- Location: San Francisco, CA
- Website: conradshades.com
When looking for window coverings for our bay windows, we went to Conrad Shades -- a store renowned for its elegantly unfussy hand-woven window coverings. Drawing inspiration from nature, Conrad Shades creates shades, drapery, and other products from handwoven natural fibers that are unmatched in their design and craftsmanship.
Conrad Shades began fifty years ago when its founder, Edie Conrad, began importing "Biri-Weaves" (handwoven wall coverings made by interweaving wheat and barley strands with silk and linen fibers) from her native Norway. In the 1960's, Edie discovered the skilled artisans and exotic natural fibers of Asia -- and thus, she started a collection of handwoven window coverings.
Shades and draperies can also be ordered through Kneedler-Fauchère in San Francisco, located on Henry Adams Street.
(Edited from this post originally published 08.04.06 - CB)