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A Guide to Luxury Window Treatments


The world of window treatments is a vast one. From elegant drapes to chic shades, there are many options to create privacy, keep out the strong sunshine and add softness to the interior. We’re sharing some luxurious window treatment ideas from our own projects that can elevate any home.

Colorful Collector's Abode, Primary Bedroom Seating, Photography by Genevieve Garruppo
Colorful Collector's Abode, Primary Bedroom Seating, Photography by Genevieve Garruppo
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Tonal Palette on Park, Photography by Genevieve Garruppo

Roman Shades

Roman shades are a popular choice of shading that offer both style and functionality. They come in a variety of fabrics and colors, from light and airy sheers to heavier, room darkening fabrics. They can also be layered over blackout roller shades to give more control over the room’s light, such as in our Tonal Palette on Park project.

The Wales, Photography by Evan Joseph
The Wales, Photography by Evan Joseph

Though a shade pocket is always our preference to allow the roman shade to seamlessly integrate into the architecture, in cases where this is not achievable, a cornice can be mounted to the window to hide the rolled shade. Roman shades are perfect for creating a cozy atmosphere and can be easily raised or lowered to control the amount of light that enters your space.

Cycladic Villa - A Scandinavian-inspired bedroom with modern touches. Interior design by Pembrooke...
Cycladic Villa, Photography by Ricardo Labougle

Sheer Curtains

Sheers are a simple yet elegant window treatment that can add a warm touch to any space. They are perfect for creating a light and airy atmosphere and can be layered with heavier drapes for added privacy and insulation. Sheer curtains come in an endless variety of colors and patterns, from classic whites to bold prints. 

1010 Park Avenue - Living room of New York home with grey and blue tones, featuring L-shaped sofa,...
1010 Park Avenue, Photography by Evan Joseph

Venetian Blinds

Venetian blinds offer a sleek design solution and are most often found in kitchens and bathrooms. Adjustable slats allow you to partially or completely block the light entering the room. These blinds can be customized in scale, color and material to complement any interior style.

Uptown Eclectic - Pembrooke & Ives - Eclectic family room with patterned coffee table, office desk,...
Uptown Eclectic, Photography by Genevieve Garruppo

Woven Wood Shades

Woven shades are a popular option for luxurious window treatments. They are made from natural materials like bamboo, reed, grass, or jute and are woven together to create a beautiful textured look. These shades provide a natural earthiness and are often used to bring a textural element into the space. They offer varying levels of light filtering and can be customized with additional liners for added privacy.

Custom Embroidered Drapery

Custom drapery is both dramatic and sumptuous. These panels can be made from a wide variety of materials, ranging from velvet to linen, and the patterns and color options are endless. For a truly elegant look, consider floor-to-ceiling drapes, as seen in our Ocean-front Compound project.

Ocean-front Compound - Modern dining room with large arched window and contemporary dining table,...
Ocean-front Compound, Photography by Kris Tamburello

Motorized Shades

Though not a style in and of itself, adding a motor to any of the above shade or drapery options is the ultimate convenience. With the touch of a button, you can easily raise or lower your shades, adjust the amount of light in your space, add presets, and even schedule their functions. We love specifying motorized shades for our clients to help them create custom moods in their spaces. 


Window treatments can add a touch of elegance and sophistication to any room in your home. Whether you prefer the sleek lines of roller shades, or the rich textures of drapery, window treatments are an added layer to a room that serves in both a highly functional as well as a decorative way. 

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