Can I Lighten Custom Dupioni Silk Drapes?

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Q: I recently had some London shades custom made for my living room and dining room. I found a picture in a magazine and fell in love with them. I bought dupioni silk, picked the color from a tiny swatch, had the shades made, and am unhappy with the color. The silk is a champagne/creme/yellow color. I would like to make them a whiter color. Is it possible to bleach/lighten them somehow?

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.