Conrad Shades & Odd Shaped Window Applications
I love the look of Conrad Shades for Chicago and suburban homes. They are a unique product that is fantastic in homes ranging from modern, minimalist, transitional and even to the more traditional homes. These shades are understated, yet warm with an earthy organic look to them. So many times men are not crazed about the thought of window treatments. But even the guys I show these to happen to appreciate the look.
Conrad shades are certainly not the cheapest of shades….they are a higher end woven product somewhat similar in price to what Hunter Douglas refers to as their “wovens”. But that is as far as it goes in the comparison of the two products.
However Conrads are far nicer in various details that typically make up a woven shade. For one, control versatility is high on this product. And because each window treatment is custom, they can make their shades for odd shapes and sizes of windows, bowed or curved windows. Also for the high rises where there are ceiling floor to ceiling windows, conrads are a perfect installation because they can make the shades in wider runs and higher heights than other company who have limited sizing. Conrads have smaller 1 inch by 1 inch headers –which are more discrete and attractive at the top of a window than other brands too.
Another benefit of these shades is adding texture to rooms that may have little architecture or too much drywall everywhere. So it gives the room nice texture.
For those who love motorized shades I like the conrad motorized shades where they can be controlled easily with a buttom, panel or from a computer.
Please take a look at these pictures from the Conrads website of installations.
Photo Credit: CMR Interiors