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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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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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Draperies & Shutters

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Do you need to add draperies to windows with shutters? ........Answer.......... that is up to you.

We are asked this question all the time. My answer is "it is up to the individual." Plantation Shutters do stand on their own. Most of the windows in the Dallas/Fort Worth area are sheetrock windows - no framing around the window. So when framed shutters are installed all of a sudden the window is squared and looks like an expensive wooden window. And because the framing is beautiful, it really dresses up the window all on it's own. Some windows will work wonderfully with drapery panels, while others have too little room or are at an unusual angle. Drapery panels certainly add softness, texture and color and real accent any design. 

NewStyle Shutters by Hunter Douglas

Here is a great example of how Framed Plantation Shutter create a Finished Look. These Shutters are New Style by Hunter Douglas. We used the Classic "Z" Frame with the 4 1/2" louvers and the Hidden Tilt to give a modern and clean look. This is exactly the look this customer wanted so we did not add a drapery treatment to these windows. These shutters dramatically change a room while providing the function of keeping the home cool in our harsh Texas summer.

 

Heritance Shutters by Hunter Douglas

These Shutters are Heritance Shutters by Hunter Douglas. They are made of North American Basswood. We used the Classic Frame and they completely finish the look. Here is also an example of where you would not use draperies because there is not enough room on the right side. Adding drapery would crowd the look and cover too much of the window losing light in the room. When we think about draperies is a room we always look at the window placement and spacing and think about stacking and amount of glass that would be covered. You do not want to add draperies if it creates a crowded look. In this room the shutters using a 4 1/2" louver really opens up the room, gives a lot of light, and beautifully finishes this Dining Room.

Draperies With Shutters

Here is an example of where we added drapery panels to NewStyle Shutters by Hunter Douglas. This is a Dining Room and the customer wanted to add a touch of elegance to the room without giving up the light. There was plenty of room between the window edge and wall so we added Drapery panels made of a neutral Grey Velvet. The drapery panels frame the windows with softness and add a touch of sophistication. Perfect for a Plano dining room. The finished look was what the customer wanted with out giving up light.

 

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Sheer Drapery

We recently finished a project where we installed New Style Shutters by Hunter Douglas  in the customer's Master Bedroom. They turned out beautiful and gave privacy but the room needed softening. The room had a transitional design where the customer combined old with new. The master bedding was white with just a soft blue touch in the pillows. So we added sheer panels in a soft white color with a delicate design in the fabric. And we took the panels all the way up to the crown moldings to give a feeling of height. These drapery sheer panels finished the look of this room.

If you are looking for a new look contact us at Read Design in Plano or Read Design Southlake.  Our Designers are ready to help you. We will look at your space and help you see all of the different ways you can treat your rooms. If you are wanting Plantation Shutters, we will show you all of the choices that would work. And if you are interested in Draperies or Drapery Panels we have a large selection of fabrics that we will show you. Stop in Today

We service the Dallas/Fort Worth areas including Prosper, Colleyville, Grapevine, Allen and everywhere in between.

Set Your Scene

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PowerView Motorization - The Evolution Of Fashion In Motion

The new motorized operating system from Hunter Douglas 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 Motoriztion take fashion in motion to a brilliant new level.

 

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Stay In Tune With Your Environment

With the 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. The Pebble is available in 7 colors and the Remote Module is available in black or white. 

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 need 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.

Live In Perfect Harmony With Your Home

The perfect view or the way light is diffused... a host of custom Scenes can be balanced and blended all around your home. Our PowerView Pebble Scene Controller allows you to choose from a list of your personalized environment settings. From every morning to every night, every Scene is you creation.

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 opt for convenience you won’t ever sacrifice look. It’s the evolution of fashion in motion. It's innovation that's fashion forward.

Now is the time to move forward with your window covering project with valuable rebate** savings when you purchase select PowerView Shades through September 12 2016! Visit our Promotions page for more information.

PowerView Motorization is available on the following products:

  • Alustra Woven Textures
  • Applause Honeycomb Shades
  • Design Studio Roman Shades
  • Designer Roller Shades
  • Designer Screen Shades
  • Duette Honeycomb Shades
  • Luminette Privacy Sheers
  • Nantucket Window Shadings
  • Pirouette Window Shadings
  • Pleated Shades
  • Povenance Woven Wood Shades
  • Silhouette Window Shadings
  • Skyline Gliding Window Panels
  • Solera Soft Shades
  • Vignette Modern Roman Shades

Here are a few of our Motorized Projects

 

Call either of our store locations, in Plano or in Southlake to learn more about PowerView Motorization. Our Window Fashion Specialist will be able to help you with any question you may have about Automated Shades ‐ from PowerView with battery operation to Hardwiring. We can help you with finding the right solution for your project. Our Designers can show you the latest trends, current styles and colors. Read Design has been a leader in Hunter Douglas Window Fashions for over 25 years. And with our new Showrooms, can also help you with Custom Window Treatments, Wallpaper, Reupholstery, furniture and a lot more. Stop in today to schedule an appointment.

Window Treatments From Dallas to Fort Worth

We help customers from Grapevine, Lewisville, Plano, Carrollton, Prosper, Celina, Denton, Robson Ranch, Keller, Trophy Club, Dallas, Irving, Highland Park, Park Cities, Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Colleyville, Fort Worth, Rockwall, Murphy, Wylie and everywhere inbetween. 

Fresh Ideas For Your Home - Draperies

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Draperies are soft on the eyes and soft to the touch.

Adding draperies to your decor will beautifully finish your interior design plans.

Draperies are a design element that has so many looks and so many functions!

The versatility of draperies means that they can enhance the openness of your rooms to make them appear larger - or make your living spaces more intimate and private with a cozy feel.

  • Tailored, formal panels with clean lines
  • Soft and feminine sheers
  • Lusciour draperies with tassels and fringe
  • Side or top treatments that are totally ornamental

The possibilities of decorating with draperies are almost unlimited! You can make draperies the star of a room, adding color and drama - or consider them as a beautiful background to quietly blend with your other home furnishings elements.

Draperies are used primarily to enhance your decor; but they can be functional too, providing privacy and preventing fading. Best of all, add draperies as a decorative accent over shades, blinds or shutters that provide the function you need at the window - improving energy efficiency, preventing fading and keeping a room dark even during the brightest sunny day.

Often draperies don't just cover the window and window frame, but are sized to optimally fit the wall they hang on and complement your decorating plan. Even a small window can have draperies covering and entire wall from side to side and floor to ceiling!

When purchasing draperies, there are important decisions about the fabric fullness, type of lining, where the draperies should draw, what kind of pleats work best, whether your should consider motorization, and more. That's why getting advice from an expert is best when you ordercustom draperies!

Add a little softness to your decor with the magic of draperies!