The Shade Store, the leader in custom window treatments, has returned to the Kips Bay Decorator Show House in Palm Beach, Florida for the fourth year as the exclusive window treatment partner. Collaborating with 21 renowned designers, The Shade Store is once again showcasing the transformational impact of decorative window treatments in creating inimitable environments.
The Kips Bay Decorator Show House brings each designer’s vision to life through an array of window treatment styles that display a variety of illustrious details and rich fabrics — showcased in custom Roman Shades, Drapery, Woven Wood Shades, Valances, Cornices and more. It features custom window treatments in materials from The Shade Store’s in-stock collection of 1,300+ styles, as well as designer-supplied C.O.M. fabrics.
“It has been an honor to partner with The Kips Bay Decorator Show House Palm Beach for the fourth year in a row,” says Ian Gibbs, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Shade Store. “Since inception, it has provided some of the most talented global designers with a platform to showcase their rich ingenuity and creativity, all to benefit an excellent cause. Today, we gather together to support and celebrate the inspiring work of our design partners and help bring their visions to life through the wide range of capabilities The Shade Store has to offer. It is a privilege to once again be working with these incredibly talented designers and helping to foster imaginative and immersive experiences.”
From the comeback of intricate cornices, valances and classical elements like tapes and trim, to an emphasis on natural materials — including several installations of The Shade Store’s new Artisan Weaves collection — the windows of the show house provide a glimpse at some of the top Spring 2022 trends in interior design. Gibbs adds, “Kips Bay is the global stage for design — it’s where the trends are set. We love to see how designers use their window treatments as a key element of their spaces.”
In this blog post, we present a variety of new trends in window coverings — we invite you to explore each stunning space from the 2022 Kips Bay Decorator Show House Palm Beach and get inspired.
Please note, in this blog post we list some products as C.O.M. (Customers’s Own Material) and C.O.T. (Customer’s Own Trim). In these instances, designers utilized The Shade Store’s industry-leading trade program to select their own materials and trims. You can learn more about the The Shade Store trade by visiting theshadestore.com/trade.
Photography by John Bessler unless otherwise noted.
Alice Engel, Peter Pennoyer Architects – Living Room
Alice Engel sought to convey a timeless, gracious sense of comfort and hospitality. The window treatments from The Shade Store capture the region’s sunny palette, showcasing deeper hues than those of the famous Palm Beach pastels. The woven grass material informed the selection of Drapery fabric — a winsome brushstroke gingham pattern from Steve McKenzie and the added Samuel & Sons’ rich ruby brush fringe trim on the leading and bottom edges of the panels achieve a more tailored, tactile dimension.
“The Drapery and Roman Shades are critical to our design since the windows are dominant in our room. In dressing up a lengthy wall and tying together a rich array of colors, textures, and patterns, we depend on them to soften the architecture and complement the furnishings, wallcovering and textiles,” says Engel.
Alice Engel’s custom window treatments include: Flat Roman Shades in C.O.M. Fabric — Soane Britain Karun Thakar Floral Lattice, Ocherous Mutka Silk with C.O.T. Samuel & Sons Harbour Beaded Braid, Kelp; Tailored Pleat Drapery in C.O.M. Fabric — Steven McKenzie Gingham, Paprika with C.O.T. Samuel & Sons Aria Silk Brush Fringe, Ruby; Drapery Hardware — Lafayette, Gun Metal.
Craig & Company – Foyer and Staircase
To dress up the foyer and stairway, Craig & Company added elements inspired by the sea to celebrate nautical life and create awareness of our precious oceans. Joan Craig says, “The woven metallic fish-net fabric we sourced from Jim Thompson adds a bit of a glamorous touch to the underwater theme we’ve created in our space with a custom fantastical underwater mural that celebrates the wonders of the sea. We opted for Drapery panels to help elongate and soften the short space where our only window is located. We included a soft sheer Roman Shade to disguise the unwieldy rooflines just beyond outdoors.”
Craig & Company’s custom window treatments include: Relaxed Roman Shade — in-stock Fabric: Linen Sheers, White; Tailored Pleat Drapery in C.O.M. Fabric: Fox Linton Silk Wool, Midnight Wanderings; Tailored Pleat Drapery in C.O.M. Fabric: Jim Thompson Luxe Leno, Gold/Natural; Drapery Hardware: Steel, Antique Bronze.
Andrea Monath Schumacher, Andrea Schumacher Interiors – Downstairs Powder Room
Andrea Monath Schumacher designed the Powder Room to be both welcoming and private, while also feeling layered. She chose a fabric that is part of her product line, Liesl, which showcases a butterfly pattern that complements the Flutter wallcovering in the foyer. “Thanks to the top-down, bottom-up feature, the window treatment from The Shade Store provides privacy while letting natural light into the room. Natural light is the best decorative accessory,” says Schumacher.
Andrea Schumacher’s custom window treatments include: Flat Roman Shades in C.O.M. Fabric; Liesl by Flutter.
Paloma Contreras, Paloma Contreras Interior Design – “Green Gardens” Sunroom
Spring window fashion comes alive in Paloma Contreras’s Sunroom, designed to be a fresh interpretation of classic style. Drapery defines the space and lends a sense of architecture, while crisp dentil pelmets add a bit of timelessness. Contreras designed the room to be clad in treillage — or latticework — so that The Shade Store window treatments add texture and balance to the room. “Because the room has windows on three walls, I knew that the window treatments would need to pack a punch as they would be a major focal point of the room. I opted for tailored draperies in a glazed linen with contrasting trim and dentil pelmets to add a crispness to the space and a little wink to the heyday of Palm Beach,” says Contreras.
Paloma Contreras’ custom window treatments include: Tailored Pleat Drapery in C.O.M. Fabric: Schumacher Lange Glazed Linen, Blanc with C.O.T. Samuel & Sons 1.5” Cambridge Strie Braid, Grasshopper; Drapery Hardware — custom track; Custom Valance in C.O.M. Fabric — Schumacher Lange Glazed Linen, Blanc with C.O.T. Samuel & Sons 1.5” Cambridge Strie Braid, Grasshopper.
Bakes and Kropp – Kitchen
Bob Bakes elected Flat Roman Shades in a crisp white fabric from The Shade Store’s in-stock selection to enhance the architecture of the bay windows and compliment the balanced design of the space.
Bakes & Kropp’s custom window treatments include: Flat Roman Shades – in-stock Fabric – Linen, White.
Robert Brown, Robert Brown Interior Design – Media Room
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Robert Brown chose Roman Shades for the Media Room to complement the space’s strong wallcovering. Brown chose a color that seamlessly blends in with the design, softening the millwork that wraps around the windows and opted for a blackout lining to protect the art from the harsh sun, while being both simple and functional. Robert Brown’s custom window treatments include: Flat Roman Shades in C.O.M. Fabric – James Dunlop Textiles Pueblo, Rust.
Jim Dove, Jim Dove Design – Den
Jim Dove chose to program his space as a swanky bar, incorporating dramatic Drapery as a key element of his design. “The long pours of orange silk taffeta not only expand the space visually, but they also provide a romantic softness to the room. The added layer of Woven Wood Shades adds context, giving a decidedly tropical vibe. Every good room also needs an organic touch, and the shades definitely accomplish that with high style,” says Dove.
Jim Dove’s custom window treatments include: Waterfall Woven Wood Shades – in-stock Fabric: Tahoe, Oak; Pinch Pleat Drapery – C.O.M. Fabric: Renaissance Fabrics Taffeta, Tangerine – in-stock Trim: Samuel & Sons Strata Strie, Denim; Drapery Hardware – Acero, Matte Black.
Janie Molster Designs – Pool Deck
Bringing the indoors outside, Molster draped the outdoor Pergola to create a poolside retreat with individual ‘rooms’ with designated personalities, perfect for entertaining and designed to inspire relaxation and celebration. Using a mix of The Shade Store’s in-stock Sunbrella performance fabrics and a custom striped material, Molster notes, “The sheer white fabric panels wrapping the pergola on the sides create a romantic, easy-breezy vibe while providing filtered sunlight. The whimsical pink and white cabana stripe fabric backdrop defines the festive palette.”
Janie Molster’s custom window treatments include: Tailored Pleat Drapery in C.O.M. Fabric: PK Lifestyles Canopy Stripe, Hot Pink; Tailored Pleat Drapery – in-stock Fabric: SunbrellaⓇ Vitela, White; Drapery Hardware: Custom Track, Black.
Barbara Lewis, The Lewis Design Group – “The Reimagined” Primary Closet
Barbara Lewis’ vision for “The Reimagined Closet” was inspired by the luxury of a window in the closet. She used this as an opportunity to create a sunny seating area that beckons one to relax and set the tone for the day, while being surrounded by a beautiful fashion collection. Lewis chose Roman Shades “…because the softness of this style works well when layering patterns together. The classic tailoring of the Roman Shades in the bold green and white zig-zag strie by Schumacher make the window and seating area the focal point of the space.”
“I love how beautiful the soft lines of the shades look against the hand-painted wallpaper,” Lewis adds.
The Lewis Design Group’s custom window treatments include: Flat Roman Shade in C.O.M. Fabric – Schumacher Chevron Ikat, Green; Custom Valance in C.O.M. Fabric – Schumacher Chevron Ikat, Green with C.O.T. Schumacher Sandpaper Tape, Yellow with Samuel & Sons ¼” Cambridge Cord with Tape, Pineapple.
Nikki Levy, Nikki Levy Interiors – Primary Bath
Nikki Levy used window treatments to blend beauty and function. Roller Shades on the inner layer of the shower window provide privacy and can withstand a damp environment — they are layered under a Flat Roman Shade that helps to balance the hard surfaces in the bathroom.
Ashley Gilbreath, Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design – “Tented Retreat” Primary Bedroom
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Ashley Gilbreath’s vision was to tent her room, masking some of the existing architectural elements while doing something fun and different. Working closely with The Shade Store, she took a traditional striped fabric by Schumacher and created custom Drapery and a Valance, setting the tone for the room, “Tented Retreat.” “Carrying the drapery to the ceiling and tenting the space makes the room feel cozy and very much like a retreat”, says Gilbreath.
Ashley Gilbreath’s custom window treatments include: Tailored Pleat Drapery in C.O.M. Fabric: Schumacher Brentwood Stripe, Neutral; Drapery Hardware – Custom Track, White; Custom Valance in C.O.M. Fabric: Schumacher Brentwood Stripe, Neutral.
Noz Nozawa, Noz Design – Sitting Room
Noz Nozawa’s design serves as a cheerful, comforting space to start the day, and the window treatments from The Shade Store are an integral way to achieve this design. Drapery in a humorous toile with Florida-beachy lifestyle scenes brings to life the same playful colors of the room’s walls and upholstery. Nozawa chose bubbly drape trim, light wood drapery hardware, and light wooden shades to celebrate the views of the bright Florida skies and the lush palms in the front yard.
Noz Nozawa’s custom window treatments include: Waterfall Woven Wood Shades – in-stock fabric: Bayshore, Sand; Tailored Pleat Drapery in C.O.M. Fabric: Vervain Uptown Toile, Lavender & Rouge with The Shade Store in-stock Trim: Samuel & Sons Celine Ombre Ball, Mushroom; Drapery Hardware: Lenox, Beech.
Damour Drake – “Toddler’s Haven” Sitting Room
Maryline Damour and Mel Jones’ design brought in elements relating to nature, framing the beautiful Palm Beach views with a beautiful custom Cornice and Drapery panels. They incorporated custom fabrics for the Cornice and Drapery from Helen Prior, a ceramicist who creates her designs in clay and then translates to fabric. Damour notes, “The Cornice and Drapery fabrics act as cousins – while each has their own personality, they relate beautifully. The fabric is 100% linen, so the window treatment has structure versus being flowy, creating an effect that reads traditional with a modern edge.”
Damour Drake’s custom window treatments include: Tailored Pleat Drapery in C.O.M. Fabric: Helen Prior Bloomfield Geometry; Drapery Hardware: Custom Track, White; Custom Cornice in C.O.M. Fabric: Helen Prior custom scalloped fabric.
Sarah Bartholomew, Sarah Bartholomew Design – Guest Bed and Bath
Sarah Bartholomew used the bedroom Drapery to create cohesion with the walls and ceilings while the Roman Shade and custom Valance in the bathroom reflect a Moroccan influence in their shape, complementing the bedroom décor.
Sarah Bartholomew’s custom window treatments include:
Guest Bedroom: Flat Roman Shade in C.O.M. Fabric: Rose Tarlow Hemp Linen, Seafoam; Tailored Pleat Drapery in C.O.M. Fabric: Guy Goodfellow Collection Taza, Moss with C.O.T. Samuel & Sons Inca Brush Fringe, Avocado and Samuel & Sons ⅝” French Grosgrain Ribbon, Ivy; Drapery Hardware: Custom Track, White.
Bathroom: Flat Roman Shade in C.O.M. Fabric: Rose Tarlow Hemp Linen, Seafoam; Custom Valance in C.O.M. Fabric: Fabricut Hamlet Stripe, Linen with C.O.T. Samuel & Sons ¼” French Grosgrain Piping, Ivy.
Amanda Reynal, Amanda Reynal Interiors –“Breezy Breakfast Hideaway”
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Amanda Reynal’s “Breezy Breakfast Hideaway” is a veranda retreat overlooking the pool and lush gardens, providing a private outdoor room. The Drapery panels are particularly vital to the room as both a decorative and functional aspect of the space that emulates the look of an indoor window covering while providing protection from the elements. “The inspiration behind this space is old-world Palm Beach and the colorful and floral tropical interiors that preceded ours,” says Reynal.
Amanda Reynal’s custom window treatments include: Ripple Fold Drapery in C.O.M. Fabric: Schumacher Easton Stripe, Leaf with contrast lining in C.O.M. Fabric: Schumacher Ravello, Lemon and C.O.T. Schumacher Castille Tape, Leaf.
Tiffany Brooks, Tiffany Brooks Interiors – Guest Bedroom
Tiffany Brooks envisioned the Guest Bedroom to be “dripping in opulence” and worked with The Shade Store to turn her vision into reality, using her hand-sketched drawing to construct a beautifully crafted Cornice. Brooks’ room included a wall of windows, so it was therefore essential for the window treatments to be impactful, adding to the overall design of the space while creating a moment.
Tiffany Brooks’ custom window treatments from The Shade Store include: Pinch Pleat Drapery – in-stock Fabric: Holland & Sherry Wool Flannel, Azure with a Glacier border; Drapery Hardware – Custom Track, White; Custom Cornice – in-stock Fabric: Holland & Sherry Wool Flannel, Azure.
Philip Gorrivan, Philip Gorrivan Design – Guest Bedroom
Philip Gorrivan set out to create a space that evoked a feeling of calmness and harmony, while looking sleek and polished. Using layered window treatments in a variety of solid colorways, he selected a lush fabric from The Shade Store’s in-stock collection with Holland & Sherry for the shades, layered under ceiling-mounted Drapery in a dreamy-yet-simple fabric from Classic Cloth that complements the other finishes in the space.
Phillip Gorrivan’s custom window treatments include: Pleated Roman Shades – in-stock Fabric: Holland & Sherry Andes, Blush; Tailored Pleat Drapery in C.O.M. Fabric: Classic Cloth Simplicity, Meringue; Drapery Hardware: Custom Track, White.
Catherine Austin, Catherine Austin Interior Design – Guest House
The window treatments used for Catherine Austin’s design of the Guest House Dining Room were inspired by the whimsical awnings seen throughout Palm Beach, complementing its Mediterranean-style architecture. Austin selected a sunshine-yellow linen from Schumacher to play off of the brilliant multicolored Celebration wallpaper by CW Stockwell & Voutsa — a recolored version of the iconic Martinique wallpaper from the 1940s. A solid white linen bands the upholstered cornices to highlight the shape and is repeated on the lead edge of the panels.
In the Guest House Kitchen, Austin flipped the window treatment palette and used the Celebration fabric for the main fabric of the treatments, highlighting them with sunshine-yellow pom pom tape from Samuel & Sons. She notes, “A room does not feel complete until the windows are properly dressed. Not only do they provide a way to frame the exteriors views and play off of the architecture, but the window treatments also add another decorative layer to an interior in which to use color, texture, pattern, and shape.”
Catherine Austin’s custom window treatments from The Shade Store include:
Dining Room: Tailored Pleat Drapery in C.O.M. Fabric: Schumacher Piet Performance Linen, Yellow with C.O.T. Schumacher Piet Performance Linen, Blanc; Drapery Hardware: Custom Track, White; Custom Cornice in C.O.M. Fabric: Schumacher Piet Performance Linen, Yellow with C.O.T. Schumacher Piet Performance Lien, Blanc.
Kitchen: Flat Roman Shade in C.O.M. Fabric: CW Stockwell & Voutsa Martinique Celebration, Henri with C.O.T. Samuel & Sons 1.4” Dolce Pom Pom Border, Banana Split; C.O.M. Tailored Pleat Drapery in C.O.M. Fabric: CW Stockwell & Voutsa Martinique Celebration, Henri with C.O.T. Samuel & Sons 1.4” Dolce Pom Pom Border, Banana Split; Custom Valance in C.O.M. Fabric: Schumacher Piet Performance Linen, Yellow with C.O.T. Samuel & Sons 1.4” Dolce Pom Pom Border, Banana Split.
Goddard Design Group – Guest House
Goddard Design Group took a layered approach to the design of their window treatments from The Shade Store, creating an opportunity to control light and ambiance while adding visual interest and natural elements. Keeping in mind both the space and overall design which dictated the style, the treatments include a woven shade for both texture and filtered light, and a modern sheer from Kravet for moody light control. The main drapery is an over-the-top colorful explosion of embroidered fabric trimmed in a double band of box-pleated ruffles for a strong visual impact.
Goddard Design Group’s custom window treatments include: Standard Woven Wood Shades – in-stock fabric: Reed, Sand; Tailored Pleat Drapery in C.O.M. Fabric: Inner layer with Kravet Party Favors, Old Gold and outer layer with GP&J Baker Exotic Garden, Multi with C.O.T. Kravet Basics 3777-7 and 3777-33; Drapery Hardware: Madison Track, Gold.
Tish Mills – Guest House
For the home office in the guest house, Tish Mills wanted to create a functional space that inspires creativity while also feeling serene and calm from the crazy work world. She dressed the windows in beautiful, luscious Drapery to feel like a cocoon with a layer of Roller Shades for light control. She notes, “The Drapery was the first item I pulled for the room. I was looking for color inspiration and the minute I saw the lavender wool from the in-stock Holland & Sherry collection, my mind went to the beautiful colors of the early moments of a sunset. That sealed it for me.”
Tish Mills’ custom window treatments include: Roller Shades – in-stock Fabric: Looking-Glass, White; Ripple Fold Drapery – in-stock Fabric: Holland & Sherry Andes, Lavender Mist; Drapery Hardware: Lincoln, Satin Nickel
Joy Street Design – “In Real Life” Guest Suite
Kelly Finley of Joy Street Design’s “In Real Life” Guest Suite is a respite from everyday life, enveloping its inhabitants in warm duo-chromatic colors, cozy fabrics, and modern features. The suite brings certain elements of the metaverse, including digital art and NFTs, into the real world to bridge the gap between the spaces that are inhabited physically and the spaces that are inhabited virtually. To add to this vision, Finley opted to motorize the Ripple Fold Drapery to help further the notion of making this space more future-forward thinking and a continued infusion of smart home technology.
Joy Street Design’s custom window treatments include:
Bedroom: Cascade Roman Shades in-stock Fabric: Grassweave, Khaki; Flat Roman Shades in C.O.M. Fabric: S. Harris Bukhara 03; Ripple Fold Drapery in C.O.M. Fabric: S. Harris Bukhara 03; Drapery Hardware: Motorized Track, White.
Bathroom: Flat Roman Shades in C.O.M. Fabric: S. Harris Fryer, Pink Alloy.
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About The Shade Store
The Shade Store is a premium custom window treatment company with a rich heritage in luxury textiles and interior design. Its exclusive collection of more than 1,300 in-stock fabrics and materials provides customers with an unparalleled amount of style and customization options. Every window treatment is proudly handcrafted in the USA, hung and tested for quality assurance and ships free in 10 days or less. With showrooms nationwide, The Shade Store offers a complete range of in-person and virtual design services for consumers and design-trade clientele, including samples, complimentary professional window measurements and photo rendering. Additionally, the company is an advocate for environmental sustainability: For every purchase made, the company provides the ‘Gift of Shade’ by planting a tree in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation. For more information about The Shade Store, please visit theshadestore.com.