When I think of the window covering called Roman Shade, I typically think of a flat shade made out of a burlap material that I saw in Northern Minnesota log cabins. I remember them because of their uniqueness. They stacked onto themselves when raised by a cord that was then wrapped around a cord clete anchored to the side of the window.
After doing research for this article, I now know I should think of ancient Rome, because this window treatment was created during the time when Romans were very busy building their colosseums. Their procedures created a ton of dust so Roman households would put flat – wet – cloth in their windows to keep the dust from entering the space.
And, needless to say, the innovative Hunter Douglas designers have used the original Roman concept of a fabric shade to cover a window and created one of the most spectacular window treatments in the industry.
Fresh, contemporary fabrics and colors
Vignette® Modern Roman Shades are precision engineered with no exposed cords on the back side for a clean, uncluttered appearance and enhanced child safety. Vignette® Modern Roman Shades offer fresh, contemporary fabrics and colors in a selection of fold sizes, styles and opacity options.
Roman Shades complement any decorating style
Hunter Douglas Design Studio™ with a sophisticated collection of over 300 fabric designs and colors, woven with the finest blends of cottons, linens, silks and synthetic fibers from around the world, Design Studio™ Roman Shades complement any decorating style.