Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Sheer shades make good window treatments great

These box pleated panels on boards were pretty effective as soon as they were installed........
Living room before sheers
......but when Liz at Paris Interiors added sheer roman shades, the room lost its sharp edges in the muted light.
Living room with sheers

Across the foyer, the dining room was similarly softened with an embroidered linen sheer.
                                      Dining room with shades  
Because the center shade was just wider than the fabric width, extra width was added using French seams that are as beautiful as the shade itself..... too bad they're hidden behind the panels!   The sheer shades, by the way, are all lined with batiste in winter white.

Pleating to pattern is equally important for draperies and shades. 

Living room with shades
Pleated panels with velcroed mounting strips
Velcroed boards shaped to fit bay angles

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