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Roman Shades

I guess growing up in older homes in New England has given me a true appreciation for molding. the right window casing, door casing, baseboard, etc... really makes a room feel comfortable to me.  I am currently blessed to live in a home that was built in 1937 and has beautiful windows and casings, so why would I cover them up with fussy window treatments? In my quest for window treatments that do not overpower the window, still let in a lot of light, and draw attention to a beautiful part of the room I started making my own roman shades.  My mother taught me years ago how to make them, but I have adapted hers a bit to create what I love. I make them so that when they are completely up they still cover the upper quarter of the window and so that all the folds are visible.


This is in M's room. The bottom edge is made of the side of her bed skirt that faces the wall. the bed skirt is from Serena & Lily. I lined these roman shades with lining/interlining, for warmth, and blackout fabric, to deter early risers.

This is in T's room and i actually made the two roman shades for his current room out of one roman shade from his room in our previous apartment. I am planning to use the other shades fabric to upholster his bed. These are not lined as much as M's so I have a blackout roller shade hanging behind them.  

This is one of two that I made for the office, it is made of white linen to which I stitched a blue duck cloth band.

I am currently working on roman shades for the master bathroom and the kid's bathroom, so I will post a tutorial soon.

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