Hunter Douglas: 70 years of stylish shades and coverings
Shades leap far beyond simple function and practicality thanks to Hunter Douglas, a leader in window coverings for 70 years. Since 1946, when the company paved the way with the production of Venetian blinds, their goal remains to develop more stylish and effective forms of window shadings.
“Innovation is what drives us—we’re always thinking of new ways to solve challenges,” – Hunter Douglas proclaims.
Duette® Honeycomb Shades stand as a great example of the ingenuity of the company. First released to the world in the 1980s, this original honeycomb shade has both stood the test of time and evolved into an engineering, design and energy-efficient work of art.
Recent tweaks to the already popular product include updating the headrail with a honeycomb shape to seamlessly flow from top to bottom; adding many lovely fabrics and colors; fine-tuning and improving the operating systems; and maintaining its incredibly energy-efficient status, making some systems tax credit eligible.
Duette faces few rivals when it comes to customized window shadings. Now, Hunter Douglas introduces three new fabric choices: Northwood™, which brings together the charm of the rustic with the simplicity of modern lines; Alexa, a tip of the hat to nature’s elements; and Jardin, which turns textured yarns into a “casual chic” design bomb.
Not just new fabrics…new opacity options too!
Of course, Hunter Douglas doesn’t stop with new fabrics. They throw in a multitude of opacity options from sheer to opaque and varied colors fanning out from whites and neutrals to intense hues guaranteed to bring on the drama. Add in four pleat sizes to choose from, and you are guaranteed shadings as unique as your home and the family inside it.
Hunter Douglas has long championed safety with their window coverings. Long gone are the days of endless cords hanging around and endangering children and pet—thanks to LiteRise®, a cordless lift system, and UltraGlide®, a retractable cord system. And then, they take it one step further with their remarkable PowerView™ Motorization which brings smart technology home and allows homeowners to schedule their shades’ adjustments most effectively.
And brand new colors…
As if that weren’t enough choices, along comes a release of brand new colors and improved style details for Hunter Douglas’ Roller Shades. These shades boast “the smallest light gap in the industry.” They can also be pretty proud of a variety of colors, patterns and textures.
Whatever the color palette in your home, one of these roller shades will fit in quite nicely. With color-coordinated bracket covers, colors such as natural Urban Loft Wheat and Earthen Tapestry Green, global-inspired Indie Cami and Fiji Dimout Island Teak, dreamy Haze Horizon and Brighton Bay Beachfront and playful Alexander Fuchsia and Joie Amethyst bounce off your windows and play off the draperies, furniture upholstery, rugs and other fabrics throughout each room to make one cohesive design team in your home.
Not only has Hunter Douglas won the hearts of Custom Drapery Designs and clients everywhere, but they’ve also brought home many larger awards as well. The Window Covering Manufacturers Association recognized the Silhouette® Duolite™ as its 2015 Product of the Year. This remarkable innovation combines the light-diffusing power of a shading with the room-darkening effects of a roller shade…in one!
Would you like an in-home consultation?
As a Hunter Douglas Showcase in-home dealer, Custom Drapery Designs looks forward to showing you all that this fabulous company has to offer for your windows. Contact us today for an in-home consultation and take advantage of the Season of Style rebate event!