One of my favorite sources for shades and drapes, The Shade Store, has just introduced a new line featuring Robert Allen textiles. If you aren’t familiar with it, The Shade Store allows you to order custom window treatments, in a range of styles, fabrics and colors and have them shipped to your home – for a decent price too. It was an absolute life-saver for us when we moved into our house: 26 windows and a baby on the way, we needed nice window coverings fast!

Anyway, I’ve always liked the fact that they have great fabrics from designers like Dwell and Maharam – like this:


The Robert Allen range is full of very simple, subtle designs in a choice of solids, prints (mainly geometric) and sheers. There are lots of color options: grays, golds, lilacs, creams, taupes, mossy greens – you get the picture. You can also buy pillows in the same fabric.

If you want something fairly neutral, but a custom size, this is a great option. How sad that I have sorted all my windows now….