Previously the only option was to have roman shades custom made but you could see the cords and strings at the back and only have the options of them pulled up or closed.
A few years ago Hunter Douglas introduced the Pirouette – the first roman shade that can open. It is very versatile as it can be down all the way for privacy and to control light but will also open in soft folds with a layer of sheer so you can see through them and still have U.V. protection!
For more information on Pirouette and other Roman Shades please give us a call to set-up an in-home consultation.