Given that the Roman Shades in the front room took me four years to construct, I thought it wise to purchase the curtains and gussy them up, rather than beginning from scratch. The curtains are from Ikea, the curtain rod and tie backs are from Fred Meyer and the sheers have been up there forever, but I think I bought them at Fred Meyer also.
I took a strip of material from the Roman Shades and sewed it to the edge of the curtains to pull everything together.
With the furniture in place, with the curtains closed.
Furniture in place and curtains open.
Closeup of strip. I'm very happy how everything turned out.
The next step is to make a sheer shade for the windows. But that can wait as we have a workable solution right now.