" The difference between style and fashion is quality."

-Giorgio Armani



Monday, September 26, 2011

Enjoy more style, warmth, and savings this season

This is the newest article written by Sally Morse, Director of Creative Services for Hunter Douglas. For more on Sally, visit her column here: http://www.hunterdouglas.com/design-trends.jsp

Promises, promises: Every year as the days get shorter and the temperatures start to drop, we vow to make our homes warmer and cozier. Increasingly, we're also looking for ways to do that while lowering our heating needs, as rising energy costs are affecting everyone's pocketbook!

To me, a cozy room is synonymous with a stylish room, an inviting place where I want to relax and entertain family and friends. And few things instantly transform a room with style like the just-right window fashion. You'll not only find that perfect window fashion at Hunter Douglas, you'll find highly energy-efficient products. In fact, Hunter Douglas window fashions are an extremely effective way to conserve energy at the window. Not only do their insulating qualities help to keep rooms warmer in the winter, their ability to diffuse and disperse light deeper into a room means less need for electrical lighting.

Let me tell you about three of my favorite products:
  • Top on my list: Duette® Architella® honeycomb shades - Almost 30 years ago, in 1985, Hunter Douglas created the first highly energy-efficient window covering—soft, durable Duette® honeycomb shades. Since then, Hunter Douglas has expanded its honeycomb collection of products. Duette Architella is the latest—and I like to say "greatest"—of these. Featuring a patented "honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb" design, it is Hunter Douglas' most energy-efficient window fashion, reducing energy loss at the window up to 50%. Along with providing superior energy efficiency, it also offers sound absorption, has crisper pleats and features truer colors. You're sure to find a color to make a beautiful design statement in all of your rooms! What's more, you may even qualify for a Federal Tax Credit when you purchase select styles.
  • Duette Architella Honeycomb Shades
  • Our very popular Vignette® Modern Roman Shades will give your room a rich, warm, cozy feeling. Be sure to look at one of our newest innovations, Vignette® Tiered™ Architella® Shades. Available with a stunning 4" contoured fold, these shades feature rear fabric air pockets that trap air for enhanced energy efficiency at the window.
  • Vignette Roman Shades

  • And, finally, consider our NewStyle® hybrid shutters. Enjoy a wide selection of louver sizes, including 2 1/2", 3 1/2", and 4 1/2" (I recommend the larger size for a bigger view-through to the outside and for letting more natural light into your room). You'll love the versatility of these shutters—and, oh, what a statement they make, both inside and outside!
Newstyle Hybrid Shutters
Whether you choose one of my favorites, or another Hunter Douglas window fashion, I hope you find my recommendations helpful.
- Sally

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