, unsightly hang.
Want to learn more about our exclusive roller shade hardware collection? Visit the roller shades section on our website, visit your nearest showroom, or give us a call!
August 14, 2015
Light Filtering Cellular Shades
3/4″ single cell light filtering cellular shade
Cellular shades are stylish but functional because of their ability to insulate temperature. During the summer months, your AC bill can spike, but a well-placed cellular shade can mitigate the burden. Choosing a 3/4” Light Filtering shade as opposed to a Blackout fabric will keep your house cool and allow the passage of natural light. Our Mirage fabric comes in three colors: Cream, Cloud, and Sky. Perfect for an outdoors feel, in the privacy of your own home.
Woven wood shade with Montauk fabric
Named after the beach town at the tip of Long Island, the Montauk fabric is a woven wood shade that brings to mind lounging under a thatch roof. Installing these shades in a bedroom can transport you to summer paradise. The Montauk fabric comes in seven different hues ranging from a bleached look to a stained darkwood.
XL Vertical Shades
Light filtering XL vertical blinds, in a Spring material
XL vertical blinds are perfect for a floor to ceiling window. We suggest using this style for larger areas and have seen them used as room dividers, in place of doors! Our Spring collection in Blue conjures up images of the rolling open ocean when applied to this type of window treatment.
Exotic Wood Blinds
2″ exotic wood blinds in Zebrano
Wood blinds are fit for a summer bedroom because they are a modular solution to dealing with overwhelming sunlight. Alter the tilt to control indoor light exposure across different times of the day. The Zebrano pattern comes in two varieties: an exotic wood, and an eco-friendly basswood dressed with a protective laminate. This wood blind can be styled with a decorative tape, and we suggest white or silver to pop against stained wood.
3% Solar Shades
Solar shade in 3% Tan
We love the 3% solar shade in Tan because it presents a sandy hue against a white and light blue exterior palette. We’d love to style this product on a window overlooking a lush, green landscape in summer bloom. For a summer bedroom this window treatment is fitting because it is versatile yet seasonal. A Solar Shade in 3% can block up to 97% of all harmful UV rays from entering your home.
July 30, 2015