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Southlake Hunter Douglas Gallery  
2757 E Southlake Blvd. Suite 100
Southlake, Texas 76092

Plano Hunter Douglas Gallery  
4021 Preston Rd. Suite 622
Plano, Texas 75093

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Browse the Read Design blog for interesting reads, helpful tips and the latest trends for interior design, home accents, window treatments and more.

 

Beauty Is In The Layers

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Layer The Look

It all begins with Hunter Douglas Silhouette Duolite Shades.

Our Favorite projects are those where we can put together a look designed specifically with you in mind. A look that cannot be repeated because it is unique to your style.

Recently we helped a client in North Dallas who had remodeled her ranch style home. More square footage was added to the master bedroom as well as three extra windows for more light. She wanted a whole new look which included furniture and decor. We decided on a soft contemporary design using neutral fabric colors for versatility and texture for an element of design. She needed privacy during the day and a room darkening option for nightfall without losing her light during the day. The second layer needed to be different and have the best solution to meet all of her design requirements is Silhouette Duolite Window Shading only from Hunter Douglas. The Duolite is a room darkening shade that falls behind the Silhouette making it darken the room and provide complete privacy. This unique product provided a solution to all of our clients window covering and design needs. With so many windows, the window coverings are a very important feature and focal point. There was no other option for this homeowner! And she loves the way they look and function. We decided to use Silhouette in the Alustra Collection Brio fabric for her bedroom because the beautiful textured fabric adds a unique element. She can leave the shades in the opened position during the day while still getting privacy, UV protection and allowing light to cascade into the room. 

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For the final layer we added these soft contemporary sheers with a nice texture and modern pattern creating a sophisticated look. This is a soft linen sheer fabric from Kravet. The neutral colors accent the shades and wall paint while providing a softness. It's everything we wanted the finished look to be. It paired very well with the gray velvet chaise and neutral bedding. By mounting the drapery panels at the highest point and letting them flow to the floor, we draw your eyes up and make the room feel larger and maximize out space. It all aligned beautifully and we couldn't be happier! We plan on adding a touch of color using pillows, accessories and art. 

Another feature we added for easy operation and convenience is PowerView Motorization. This exclusive automation system makes raising and lowering your shades a breeze. These are intelligent shades that simplify your life. Particularly convenient in the master bedroom, you can set schedules to have your shades move to any desired position at any particular time of day. Have your shades rise with the sun to get an early start to your day and have them lower with the sunset to ensure privacy. Or simply shout out to Alexa to set your desired position. The PowerView system is so versatile it can be paired with most home automation system including Nest, IFTTT, Amazon Echo, Control 4, Logitech and more!

The secret to a well-designed room is the selection of truly special products that beautifully weave light and texture together with ultimate functionality and performance.

Silhouette by Hunter Douglas

Silhouette window shadings are designed to offer a surprising combination of light-diffusing textured sheers and light-controlling soft fabric vanes that enhance the ambiance of a room. In an understated ethereal way, they bring a textural quality that is naturally illuminating, quickly signifying style and subtle sophistication. Undeniable, natural light is one of the most precious elopement of any environment and of good design. These organic textured sheers magically transform light and offer an evolving art that elevates any room with a refined aesthetic. 

The Silhouette Duolite feature gives another layer to an already exclusive product. This feature allows a room darkening liner to lower for more privacy and a darker sleeping environment. Silhouette Duolite shadings seamlessly combine a Silhouette shading together with an independently operated room-darkening roller shade that nestles behind it in the same headrail. The addition of the roller shade enhances the room darkening and privacy benefits of Silhouette, while still allowing you to enjoy the softly diffused light and view through that Silhouette shadings are known for. Once the Silhouette shading is down with the vanes open, the room-darkening roller shade can be positioned in the window at any height to allow maximum flexibility when determining your light control and privacy needs. The shade can even be completely recessed into the headrail and out of sight.

Where To Find Hunter Douglas And Custom Drapery

Find it all here at your one stop shop for all your interior design needs! Read Design in Plano and Southlake have been creating beautiful designs for 30 years! Stop by either of our showrooms to learn how we can transform your home into a unique living space designed just for you. We can walk you through all of the beautiful window fashions Hunter Douglas offers and discuss features and benefits of each one. We will be showcasing our updated fabrics for each product line and introducing our brand new products beginning May 16th! We are very excited about this! 

Areas we service: Southlake, Plano, Dallas, Highland Park, Colleyville, Coppell, Celina, Fort Worth, Prosper, Gunter, Roanoke, Trophy Club, Allen, Frisco, Grapevine, Flower Mound, Robson Ranch, Keller, McKinney, Carrollton, Euless, Arlington, Rockwall, Richardson, Murphy, Lewisville, Anna, Denton, The Colony, Little Elm and every where in between!

Pirouette Shades - Refreshed & Refined

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Home in Lakeside where the customer wanted a beautiful view to the backyard. 

Home in Lakeside where the customer wanted a beautiful view to the backyard. 

 The perfect blend of flawless beauty and exceptional functionality.

Our innovative Pirouette® shadings feature soft horizontal fabric vanes attached to a single sheer backing, allowing for enhanced views to the outside while maintaining privacy and the full beauty of the fabric appearance on the inside. 

Light Control - Supervise The Sun

Soft vanes floating on a sheer backing put you in control of the amount of natural light that comes in, with dramatic effects. Transform harsh exterior light by diffusing it, spreading it evenly throughout your room, so you can maximize daylight hours and reduce your need for artificial light. Our beautiful sheer fabrics also softly filter out brightness, glare, and UV rays —protecting your furniture and flooring from fading.

Dramatic Softness

Invisi-Lift™ allows you to view through the sheer fabric and floating vanes with no obstructing cords or tapes, while maintaining a discreet level of privacy.

Sunscreen For Your Valuables

Protect your furniture, flooring and artwork from fading with at least 75% protection from harmful UV rays. The sheer backing allows you to keep your view while protecting your home.

Refreshed & Refined

New fabrics inspired by the organic beauty of raw silk and linen. A refreshed color palette, including 44 new hues spanning relaxing neutrals, sophisticated midtones and breathtaking pops of bold color. Check out the newly reimagined collection firsthand at Read Design in Plano and Southlake. 

Now through June 26th 2017 save with the Celebration of Light Sales Event going on now! For every 2 units purchased you will receive a $100 rebate in the form of a prepaid American Express gift card. 

Lift Systems

Pirouette comes with a variety of lifting systems including the highly sought PowerView Motorization. Manual lift systems include EasyRise and UltraGlide.   

Home in Castle Hills with view - Alustra Pirouette.

Home in Castle Hills with view - Alustra Pirouette.

The Alustra Collection

The beauty of Alustra Pirouette Window Shadings extends well beyond the windows. Created for those  who know every detail in a room is a reflection of their personal style, they infuse an aesthetic that adds impressive dimension and instills sumptuous ambiance. This captivating design merges unprecedented light control with luxurious textiles embodied with texture and sheen. With superior functionality, it beautifully complements the unique inspirations and stories that express the spirit and soul of a home. 

Discover The New Shape Of Light

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Introducing Sonnette

The joy of Great Design. At Hunter Douglas, we believe your window fashions should bring you the greatest possible enjoyment, adding beauty and style to your home. That is why we're passionately driven to design our products with a refined sense of style and industry-leading innovation. So when you choose the Hunter Douglas brand, you can be sure that high quality, beautiful window fashions decorate your home for many years to come. Everything is designed to be seen, touched, experienced and loved.  

An update on classic honeycomb shades, Sonnette Cellular Roller Shades gently diffuse light through an innovative curved shape; providing ambiance and character while dispersing light to all angles of the room. 

Experience the new shape of light. 

Purposefully engineered, our curved cellular construction provides and energy efficient layer to your home. Insulation in the winter and cooling in the summer. After decades of industry experience, we've taken the best features in window fashions to create a versatile easy to use, contemporary window treatment - perfect for any room in the modern home.  

Benefits

  1. Innovative light diffusing shape
  2. Energy efficient cellular construction
  3. Modern cordless operation
  4. Hunter Douglas trusted performance and quality

Light Control

Select between two opacities.

  1. Semi-opaque diffuses light for a soft glow and moderate privacy from the outside in.
  2. Room darkening blocks the majority of incoming light and provides additional in home privacy. 

Operating Systems

  1. LiteRise - raise to lower your shades by lifting up or pulling down on the bottom rail.
  2. Soft Touch Motorizations - gently pull down on the wand to activate your shade to lower it and a slight push up on the wand will send your shade into the full raised position. This motorized system has a favorite position functionality and it battery powered.  *Not compatible with PowerView or App.
  3. Poweriew Motorizations - create personalized shade settings called Scenes, then set those scenes to schedules for the ultimate convenience of automated operation. Operate your shades from home or while you're away via the RemoteConnect feature. Battery powered and plug in options are available. Easily intergrate PowerView with connected devices and third party automation systems (Amazon Echo, IFTTT, Nest and more) for the whole home experience.

See and experience Sonnette Shades during our early launch only at Read Design Plano and Read Design Southlake.  You can feel, operate shade samples and look at fabrics for this new and innovative shade. Our designers will show you all of the options. It is clear that we are very excited about this new product! Stop in today and let us know what you think!

See Sonnette Shades at Read Design Plano and Read Design Southlake. 

We travel to all of the following areas and more: Fort Worth, Rowlett, Dallas, Prosper, Celina, Frisco, Colleyville, Coppell, Robson Ranch, Plano, Southlake, Irving, Grapevine, Flower Mound, Denton, Highland Park, Lakewood, Allen, McKinney and everywhere in between!

March Into Spring......

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          With window coverings by Hunter Douglas and Custom Draperies by Read Design

We can see the start of warm weather ahead of us and it is time to freshen up your home just in time for Spring. What better way then changing out your window coverings or adding Custom Window Treatments?! I love to open the windows at the beginning of Spring and see Nature in it's glory and to smell the freshness of Spring.

A great way to open up your home is to update your window coverings.

Silhouette, Pirouette, and Roman Shades

When customers ask us what we would do to open up a room, we always suggest shades. These include Silhouettes, Pirouettes, Roman Shades and Roller Shades all from Hunter Douglas. These are products where you can easily lift them all the way up and let the sun shine in.  

Silhouette transforms light. Like the subtle cast their name suggests, Silhouette window shadings with the Signature S-Vane, creates beautiful and ambient light and shadow. Soft fabric vanes are suspended between two sheers, diffusing softened light deep into a room. Tilt the vanes to achieve the privacy you desire while maintaining UV protection. These shades can easily be rolled all the way into a cassette to give full view of the outside.

Stringing design, dramatically filtered light. With Pirouette window shadings, the look and feel of a traditional fabric shade is enhanced, the gentle pull of a cord lets you change a room's lighting in a whole new way. Soft, horizontal fabric vanes close to filter natural light, or open to give you a perfect outside view. Our revolutionary invisi-Lift system allows the vanes to float gracefully. Even when opened they offer UV protection and reduced glare through the sheer backing.

Vignette and Design Studio Roman Shades offer a simple, uncluttered, look. Luxurious fabrics and soft folds give the shades a clean, crisp look. The range of styles can help you create a warm, inviting, and beautiful space. With so many fabric color and texture options, there is something for any style of home.

Sophisticated but uncomplicated is how we describe Roller Shades. For a look that is both custom and classic, our Designer Roller Shades offer a clean appearance in a beautiful range of fabrics and have a variety of design options and operating systems.  

There other Shades from Hunter Douglas that also fit this bill including Duette Honeycomb Shades, Provenance Woven Shades, and Solera Soft Shade. All of these designs are beautiful and dynamic. 

 

 

Stop in to see us at Read Design in Southlake or Plano and let one of our designers help you select the perfect shade for your home. Because we are a full service Interior Design Studio, we can help you with Custom Window Treatments. We can even pair them to Hunter Douglas Shades. With the thousands of fabrics available, we are sure that we can find the perfect fit for your home.  Here are just a few ideas.

Don't Forget! March is Motorization Month! Ask us about PowerView!

We service all of the following areas: Garland, Richardson, Farmer's Branch, Dallas, Rockwall, Fortworth, Plano, Frisco, Southlake, Westlake, Trophy Club, Roanoke, Denton, Celina, Prosper, Allen, McKinney and every where in between!

 

March is Motorization Month......

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....  And it all starts with Hunter Douglas!!!

 

Meet Powerview Motorization from Hunter Douglas

Our new motorized operating system lets you customize your perfect combination of light, privacy, and warmth, keeping your home perfectly in sync with time of day and mood. Create personalized Scenes, schedule automatic operation or operate window treatments remotely - all from your mobile device. PowerView Motorizations takes fashion in motion to a brilliant new level.

 

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Stay in Tune with your Environment

With out PowerView Pebble Remote, choreograph exactly how the light will play throughout the home. It's the ultimate control in the palm of your hand. Ergonomically designed, the PowerView Pebble is the perfect fusion of form and function and it comes in seven trending colors to fit your design.

 

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Smarter Shades from Your Smart Device

Our intuitive PowerView App for Apple and Android mobile devices is designed to complement your lifestyle. Create Scenes to balance different lighting and privacy needs throughout the day. Adjust window treatments for temperature, privacy and security from across the room or across the world, using the RemoteConnect feature in the PowerView App from Hunter Douglas.

 

Innovation That's Fashion Forward

The Art of Window Dressing is always supported by Great Design. A wide selection of sophisticated PowerView motorized products, styles, fabrics, and colors ensure that when you poor for convenience you won't ever sacrifice look. It is the evolution of fashion in motion.

 

Powerview Motorization is available on many Hunter Douglas products including Australia Woven Textures, Applause Honeycomb Shades, Design Studio Roman Shades, Designer Roller Shades, Designer Screen Shades, Duette Honeycomb Shades, Luminette Privacy Shades, Nantucket Window Shades, Pirouette Window Shadings, Pleated Shades,  Provenance Woven Wood Shades, Silhouette Window Shadings, Skyline Gliding Window Panels, Solera Soft Shades, and Vignette Modern Roman Shades.

But Motorization does not stop there!!

Read Design is a full service Interior Design Studio and can help you with Custom Window treatments including Draperies, Valances, Cornice Boards, and Custom Roman Shades. We can Motorize Roman Shades using any of our any of our fabrics. This is perfect if you want a fabric in a pattern that will go perfect with your design scheme. There are limits, though, to the size of shade we can motorize. The custom Roman Shades can be battery operated or A/C plug in. 

We also have Drapery Rods that can be motorized. This is a perfect solution when you want draperies but have very large and tall windows. With the push of a button your drapery panels will open to a beautiful view. With Custom Draperies we can help you select the right fabric for your home and design.

With whole home automation on the rise, we are more excited than ever for our compatibly with automation technologies such as Elan, Control 4, Nest, IFTTT, Logitech, The Amazon Echo and more! Learn more here! Visit our showroom and test moving our shades with the help of Alexa.  

Where to find Hunter Douglas PowerView Motorization

Call or Stop in Read Design today. We have TWO convenient locations, one in Plano and one in Southlake. Our Designers are here to walk you through all of the options that are available when it comes to Window Treatments. We are THE Premier Hunter Douglas Gallery and Interior Design Studio. We can show you all of the latest fabric and color trends and current styles. And we can introduce you to Window Covering Automation and it all starts with PowerView Motorization from Hunter Douglas.

We service all of these areas including. Plano, Southlake, Grapevine, Allen, Irving, Prosper, Colleyville, Frisco, Robson Ranch, Highland Park, Flower Mound, Richardson, Westlake, Celina, Keller, Carrollton, Northlake, Farmers Branch, Arlington, Trophy Club, Rockwell, Mabank, and everywhere in between.

Stop in today It is Motorization Love your Home Month.

972.608.4999 Plano

817.416.7164 Southlake

 

Love Your Home Sales Event

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Join us for our Love Your Home Sales Event only at Read Design!

Now through March 6th, get $100 off per 3 motors when you purchase a minimum of 6 Hunter Douglas PowerView Shades. Call to find out more about this exclusive opportunity you won't find anywhere else!

*Find out the March Special on March 1st!*

Whether you have a contemporary style and prefer the Designer Roller & Screen Shades or a more traditional style and lean to the Vignette Modern Roman Shades & Silhouette Window Shadings, we'll help your pick the perfect window fashions for your style and needs. Motorization is the biggest trend in home design! So let's get with the program! 

Imagine a world where your window treatments can adjust themselves automatically, creating the perfect room ambiance morning, noon and night. That’s the beauty of PowerView® Motorization — recipient of the 2016 Red Dot Design Award, the most coveted and prestigious designation in the world of design. Just program PowerView to move your window treatments to the exact position you want and then control and schedule them using the intuitive PowerView App on your smartphone or tablet. You can also operate your PowerView settings using the stunning new PowerView Pebble® Control. Available in an incredible range of sophisticated styles, PowerView Motorization creates a whole new world of beauty and convenience.

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The PowerView system can be operated via the PowerView App or via two different types of Pebble controls—a Pebble Remote Control or a Pebble Scene Controller. The PowerView Pebble Remote Control offers a modern alternative to a traditional remote control, allowing you to pre-set and easily operate up to six different groupings of window treatments—either individually or together—with just a press of a button. The PowerView Pebble Scene Controller features an advanced display screen that lets you conveniently preview and select room scenes—different combinations of shades and shade positions—that you previously programmed using the PowerView App. Ergonomically designed and beautiful to look at, the PowerView Pebble is available in seven stylish colors to enhance any décor. You can also wall mount a PowerView Remote or Scene Controller using the PowerView Surface, available in three on-trend colors.

Use your Amazon Echo or Nest Thermostat to operate your shades! We have created special Applets to get you started, but you can always create your own to fit your unique needs. 

Give us a call today to find out more about this exclusive offer! This offer IS valid along with the Energy Smart Style rebate going on now!

Read Design Plano: 972.608.4999

Read Design Southlake: 817.416.7164

Stay Warm With Energy Efficient Window Coverings

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It is winter and the cold months are here to stay for a while. During these chilly months being bundled up next to a warm fire while you read a book or watch TV is the best feeling ever. But the worst feeling is trying to keep your energy bill down when on an average we spend 59% more on energy bills. But don't worry - Read Design has a solution for you with energy efficient window treatments from Hunter Douglas.

Cellular Shades and Roman Shades

Cellular Shades and Roman Shades are the top energy-saving window coverings. They both are very trendy and have plenty of factors that help you save money on your energy bills.

Cellular Shades, also referred to as Duette Honeycomb Shades by Hunter Douglas are the most energy efficient window coverings on the market. They are designed to have dead-air spaces which increase their insulation by trapping the warm air inside which helps to keep you warm all winter long. With the introduction of Hunter Douglas Architella Duettes, this got even better. The Architella Duette is a honeycomb within a honeycomb which gives 3 air pockets and keeps even more of the warmth inside. We recommend them to customers because of their superior craftsmanship, versatility, style and energy efficiency. People love that Architella Honeycomb Shades provide a high level of energy efficiency. The cell within a cell design reduces energy loss up to 40% at the windows. Duette Honeycomb Shades are very versatile window coverings with a variety of fabric and colors to choose from. They offer various degrees of light filtering options including sheer, light filtering, and room darkening. This also helps with privacy and insulation. Duette Honeycombs can also be made in specialty shapes including arches and skylights. There are a number of lift options including UltraGlide retractable cord, LiteRise cordless, or can be motorized with Hunter Douglas PowerView Motorization making them easy to open and close as well as child safe.

The New Trielle Window Shades – Perfect for Dallas - Fort Worth

The newest innovation in the Duette Architella line is the Trielle. The new style, with 6 layers of fabric, 5 insulating air pockets and largest 1 1/2″ pleat size, delivers 20% more energy efficiency than the original Architella Shades. Considering that 50% of heating and air conditioning is lost through the windows, having high energy efficient window treatments can significantly reduce heating and cooling costs.

Roman Shades

Roman Shades are similar to cellular shades and are one of the most popular window coverings today .  They are both functional and beautiful And they offer great energy efficiency.  Hunter Douglas has the Vignette Modern Roman Shades and the Solera Soft Shades to choose from.  The both come in a variety of colors and textures that add beauty to your home   Roman Shades can also trap in the warmth which can save you money on your electric bill.  Also , line the Duette Honeycomb Shades, Roman Shades come in various degrees of light filtering options for privacy and light control.  They also have a number of lift options to choose from.

Right Now Hunter Douglas is offering Rebates on these Energy Efficient Window Shades - Duette Honeycomb Shades, Vignette Modern Roman Shades and Solera Soft Shades. Click here for details!

Custom Drapery

At Read Design Plano and Read Design Southlake, our Designers can also help you with Custom Window Treatments including Draperies, Valances, Cornice Boards and much more.  And now we are receiving New Fabrics from all of the manufactures which makes now an exciting time to start thinking about updating your home. Many drapery treatments are designed for insulation which also helps with the energy efficiency of your home during the window but also during those hot summer months in the North Texas area.  

Read Design has been a leader in Hunter Douglas and Custom Window Treatments in the Dallas / Fort Worth area and have 2 convenient locations- one in Plano and one in Southlake. At Read Design you can see our many displays and our designer can help you find a solution just for your windows. And we can help you solve all of your interior design needs. Stop in or give us a call.

We will be having a Window Dressing Event. Starting in February and will have a number of events running throughout the Spring.  Watch for our Blogs and info on Facebook .

Providing Duette Honeycomb Shades, Vignette Modern Roman Shades and Solera Soft Shades to all of these areas: Dallas, North Dallas, Plano, Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Addison, Coppell, Southlake, Denton, Keller, Roanoke, Benbrook,  Westlake, Fort Worth, Lewisville, Grapevine, Trophy Club, The Colony, Frisco, Prosper, Celina, Savannah, Aubrey, McKinney, Allen, St. Paul, Wylie, Sachse, Rockwall, Rowlett, Lucas, Parker, Melissa, Anna, Fairview, Heath, Garland, Richardson, Irving, Las Colinas, University Park, Highland Park, Kessler Park, Euless, North Richland Hills, Colleyville, Flower Mound, Corinth, Arlington, Little Elm, Hurst, Saginaw, Haltom City, Bedford, Watauga, Haslet and many more!

Call 817.416.7164 for Read Design Southlake

Call 972.608.4999 for Read Design Plano

Fresh Ideas For Your Home - Simple Style

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A clean and simple design style can make your life less stressful. 

The look of your home can give you peace of mind and a sense of calm. Many of us have feelings of stress because we’re overwhelmed by the demands in our lives. What better goal to consider in your home decorating plans than to create a home environment that’s calming and relaxing, both on the eyes and on the soul. 

Simple doesn’t mean plain or unattractive. Simple design can create a sophisticated, traditional, elegant look or a modern, minimalist feel. The bottom line is reducing chaos and over-decoration, and minimizing clutter and confusion.

  • Plan only one or two focal points per room, so you can really “see” the beauty, rather than having a hodge podge of color and design elements. 

  • Limit the number of colors in your design and stick with gentle colors, rather than bold primary colors. 

  • Make color transitions gentle. Avoid making too strong a statement between dark and light colors, such as black and white. (However, keep in mind that you may want energizing colors in a room; for example, in a kitchen or home office where you’d like to be engaged and active.)

Once you’ve created a simple, clean design, enjoy it! Allow yourself relaxing time to read a book or watch your favorite TV show, without answering the phone or responding to text messages. Spend time with your family or friends in a quiet way, without over planning your activities. 

Achieving a calm and simple home environment can help you find peace of mind every day.