Soft Shades With Sparkles
Entering this master bed room suite evokes the feeling that you’re escaping from the outside world. That was our goal when designing these Flat Roman shades and drapery panels.
The color palette in the room consists of soft grays and silver tones with crisp white trim. To keep the Flat Roman shades consistent with the white molding I chose a white fabric with a blackout lining. The blackout lining keeps the light out and makes the fabric stiff, which helps control the folds when operating the shade. Using blackout lining sometimes a dot of light shines through the face of the shade where the operating rings are sewn. Dabbing the area where the rings are sewn with white out is a trick I use to eliminate light from shinning through.
Two of the windows are elongated eyebrow shaped. This creates a challenge in fabricating and operating custom arch shades. The arch shades operating mechanism follows through eyehooks on the arch board mount. This creates the challenge for the cord lock system. A cord lock will not operate on an angle so we installed a cord cleat to hold the shade open. I designed simple arched Italian string drapery panels that complimented the Flat Roman shades.
This master bed room has many grand elements. I chose to keep the soft shades and draperies simple with a touch of sparkle. To attract your eye to the soft shades I added rhinestone trim across the width of the shade at 6” high from the bottom. Under the rhinestone trim I placed a rhinestone closure button as a decorative shade pull. Following the chrome and crystal accents in the room I hung the draperies from a 1 ¾” mirror chrome poles with crystal finials. These final details on the treatments pulled this master suite together.