Bring Windows to Life – Roman Shades


A good dose of pattern is vital to any space. It adds detail and texture and energy to a room, so when choosing fabrics for custom window treatments, we love to pick patterned shades over something solid. Even a subtle tone-on-tone or small scale pattern on a shade or drapery panel just adds an extra bit of life.  (But you can see, we're not afraid of putting big bright pattern on window treatments!) When installation day finally arrived at the home of these Evanston interior design clients were so pleased with the difference these shades made in the space. In the living room, the large scale trellis pattern from Candice Olsen's Kravet line is bold and fresh, while the limited palette of ivory, tan and taupe with a subtle metallic sheen keep it in line with this comfortable yet elegant home.

A row of burgundy silk pom-poms is and fun, unexpected addition that ties it into the rich reddish accents through out the space.

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Since the dining room is across the hall and the home has an open plan, we used a similar style roman shade and color palette but this time chose a smaller scale pattern, a woven honeycomb in metallic taupe and two rows of wood teardrop beads...a more sophisticated, but no less unique, look for this formal space.

Lane Taylor