Look No Further For Proof That Window Treatments Really Make A Room

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orange and navy dining room

Virginia Toledo took charge of the Inn’s dining room by balancing the sun-drenched space with rich, navy curtains and punchy orange trim work.

With the historic Cornell Inn in Lenox, Massachusetts, as the beautiful setting, the newly instated Kaleidoscope Project Designer Showhouse just wrapped its impressive talent display of 23 designers of color. The first of its kind in both mission (to celebrate diversity and inclusion in design) and scope (the designed spaces are now open for inn guests to enjoy), the project features rooms that ooze with decorating ideas left and right—namely, some strategic and clever uses of The Shade Store window treatments. Here, a highlight reel of just a handful of ways to approach the (sometimes tricky) world of window coverings.


blue and purple desk nook

There’s Magic in Monochrome

“A window treatment should add to the overall aesthetic of the space without overpowering it,” says designer Patti Carpenter. And we couldn’t agree more. Carpenter layers blueish-grays across the walls and windows to create an easy-on-the-eyes bedroom oasis.


neutral sitting area with accent tables

When In Doubt, Go Natural

The reasons why natural materials are (always) a smart choice are numerous, but timelessness and ease are at the top of the list. Everick Brown‘s design of the reception area includes the use of bamboo wood blinds that warmly filter natural light and also bring a new texture to the room.


blue floral bedroom with orange shades

Know When To Let A Shade Be The Star

Sometimes, you just have to go a bold. In Rydhima Brar‘s room, the drapes make a grand statement, adding an unexpected modern orange pop  next to blue floral walls.


teal and gray bedroom with accent chair

Layers Add Luxury

Together a roller shade, Roman shade and pleated drapes can turn any window a real focal point, as evident in Jennifer Owen‘s designed space. Her parting words of wisdom? “Window treatments become ‘artwork’ in a room; they set the stage for the entire space.”

PHOTOS COURTESY THE SHADE STORE