In a Charlotte, North Carolina, house, designer Lindsey Coral Harper created a Roman shade in Exactly the Same cloth as the kitchen sofa, Thom Filicia's Prospect in Shadow for Kravet, to take the ikat pattern Throughout the room.
"Fabric colors are like great art: They change a space and its inhabitants," says Kara Roberts, Director of Merchandising for Smith & Noble, the manufacturer of the Moroccan-style shades shown here. Flat Roman shades lie flat when reduced, creating and fold in the very top when fully raised.
Light and Lively
Window treatments not just add softness and style, but also control light, protecting interior furnishings and materials from harmful UV rays. "Flat Roman cloth sunglasses from Smith & Noble can be found with a privacy lining that offers sun protection," says Kara Roberts, Director of Merchandising for the business. Shown here is a Flat Roman Fabric Color in Samara/Stone with solitude lining.
At a kitchen with simple style and a mostly white color palette, a splash of layout can add personality. "Help framework a beautiful view with a valance mounted above the window. This ikat-patterned fabric, Bansuri in Slate, has a rich neutral which adds interest to the solid white cupboards," says the manufacturer.
"I never met a stripe I did not like," says designer Sheila Bridges, who chose Osborne & Little's Killarney, embroidered with white ovals, such as the kitchen Roman shade.
To create a tailored look in a simple, darkened kitchen, designer Teri Thomas chose a valance and Roman shade in precisely the exact same fabric. She used a cloth for the colour and its own topper from Galbraith and Paul, '' says contractor Duane Johns of Advanced Renovations.
When they built an older family house with French architectural details, kitchen designers Marvin Daniel and Brian Pilgrim of KDW Home wanted to give it an open and airy appearance that still sensed in keeping with the style of the house. Roman colors in a French fabric added the Old World accent the space.