Thursday, March 4, 2010

ROMAN SHADES

Both of these shades are jobs I did a long time ago. Like I said in my last post, most of what I've been doing lately is window treatments that need to be installed, which means I may or may not get pictures of them. The above shot is of Kim Kelly's kitchen window in her house in Coronado. Better Homes & Gardens shot her kitchen last year for an issue that will probably come out in June. This shade has an attached valance. (Since she moved to St. Simon's Island, I noticed that this shade is no longer up and mini blinds are in its place.)
This was done for a house in Highland Park, Illinois. It had a 1" banding around the sides and bottom and was not flat-stitched, which meant my client had to 'train' the folds into working properly. Now, unless it is a relaxed roman, I only do the flat-stitched because as soon as you pull it up the first time, it works perfectly. No training involved!

10 comments:

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

I just hate an untrained window treatment. It's worse than an untrained puppy.

:D

As always, your skill and versatility impress me...and turn me pea-green with envy!

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Lovely job as usual Sweet Friend! This is the treatment I would like to have done to my kitchen window, however I would like them pre-trained!

Hope you are enjoying your week!

Hugs,
Karyn

Janet said...

Who on earth would choose mini blinds over that beautiful Roman shade???!!

Laurel said...

Hi! I am finally getting caught up with my friends! Lovley sewing work and WOW-I am LOVING all the photography work. I am taking my camera more and more with me-when I walk to school to pick up kids, wherever. You just never know what you wil capture and your shots make me want to take a walk with you :)
Someday!
Love
Laurel

Blondie's Journal said...

I like the Roman shades. I always have a terrible time working them...lol! Does anyone else have that problem? Love the fabric for the Highland Park home. Fabulous job, Tamerie.


xoxo
Jane

Serena said...

Maybe the new owners went with a different colour scheme? However, both these roman shades are lovely!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Tamerie, you always amaze me... and wow, your shades are going to be in a magazine! All of your creations are so pretty... xoxo Julie Marie

Norbridge Antiques said...

I love this post. Thank you.

Valerie said...

I love flat stitched Roman shades too, Tamerie. I only ever make them that way now. Your shades are beautiful :o)

Waseem said...

Your treatment for window is so smart..like your skills.

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