Antiques give authenticity, history and a sense of security to a new interior. I had just completed this two story study. The custom bookshelves were stained a dark Mahogany. The walls were navy Venetian plaster and the floors a dark walnut. What the room needed was a “past”. I found the perfect wool chenille 12ft panels folded in a box in a Pasadena antique store. What a find! I almost couldn’t believe my good luck! They were asking an incredibly reasonable price, but I couldn’t resist a chance to practice my haggling skills! They took an additional $10.00 off. At least it paid for parking!! Now I just needed a fabric that would work for the Roman shades I would be adding to the windows over the desk. The windows are west facing so I also had sun screens under the shades for peak hours. A friend of mine manufactures silk so when he offered to make whatever I wanted, I jumped at the opportunity! I chose a pattern out of a book of 2,000 and picked three colors which they configured into six different color ways. I chose my favorite and they wove ten yards. I even had enough left for a couple of down filled pillows for those afternoon naps!