The client didn't want long tails and we discussed various ways to control the tail length. I got a lot of good suggestions from my CHF Forum friends. In the end, the decorator chose to have the sides tapered to reduce the volume in the tails.
|The rings are 16" from the sides so we tapered in 12" so the inside of the tail drops only 4".|
|In this mock-up, the left side shows the tails before tapering; the right side shows the tails pinned up.|
These shades are going in very tall windows facing a busy street, and though the shade drops to 68", the client is always going to keep them at about 45" long. The bottom row of medallions are placed quite low but in context they will be closer to eye level.