Window Blinds – Before & After
We recently installed new window blinds in the waiting room at Robert Charles Photography, and we think it made a world of difference in the space. Being a photography studio, of course, lots of photos were taken, and we love a good before and after shot!!! Check it out.
As you can see, the old window coverings are functional but not beautiful to look at. When closed, they block a majority of the light, but still allow light to come through. When open, the curtains make the windows look small, and the hardware looks frail. They are hung too low creating two horizontal lines, one from the paint line and another from the curtain rod.
What a difference! The Hunter Douglas Vignette Modern Roman shade provides nearly complete light blocking when lowered allowing for ideal image viewing, and the custom drapery softens the edges and frames the windows perfectly. These are child safe, cordless window coverings, which is important for a photography studio that specializes in family portraits. Not only are these window coverings cordless, but they’re motorized. That’s right, when you sit down to view your Robert Charles Photography photos, your consultant doesn’t have to leave their desk to darken the room. There is a remote control, but they can also be raised and lowered using the Hunter Douglas Platinum App on an iPhone or iPad.
We chose to mount the Roman shades well above the window casing. When raised, the Hunter Douglas Modern Roman shades provide the allusion that the windows keep going allowing us to alter the scale of the windows in proportion to these high ceilings without having to replace the windows.
The fullness of the drapery softens the window’s edges, but the stationary panels mean much less fussing to keep the room looking complete. The Roman shade replaces the functionality of the old curtains, and the custom drapery completes the look.
The new hardware is both functional and attractive, and the grommet header provides a modern feel.
We’re elated with how this space came out and glad to have helped Robert Charles Photography update their waiting room. Book your holiday photography session with them and check out our window coverings when you’re in the studio.
Like what you see? Book your free consultation to create a look like this in your home or office.
Check out Robert Charles Photography’s blog about the room as well!