Roman shades are one of the oldest window coverings on the market, getting their name from being developed during Roman times. Traditional Roman shades are made out of fabric and use a pull cord to raise and lower the shade. Because of the cords, Roman shades are not necessarily child and pet safe, and have some stylistic challenges. Our clients throughout the Marin County and San Francisco areas also tell us they don’t like the look of the cords running vertically on the back of the shade or the bulky stack of fabric at the top when they’re raised. Modern Roman Shades from Hunter Douglas answer all those concerns. Take a look:
Roman Shade that Looks Good Both Inside and Out!
Hunter Douglas, the premiere window covering company in the world, took the traditional Roman shade and created Vignette® Modern Roman Shades. These innovative shade rolls, stacks and traverses with no exposed rear cords providing a clean appearance at the window.
Hunter Douglas Vignette® Modern Roman Shades
This new take on the Roman shade features:
- 4” classic fold or 6” Tailored™ flat fold
- Unique headrail design conceals and protects the shade when raised and there is no fabric stack to obstruct the outside view
- The back of the shade has a smooth, neutral backing providing a finished look from the outside as they do inside
- No cords or strings visible to the outside when shade is raised or lowered
- Available in a variety of woven fabrics, colors and textures in semi-sheer, translucent and room-darkening fabrics
- Matching fabric-covered headrail and bottom rail to create a unified look from top to bottom.
- Proprietary processes to ensure they repel dust, soil and stains for minimal cleaning.
- Available in cordless and motorized operating systems for child and pet safety
- Top Down/Bottom up feature
- Accents by the Yard™ – Vignette fabric yardage available for decorative accessories
Modern Roman Shades in San Francisco & Marin County
Blinds & Designs offers a full line of quality window treatments to homeowners and commercial clients throughout the San Francisco and Marin County areas, including Burlingame, Hillsborough, Atherton, and Los Altos. With an ongoing commitment to high quality products and exceptional service, we’ve been serving our communities for over 14 years. Stop by our showrooms in San Francisco or Tiburon to see a variety of motorization displays in our showroom or call 415-921-4217 Ext 101 for more information.