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December 16, 2014

Too Many Windows, Not Enough Shades

by Myra

It isn’t every day that you come across an outstanding space like the great room in my recent client’s home. The airy room is beautifully appointed, but the focal point is definitely a spectacular collection of 10 large windows.

The client adored the natural light that the windows drew into the room. However, the large windows and their existing shades posed a few problems.

Hunter Douglas Silhouette shades had previously been installed on the bottom five windows. Over time, the client found that the uncovered top row of windows let in too much sunlight and didn’t give them enough privacy in the evening.

During our consultation, the client expressed interest in getting shades for the top row windows, but she was worried that the height and various window sizes would present a problem. However, I assured her that we could easily customize the shades for each window and that our expert installers had the expertise and tools needed for the job.

Sticking With Silhouette Shades

Despite some of the challenges experienced with the grand wall of windows, the client still loved the look and functionality of Silhouette shades. I also thought Silhouette shades were an excellent choice for the great room because they are stylish and offer light control, privacy, and UV protection.

Rather than matching window coverings to the existing set, I recommended new shades for all 10 windows. The client agreed that it would create a more cohesive and aesthetically pleasing look.

To coordinate with the décor in the great room, we chose a crisp white fabric called White Diamond that worked well with the cranberry tones and other neutral colors in the room.

In order to get the most of all of the windows — even the highest one right in the middle — we opted to install the PowerRise, motorization system. With a push of a button on a wireless remote, my client can now adjust the amount of natural light that is let in during the day and increase their privacy in the evenings.

The windows in this great room presented a fun challenge. I am pleased to have helped my client find a solution to her window challenges while making a subtle but stunning statement that coordinates with her décor.

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Myra is an experienced window treatment fashion designer serving Denver. She specializes custom window solutions, including drapery.

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