Close-Up: Embracing the Shade

New York

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Marlon and Jace, of house tour fame, combined forces in Jace's spacious 1-bdrm apartment, making aggressive updates and adjustments along the way. One of their many innovative moves was to embrace the customized shade in their bedroom...

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Rather than blinds, or curtains, Jace and Marlon opted for shades and maximum blackout. And rather than a series of shades, they convinced the visiting shade rep to make them a huge 11' wide shade that covers three windows along one wall. One continuous shade eliminates unnecessary breaks along the wall, and most impressively, creates the illusion of one huge window!

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Even if the shade is only half closed, it strikes a very imposing figure. And customize it with a beautiful color. Considering how much fabric curtains can set one back, the shade is a very reasonable alternative.

Such a simple idea with such a huge impact.

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