|Ann Wallace is pleased to introduce roller shades for Arts & Crafts homes, to use alone or with craftsmen curtains, plain or with Arts & Crafts style stencils.|
|..................made in the Arts & Crafts style.......|
|Roller shades were commonly used in Arts & Crafts period interiors. They were (and are!) an inexpensive way to provide privacy and shade. The picture at left below shows a period Craftsman interior with the windows shaded with roller shades alone. The picture at right below shows an Arts and Crafts dining room with shades and curtains. the shades would have been kept down when the room was not in use to protect wood and textiles from the sun and to keep the room cooler in summer and warmer in winter.
This energy saving aspect of window treatments is often forgotten, but if you like the look of uncluttered windows and still need some shade from time to time, discrete inside mount roller shades are an excellent suggestion. If you have very strong sunlight coming through an unshaded west or south facing window, shades can protect curtains, provide additional shade for sleeping and add to window insulation. Altogether, an attractive and practical product in the spirit of the Arts & Crafts Movement!
NEW! CHOOSE A SPECIAL PULL FOR YOUR SHADE.
|Note: these interiors are from Keith's Magazine, published in Minnesota at the beginnning of the 2oth century.|
|How to order roller shades:
At any point in the process, feel free to call us. We’re there to help and we love hearing about your home.
1) measure the length and width of your window to within an eighth inch.
2) Choose your material. We suggest ordering our fabric sample packet if you want a valance or curtains with your shades, or email us order roller shade samples alone at no charge. Note that for roller shades only, material is included in the total cost.
We've added several new cotton and linen blend fabrics specially made for roller shades. We encourage you to email us with a request for our roller shade sample card (no charge for just this card). We stencil on all these materials except the vary dark forest green and black fabrics.
Link here to see all our shade fabrics.
|At left, Aster stencil in loden, blue, tangerine, red & gold on ecru cotton. Below, Iris Border Two in dark red & loden on ecru cotton and at right, large Willow Border in sage on dove cotton.|
|4) Decide if you want a front or back roll for your shades. Traditionally, shades have a back roll to make a bit of space between the shade and any curtains. If you are using shades alone, you will probably want a front roll. If you will be adding curtains or a valance, choose a back roll. The picture at left shows a front fall shade with the Water Lily Border stencil in purple, antique gold and forest on white.|
|A Front Fall shade (below) has a concealed roller, shown here with the Pine Cone Border Stencil.||A Back Fall (below) will reveal the fabric rolling over the roller and will sit closer to the window glass, avoiding catching on curtains. This is the default roller style.|
|5) Optional but the most fun: Choose a stencil ($36.00-$45.00 additional). Browse the design page and look at the details of the designs as well as various ways they can be used. We have a large library of stencils, so you might want to look at the stencil thumbnails first. Look at the design color card and put together any scheme that works for your interior. Here are some sample shade stencils:|
|Ginkgo Border (small) on muslin in sage & gold|
|Simple Rose Border in pink, sage & gold on white cotton|
|Water Lily Border in tangerine & sage on linen/cotton natural|
|Dragonfly Border in gold, black & rust on linen/cotton natural
|6) Consider a shaped bottom edge for a vintage look for your roller shade , finished with a row of narrow fringek. See designs at right. The picture at left shows a front roll shade with a scallop edge. It is stenciled with the Rose Medallion in rose & bronze on antique gold cotton. Pricing for shaped edges shown below at bottom of page.
a) at top, Scallop roller shade edge
b) in the middle, Zig zag roller shade edge
c) at the bottom, Traditional (scaled to shade width)
|7) Look at the price list to figure out your cost or just contact us and have us figure it for you. In fact call us any time in your design process and we'll help you out. We'll talk you through it and send you an estimate. Confirm your order with a 50% deposit and you'll have shades in about four to six weeks.|
|Pricing for roller shades in traditional cotton
|Pricing for roller shades in linen/cotton natural & muslin|
|Length||Width to 36"||...to 46"||...to 55"||...to 64"||...to 73"||...to 85"||...to 97"|
|Shaped Edge with fringe||+ $30.00||+$40.00||+40.00||+54.00||+$60.00||+$60.00||+$60.00|
|Pricing for bungalow cloth and for light blocking cotton, muslin & linen/cotton