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Using Designer Fabrics for Custom Shades

For a truly custom window treatment, one that is as beautiful as it is functional, consider using designer fabrics because they are of high quality and impeccable taste (two features that will help your window treatments last the test of time). The Hunter Douglas Design Studio™ showcases numerous high-quality designer fabrics including a special line of eight designer fabrics from renowned textile artist Rebecca Atwood.

Designer fabrics from Rebecca Atwood Design Studio™ collection for custom shades near Bronxville, New York (NY)

Atwood lives in New York and is best known as the author of two books on interior design: Living with Pattern: Color, Texture, and Print at Home, which came out in 2016, and Living with Color: Inspiration and How-Tos to Brighten Up Your Home that followed in 2019. Her handcrafted textiles are perfect for the Hunter Douglas Design Studio™ because of her use of color and pattern that adds depth and dimension to window coverings; her on-trend use of natural motifs; and the elements of timeless design in her work that ensures the curtains will not age out of style.


Rebecca Atwood is best known for her use of color and pattern in home design. So, it is no wonder that the designer fabrics in the Rebecca Atwood Design Studio™ collection feature this same motif. The Floral Stamp fabric was designed using a potato print and so the resulting pattern has wonderful tonal colors from the irregularities of this type of stamping. It’s these irregularities that give texture and depth to the fabric.

The Tree of Life fabric shows off Atwood’s love of color. The warm tones in this print were inspired by fruit trees in Portugal. Use of this colorful yet calm design adds both warmth to a room and can also create a striking design element especially when layered with other Hunter Douglas shades, blinds, or shutters.


Though Atwood currently resides in Brooklyn, her formative years were spent on Cape Cod, and the connection she established to nature there still reverberates throughout her work. The Dotted Leaf print, for example, was inspired by the outer profile of leaves and can bring elements of the natural world into the home with its earth tones. Field is another example of a designer fabric with natural elements; it is reminiscent of grass and the linear pattern fills the entire textural landscape of this print making it the perfect neutral backdrop.


Rebecca Atwood’s fabrics aren’t just trending now, they’re also enduring because Atwood adds elements of traditional design to the patterns. When discussing her collection of designer fabrics for Hunter Douglas, Atwood said, “When creating this collection, I wanted to revisit traditional patterns, as well as soft textural patterns that are easy to layer into any space.”  Patterns like Ornamental, Atwood’s take on the traditional damask fabric, feel both modern with its linear design and classical with its traditional pattern. Likewise, the Garden Stripes print plays with the uniformity of traditional stripes giving them texture and a sense of life by using a modern watercolor technique. Made into drapes, curtains, side panels, or shades; both Ornamental and Garden Stripes add a touch of tradition that can anchor other design elements in a room.


Designer fabrics from Rachel Atwood are available at Bottom Line Blinds as part of the Hunter Douglas Design Studio™ collection. Let one of the talented design consultants at Bottom Line Blinds help you customize curtains, panels, drapes, roller shades, or Roman shades with Rebecca Atwood’s designer fabrics. Bottom Line Blinds has three locations near Bronxville, Dobbs Ferry, and Pleasantville, NY; and proudly serve all of Bronxville, Eastchester, Mt Vernon, Yonkers, Dobbs Ferry, Irvington, Hastings on Hudson, Tarrytown, Pleasantville, Chappaqua, Briarcliff Manor, and Ossining. Contact BottomLine Blinds today to talk about upgrading to designer fabric window treatments in your home.