Everyone loves a beautiful view, especially of picturesque rolling hills or vineyards. However, large windows with views can present an interesting design challenge. This was the case for my client who recently moved into a new home in the California wine country.
Initially, the client wanted to preserve the lovely view of her five-acre property from her master bathroom window, and thought she would go without window treatments.
After remodeling, she realized that the large bay windows left the room feeling a bit too exposed in the evening, and the direct sun was making the room uncomfortably warm in the late afternoon. I was challenged to preserve the gorgeous view and tame the afternoon heat, while also adding a level of privacy.
Why I Recommended Hunter Douglas Silhouette Shades
Window treatments with versatility were needed, and I knew that Hunter Douglas Silhouette window shades were the perfect solution.
Silhouette window treatments are amazing because they offer shade from the sun without sacrificing views. Sheer fabric in the window dressing minimizes heat from the afternoon sun, while still allowing the room to be beautifully bathed in soft sunlight. In the evenings, the interior fabric vanes can be tilted closed for full privacy.
For this client, I also advised that the sleek look of Literise cordless lift system be selected in order to preserve the clean look of the entire view when the shades were open in the mornings or late afternoons.
Although I was sure my recommendation was the best option, I was worried that the bay windows could be challenging to fit with shades. However, the installer ensured me that the new window treatments, including the vanes and head rails, fit perfectly into all three windows to create a seamless look.
My client was thrilled with the result, which was truly stunning! By using the right window shadings we were able to preserve the beauty of the view, while offering the perfect mix of privacy and protection from the sun.
To see more before and after images from this wine country home, read I Don’t Do Windows.