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The Alustra Collection of Woven Textures

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Naturally Inspired, Artistically Designed.

The Alustra Collection of Woven Textures....... only from Hunter Douglas.

Drawing inspiration from design trends and natural woven artistry, the Alustra Collection of Woven Textures was developed as a thoughtfully curated assortment of design-forward fabrics that infuse rooms with a soft yet structured beauty. Like the lustrous silk of a smartly cut blouse or the nubby tweed of a classic chair, the texture and feel of these striking materials add depth and interest to Roman shades, roller shades and skyline Gliding Window Panels.

A sophisticated alternative to woven wood shades or solar screens, the evocative constructions and calends in this edited assortment are crafted with techniques as artistic as they are innovative. The dramatic result makes a statement not only on the windows they dress, but throughout the rooms and homes they enrich and elevate.

With Woven Textures fabrics you can create custom Roman Shades, Roller Shades and Skyline Gliding Window Panels.


Roman Shades crafted with Alustra Woven Textures fabrics create a clean, architectural dimensional look - an Organic look. A fresh take on a traditional treatment, the textural characteristics of of Alustra Woven Textures shades pair perfectly with the soft folds and dimensional style of Roman Shades. This classic form is reimagined with intriguing fabrics, sophisticated design options and advanced operating systems that can be raised and lowered from the top or bottom, imparting a bold linear sensibility. Architectural yet elegant, the result is an elevated design treatment that offers the light-filtering beauty of a traditional screen shade, but with the textural appeal and alluring touch of a soft textile.

Truly beautiful rooms unfurl and open up as you experience easy lovely detail.


Simple, Chic, Style.... Roller Shades.
The Tactile nature of The Alustra Collection of Woven Textures lends a sophisticated quality to the simplicity of roller shades, uplifting this classic form with distinct,inspired fabrics. Providing a backdrop. For a beautifully designed room, this uncluttered style fuses form and function- ensuring privacy and light control when in use amd unobstructed views when not . Innovative features and unique design options make it easy to customize this leading edge roller shade into a remarkable number of spectacular combinations.

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.


Refined Style....Skyline Gliding Window Panels
Create a dramatic presence with the inspired Alustra Woven Textures fabrics and innovative design of Skyline Gliding Window Panels. A refined approach well-suited to more expansive spaces, gliding vertical panels create a striking contemporary look to cover both large windows and doors. Easily coordinated with Rodman and Roller Shades, the smooth-Gliding panels transform from a series of sleek fabric panels to a discreet stack that maximizes views.


Stop in Read Design Plano or Read Design Southlake to see the exclusive collection of Alustra Woven Textures by Hunter Douglas. You can touch and feel all of the fabrics and test out the different lift systems available including Ultraglide and PowerView Motorization.
Also at our Plano store see all of the new interior design products in our RD Home Collection. We have a display featuring our Favorite Alustra Woven Textures - Retreat color Pure. We love the organic feel of this fabric and we are showing this shade and pairing it with custom drapery panels.
We have a feeling that this look is going to be a show stopper in 2018.

Call Read Design Plano or Southlake today. We would be happy to meet with you to show you all of the fabrics and help you design your room that will fulfill your dreams

Designer Roller Shades - A Great Solution

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Once again it seems our favorite window treatments for 2016 are Designer Roller Shades and Designer Screen Shades from Hunter Douglas. I do think the reason for this is the fact that they are so versatile. Designer Roller Shades are a perfect solution for many homes - contemporary to traditional and anywhere in between. With so many fabrics, colors and textures to choose from, they will not only enhance your windows, but will help insulate your home keeping it warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. 

Roller Shades at the Lake

Recently one of our loyal clients stopped by the showroom and asked us to help her cover the windows on her new lake house at Cedar Creek Lake just South East of Dallas. They have a beautiful home on deep water and their view is outstanding. Her home has a traditional feel outside, however the interior is more contemporary. Designer Roller Shades by Hunter Douglas were the perfect solution because it correlated with both interior and exterior styles. Because the home is open concept, we used the same shades for all the windows. We selected the fabric Pure Earth in the Arbor color because it picked up all the neutral colors in the home. We also opted for the PowerView Motorization Lift System with the Hub to allow her to control the shades from her iPhone - whether she is there or not. With the Hub you can set the scene and program exactly where you want the shades to stop. As you can see they look beautiful. 

Read Design, you did it again! As I pull into the neighborhood I open up the App and hit the button and by the time I walk in my house the shades are up and I am officially on vacation! The view is absolutely beautiful
— Barbara

Designer Screen Shades By Hunter Douglas

If the Designer Roller Shades aren't what you are looking for, you might consider the updated line of Hunter Douglas Designer Screen Shades. There are so many new fabrics and colors to see! The Designer Screen Shades provide excellent UV protection all while allowing you to enjoy the view to the outdoors. The Alustra Collection of Screen and Roller shades by Hunter Douglas is another place to find beautiful options. With the fabrics and hardware, this will give a more contemporary look.

Drapery Panels Added to Designer Screen Shades

We recently helped a client in North Dallas update her Ranch Style Home. She wanted the look to be more transitional and with her furniture, that was easy to do. We picked up the old carpet and put in a light wood floor and painted the walls a neutral tan. Now for her windows we used Designer Screen Shades by Hunter Douglas called Umbria with a 3% opacity. With this shade, we were able to give them the amount of privacy they desired while still allowing them to view the outdoors. We used the Custom Clutch lift system because we knew we could hide it behind the drapery panels. For the curtains, we used a neutral silk Dupioni from the Kravet Couture line of fabrics in a fawn color and installed them floor to ceiling to give the room some height. We are very pleased with the finished room.

Screen Shades in Broken Bow, Oklahoma

Last weekend we traveled up to the beautiful area of Broken Bow, Oklahoma to install some Designer Screen Shades from Hunter Douglas. In this cabin in the woods, privacy is not the issue. In fact, this client said they wouldn't have covered the windows at all if the sun didn't shine through and make the room very hot. Screen shades were the only solution! We kept the stunning view of the forest while protecting the interiors from harmful UV rays and keeping the room nice and cool in the summer. Now they can sit and watch the wildlife roam around. 

Read Design Plano and Read Design Southlake

Stop by either of our Hunter Douglas Galleries in Plano or in Southlake. Our Window Fashion Experts can help you find a Designer Roller Shade or Designer Screen Shade (or any other Hunter Douglas product) that is just right for your next project. We can help you with colors, textures, opacities and lift systems all while keeping your budget in mind. Our 4 certified installers will be ready to measure and install when you are. 

Finding Roller Shades in Dallas, University Park, Texas

Read Design has been a Dallas, TX leader in Hunter Douglas Window Fashions, custom drapery treatments, wallpaper, upholstery and more services for over 27 years. We offer one on one personal design services and we work with your particular style and personality in mind. Stop by either location to see over 60 working samples of Hunter Douglas products, drapery curtain samples, furniture and more. Or give us a call and have one of our Mobile Showrooms come out to you for an in home consultation. We are looking forward to helping you with your next project.

Areas We Service

We service Colleyville, Dallas, Keller, Frisco, Trophy Club, Allen, Robson Ranch, McKinney, Fort Worth, Southlake, Plano, Del Webb, Cedar Creek Lake Area, Grapevine, Rockwall, Celina, Prosper, Lewisville, Northlake, North Richland Hills, Carrollton, Highland Park, University Park, Kessler Park,  McKinney, Wylie, St. Paul, Murphy, Park Cities, Richardson, The Colony, Little Elm, Aubrey, Savannah, Parker, Fairview, Lucas, Melissa, Sachse, Roulette, Heath, Sunnyvale, Addison, Farmers Branch, Irving, Las Colinas, Flower Mound, Denton, Corinth, Argyle, Bedford, Arlington, Euless, Grand Prairie, Gunter and everywhere in between!!


Hunter Douglas Designer Roller Shades

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Roller Shades are a clean classic look that work for any room in your home. Sophisticated but uncomplicated: for a look that’s both custom and classic, Hunter Douglas Designer Roller Shades offer a clean appearance in a beautiful range of 82 designer fabrics along with a variety of design options and operating systems including the New PowerView Motorization. Over half of these fabric styles are offered in the Harmony Program - choose the same fabric for your vertical and horizontal window fashions when you combine Designer Roller Shades with Skyline Gliding Window Panels.

Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication.

Keep it simple. Roller Shades have a sleek, modern design and an uncanny ability to regulate natural light and privacy in your home. Perfect for cutting down on glare and catching up on sleep. Roller Shades are easy to operate with all of the Lift Systems made by Hunter Douglas. They are the perfect window treatment for a clean, finished look.

Designer Roller Shades

Our Designer Roller Shades by Hunter Douglas combine the ease and simplicity of a Roller Shade with hundreds of fabric choices - sheers to opaque, patterns to textures, and traditional solid colors.

Designer Screen Shades

Our Designer Screen Shades are the best at balancing privacy with views. They offer excellent UV protection while maintaining your view of the outdoors. Our Designer Screen Shades are available in varying levels of opacity to fit your light control needs. Offering a minimal yet sophisticated shade with light control, color and style - a perfect roller screen shade for your patio or sunroom.

The Alustra Collection of Roller Shades

An innovative alternative to Woven Woods and Solar Screens, The Alustra Collection of Roller Shades artfully blend unique fibers and sophisticated design to create distinctive light filtering fabrics.

Designer Roller Shades and Screen Shades are one of the most popular window coverings today and they are fun to show because many of the fabrics can be used in a contemporary or traditional setting. Today more people are wanting to keep their view the outdoors. They want privacy when they need it, but also an unobstructed view when they want to see the outside. These shades are the perfect solution and the fact that there are so many fabrics and colors to choose from just makes it fun. You can also easily pair roller shades with stationary panels to finish the design look.

We recently helped a customer in North Dallas who had remodeled their Family Room. She wanted an open view of the back yard as it looked onto a creek. Of course she needed privacy at night but wanted that full open view during the day. We suggested Hunter Douglas Designer Roller Shades. The fabric was called Flaunt and the color Whisper White. This shade has a wonderful texture so when it is down it looks beautiful and when it is up the fabric is tucked into a cassette head rail and you really do not know the shade is there. Hunter Douglas introduced their new Square Cassette at the beginning of April. It gives a very clean look and we love it!

This customer also selected the new PowerView Motorization lift system. Because there are 5 shades in a row, the motorization just made everything easier. Next step will be adding Drapery Stationary Panels.

Stop in either of our Galleries- Read Design Southlake or Read Design Plano. Our Designers are ready to show you the latest trends in Window Fashions including Designer Roller Shades, Designer Screen shades and the Alustra Collection of Roller Shade. We have all of the new products and the new sampling. We also a full Interior Design Studio and can help you with any Drapery Project including Stationary Panels, Valances, Cornices, and Curtains.

You call either store and we will send out our Mobile Showroom.

Plano: 972.608.4999

Southlake: 817.740.6779

Read Design provides Roller Shades and all of Hunter Douglas Window Fashions to Dallas, Highland Park, Park Cities, Preston Hollow, North Dallas, Plano, Frisco, Prosper, Celina, Gunter, Richardson, Garland, Murphy, Allen, McKinney, Fort Worth, Keller, Westlake, Northlake, Grapevine, Southlake, Colleyville, Flower Mound, Little Elm, Corinth, Lewisville, Carrollton, Farmers Branch and everywhere in between.

Client Work: Hunter Douglas Designer Roller Shades - Frisco, TX

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I love using these Hunter Douglas Designer Roller Shades. This home in Frisco, Texas has a large back yard and we wanted a treatments that would really open up the view.  This Shade did the trick. We used The Urban Loft Organic Cotton fabric. This shade fabric added a little texture and gives a sort filtering light. We also used the PowerView lift system so that the look is very clean with no hanging cords. And we added the PowerView Hub so they can control the shades from their smart phone.  The customer added the app to her iPhone and she now has the ability to control the shades from where ever she is. Eventually we will be adding soft window treatments like draperies to finish the look. This is one of my favorites! We also used the Hunter Douglas Designer Roller Shades in her Master Bedroom. This is a very versatile fabric and is perfect for any room. These also have PowerView and can be controlled by the App on her iPhone.


Providing Services 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!