September 28th, 2014, 08:14 PM
I marvel at people who don't mind the "fishbowl" look, especially at night. I couldn't do it.
September 28th, 2014, 10:03 PM
I agree, living on display for the world - or at least your neighbors - to see, is not at all comfortable. I need to use sheer curtains during the day so I have privacy: yet still have views out and plenty of natural light. During the night when it is dark outside, people can see inside the apartment because I have the lights on: that is when I roll down the blackout shades for total evening privacy. No "fishbowl" living for me, at my home.
Originally Posted by mariab
This artist does not live at the studio, this is strictly a commercial space: located in Williamsburg. That is the pedestrian path of the bridge that is visible just outside the window, barely noticeable in the photos. Thank for viewing this page, I am hoping to get some people to talk about their 'window blind' issues, and could be an interesting and useful thread for exchanging ideas and solutions for 'urban' window coverings.
September 29th, 2014, 08:29 PM
Sheers definitely. Also Roman shades can open from the top to let in light and save privacy. I'd like those.
September 30th, 2014, 05:52 PM
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October 18th, 2014, 05:22 PM
This is a 4th floor loft apartment, facing 13th, between 5th and 6th Avenue. Homeowner told me she want’s to “see the sky” but not look into the apartment directly across the street: or have the neighbors look into her apartment for that matter.
Top-down/ bottom-up light filtering cellular shades, with an insulting liner to reduce cold air and street noise was the right choice for these NYC Windows….
What type of window covering would be right for your apartment: the NYC 'window whisperer' wants to know....
October 19th, 2014, 03:03 AM
I'm not going to lie, I am a HUGE fan of floor to ceiling windows with no coverings for everything in the apartment but the bedroom. And I only want shades there so I can sleep in the dark - they'd be open all the time otherwise. The setup of our old apartment was perfect, because the bedroom faced down the alley, which was dark, and our front windows all faced 181st st, so we never had to close the curtains. i know lots of people want privacy, but I'm happy to show off whatever. From the look of it, so were my neighbors (or they were too poor for shades, take your pick).
October 19th, 2014, 10:26 AM
I like the full view and abundant light one gets from floor-to-ceiling windows: but I would need some very substantial window coverings to create a sense of privacy as well as comfort and enclosure - think man cave atmosphere. LOL
Originally Posted by RoldanTTLB
Anyway, glad most folks love the privacy, comfort and decorative affect of fine window coverings: selling and installing NYC window blinds depends on that kink of demand.
Thank for posting on this thread: at almost 2000 views interest seems to be growing......
October 27th, 2014, 08:18 PM
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October 29th, 2014, 09:07 PM
Yes, the UN building is right outside the window: some sort of protest was in process there the other day. I think there are always various protest groups with megaphones outside the UN building; which may explain why there is an extra layer of soundproof glass added to the original casement windows. Along with the double layered glass, and the heaving lining on the roman shades; that bedroom will be dark and quiet.
Frankly, I am not a fan of roman shades that are mounted on the outside of the window frames: looks a bit like someone just hung a quilted blanket over the window. Roman shades need to be mounded inside the window frame: the frame on the window has the affect of, well, framing the window covering for a finished look..........
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