roman shade Tag

living room sketch by Grace Allen Design

Who wore it better? Window Treatment Designs 2 Ways

We’ve all seen the people magazine feature where they show the same dress/outfit on two different women and ask readers to vote on who wore the look better, right?

I mean.. the hairdresser is the only time I really let myself indulge in People magazine, but every six weeks I can’t help myself.

Well- here is my take on that same thing, but with window treatment design … Occasionally a fabric will resonate with more than one of my client.  What I find fascinating is that depending on the details, the finished look can have a dramatically different feel.

Pictured below is a popular grey and greige trellis design shown made up as cafe panels with a valance, and then again in another home as a flat roman shade.  Which do you like better??  That is such a great fabric I think it works either way!  It also bridges the look between the last color trend (warms) and today’s new cool grey colors.

Roman Shade, Trellis Fabric, Cafe Curtain

Roman Shade and Cafe Curtain made from Taupe and Silver Trellis Fabric


Here’s one more…

This navy fabric was done as full functioning traverse drapery panels  and then for another client as cordless roman shades.  The end result is two very different window treatment designs and a different impact in the space- I can’t decide which I like better.  Can you?

Roman Shade, Navy Geometric

Navy, Teal and Cream Geometric Pattern Fabric Made as Traverse Draperies and Cordless Roman Shades


Regardless of how you use it, a great fabric window treatments adds depth, color and style to a space.  If you live in the Oklahoma  City Metro area and need help with window treatment design, curtains, roman shades, draperies or valances for your home give Grace Allen Blinds a call at 405.509.5164


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

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

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 to browse products and features!

roman shade with valance