Sunday, April 24, 2011

Roman Shades in a Historic DC home.

Interior designer Christine VanMilder Jones of Richmond Virginia commissioned The Drapery Shop to create  roman shades.  The shades were installed in a historic NW DC home.

The moldings around the windows must be about 100 years old.  Still beautiful!
 100 year old millwork with layers of paint makes fitting an inside mounted shade a bit tricky.

 The right colors, the right fabric and the right shade. Great job Christine!  Thanks for choosing The Drapery Shop.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Austrian Shade Deserves Another Chance

It's not likely that you'll see many Austrian Shades. 
You may have to visit Embassy Row in Washington, DC.

I made this Austrian Shade using 2 times fullness.  The standard fullness is 3 times the length.  I wanted to use what I had and study the effects.
What impresses me about the Austrian 
is it's ability to give you more privacy than a sheer curtain and still allow light to fill the room. 

At night I like to raise the shades and gaze at the stars before falling asleep and in the morning waking up with the rising sun. 

Yes, there are occasions when I draw the 
drapery panels and sleep in.
I'm not sure what color to paint this room.  This sandy tone has got to go.  Let me know what color you recommend.    If  I use your suggestion and you sign on to follow  I'll send you a gift.