Showing posts from February, 2011

Design Trends Part 3

Finishing up our Design Trends from Sally Morse . Automated Systems for your home Gadgets that we previously saw only in a James Bond movie are now a part of our daily lives. Lighting, heating and cooling, security systems, even kitchen appliances — and, yes, window fashions — can be automated and controlled remotely. With Hunter Douglas Platinum Technology, you can raise or lower window fashions like honeycomb shades using a wireless remote control. Eco Designs Making the green grade means different things to different people. At Hunter Douglas, one of our green standards is energy conservation. In 1985, we invented the highly energy-efficient Duette honeycomb shades in response to the energy crisis of the late 1970s. More recently, we've introduced the Duette Architella Collection, which offer superior energy efficiency thanks to their patented honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb construction. Upload Your Own Photo Not long ago, visualizing how a new style might look on you—or i

Design Trends Part 2

Continuing on with our feature on Design Trends, here are the next few from Sally Morse .  Open Bed/Bath Suites Intimate and enchanting: Open bed/bath suites appeal to our private selves. With fewer walls inside your house, now more than ever you'll want window fashions that provide optimal privacy and lighting control. Sizing Up Area Rugs With the popularity of hardwood floors, area rugs have become the solution for warming up rooms. But buying the right size can be a challenge. A few suggestions: In the foyer, choose a rug big enough for a guest to step on. In the living room, anchor the rug with furniture. In the dining room, measure the distance from the chairs on all four sides. Add 56 inches to these figures, ample space for pulling chairs onto the rug. Mix and match your shades! For example, Pirouette ® window shadings work well with an antique area rug. Just match a color in the rug to your shades. Cornices Looking for the perfect crowning touch to your window tre

Design Trends

If you haven't had the pleasure to read an article by Sally Morse, or better yet listen to her give a seminar or speech, you are trully missing out. As Director of Creative Services for Hunter Douglas, Sally Morse is internationally recognized for her work in the interior design field. Most recently, she was honored with the 2008 International Window Coverings Expo (IWCE) 'Window Fashions Industry Icon' award. Frequently a featured guest on TV and radio programs, she also contributes articles on interior design to magazines such as Better Homes & Gardens, Windows and Walls and Real Simple . As well as attending the leading industry trade shows in Paris, Brussels, Frankfurt, Canada, the Middle East, Russia and the Pacific Rim, Sally also travels extensively as a consultant and lecturer. I have had the pleasure to listen to Sally on a few occasions while attending some training courses for Hunter Douglas. She is very entertaining, and I could listen to her talk for hou

Design Studio Roman Shades

Custom Redefined. It’s easy to get creative with custom soft Roman shades from Hunter Douglas Design Studio Our collection of over 300 timeless fabrics and four distinctive styles, along with coordinating valances, tapes and trims, allows you to personalize your Roman shades. Add superior craftsmanship and quality, and the result is a soft window fashion worthy of the Hunter Douglas name. A Perfectly Balanced Selection:   the yard for • Four shade styles: Batten Front, Batten Back, Flat and Hobble. • Exclusive fabric collection of sophisticated patterns, textures, stripes, solids and sheers in blends of cottons, linens, silks and synthetics. • 76 fabric styles in 320 color combinations. • Three fabric lining colors in light-filtering and room-darkening opacities. • Two easy-to-use lifting systems: Continuous Cord Loop and Straight-Pull Cordlock. • Six valance styles. • Six decorative tapes and three decorative trim styles. • All fabrics, linings, tapes and trims available by


Many people are aware of the great selection of window coverings provided by Hunter Douglas, but I am still amazed at how many people don't know that Hunter Douglas fabricates plantation shutters as well. And not just any plantation shutter, but the best...would you expect any different from Hunter Douglas? What really sets them apart from other shutters is the quality craftsmanship. Shutters are all going to look pretty much the same, but how they are constructed, and the finish and materials used are going to make a differenence in the longevity and everlasting beauty of the shutters. Hunter Douglas offers 3 kinds of shutters. -Heritance hardwood shutters are crafted for maximum strength and durability using Trumill dovetail joinery and finished with any of our 100 Integra paint and stain finishes. A vast selection of frame choices, specialty shapes, configuration options and louver sizes gives your one of the largest selections in the industry. Made of 100% real wood, Heri