My new roman shade | How About Orange

August 22, 2011

My new roman shade

Guys! Look at the latest addition to our house: a roman shade made by Rachel Epperson, owner of The Needle Shop. When we were in Stockholm earlier this year, we found this fabric in a shop and I was instantly smitten. I think I drooled on it a little. Rachel immediately snatched it up and offered to make me present. My understanding is she went to Home Depot, bought some wooden dowels and a couple doodads, waved her arms around, and this was the result. You can't even see the drool now. It's so fantastic I can hardly stand it.

The fabric is by Almedahls, designed by Kerstin Boulogner in the 1950s. It's available by the yard at Hus & Hem or as a tablecloth at Huset. And if you live in Chicago and want to learn how to make your own roman shade, The Needle Shop has a class.

31 comments:

Waiting said...

How awesome! I would drool a bit too if I had found that fabric.

Constantly Constance said...

Swoon! I love it! I desperately need to make roman shades for my office. Thanks for sharing!

The Needle Shop said...

It's simply the coolest fabric ever.

Beth said...

It's lovely!

The Glamorous Housewife said...

Wonderful! I might have to get the tablecloth.

Thanks doll,
The Glamorous Housewife

jen duncan said...

It is wonderful...that fabric is PERFECT in your room. Remember, for your readers who can't take the class locally, I have a pretty popular roman blind how-to posted here: http://jenduncan.typepad.com/whats_new/2008/11/roman-blind-tutorial-in-20-pictures-or-less.html
:-)

Grandma G said...

Wow! You have a great friend there! AND a great roman shade!

You do need to learn to stop the drooling, however.

Mum

Elisa @ The Self Life said...

That fabric is AMAZING! And so fun :D

Grandma G said...

Jen Duncan... I've had your tutorial bookmarked since day one, but haven't gotten around to trying it yet. It's now added to my Pinterest board. Someday.... !

Casey said...

The shade looks very sharp! And the tiny foxes are so cool. Great fabric find!

Crazy Mom Tats! said...

Love the little foxes

Nathalie said...

It is fantastic, love the fabric!!!... anytime you mention The Needle Shop I wish there was one closer to me... :( I would love to take classes there!

Rebecca said...

Cute fabric and the little foxes are orange!x

Heather B. said...

Very nice! That is some super-cool fabric! I have the fabric and supplies to make four of them for various rooms in my house, I wish she had a tutorial...

Karissa {Tragic and Lovely} said...

That is fantastic! Do you think she'd let people order them from her? Love your fabric.

Anonymous said...

Great shade, and I like the little peak on your top moulding!

Chelsea Strong said...

Omg, I LOVE the little orange foxes.

Nicole said...

Oh my gosh... that fabric... *shares in your drooling*

I was already smitten but when I scrolled down and saw that the orange bits were foxes...!!!

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able mabel said...

Roman shades are easy and fun! Love it!!

michelle @ this little light said...

Okay, "roman blind" just got added to the Fall to-do list...that is gorgeous! LOVE the fabric!

Katie said...

That fabric is so fabulous!

sew wrong. said...

Those orange foxes are adorable! Love!

Vanessa said...

Oh my orange, that is gorgeous. You are a lucky lady. BTW - I do see a little drool mark...

Jessa said...

I love it! I've been drooling over that fabric for over a year now. In fact I posted about a table cloth made from it (from New House Textiles) when I first started my blog. Awesome!

Nina said...

Wow, that is AWESOME!! Love it!

Elsa said...

Oh, how lovely! I'm impressed with the results --- kudos to your friend! The color and print look great in that space.

Gunhild said...

I love it! Perhaps you know but the pattern is based on the story of the fox looking up on the rowanberries realizing he can't reach them, comforting himself saying "they are sour ". Meaning; they are hard to reach and its probably not worht it anyway!
So now you know why the fabric is called "Sour said the fox"!

Jessica Jones said...

Ah ha! I knew the name of the fabric, but not the story. Thank you, Gunhild!

Las Flores del Sur said...

I love the roman shade, the fabric, the paint color of the room, the gorgeous light of the room, the inviting desk, the cowboy´s poster... everything!! I absolutely could have a studio like that one :) Thanks for sharing and congrats for having a place that beautiful!

SparklePaw said...

ohmygod that FABRIC! the foxes are delightful!

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