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Southlake, Texas 76092

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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.

 

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Home Improvement

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Here at Read Design we are more than just window treatments. We are a full service interior design company and our services include home improvement projects as well as remodeling jobs. We do it all from simple painting to new kitchens. Not many folks know about all the services we provide, so we're sharing a recent project we did. It wasn't a big job, but it is always fun to help make our clients homes feel a little bit better than before. 

Recently a client stopped by our Southlake store and inquired about a shade to cover a skylight in their home. They asked if we would be able to come out and see their room because they told us “it needed work”. We are always ready to take on a challenge so Jeff stopped by their home and realized that they had put in a skylight but had not finished it out. No problem! We could finish it and make it look great! 

He suggested that they use the Sky Lift Duette Architella by Hunter Douglas. We would also add PowerView Motorization for ease of operation and convenience. With PowerView, they can purchase the hub and control the shade using the PowerView App! With this app they can set schedules and scenes so the shades move along with the schedule of the homeowner. The Duette Architella is one of Hunter Douglas most energy efficient products and comes in a number of beautiful colors and textures. It is a Honeycomb shade with a cell within a cell creating 3 pockets of air for maximum temperature control. He showed the client the product and they loved it all the features and benefits of it.

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The project needed a little more work. Jeff and his crew added a simple molding around the skylight that blended in to the ceiling and, well, the finished project speaks for itself. It looks so nice and clean like it was meant to be there from the start. The Duette Architella Shade looks great inside of it as well! We are so happy with the final result. 

If you are needing help with window treatments, a simple home improvement project, or a total remodeling project, give us a call. Our designers can show you all of the new style and latest trends for homes today! 

Plano - 972.608.4999

Southlake - 817.416.7164

We serivce all areas around the Dallas and Fort Worth Metroplex

Stay Warm With Energy Efficient Window Coverings

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Stay Warm with Energy Effiecient Window Coverings

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.

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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. 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. 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 Honeycomb can also be made in specialty shapes including arches and skylights. There are a number of lift options including Ultraglide, LiteRise, or can be motorized with Hunter Douglas PowerView Motorization making them easy to open and close as well as child safe.

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 Shade 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, like 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.

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Here is one of our recent installation in Prosper, Texas. We used Tierred Vignette Modern Roman Shades by Hunter Douglas. The fabric we choose was Drake. The color of the fabric blended all the colors in this new home together. They have a total of 10 windows in the Family Room so we chose to use PowerView Motorization which will make it easy to open all of the shades at once and with this system the customer can set the shades to raise to their favorite spot. We all were very pleased with the look the Vignette Modern Roman Shades created.

Right Now Hunter Douglas is offering Rebates on these Energy Efficient Window Shades- Duette Honey Comb Shades, Vignette Modern Roman Shades and Sonnette Shades. For every Vignette shade you purchase, you will get $50 back (with a minimum of 2 shades). For every Duette and Sonnette Shades, you will get $25 back (with a minimum purchase of 4 shades).

Custom Drapery

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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.

Where to find Energy Efficient Shades in the Dallas / Fort Worth Area

Read Design has bed 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.

Plano. 972-608-4999
Southlake. 817-416-7164

We service all of these areas and more
Irving, Dallas, Grapevine, Plano, Highland Park, Preston Hollow, Carrollton, Allen, McKinney, Richardson, Rockwell, Garland, Prosper, Celina, Southlake, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, Arlington, Westlake, Northlake, Robson Ranch, Flower Mound, Little Elm, Lewisville, The Colony, North Richland Hills, Mabank, and all areas in between.

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.

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

Energy Smart Style Savings Event!

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Save energy year round

The stunning beauty of Hunter Douglas Window Fashions speaks for itself. Their stylish designs and gorgeous fabrics are certain to please. During the Energy Smart Style Savings Event, you have an opportunity to take advantage of another benefit that makes Hunter Douglas such a smart choice: energy efficiency. Order your shades now and be ready for a new year and new you! Beautiful Hunter Douglas window fashions are essential to an inviting home decor with function. What's more, savings are available right now on a range of styles! So, shop today, order now and have your window fashions professionally installed. 

Did you know that most of a home's energy is lost through its windows? It's why insulating Hunter Douglas window fashions can help you save on your energy bills.

Hunter Douglas window fashions can help homes stay warmer in winter and cooler in summer, which means year round energy savings and year round comfort

Take advantage of rebate savings on the following products January 14, 2017 through April 10, 2017

  • $100 rebate per 1 Duette Vertiglide Honeycomb Shades *plus $100 for every additional unit purchased. Bring the insulating power of honeycomb shades to large expanses of windows like sliding glass or patio doors.
  • $100 rebate per 2 Vignette Modern Roman Shades *plus $100 for every 2 additional units purchased. The classic folds of these Roman Shades also offer a modern benefit: energy efficiency. 
  • $100 rebate per 4 Duette Honeycomb Shades *plus $100 for every 4 additional units purchased. Duette is the original honeycomb shade, specifically designed for insulation. It creates a pocket of air at the window that helps save energy.
  • $100 rebate per 4 Solera Soft Shades *plus $100 for every 4 additional units purchased. With it's unique cellular construction, this contemporary design helps keep rooms cozier in winter and cooler in summer.

Federal Tax Credit Opportunity

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Qualify for a Federal Tax Credit

Federal tax credits via the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015, which gave federal tax credits on select energy-efficient products, have been reinstated for 2016. Note the products must be purchased between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 and must be installed by December 31, 2016. The tax credit can be submitted according to the limitations of the IRS. Please consult a tax professional for more information.

1. Purchase any qualifying energy-efficient Hunter Douglas products within the following collections:

  • Certain Alustra® Duette ® Architella® honeycomb shades of certain sizes with qualifying fabrics and lifting systems that are inside-mounted over double-glazed windows*
  • Certain Duette® Architella® honeycomb shades of certain sizes with qualifying fabrics and lifting systems that are inside-mounted over double-glazed windows*

2. Save your original purchase receipts for the amount paid for the qualifying Hunter Douglas products. (Measuring and Installation charges are not eligible for this tax credit.)

3. Download the Hunter Douglas Manufacturer's Certification Statements (available on this page). Print out the certificate and take it along with your sales receipt to your tax professional to determine your eligibility for this tax

Duette - The finest honeycomb shade now made even better!

The Next Generation Honeycomb Shade

We introduced Duette®, the original honeycomb shade, in the 1980s. Today, we continue to innovate its premium, energy-efficient design to trend-set contemporary decor. We've completely re-engineered the hardware, including a sleek new headrail that now mirrors the honeycomb shape for a more streamlined design from top to bottom, expanded the collection with stylish new fabrics and color choices, refined and streamlined operating systems, and so much more. Certain Duette styles are actually so energy-efficient, they may qualify for a Federal Tax Credit Opportunity of up to $500.

Two Shades = One Extraordinary Design

Our Duette Duolite™ option, featuring two different fabrics/opacities of your choosing fused together to form one sophisticated shade design, has been re-engineered for enhanced style and performance. For instance, the moving connector rail, formerly visible, is now tucked away inside of the shade, creating a more seamless transition between the two fabrics with nothing to mar its beauty. Along with adding stunning visual interest and an element of surprise at the window, Duette Duolite offers a multitude of ways for you to manage your light and privacy needs.

Elevating the Fashion Quotient

Rounding out an already abundant selection of fabrics are three striking new offers: Northwood™ — a harmonious balance of rustic charm and clean modern lines, Alexa — inspired by organic elements found in nature, and Jardin — exclusive to The Alustra® Collection of Duette Architella® honeycomb shades and created from textured yarns that impart a casual chic vibe across the room. Coupled with opacities ranging from sheer to opaque, four pleat sizes and a refreshed palette of colors spanning whites and soft neutrals to mid-tone and more intense hues that lend distinct drama to the decor, Duette offers the most extensive selection of options for custom-creating your dream window shade.

Streamlined, Simplified, Safer Operation

Our passion for innovation extends to our proprietary lift systems that now beautifully integrate with the shade design. Choices include LiteRise® — a cordless lift system that easily raises and lowers the shades via a sleek, contoured handle; UltraGlide® — our retractable cord system, newly redesigned with a decorative tassel that is soft to the touch and easy on the eyes, and PowerView™ Motorization — featuring advanced smart home technology that allows you to program your shades to adjust automatically throughout the day on a schedule that you set, imparting the perfect ambiance for your every mood and moment. Best of all, long and looped cord options have been eliminated, leaving no unsightly cords to tangle with and creating a safer haven for young children and pets.

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We service all areas from downtown Dallas to downtown Fort Worth and everything around and in between! We happily do consultations in Southlake, Trophy Club, Westlake, Benbrook, Hurst, Roanoke, Flower Mound, Keller, Argyle, Denton, Arlington, Haltom City, North Richland Hills, Corinth, Copper Canyon, Colleyville, Coppell, Grapevine, Haslet, Euless, Watauga, Irving, Las Colinas, Carrollton, Farmers Branch, North Dallas, University Park, Highland Park, Richardson, Garland, Mesquite, Sunnyvale, Forney, Rockwall, Roulette, Sachse, Wylie, Murphy, St. Paul, Parker, Plano, Lucas, Fairview, Allen, Mckinney, Princeton, Melissa, Anna, Celina, Prosper, Gunter, Van Alstyne, Weston, Frisco, Aubrey, Little Elm, The Colony, Addison, Lewisville, and more!

 

Beauty Is In The Layers. Duette Honeycomb Shades

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Duette, the original honeycomb shade. Designed by Hunter Douglas for superior energy efficiency. Smart design in crisp, neat pleats, the Duette innovative honeycomb construction creates air pockets where light meets color. Raising and lowering from top or bottom to suit the day and your activities, our Duette honeycomb shades are an attractive, classic choice available in an impressive range of fabrics, pleat sizes, colors, and textures. They can also be made in specialty shapes and with any of the Hunter Douglas lift systems including UltraGlide and the new PowerView Motorization.

Honeycomb shades are very popular here in Texas. Their cellular construction traps hot or coldair at the window making them very energy efficient and they provide much protection against harmful UV rays.

Duette Architella

Exclusive fabrics, energy-saving innovations. Hunter Douglas' state of the art patented design for these attractive shades incorporates three insulating air pockets reducing heat loss at the window by 40%. Duette Architella honeycomb shades offer luminous colors and crisp, consistent pleats. Lower them for privacy or raise completely for maximum light and view, they are beautiful either way. Also consider our Architella Trielle Elan shades. Their five insulating air pockets make them our most energy-efficient design yet. In Dallas whether it is winter or summer, insulating Duette Architella Trielle honeycomb shades help you conserve energy at the window. The numbers speak for themselves. The benefits of Architella Trielle Shades aren’t just the energy-efficient function. Their form is also dramatically beautiful.

Duette Duolite

Hunter Douglas has also created the Duolite feature which is two shades in one using two separate fabric panels to provide maximum light control. Today, Duolite gives you the ability to control light and privacy with the ease of two products in one. See the video of how the incredible shades work.

A Duette Installation

We recently helped a customer who came into our Southlake store. She had just moved in to a new home in Grapevine, Texas and needed help with the windows in her Family and Breakfast Rooms. These windows face west and there is a large 2 story home behind her. So we selected the Duette Architella Shade in the Elan fabric (Daisy White color) with the UltraGlide lift system. And because she has an open concept design, we used the same shades for all windows. She also wanted to maximize control of the light at different times during the day.  So we added the Top Down/Bottom Up feature and it did the trick. The Architella Shades were a perfect solution for her soft contemporary look.  

The next step was adding Draperies and Curtains. Here we selected one fabric for the breakfast room and kitchen and a coordinating idea for the family room. We used a Grey and White contemporary pattern for the stationary panels in the breakfast and kitchen. This fabric looked beautiful with her Grey and White kitchen. Then for the Family room we used a linen fabric in 2 grey colors. They framed the window beautifully!  

Let Read Design help you with your next Window Fashions Project

With 2 Hunter Douglas Galleries, one in Southlake and one in Plano, we are here to help you find the right product for your window covering needs. Because no 2 jobs and no 2 customers are the same, we will listen to you and look at your home to find the right look for you. And we can also help you with draperies, curtains, valances, and more. New fabrics and accessory items are coming in every day so stop in and see us. Or give us a call

Southlake: 817.416.7164

Plano: 972.608.4999

We help customers in Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Fort Worth, Colleyville, Flower Mound, Trophy Club, Argyle, Arlington, Robson Ranch, Dallas, Highland Park, Park Cities, Uptown, Plano, Frisco, Prosper, Celina, The Tribute, The Colony, Little Elm, McKinney, Richardson, Wylie, Parker, Allen, Rockwall, Garland, Lewisville, Carrollton, Highland Village, Corinth, and everywhere in between!

Hunter Douglas Architella Trielle Honeycomb Shades

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The Secret to Year-round Comfort is in the Layers. Introducing Hunter Douglas Architella Trielle.

Customers often ask “what is your best window shade?”

For quite some time Duette Architella Honeycomb Shades have been considered the gold standard of honeycomb shades. 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.

 

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.

New Colors for Duette Architella Trielle

Hunter Douglas just added 12 more semi opaque and 6 more opaque colors to the Trielle collection. With this line up you are sure to find the perfect shade for your room.

 

Providing Duette Honeycomb 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

Client Work: Before & After Kitchen Redesign - Frisco, TX

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See how you can change a look with paint, molding, tile back splash and new hardware!

This customer in the Del Webb community in Frisco, Texas bought a new home. She loved the location and home but not so much the kitchen. So after she closed on the home, we went in and added trim and moldings. The cabinets were painted and a new tile back splash and new hardware were installed. It does not look like the same kitchen, but it is! For window treatments we used hunter Douglas Duette Architella shades in Batiste textured fabric which works beautifully with the look she wants. She can open the shades with the touch of her hand using the LiteRise operating system or can keep them closed and still get wonderful filtered light.

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