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Windows by Hunter Douglas

Custom sized window shades from Hunter Douglas are an economical yet beautiful way to cover your windows.  Find my shortlist of favorites products.

Always the pioneer in innovative window coverings, Hunter Douglas introduced their Silhouette shade in 1991.

This ingenious design features soft fabric vanes suspended between two sheer fabrics all of which rolls up into a compact headrail.

Silhouette  shades come in a rainbow of colors; my preference though is for the fabric color to coordinate with the window trim.

Drapery panels frame the windows while the Silhouette shades provide varying levels of light control

Natural woven shades are another favorite for their warm, casual style.

Hunter Douglas Provenance woven woods shades are made from natural woods, bamboo, reeds and grasses.


When raised, Provence Woven Wood shades, create soft overlapping folds

Layering drapery and woven window shade generates interest and depth at the window

Check out Hunter Douglas to view all their beautiful window products.

Mr. H says: You are the window through which you see your world-Enjoy!

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Window treatments: Shades

In our continuing Design School series we are studying window treatments this week and today’s topic is all about shades.  Humans have been covering their windows for privacy, light control, insulation and decoration since man moved out of the cave.  Window shades provide a simple unobtrusive solution to all these issues.

Roman shades, which can be made with most any type of fabric, have a tailored look.  This kitchen gets a dose of color and pattern from its window treatment.

Blue and white roman shade
Smith & Noble

Glamorous sheer, grey roman shade

Robert Allen Sheer Roman Shade
Robert Allen

We used traditional roller shades, under a soft valance, in this Kiawah Island master bath.   The translucent fabric allowed light in while giving sufficient privacy.

Roller shades in master bath
J. Rhodes Interior Design

Hunter Douglas has a vast product line including Duette and roller shades, along with my favorite product the Silhouette shade.  With adjustable blades suspended between sheer fabric, it is a cross between a blind and a shade.

Hunter Douglas Silhouette shade
Hunter Douglas

Another favorite, is Hunter Douglas’ Provenance Woven Wood Shades.  Combining wood, grass and bamboo in several natural colors, these shades have a wonderful organic quality.

Hunter Douglas Provenence Woven Wood
Hunter Douglas
Hunter Douglas Provenence Woven Woods
Hunter Douglas

Get your notebooks ready since we’ll be studying drapery in tomorrow’s class.  Speaking of windows I loved seeing Gabby, over at Furniture Works Upholstery, enjoying her view of the world!

Furniture Works-J. Rhodes Interior Design

Furniture Works J. Rhodes Interior Design

Mr. H says: Who ever said that something attractive couldn’t be functional-Enjoy!