Now that the paint colors for my new place have all been chosen (I'll be using 6 total), last week I spent some time selecting fabrics for draperies and shades. When it comes to large tasks like that, convenience is paramount for me, so heading to The Shade Store was a no brainer. It's like a one-stop-shop for all your window treatment needs.
I worked directly with the showroom manager who was incredibly knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. Before starting, we decided to grab coffee next door so I could explain to her my vision: we talked about my design aesthetic, what colors I'll be using, what kind of window treatments I envisioned in each room, and much more! By the end of our little consultation, we were ready to start selecting potential fabrics and styles.
What I love about The Shade Store is that they have every style of shades and drapery they offer displayed in the showroom to see. This made it incredibly easy to spot the exact look I wanted and even play around with them to test function.
The part that was most fun for me though was checking out all the fabric swatches and going through drawers and drawers of colors and textures to choose from! We decided on a dupioni silk for the dining room draperies in pewter. A heavy cotton in the living room in a bluish gray (that looks amazing against my down pipe walls, by the way), and a white linen for the bathroom. I'm still making my selections for the bedroom and kitchen.
My experience at The Shade Store could not have gone better. If you're in the market for new window treatments, I would highly recommend them. Just days after my visit to the store, they sent someone to my home to measure all the windows and are coordinating the installation with a local contractor. I cannot wait to get them up! Believe it or not, I've been living with zero window blinds since arriving. Yes, that means I feel all creeped out at night when I sleep, hoping no peeping toms are watching me...