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Southlake Hunter Douglas Gallery  
2757 E Southlake Blvd. Suite 100
Southlake, Texas 76092

Plano Hunter Douglas Gallery  
4021 Preston Rd. Suite 622
Plano, Texas 75093

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If you have a question about our products or service, or if you would like to receive a free estimate, please contact us by phone at 972-608-4999 for Plano or 817.416.7164 for Southlake or fill out the form to the right.

 

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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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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

Shop Small This Saturday

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Small businesses are an essential part of a healthy local economy. We have something to offer that most large corporations simply cannot. We have a tight knit group of people that thrive on and are invested in customer satisfaction. In our case here at Read Design, we are a hard working family. This November, we are participating in Small Business Saturday, a shopping holiday designated for small companies. 

With the coming of the holidays, it's easy for small businesses like us to be overshadowed by large corporations and Black Friday. We just don't have the resources to compete in the ever growing, million dollars promotions. But with over 28 million small businesses in the US (2.5 million in Texas) and 54% of all US sales, it's hard to deny that we have the biggest impact on our economy. We keep our money local and our profits go right back into our community. Circulating money in your area helps the community thrive and enables individuals and businesses to support each other. 

When you visit our shops, you always know who is going to greet you. We don't have a "revolving door of nameless salespeople" like big businesses. 

Show your love and shop small this Saturday! At Read Design, we can offer you exceptional service and a unique experience for all your home decor and interior design needs. We are the Hunter Douglas and Interior Design experts in Dallas with over 25 years of experience. We are passionate about what we do and work hard to make your house feel like home. 

So stop by one of our locations either in Plano or Southlake to take advantage of our shop small experience! 

Why Shop Read Design For Custom Products

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We are a Hunter Douglas Gallery conveniently located in TWO Dallas-Fort Worth areas serving residents for over 25 years. One Gallery is located in Plano in the Lakeside Market and the other Gallery is located in Southlake, right on Southlake Blvd. In addition to the Galleries, we have 2 Mobile Showrooms so we can gladly come to your home for a design consultation. When we come to your home we can see your needs and be better able to help you.  We can help you with many interior design issues that need a professional eye from blinds, shutters, and shades to furniture arrangement and accessorizing. We can also help you with custom window treatments, draperies, and curtains.

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When beginning your interior design project, you have a lot to consider. You want to find someone that understands and listens to your needs and can help you visualize your ideas. You want personalized service that only a Small & Local Family Owned & Operated Business can provide.

So Why Shop Read Design Instead of a Big Box Store?

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At Read Design, we are that Small Texas Business and it is our business. We make sure that we are all trained, certified, and knowledgeable on the products inside out. You can expect personalized service because we will take an interest in you and will work to find the best solution to your interior design needs.

But you might ask - Would the big box stores have better pricing? Not necessarily. Big box stores can get better pricing on container products when they buy in bulk, such as mattresses, appliances,  televisions, etc. But when it comes to custom orders, this is not the case. As that small business, we actually have BETTER pricing! You have to take in to consideration the huge overhead expense that the big box stores have. This would include electricity, insurance, sales force, advertising, damages and the list goes on and on. All of our window treatments including Hunter Douglas Window Fashions and draperies, curtains, and valances are custom ordered because windows are ever the exact same size from one customer’s home to the next. And no two customers have the same needs.

STOP BY AND SEE ME! - KATE WELLS

STOP BY AND SEE ME! - KATE WELLS

At Read Design we do not have quotas or a revolving door of salespeople. We have a family atmosphere and a passion for design. We are here to walk you through our Gallery with over 70 working samples. We are here to show you the features and benefits of each product. We are here to listen to you and direct you to products we think might inspire you. We are here to show you the latest trends and the current styles including the new PowerView motorization. We are here to help you find the perfect solution. We are here to offer professional and timely delivery and installation. Most importantly, we are here to offer you piece of mind.

Helping a New Customer

We recently helped a customer who said she had been everywhere looking for window treatments for her recently remodeled home. Other companies were pushing her towards plantation shutters or wood blinds, but what we heard from her is that she wanted to be Refreshed and Recharged. She wanted privacy at night but during the day, she wanted the light to shine in and the shades to disappear. She wanted a simple, but sophisticated look. For her next project, she wants to soften the look with stationary drapery panels for her next project.

Designer Roller Shades

For a look that is both custom and classic, Designer Roller Shades offer a clean appearance in a beautiful range of fabrics along with a variety of design options and lifting systems. Our solution for this customer was Designer Roller Shades by Hunter Douglas with the PowerView lift system. We chose a neutral textured fabric that will provide a backdrop and foundation for any color in the room. The Fabric is called Duncan and the color is Wisteria. This fabric gave our customer the updated look she wanted. And the PowerView lift system has offered her the convenience she had hoped for.   

Next steps are stationary drapery panels and curtains. Here we selected a Fabric from Kravet in a pattern style.

Let Read Design Help you with your Design Project

Stop by either of our 2 Hunter Douglas Galleries or call for the Mobile Showroom. We are here to assist you. We are here to show you the many Window Fashion Products that are available and all of the different lift systems. We are here to help you with any Interior Design Project including Custom Window Treatments, Draperies, Curtains , Reupholstery, accessorizing and more. We want to help you become Refreshed and Recharged!

 

Read Design helps customers from Fort Worth , Trophy Club, Keller, Westlake, Southlake, Grapevine, Colleyville, Arlington, Flower Mound, Argyle, Robson Ranch, Dallas, Highland Park, Park Cities, Preston Hollow, North Dallas, Plano, Frisco, Prosper, Celina, Richardson, Garland, Rockwall, Murphy, Wylie, Parker, Allen, McKinney, Carrollton, Lewisville, Little Elm. Highland Village and Everywhere inbetween.