Hot on the heels of last week's post about the differences between shutters, blinds, and shades, I present to you the wonderful company Delia Shades. Founded by Delia Helig in 2006, her eponymous Manhattan-based company creates shades in varying degrees of light filtering material (Delia shades can filter up to 95% of UV radiation). They are made of environmentally friendly, Greenguard-certified fabric that is lead-free, flame-resistant, bacteria- and fungus-resistant, and yet able to be cleaned with a gentle detergent solution. And as you can see, they come in an array of patterns ranging from Moorish patterns to Indian Jalli screens to African designs to Japanese Katagami. Custom client designs can also be manufactured! Candice Olson used the Latticework pattern to great effect in the first room below.
These designs make a marvelous base for a window treatment which should still include fabric drapes to soften the window casing and also add another opportunity to layer texture and color into the room.
If you have windows you don't know what to do with, give me a call. Perhaps we can come up with some amazing, unique window treatments created especially for you.