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Your Design Forum may sell window shades, but The Inside Scoop gladly offers advice about your design, decor, and window treatment problems. We’ve several people just waiting to help!
          We’d also love to hear (and see, if you include photos) your own solutions to “design dilemmas”. Check out the photo below: Not wanting to hide the view from the windows, the choice was made to hang the drapes off to the side. The artwork, hanging in a vertical row, echoes the fall of the draperies. Everything contributes to give this room its crisp & clean look.


Q: I have corner windows (two plates of glass that meet at the corner). How do I measure so that I can have a shade over each window?

A: Great question about a seemingly complex problem. The solution lies in your decision of which shade fits into the corner (the Bypass Shade) and which shade butts up against the first shade (the Overlapping Shade). The smaller the headrail, the less gap will appear between the two; here is a headrail pair with a fairly deep projection:

The chart below illustrates how you would measure for this application: the Bypass Shade fits up to the corner; the Overlapping Shade butts up as close as the headrail allows. Note how you have the choice of where the light gap is, depending which shade you choose to be the Bypass Shade:

Q: I have “tilt and open” windows from Germany. Can I use the ComforTrak system? My windows do have the inside depth required.

A: What a wonderful window system this provides a home. I remember these windows being very efficient in providing lots of quiet. The track system would not only block out ambient light from the sides (when the window is closed), it would also allow the shade to stay on the window when it is “tilted” from the top (as in the picture below).

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