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January 13, 2014

Diffused Glow – A Great Room Makeover

by Kriss

Do you have a well-loved living space in your home that needs something extra to complete the package?  I recently had a client with a beautiful open-concept living and dining space in need of a window treatment that would fit both style and functional needs. 

My client was grateful to have found a gem of a place on an underdeveloped plot of land in Spokane, WA – look at those stunning mountain views! – but the sun could become a real issue at midday.

As is the case with many homeowners throughout the county, there is a need to balance the benefits of natural light, while having the ability to maintain the light to fit your needs.  Some clients want as little window obstruction as possible to let the rays blanket their interior rooms, while others may want to close out those rays, usually in an office space or a bedroom, where the sun can quickly turn from peaceful to problematic.

My client was concerned that the sun would reflect off the smooth, polished surfaces in her living space, causing an unpleasant glare, but did not want to completely block out the windows.  The windows with their beautiful molding are a definite focal point in the space, so a clean valance was also on the list of must-haves.

Great Room Makeover - Silhouette Window Shadings

We selected Hunter Douglas Silhouette Window Shadings in Chateau fabric for its versatility and convenience for the family room, office, and dining room.  The fabulous Chateau fabric blended perfectly with the wood and granite features in the great room area, and worked well for the variety of windows in the space (including the sliding doors).  With an attractive fabric-covered head rail that matches the shades, the Silhouette shades allow for the clean, sophisticated valance my client had asked for.

Most importantly, the two layers of fabric of the shades are sheer, softening the sun’s glare and retaining the view when the vanes are open.  When the vanes are closed, the space is cozy and warm, setting the mood for evenings in, and creating a private family space.  The final look provides the perfect finishing touch to complete their gorgeous interior space.

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Kriss

Kriss is a certified window treatments designer and color specialist serving the Spokane area. She has over 20 years experience in design - everything from graphic design to interior design!

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