This London shade uses “Ming Dragon” fabric from designer Robert Allen. Who says all fabrics have to be conservative? Be creative with your window treatments like this client was with this gorgeous, unexpected fabric featuring a dragon. This shade, also known as a “London blind”, is similar to a Roman shade, though it is softer. Also, this shade reseambles a balloon valance with its puffy, shirred look when raised. This blind mounts above the window. Raise and lower the shade with cords sewn behind inverted pleats. When the shade is raised a bit, the inverted pleats give the shade a billowing fullness. Vicki at Sweet Pea’s can custom-make these one-of-a-kind shades for your special windows.