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2757 E Southlake Blvd. Suite 100
Southlake, Texas 76092

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4021 Preston Rd. Suite 622
Plano, Texas 75093

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The Summer PowerView Motorization Event!

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From Saturday Jun 30, 2018 to September 10, 2018, Read Design Plano and Read Design Southlake will host a number of Motorization Events including 2 Thursday "Wine and Design" focusing on PowerView Motorization by Hunter Douglas. There will also be Exclusive Promotions, coupon giveaways, and a drawing at each Store for the New PowerView Hub. Stop by and you will also receive the new Art of Window Dressing Book.

So lets get in to it.........PowerView Motorization. Part 1


Smart Home, Smart Living


With PowerView Motorization from Hunter Douglas, the worlds most beautiful window treatments are now the most intelligent.

This innovative wireless system lets you move any powered Hunter Douglas window treatment according to the schedules you set. Perfect lighting, energy efficiency, everyday convenience- its all delivered automatically with PowerView.

Technology. At your Service.


PRECISE OPERATION
Whether you want to move the shades up or down, or tilt or traverse them, PowerView Motorization gives you precise and convenient control of your beautiful Hunter Douglas window treatments.

AUTOMATED LIVING
With the PowerView App, you can quickly create customized Scenes that control all the shades in your home, operating together or in any combination your desire. Then, just schedule those Scenes to automatically move your shades to your preferred positions.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Use PowerView Motorization to move your shades according to the sun 's daily patterns. Having your shades in the right positions can reduce solar heat, gain in the summer and heat loss in the winter, and could help you lower your energy bills.

SECURE
Adjust your shades for added security while you're away via the RemoteConnect texture on your smartphone or tablet.

CHILD FRIENDLY
Simple cord-free operation is aesthetically pleasing and safer for homes with children and pets.

STYLISH
With the widest array of innovative styles, colors, and fabrics in the industry, Hunter Douglas window treatments embody beautiful form and function.

BATTERY POWERED
Most PowerView window treatments are battery powered, so they're easy to install, operate, and maintain. The battery pack is hidden behind the Read rail, so there is nothing to mar the beauty of your window treatments.


This is the Beginning of PowerView. In a few days you will meet the PowerView Family.
But now if you are buying a new home or if you are making improvements to your current home, stop by either Read Design Plano or Read Design Southlake and let our qualified designers show you all of the Window Shadings that can be powered. They can show you fabrics that will work with your life style and give you ideas on how to set your scenes. They can show you the latest trends and current styles. We are a Family business and are excited about all that is new with Hunter Douglas PowerView Motorization.

We service all of these areas. Plano, Dallas, Colleyville, Flower Mound, Allen, Celina, Prosper, Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Richardson, Carrollton, Frisco, Little Elm, Lewisville, McKinney, Preston Hollow, Trophy Club, Fort Worth, Farmers Branch , Park Cities, Rockwell, Roanoke, Arlington and everywhere inbetween.

RD Home

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We have exciting news at Read Design, the expansion of Read Design Home (RD Home Collection). New Products are coming in everyday and we are busy in our remodeling mode. Our shop is taking on a new and fun look. Stop in and see us soon!

At Read Design Plano, we are a full service Interior Design studio. It all starts with your window coverings. We have a Hunter Douglas Gallery and can show you Blinds and Shades - including Silhouettes, Pirouettes, and many other styles of Shades. And do not forget Plantation Shutters. An attractive window and the right light can change everything - from your room to your mood. Hunter Douglas has mastered the art of window dressing by engineering innovative functions into stylish, versatile looks for every window in your home. Hunter Douglas is the leader in light control, energy efficiency, operation systems and motorization, which makes your home smarter, your days easier, and every room more beautiful. When you stop in make sure you ask for a free copy of our Art of Window Dressing book.

Now that the windows are taken care you can move on to softening your windows with drapery panels, cornice or valances. With so many fabrics to choose from we are sure that we can find the perfect solution for your home.

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We recently helped a customer in Dallas who needed window treatments and more. First we started with Roller shades from Hunter Douglas. The shades are there for sun control and privacy and when they are up, they completely disappear into the headrail. We also added the PowerView motorization options which give give our customer ease of operation. Next we added drapery panels in a navy pattern that coordinates with the new color scheme of her home. They soften the windows and draw out the view to the back yard.

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For the master bedroom our customer wanted to keep her king size bed. It works nicely in this large room with tall ceilings. First from RD Home Collection we used a 9’ x 13’ Rug in a contemporary design that brings together the soft grey, silver, and blue colors. We added a blue velvet throw at the end of the bed, blue linen euro shams and 3 custom pillows. All of the fabrics are from Kravet. To finish the look we hung 2 large art pieces behind the nightstands. What you don’t see are the 4 1/2” louver Shutters from Hunter Douglas and 4 drapery panels. The room looks very inviting and comfortable. 

In her sitting room we selected another piece from RD Home. This is a versatile piece that can be used in a Living Room, Dining Room, or just about anywhere. We also used a large rug to set the tone for the color pattern. We will soon be continuing furnishing this room with chairs and a cocktail table.

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Below are some of the new pieces you will find at Read Design Plano and RD Home. We will continue get new pieces weekly. Or if you would like to have one of our Interior Designers help you with floor planning and design, just let us know. We can put together a Interior Design Plan just for you. Because we have a ton of furniture in our showroom, we are able to get you a new piece for your upcoming holiday party! We deliver! Give us a call at your earliest convenience to set up your consultation today!

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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. 

Pirouette - The Roman Shade With A View

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As you know, the Pirouette Shade by Hunter Douglas is one of our favorite products because of its versatility and beauty. It is a shade that can be used for nearly every window with so many fabrics, colors, textures and lift systems. We get excited when we can show customers this truly unique shade.

Pirouettes for a Prosper Home

A couple from Prosper, Texas recently stopped by our Plano Hunter Douglas Gallery. They were in the process of getting new windows in their breakfast room and kitchen and were needing new window treatments. Their first thought was just to replace the roman shades with something new. So we showed them all of the displays and explained to them the features and benefits of Hunter Douglas products. We then made an appointment for an In‐home consultation.

We were given a tour of the couple’s home and they showed us the rooms where they were getting new windows. The breakfast room and kitchen were their first project. These windows face the back yard where there is a beautiful swimming pool and beyond that a small lake. The couple loves to sit here in the morning and enjoy this view. But in the afternoon they do get a lot of sun streaming in. Hunter Douglas’ Pirouette was the Perfect Solution. This shade is what we call a Roman Shade with a view. It can be opened for complete view, closed for complete privacy , or you can open the vanes to give a soft view while still protecting from UV rays and glare.

What are Pirouette Shadings?

Pirouettes from Hunter Douglas are window shadings that give you the function of a window treatment with beautiful style you won’t find with a regular shade. Pirouettes feature soft adjustable horizontal fabric vanes attached to a single sheer backing to control light in an innovative way. With the pull of a cord or the push of a button, the shade transforms from cascading folds to contoured vanes, bringing light in and opening up the view to the outside. There are over 250 fabric choices with many different textures and colors. Pirouette shades are perfect for standard windows, large windows and specialty shaped windows.

The Perfect Solution

Right away we knew Pirouettes would be the perfect solution and once we showed these to our customer they were sold and excited. Because they recently painted the kitchen cabinets, we though they needed a soft color so we selected the Satin Fabric in color Vapor. This gave just a hint of color which was all that was needed. And because they have a total of 9 windows, we added PowerView motorization system with the Hub which allows the customer to control the shades from their smart phones or Ipads.

The Perfect Installation

Our own installers did a great job with the installation and set‐up of the PowerView Hub. And results were amazing‐ The Perfect Solution!!!

Read Design Plano and Read Design Southlake

Call either of our Hunter Douglas Gallery Stores and set up your own In‐home consultation. Our Designers will walk you through all of the products and will give you ideas for your own personal space. They will share with you all of the latest trends and newest styles including the latest in PowerView and Home Automation. We can also help you with Custom Window Treatments from Drapery Panels, Cornices , to any top treatment. We also do Reupholstey and have a complete line up of Wallpapers.

Hunter Douglas in the Dallas and Fort Worth areas.

We can help you with Pirouettes, PowerView Motorization, and all of the Hunter Douglas products in Robson Ranch, Denton, Southlake, Westlake, Prosper, Carrollton, Dallas, Highland Park, Allen, McKinney, Grapevine, Colleyville,

Arlington, Richardson, Lewisville, Flower Mound, Trophy Club, Lantana, Plano, Frisco, Celina, and everywhere inbetween

And Remember now until September 12, you can receive Rebates on Products with PowerView Motorization. Call or stop by for information

Intelligent Shades That Simplify Your Life

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PowerView Motorization is a revolutionary new wireless system that automatically moves your shades throughout the day, so you don't have to.

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.

Features and Benefits

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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.

Get the PowerView™ App

The PowerView App unlocks the full potential of PowerView Motorization. Using the App on your smartphone or tablet, you can create and schedule customized room Scenes that allow your shades to operate on their own throughout the day.

Click a link below to download the App today:

Set Your Perfect Scene

Start by creating Scenes—different combinations of each shade in the room, adjusted to the exact position you want at different times of the day based on your light, privacy and overall room ambiance preferences.

 

Personalize Your Experience

Choose from a variety of fun App color schemes and activity icons to personalize each Scene and Room. You can also create your own Scene names to make them easy to identify.

 

Shades that Operate on YOUR Schedule

Use the scheduling feature to set your Scenes to operate independently. You can program any Scene to activate on specific days and times. You can even schedule multiple-room Scenes to activate simultaneously.

 

Coordinate with Sunrise and Sunset Timing

Link one or more of your Scenes to the ever-changing local sunrise or sunset times—precisely calculated by PowerView based on its knowledge of your specific location.

 

 

 

Connect from Outside the Home

The RemoteConnect™ feature, along with an internet connection, allows you to operate your shades from anywhere in the world, using your smartphone or tablet.

 

Designed with Safety in Mind

Along with the added convenience of cordless operation, PowerView Motorization creates a safer environment for homes with young children and pets.

 

 

Battery Power Makes It Easy

Most PowerView motorized window treatments are battery-powered, so they’re incredibly easy to install, operate and maintain. The battery pack is hidden behind the headrail so there’s nothing to mar the beauty of your window treatments.

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Whole-Home Integration

Along with controlling your Hunter Douglas PowerView shades through the PowerView App and Pebble Control, PowerView also seamlessly integrates with other sophisticated whole-home automation systems. Synchronize your 'Scenes' to automatically activate in coordination with your other smart home devices to create picture-perfect settings throughout the day, every day.

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We Are The Masters In Motorization!

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We are trained and certified motorization specialists.

Hunter Douglas PowerView Motorization NOW AVAILABLE AT READ DESIGN!!!!!

The next generation of technology available from Hunter Douglas
as, PowerView Motorization enables intelligent operation of the most popular Hunter Douglas window treatments. Through its wireless technology, homeowners can adjust window treatments to control natural light throughout the home with the simple press of a button or tap on a mobile device, or through automated operation. PowerView Motorization merges seamlessly with a connected lifestyle, and provides a level of ease and convenience that is the crowning touch for Hunter Douglas window treatments.

New Technology
-New wireless technology for increased radio frequency range, reliability and two-way communication.

New PowerView App with the Remote Connect Feature makes operating your shades a breeze!

New Controls
-All new, artfully designed PowerView Pebble Remote combines fashion with function for precise control of Hunter Douglas window treatments.
-The Pebble Palette is available in seven on-trend colors to personalize and harmonize with any home decor. Black Matte, Citron, Clear Frost, Cobalt, Pewter Frost, Poppy and White.
-The PowerView surface Remote fits to any wall for visually pleasing, wall-mounted control. Available in three matte finish colors to complement any wall color. Black Matt, Nickel Matte and White Matte.
-Add a PowerView Pebble Scene Controller or PowerView Surface Scene Controller to immediately access a personalized list of Scenes (this requires PowerView Hub for operation).
-The new PowerView App features a personalized user experience and simple setup designed to fit your lifestyle. Available for Apple iOS and Android mobile devices.
New Functions
-Create personalized shade settings called Scenes within one room, multiple rooms, or throughout your whole home for just the right ambiance.
-Set your window treatments in motion at any time – from any place – with the RemoteConnect feature.
-Seamless home automation integration can be achieved through a single unit, the PowerView Hub.
Product Benefits
-Transform light and set the mood in your home with the press of a button or tap of a mobile device.
-Schedule the operation of your window treatments to optimize your homes energy efficiency.
-PowerView Motorization contrubutes to a safer environment for young children and pets.
-PowerView Motorization is the perfect solution for both newly constructed and existing homes.
-Battery and plug-in options are available.
-PowerView Pebble Remote re-invents remote control by creating an ergonomic fit, implementing more intuitive push button control and adding “Favorite” position functionality.

 

Providing motorized Hunter Douglas Shades to the following 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