This photo reminded me of the quickie faux romans I saw a while back over at Tatertots & Jello.
You know I have always admired these shades for my nascent mudroom:
And, somehow, now, these 2 idea just fused for me and I was all, like, duh! Amazing how, once you recalibrate your expectations, it all comes together! So, off I go to the Target for tension rods and the Fabric Corner for the fabric. I'll have to see how these suckers look from the back, too, since the mudroom exterior is right by the front door. I may need to tweak the T&J tutorial (originally from here) a bit to account for that. I think those ladies are in a McMansion somewhere, and that no one ever is within 20 feet of their exterior if not in a car in the driveway or delivering for UPS.