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Roman Shades; An Option for Every Point of View

Roman Shades are experiencing a Renaissance in today’s modern home.  And with so many options, why not?  There is a style for every point of view.

The Romantic

Soft billowy folds that gather gently as the shade is raised, make for a decadent look without the fuss of excessive fabric.  If privacy and optimal light control is a goal, consider mounting this shade outside your window jamb.

Gentle folds on this Roman Shade have a luxurious feel
Gentle folds on this Roman Shade have a luxurious feel

The Casual Sophisticate

The slouch roman shade shows a more relaxed side of window coverings.  This shade looks best when raised a little, as the appearance of the tails (the side pieces) do not always lay smoothly when lowered all the way.

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The Modernist

The flat fold roman shade is at home in any decor, but especially one that favors it’s clean lines and simple operation.  A great choice for a child’s room, or anywhere a minimalist look is desired, this style of shade is available in a completely cord free operation.

Child Safety is assured with a cordless roman shade
Child Safety is assured with a cordless roman shade

 Whatever your style or window treatment goals, our drapery and soft treatment workroom combined with our extensive library of fabrics can bring it all home to you; in a comfortable shop at home environment.  Call us at 405-509-5164 or email at info@graceallenblinds.com.

We service the greater Oklahoma City Metro area with shades, shutters, drapery, blinds and window treatments of all kinds!

Custom Window Seat for Bay Window in Edmond, OK

If you are fortunate enough to have a window seat built into your home, you can increase the charm, functionality and comfort of the space with a custom window seat cushion.   This bay window seat is found in the more formal parlor area of an Edmond, OK homeowners new home.   The homeowner used this space to add a pop of her accent color (red) and a whole lot of comfort with a custom window seat cushion. Unique angles found in a bay window seat make a template necessary.  With a little bit of planning, and a great workroom, the finished product can really set off the room.

Whether you’ve found your fabric or need help pulling it all together, we have you covered with 1000’s of fabrics from which to select and an amazing workroom to craft your custom window seat.  Give us a call, we would love to help!  Serving the greater Oklahoma City Metro area!

 

Custom Bay Window Seat Cushion

Custom Bay Window Seat Cushion

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Hunter Douglas Vignette Roman Shade + Valance

Form and Function unite in Vignette, the Modern Roman Shade from Hunter Douglas.  For this homeowner in Edmond OK, the richly textured fabric for the Vignette in a solid material gave her a wonderful foundation to build upon.  The neutral fabric ties into the stone of the fireplace, and adds warmth without bulk.

Once the foundation was selected,  we made a non functioning valance in our drapery workroom that is reminiscent of a relaxed roman shade, with its soft folds.  The stripes pull out both the wall color and the fireplace and roman shade color.

The Hunter Douglas Vignette Shades use Powerrise motorization with a wall mounted wireless switch (no lost remotes!!), so privacy is just a touch of a button away and pool views are never restricted by slats, cords or anything else!   Since these radio frequency shades run off batteries, no prewire by an electrician is necessary.  This makes them an affordable way to incorporate today’s technology into your home.  Add beauty, energy and light control at the touch of a button into your window treatments.   For more information on the power of motorization, call Grace Allen Blinds.  You can also  visit  http://www.hunterdouglas.com/operating-systems/powered#powerrise-with-platinum-technology to browse products and features!

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Making a Statement with Roller Shades

It’s always fun when a homeowner finds a fabric that really speaks to them.  The vibrant fabric on these roller shades was the starting point for the window treatment design in this game room.

The first challenge was that the fabric was not available in a wide enough width for one shade on this window.  As a result, we broke the shade up into three cordless shades to match the design of the window.  The factory pattern matched all shades, so when they are lowered, the design flows.    To tie it all together at the top, we added a coordinating red fabric valance.

The door also needed a window covering, and repeating the same pattern felt a bit overwhelming in the small space.  Instead we added a complementary brown and tan stone fabric, done as a cordless roman shade, which played well into the organic feel of the floral.  Again, to make sure it related to the other treatment we used the same fabric on the valance as we did on the windows cornice board.

The result was simple, functional treatments that really gave this space tons of character!

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Custom Window Treatment Design

Before Photo of Gameroom

Before Photo of Gameroom