Windo-ology…Window treatments down to a Science
Woven Reeds, Grasses and Woods
The room was striking and beautiful featuring a field-stone fireplace, natural oak planked floors and ceiling, course, textured plaster on the walls and richly colored Navajo rugs. The deep seated cushy sofas featured softly-worn natural leather accompanied by heavy cotton upholstery chaise lounges. The ceilings wide and long hand-hewn beams stretched all the way across the open living and dining rooms. And the owners asked; “What do recommend we use to cover these windows?”
Their glass wall faced south/west. So the room enjoyed an abundance of welcome natural light. The unwelcome guests they wanted to usher out was intense mid-to-late afternoon sun light and heat gain. This room was no place for Grandma’s sheer curtains or Aunt Martha’s draperies and swags. The room was calling for some light and rustic texture with light filtering characteristics.
We chose woven textured Roman Shades which featured natural bamboo and warm red-stained reeds. Light-weight fiber-strands of hemp wove their way through the bamboo & woods providing a perfect fold-up solution. We achieved a superb correlation of color & texture with their room’s many natural elements.
Louise had thought about using Duettes which Don didn’t like at all. He had suggested maybe settling for large roller style window shades. She knew they needed some expert advice and the final result is that they love the way their new window coverings work with the room and all its other contents! Both Don and Louise admitted to me that they had always considered “bamboo shades” something they would only use on a porch. But, they couldn’t be more pleased to have them inside! If your room calls for rustic, you may want to consider the unique natural colorings available today in Woven-Reed, Wood and Grasses fashioned into beautiful, folding Roman Shades from Blinds Beautiful & Showcase Shutters! in northern Michigan.