Friday Finds: Roman Shades

When “Sex and the City II” came out last year one of the design features that caught my eye was the Roman shade in Charlotte’s kitchen. I immediately knew this window treatment would be gracing the pages of future decor magazines and blogs.

I went to one of our window treatment experts, Dawn Feda, from Hirshfield’s in-home shopping service, and asked her to share her thoughts on the movie, but she only wanted to talk about Roman Shades.

Roman shades can add softness and texture to a room, she told me. They offer a more tailored and finished look than some other treatments such as a honeycomb shades, which may need a valance to complete the look. Roman shades are often a good choice in a room where you may want to combine draperies on a patio door with roman shades on other windows. Roman shades are a product she uses when people want a soft look but may not have room for draperies due to the stacking requirements.


Elements of Style

Odi et Amo

Hunter Douglas – Design Studio™ Roman shade*

Hunter Douglas Vignette® Modern Roman shade – from the outside looking in

Ideal Home

Junk Garden Girl did a fun post showing room shots from the television show Parenthood. Roman shades are shown in just about all the shots, and a bonus round of Benjamin Moore paint colors for your viewing pleasure.

Aren’t Roman shades the best? Prints, textures, and solids; you can have what fits your lifestyle and design preference.

Choosing product features can be overwhelming and that’s where our staff are able to help you select the best options for your home. Stacking of the shade, folds, 4″ or 6″, hobbled or flat, privacy issues, colors, and fabric selection are some of the  features that need to be taken into consideration. Our staff know the questions to ask. Your style. Our expertise.

When you are shopping for window treatments please stop by one of our 15 locations and let us quote you a price. If you need someone to come to your home, we offer free in-home visits by our Shop at Home consultants.

*The Hunter Douglas Design Studio™ Roman shade is a new product which will be in our stores very soon.


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