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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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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
 

Design Studio Roman Shades.... you have got to see the new fabrics!!!

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Get creative with new custom soft Roman shades from The Hunter Douglas Design Studio Collecion. Choose from four distinctive styles, each designed and crafted with Hunter Douglas quality and innovation. Explore the New and Exclusive collection of artfully curated fabrics - sophisticated textures, patterns, stripes, rich solids and sheers. We have added many fabrics with updated colors and designs. Reflect your personal style by adding coordinating valances, tapes and trims, making your windows truly unique. Hunter Douglas Design Studio Roman Shades Redefined.

At Hunter Douglas, the difference is in the details. Design Studio fabrics are woven in widths that allow shades to be made up to 96" wide without being interrupted by seams. Every shade offers high quality construction. Our innovative cording system reduces access to the rear cords for enhanced child safety. Clear rings coordinate with all lining and sheers, stiff battens provide structure, bartender tunnels are sewn to keep battens from slipping out and all hems are double-turned for a custom finished look with bottom hems weighted for a smooth appearance.

 The Roman Shade Styles

Batten Front Roman Shades are characterized by battens or tunnels sewn at regular intervals on the front facing side of the shade. The clean, dimensional lines of this style work well in all environments. When a stripe or pattern fabric is selected, batten front is a great choice because the battens on the front won't interfere with the pattern.

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Batten Back Roman Shades have inverted tunnels that create a soft, tailored look when lowered and defined folds when raised. This simple style requires the least amount of dressing when raising or lowering the shade... looking great in any position.

Flat Roman Shades have no horizontal seams or stitching across the face of the shade making them the best choice for showing off large-scaled patterns and striped fabrics. 

Hobbled is a classic style defined by soft fabric folds which cascade from top to bottom. Design Studio Hobbled Shades have a unique, triple-layered fabric construction with a double lining, providing unsurpassed energy efficiency.

Refine Your Style

Do you require privacy? Room darkening? Or would you like the light to gently filter into your room?The uniquely edited collection of Design Studio fabrics work for all your windows, whatever the need. You have a choice of lift system-Cord-lock, continuous Cord, Ultraglide lift system and PowerView only from Hunter Douglas.

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We recently helped a customer in Plano. Her family room sliding Doors look out onto her pool patio and beyond to a wooded area. She wanted to be able to raise her shades to give her full view of the beautiful spot so we decided the best solution for this project was Design Studio Roman Shades by Hunter Douglas. For ease of operation we selected the PowerView Motorization. She used the Hub and set the shades so that they raise to a certain spot every morning and lower every evening. For an additional touch be added a custom cornice to cover all shades using a textured fabric. This was a solution both the customer and I love.

Let Read Design Southlake or Read Design Plano help you with you next custom window fashion project. Our Designers will be happy to come out to your home and give you ideas. If you are wanting just shades, shutters, blinds or are wanting to add Drapery Panels or Valances and Cornice boards, we will help you find the perfect solution.

We service these areas - Plano, Southlale, Dallas, Fort Worth and all areas in between!

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. 

Make The Modern Choice With Vignette

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Vignette Modern Roman Shades

Vignettes are more than just a Roman Shade. They are clean, sophisticated and beautifully functional. Because they come from the world's leading manufacturer of window fashions, you know your Modern Roman Shades are built with attention to every last detail. That's just the start of the many reasons to choose Vignette Modern Roman Shades.

What Makes A Modern Roman Shade?

Versatile: Choose from three styles that roll, stack or traverse. There's a style for every window in the house. 

Safe: With no exposed cords on the front or back of any Vignette, these shades enhance safety in your home.

Beautiful: You choose a style - 4" full folds or 6" flat folds. Either way we've made sure they retain a consistent appearance with every use. 

Durable: Finely crafted woven fabrics are easy to clean. Choose from five fabric collections and over 100 different fabrics - all requiring low maintenance. 

Innovative: Discover an extensive selection of proprietary operating systems available only with Hunter Douglas.

Quick: It is easy to order and the delivery is fast. 

Handcrafted Quality: Every shade is backed by the Hunter Douglas Limited Lifetime Guarantee.

One look and you will instantly see how the beauty of Vignette Modern Roman Shades transforms a room. These shades are functional with long lasting fabrics specifically designed to handle extreme weather. They offer enhanced safety features, ideal for home with young children and pets and are backed by the Hunter Douglas Limited Lifetime Guarantee! Who could ask for more?

Vignette Modern Roman Shade

We recently helped a client in Trophy Club, Texas with the windows in her master bedroom. She wanted a transitional look, clean and simple, but with an element of exquisite design. Her walls were painted a medium, almost dark, gray so we suggested a the versatile Vignette Shade in the White Satin fabric with the top down - bottom up feature. She loved the idea of top down - bottom up shades because these windows were located on the side of her home and faced the street. This was the perfect solution to optimal privacy and light control and how our client says she leaves them in the pictured position all the time because she loves the way it looks. 

Design Studio Roman Shades

Another Hunter Douglas Roman Shade option is the Design Studio. These shades are customized through pattern and texture. Expertly crafted to order, these soft Roman Shades offer elegant window coverings in more than 300 exquisite fabrics - from sophisticated designs, textures and stripes to simple solids in blends of cotton, linen, silk and synthetics. 

Design Studio Roman Shades in North Dallas

We recently helped a couple with the remodel of their North Dallas home. This was a fun and challenging project with a few areas where we really had to give a lot of thought to the windows. In the family room and breakfast room the windows were removed and large sliding doors were installed to give a large open view to their patio. Our client wanted complete privacy at night, but keep the view during the day. Vertical shades were not the look of this home so we considered Luminette Privacy Sheers, but we lacked enough room on the sides to stack the fabric. We finally decided to use Design Studio Roman Shades and layer them with a custom fabric covered cornice board. This was the perfect look and solution for this home! For the shades we used a neutral fabric called Destination in color Ecru and the PowerView Motorized Operating System for convenience and a clean look with no hanging cords. The shades completely cover the doors and can stack all the way up under the cornice as if it is not there at all. Our client prefers the layered look and so has the controls set to stop in her desired position. For the cornice board, we used a textured fabric from Kravet that really tied the room together.

Our customer did love the Luminette Privacy Sheers though and we were able to use one in the upstairs game room. This is also powered by the PowerView Motorized Operating System. 

Call Read Design For Your Window Covering Needs

Read Design Plano and Read Design Southlake are the premier Hunter Douglas Galleries in the Dallas - Fort Worth area! Our Designers are ready to help you find the perfect solution to your window covering needs. We can show you the latest trends and current styles including the innovative PowerView Motorization. We can also help with custom drapery, wallpaper, reupholstery and more! We service all of DFW including Allen, Denton, Frisco, Plano, North Dallas, Highland Park, Lakewood, Southlake, Trophy Club, Westlake, Coppell, and every where in between!

 

Color, Pattern, Texture & Weave

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With Hunter Douglas, beauty is more than skin deep, but first impressions always matter. That is why innovative textile sourcing is a crucial part of our design process and it's why we've established relationships with some of the worlds best mills. We work with textile houses to develop and design exclusive materials that are as special as our technological innovations. That means fabrics that subtly reflect and control light in intriguing ways. Richer, more fashionable colors, luxurious weaves and unusual textures, even special characteristics like Hunter Douglas' MicroShield Antimicrobial fabric protection. In all, Hunter Douglas has created a collection of more than 300 timeless fabrics, woven with the finest blends of cottons, linens, silks and synthetics to add beauty, style and enhanced livability to every room in your home.

You can see all the colors and textures in many Hunter Douglas products including Design Studio Roman Shades and Vignette Modern Roman Shades. Customized through pattern and texture, these shades are expertly crafted to order and offer elegant window coverings in more than 300 exquisite fabrics. From sophisticated designs, textures and stripes to solids in blends of cotton, linen, silk and synthetics.

Vignette Modern Roman Shades

VIgnette Modern Roman Shades are clean and sophisticated, beautiful and functional. Because they come from the world's leading maufacturer of window fashions, you know your Modern Roman Shades are built with attention to every last detail - and that's just the start of the many reasons to choose Vignette Modern Roman Shades.

What makes a Modern Roman Shade? They are VERSATILE - choose from three styles that roll, stack or traverse. There's a style for every window in the house. They are SAFE - with no exposed cords on the front or back of the shade, these window fashions enhance child and pet safety in your home. They are DURABLE - finely crafted woven fabrics are easy to clean. Choose from many fabric collections and over 100 different fabric options all requiring low maintenance. They are BEAUTIFUL - you choose a style, 4" full folds or 6" flat folds. Either way, we've made sure they retain a consistent appearance with every use. They are INNOVATIVE - discover an extensive selection of proprietary operation systems available only with Hunter Douglas. They are QUICK - it is easy to order and the delivery is fast. They are HANDCRAFTED QUALITY - every shade is backed by the Hunter Douglas Limited Litetime Guarantee.

Design Studio and Vignette Modern Roman Shade Installations

Here are a few of our many shade installations in Dallas, Southlake and surrounding areas.

Let Read Design help you with your next Roman Shade project!

Now is the time to stop by Read Design Plano or Read Design Southlake and see all of the new Hunter Douglas products. We have brand new Vignette Modern Roman Shade fabrics! We have over 60 working samples of Hunter Douglas products including the Exclusive Alustra Collection. We can show you all of the features and benefits of the products and lift systems including the new PowerView Motorization. We are also getting new fabrics every day for your next drapery or curtain project. Or just give us a call!

Plano : 972.608.4999

Southlake : 817.416.7164

Solera - A Roman Shade Option

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New fabrics and colors plus the addition of the top down/bottom up operating system makes the Solera Soft Shade from Hunter Douglas an exciting Roman Shade option. A hybrid of Roman and Cellular Shades, Solera Shades offer a contemporary and upscale look at an affordable price.

The top down/bottom up feature is available with the UltraGlide, EasyRise and PowerView Motorization lifting systems. Along with this sleek feature, three new fabrics and 18 on trend colors are a hit with clients. There is a true white and a nice selection of gray tones - today's most popular interior design colors. All of these fabrics are offered in light filtering and room darkening options, making them ideal for many areas in the home. In addition to their unique style, Solera Soft Shades provide practical benefits. The cellular construction filters light while providing energy efficiency and blocking those harmful UV rays. At Hunter Douglas child and pet safety is key, so these shades were constructed with the lift cords on the inside. You can rest easy knowing that your furniture and floors are protected and your children and pets are safe.

This is one of our recent installations of Solera Soft Shades in Frisco, Texas. We used the PowerView Motorization operating system and the fabric we selected was Layla in December White. It adds to the clean, soft contemporary look of the room and can easily be paired with almost any fabric for a drapery. That will be our next project.

 

Providing 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

Client Work: Britt's Custom Vignette Roman Shades - Allen, TX

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Britt and her family bought a new home in Allen, Texas. Most of her windows are covered with wood blinds, but for her family room she wanted something different. Something that would make a statement and shout elegance.

We choose to start the design with Hunter Douglas Vignette Modern Roman Shades. The Earth toned, textured fabric with the soft folds create a crisp, clean look. And because she has two small children, we added the LiteRise (cordless) lift system because of Child Safety. The shades were installed on the French Doors and on the two narrow windows beside the doors. They were the perfect solution because when lifted they give a great view to the backyard letting her to easily watch the children play and they stack elegantly at the top. And when they are closed they cut the glare on the TV and offer privacy and light control.

Then we went on and added drapery panels to the sides to soften the wall of windows and to add color. Come in to Read Design located in Plano, Texas and Southlake, TX to see our working samples of our Hunter Douglas Vignette Modern Roman Shades. They are offered in semi-sheer, translucent and room darkening fabrics, the two styles and three fold sizes help you create warm, inviting, and beautiful windows!

 

Providing Hunter Douglas Vignettes 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