Window treatment makeover, anyone? The Shade Store just announced a collaboration with celebrated designer Sheila Bridges, whose iconic Harlem Toile de Jouy was unveiled among the joyful patterns. Available in light-filtering or blackout roller shades, additional designs include Houndstooth, IKAT, Porringer, and Florentine, all in curated shades bound to work with a wide range of interiors.
“So much of what makes a room interesting has to do with layering,” says Bridges, whose collection will also be available in Roman shades and drapery options later this year. ”I believe that rooms look unfinished until there is some kind of pattern or color on the windows.”
We caught up with Bridges ahead of the launch to talk about the collection, offered at The Shade store’s 95-plus showrooms nationwide.
There’s a nice range of styles represented here—how did you land on this grouping?
I tried to represent a range of things that I am constantly inspired by including fashion, the decorative arts and nature, and in my mind a collection I designed would be incomplete if it didn’t include my Harlem Toile De Jouy pattern.
How has the Harlem Toile evolved since its debut in 2006?
It’s evolved in all sorts of ways and crossed lots of product categories as it started with wallpaper and fabric and has now been on several products including umbrellas, plates, glassware, bedding, clothing, speakers, sneakers and now roller shades!
Aside from window treatments, what’s another design element that really completes a room?
In my opinion, a room looks half-dressed without a beautiful carpet or rug and window treatments.
How are you incorporating these window treatments in your own home?
I already have the Houndstooth in Cargo in my guest house living/dining space and the Harlem Toile Multi-White (light-filtering) shade is installed in my bathroom.