when i worked on mary beth's house i ended up using a lot of fabric shades because we could make them ourselves vs. having to have them made. fabric shades (or roman shades) make such a nice alternative to blinds and serve the same purpose with much more pizzazz. while i was looking for some "how to" instructions for mary beth's shades i came upon so many beautiful photos of fabric shades. they work well in every room and with every style.
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