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...
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!
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.