Off-Grid Elegance

Sarah has a lovely off-grid bed and breakfast in the Hilltowns of Western Massachusetts. Her Inn is an earth shelter, with large south facing windows to capture the winter sun. However, capturing that warmth for the evening necessitated Custom Thermal Shades for her guest bedrooms. We designed side draw shades in our basic fabric for … Read more

Enjoying Memories Everyday

Deb had contacted me looking for some Custom Thermal Shades to help cozy up her new home. After measuring her windows, I asked her if she had any quilt tops she might like to consider using for the Custom Thermal Shades.Although Deb is an avid quilter, she immediately went to an antique cabinet and showed … Read more

Saving Money in a Green Community

Massachusetts Municipalities can apply for Green Community Grants from the state to help reduce energy use and costs for implementing clean energy projects in municipal buildings. The town of Windsor, MA was the recipient for a Green Community Grant in 2019 for their town offices- a circa early 1800’s former elementary school. Part of that … Read more

Fun Patterns in a New Construction

When Naomi reached out to me, her home was still in construction in an intentional community in Vermont. Although we had to wait for final measurements for curtain construction, Naomi was certain of what she wanted from the start. Given that her home was being built in a sustainable community- super insulated, south facing, and … Read more

Ian’s Great Room: No strings attached

Ian was looking to cut his family’s utility bills with Custom Thermal Shades, but was concerned about having cords, as he has a young child. The Custom Thermal Shades were for a great room, which the family utilized as a living room. Surrounded by windows on three sides, there were a total of 11 shades … Read more

One Room – Three Styles

This Quaint Berkshire apartment kitchen features three styles of our Custom Thermal Shades: The large window is our Wide Pleat Roman Style, On the door is our Stagecoach shade, and over the sink is an inside mount Classic Roman Shade. This quaint Berkshire apartment just got cozier with new Custom Thermal Shades. Although they are … Read more

East Otis Bungalow

Wide Pleat Roman Custom Thermal Shades Jack and his son were concerned with the rising cost of heating their home and were interested in the money -saving aspects of the Custom Thermal Shades. For Jack’s home, we chose Wide Pleat Roman Shades, mounted above the window, for all of Jack’s windows. We chose this style … Read more

For Love and Quilts

Custom Quilt-Top Side Draw shades Sonny’s late wife Linda was an avid quilter, who left behind her legacy of the love of the craft of quilting. When Sonny contacted me about getting some thermal shades to help stop the draft from the large windows in their beautiful mountaintop cabin, I asked if perhaps Linda might … Read more