Thursday, April 29, 2010

Detail Oriented

Our apartment is on the first floor of a busy street. When we moved in and realized that its uber-exposure just wouldn't do, we found a great temporary solution in several white cotton roman shades from the Christmas Tree Shop. For about $8 each, these shades are the perfect blank canvas that can offset more substantial curtain panels that flank the windows.

Roman shades are just so much chicer than mini-blinds, especially when the shades are trimmed out with ribbon. Here are some great examples of detailed shades:

(a lovely room by Amanda Nesbit)

(Katie Ridder's take on roman shades--notice the curved detail at each corner)

(featured in Domino)

I'm hoping to stop by M&J in New York this weekend during our visit to find some grass green ribbon trim for the shades in our guest bedroom. I'm thinking I'll try to recreate the shades in the room designed by Katie Ridder. Thoughts? Does anyone know how easy/hard this project may be?


  1. It shouldn't be hard at all if you are able to remove the "bones" (if yours roman shades have them) and then just re-string them. Mom


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