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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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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! 

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We serivce all areas around the Dallas and Fort Worth Metroplex

Hunter Douglas NewStyle Plantation Shutters: Timeless With A Contemporary Appeal

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Where Life Comes Together Beautifully

Your home is a place of gathering, meeting and connecting. It is where the solid foundations of life are built. Home is your haven, the place that keeps welcoming you back day after day. Hunter Douglas NewStyle Hybrid Shutters belong there. The perfect combination of real wood and alternative materials, custom crafted just for you. They've brought together the elements that create lasting beauty and are a reflection of the place you call home. 

Superior Quality

Crafted and designed to your precise specifications and covered by the Hunter Douglas Limited Lifetime Guarantee.

Material Composition

A hybrid material, fashioned using the beauty of real wood combined with advanced man-made elements provides a quality product with superior strength, straightness and stability. 

Finetech Finish

Our low-luster Finetech finish enhances the beauty of NewStyle Shutters. The character is soft, warm and beautiful. A natural in any room, this finish gives the impression of a fine wood shutter.

Quick Lead Times

Lead times are dramatically shorter than industry standards.

Professional Installation

Installation from Hunter Douglas trained shutter installers ensures a quality, professional measure and installation. 

A Southlake, Texas Shutter Installation - Lighting Up A Room With Style And Quality

We recently helped a customer in Southlake who had stopped by our Hunter Douglas Gallery. She knew she wanted shutters in her new family room and kitchen because these rooms face west. We showed her Hunter Douglas NewStyle shutters and she loved the quality and feel of the shutter as well as the ease of cleaning. They are at a great price point too! We then made an appointment for an in home consultation and measure. We suggested that we use the 4 1/2" louver size because of how it opens up the room to the outside. We used the Bright White color because of the perfect match to the window sills. 

The shutters were installed a few weeks later and they not only looked beautiful, they also helped with the client's energy efficiency, solar heat control and UV protection. The Hunter Douglas NewStyle Shutters were a perfect solution for these rooms. A few weeks later we were back adding shutters in her Master Bedroom and Bath. The Master Bath was my favorite. I love this look!

NewStyle Shutters In Frisco, Texas

For this client in Frisco, Texas we installed Hunter Douglas NewStyle Shutters throughout her new Shaddock Home. These shutters are custom crafted for each window. We used the standard Z frame and they all looked beautiful. Our client was happy with the high quality standards and the feeling of comfort that the home now has. We used 4 1/2" louvers to eccentuate the large windows and give the most view through to the outside. We added a divider rail so the bottom portion and top portion can operate independently providing privacy when needed and maximum light control up top. The front tilt rods gave the traditional shutter look that the client loved and makes her new house feel like home. 

Call Read Design Plano or Read Design Southlake For Your New Plantation Shutter Project

Come in or call either of our Hunter Douglas Gallerys when starting your next Plantation Shutter project. We can show you the design and quality of the NewStyle Hybrid Shutter only from Hunter Douglas and explain the construction and finishes. We will show you all of the options which include frame design, louver size, color and configuration. At Read Design, you will get personalized service that you can only find at a small Family Owned and operated Gallery because our designers are family and will guide you through the entire project. We will have the BEST prices available for the same Hunter Douglas products found around the Dallas Fort Worth Area because as a Loyal Hunter Douglas Partner, we can pass along to you great deals and bargains! We are not a revolving door business with carefree sales people like big box stores. We are a family with a vested interest in you and making your home beautiful! We take pride in our work and what we do

We proudly serve Richardson, Grapevine, Prosper, Celina, Dallas, Highland Park, Colleyville, Coppell, Denton, Arlington, Flower Mound, McKinney, Allen, Mabank, Rockwall, Rowlett, Trophy Club, Westlake, Southlake, Carrollton, Robson Ranch, Light Farms, North Dallas, Addison, Farmers Branch, Lewisville, Plano, Frisco, Little Elm, Park Cities, Fort Worth, Northlake and everywhere in between!

It's Spring, Let The Outdoors In! Design Ideas For French Doors

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Welcome Spring! Now more than any other time of the year, we open up our homes and let the fresh air in. And nowadays we are adding to and enjoying the outdoor living space more than ever. So there is a real need for functional solutions for covering the patio doors. Whether you have a Sliding Glass Door or French doors, here at Read Design Plano and Read Design Southlake, we have plenty of ideas and solutions to help you. After we have solved your indoor needs we can also move outdoors and help you cover your patio with Corradi Outdoor Screen Shades.

What to think about when covering your French and Sliding Patio Doors

You need to think about whether you do get direct sun through these areas or not and also about the glare, energy loss, and destructive UV rays. But you also might have a beautiful view to keep in mind. Consider Sheer Shadings from Hunter Douglas. These include Silhouettes, Pirouettes, and Luminettes. These shade will offer you the view while maintaining all the solutions for light and energy control .

Sliding Glass doors are gaining popularity in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and today there are many more options than just the old fashioned Vertical Blinds. One of our favorite Vertical solutions is the Luminette Privacy Sheer. The rotating vanes offer you a large range of privacy and light control and the soft fabrics bring beautiful elements of design to your home. A characteristic of all Hunter Douglas Soft Shades is the ability to enjoy your view while shielding your home from glare and harmful UV rays.

Other Shading Ideas

There are many other ideas from Hunter Douglas for these areas. These include the gorgeous Provenance Woven Wood Shades. We recently added Provenance Woven Shades to this home is Coppell where the client did not need much privacy or sun-control because the doors were protected by the balcony above. We used a shade with a rich texture and white color to blend with the doors and it was the perfect solution. It allowed the client to see her kids play in the yard while providing some privacy. The low profile head rail and the hold down brackets make this shade an ideal candidate for your patio door window coverings.

Vignette Modern Roman Shades and Design Studio Roman Shades are also great solutions for covering French Doors.  With many fabrics to choose from and with a range of colors and textures, we are certain to help you find the perfect fabric for your style. When pulled up, the soft folds of these shades make a beautiful valance. In this homein Frisco, TX we used a textured Grassland fabric in the Vignette Modern Roman Shades product line. When in the down position, the fabric folds beautifully and maintains that look when pulled up. We added Drapery panels to frame the doors and make a picture to back yard.

Don’t forget about Plantation Shutters - these classic window coverings never go out of style. Especially when using a larger louver size, you can really get a great view. When closed, or even when the louvers are slightly opened in the up position, Plantation shutters can really protect your furniture and floors from harmful UV rays.

Call Read Design Plano or Southlake

Give us a call at either location. Our Designers would love to show you these ideas, or many others. Stop by either Gallery to see over 70 working samples. You can see, operate and select the perfect lift system for your home including the new PowerView Motorization. Let us help you put a plan together that will solve the issues you have with these doors and any window in your home. We can also help you with Custom Draperies and Curtains and all kinds of Top Treatments. Now is the time to let the outdoors in and enjoy the weather with effective solution for your Patio Doors. Also ask us about our Corradi Outdoor Screen Shades for your outdoor Patio.

Read Design will help you with ideas for Patio Doors in these areas: Dallas, Highland Park, Park Cities, Plano, Prosper, Frisco, Allen, McKinney, Richardson, Wylie, Murphy, Parker, Rockwall, Carrollton, Lewisville, Grapevine, Southlake, Kellar, Trophy Club, Arlington, Flower Mound, Denton, Celina, Little Elm,. Bishop Arts District, North Richland Hills, Robson Ranch and everywhere in between.

Welcome To The World Of Exotic Natural Woven Woods

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What inspires you?  Innovation, Light, Texture, Color, or all of the above?

Beauty

Natural warmth and beauty. Crafted from natural woods, reeds, bamboo and grassed, Hunter Douglas Provenance Woven Wood Shades are attractive when lowered or when raised as they form even, overlapping folds. Decorative edge banding and style options for valances let you create tasteful, custom window fashions with ease.

Texture and Color

Grasses, Wood, Bamboo. Hunter Douglas has many different styles to choose from. Natural products have inherent qualities that add to the beauty of the shade. Hunter Douglas construction and specialized weaving techniques keep these shades beautiful and durable for years to come. Depending on your style, we can find a woven fabric that will work for your unique situation along with the perfect color that will showcase your room and compliment you design.

Light

Turn the sheerest sheer fabric into a Room Darkening Shade with Hunter Douglas' Independent Operable Liner. This liner provides optimal light control and privacy when and how you need it. 

Innovative Operating Systems

The hallmark of every Hunter Douglas Provenance Shade is the ingenuity that enhances both the performance and the look of your shades. Head rails are the unseen heroes of your woven wood shades. Select the head rail style that provides the lifting system and options that work best for your lifestyle. You can choose the LiteRise (cordless), UltraGlide (retractable cord), EasyRise (cordloop) or the new PowerView Motorization Lift System.

Woven Wood Shades are great for any Room in Your Home.

We recently helped a customer in Prosper, Texas who wanted a new look in a new home they had just purchased. We suggested a beautiful Provenance Woven Shade because the subtle design element didn't take away from the other focal points in the room. When raised, the soft folds made a beautiful valance that framed the window and pulled the outdoors in. When lowered, not only did they provide privacy, but also added warmth and charm to the room.

Jeff at Read Design Southlake helped a customer that needed to cover her French Doors. Provenance Woven Woods were the perfect solution. They chose a neutral white fabric with a texture that coordinated wonderfully. Privacy and direct sunlight were not an issue due to the covered patio, so we didn't use a liner. This way the natural fibers create a unique design with a beauty that will last a lifetime.

 

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.

Read Design Plano & Southlake

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Dallas, Fort Worth and surrounding cities – the New Year is upon us! If you’re thinking about window coverings for your new or current home, today is a great day to start looking.

Read Design in Plano & Read Design in Southlake are Hunter Douglas Galleries and are the area’s leader in window treatments, window treatment automation, custom draperies, awnings and exterior shades. Stop by either of our Gallery locations to see over 60 functional window covering displays including the latest in Window Coverings Automation Technology Systems. Our professional designers are committed to bringing your the latest styles, current design trends and innovative technologies to best suit your needs. For more expert information on window treatments or for a free in store consultation call Plano at 972.608.4999 or Southlake at 817.416.7164.

When you stop in the showroom be sure to ask for a free Art Of Window Dressing book. We have great in-store promotions as well as Hunter Douglas rebates on Luminettes, Silhouettes, Pirouettes, Vignettes and Duettes.

Stop by or give us a call today!

 

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!

Getting Started with Hunter Douglas Window Fashions

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Dressing windows artfully and bringing light into a room beautifully can be done in many ways. Sheers and Shadings are one approach to controlling light: Shutters and blinds, quite another. Soft folds offer a softer look, while crisp pleats and flat roller shades feel more contemporary. Consider, too, how you live in a room and how important privacy is to you. Then, factor in your personal aesthetic; from sleek and contemporary to rich and traditional. You will find that whatever your desires, we have styles for every taste, every room, every moment.

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Sheers and Shadings

Control the mood in a room gently, beautifully with these options. Creating effects with soft fabrics and diffused natural light.

 

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Shutters

Keep the look classic but still have all the benefits of advanced, modern-day materials and long-lasting finishes.

 

 

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Designer Roller Shades

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

 

We recently helped a customer who came into our Plano location. She was building a new home in far north west Plano. After showing her all of the products and after listening to how she lives and what her needs are we determined that her style is more contemporary. She wants as much light as possible and will keep the shades up and will lower them only in the evening.

We showed her one of our favorite, Designer Roller Shades by Hunter Douglas in the fabric Urban Loft, color – Organic Cotton. It was the perfect solution to the wall of windows in her new Family Room. We also showed her the PowerView Motorization System, and since she has a total of 4 windows and 1 door, the convenience of the PowerView motor was too good to pass up. These shades provide a clean and classic look. They give her privacy when she needs it and they open her room to the beautiful outdoors during the day. 

 

Call Read Design for all of you window fashion needs.

Stop by either of our Hunter Douglas Gallery locations to see all of the new products from Hunter Douglas including the New PowerView Motorization.  We will be happy to listen to you and show you the products that you might have interest in. If you'd like, we can also schedule an appointment at your home. We can even go a step further and help you with Custom Draperies and Curtains. We did attend the January Market and new, wonderful fabrics are coming in everyday.

 

Read Design Plano - 4021 Preston Rd Suite 622 Plano, TX 75093

Read Design Southlake - 2757 E Southlake Blvd Suite 100 Southlake, TX 76092

 

Read Design provides service to Dallas, Park Cities, Highland Park, North Dallas, Plano, Frisco, Prosper, Celina, Gunter, Allen, McKinney, Richardson, Rockwall, Murphy, Wylie, Carrollton, Lewisville, Grapevine, Flower Mound, Colleyville, Southlake, Keller, Trophy Club, Argyle,  Denton. Bedford, Arlington, Westlake, Fort Worth, and all cities inbetween

Enhancing Light, Ensuring Privacy

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Natural light constantly changes and shifts through the day - as does what we expect from our windows. We want full sun one moment, low light the next, a clear view, then a discreet screen. Our sheers, shades,  blinds and shutters help you balance the light you want with the privacy you need. 

At Hunter Douglas, privacy and light are interrelated. Our designs, in a wide array of materials, colors, and opacities let you control light effectively and customize your privacy throughout the day. And their sheers and other select styles are specially designed to diffuse and draw light deeper into a room helping to illuminate your home naturally.

Sunlight is warm and welcoming, but without ultraviolet (UV) protections over time it can fade and damage a room’s furniture, floor and décor. Hunter Douglas products offer ultraviolet protection to help counter these harmful effects.

Luminette Privacy Sheers

Privacy with softened light. Enjoy subdued light and the privacy of soft draperies on Luminette Privacy Sheers. Fabric vanes rotate for privacy while controlling the light in a room. Perfect for large windows and sliding glass doors, their superior UV protection meets both your decorating and practical needs.

Luminette Installation in North Dallas

We recently installed Luminette Privacy Sheers in a home in the Preston Hollow area of North Dallas.  This room is the customer‘s sitting room and study combination.  The windows are on the front of her home so she definatly needed privacy but she also loves light. The Luminette was a perfect solution for her 3 windows. The Radiant White Fabric looks beautiful against here soft gray walls. The whole look lends itself to a transitional style which is exactly what this customer wanted.

And because her furniture is positioned in front of the windows , we added the PowerView operational system with the PowerView App. This works beautifully especially in the later afternoon when the sure starts to come in those windows. She has her Luminette's set on a schedule so they open and close at preset times during the day - she never has to lift a finger!

Style gets Smarter with Powerview Motorization.

With the introduction of PowerView Motorization, Hunter Douglas is leading the revolution in intelligent home design with the smart window treatments that can adapt to every moment of your day, and make each more beautiful.

PowerView is a new wireless system that lets you control the window treatments thoughtout your home from your smart phone, tablet, Pebble Remote or Pebble Scene Controller. Better yet, use the PowerView App to schedule personalized Scenes to operate automatically in response to your unique light, privacy and comfort needs as they change throughout the day. Set your mind at ease with the Remote Connect Feature that allows you to view and operate your shades from across the world.

When you combine the advanced technology of PowerView with the unrivaled selection of sophisticated styles, fabrics, and colors, you will find the most beautiful window treatments are now also the most intelligent.  Your window treatments will become such an essential part of the way you live, you will wonder how you ever lived without them.

By the way, our customer selected the Poppy Red colored Pebble.

Let Read Design Help you with your Window Fashion Needs

Read Design has been a Window Fashions leader in the Dallas - Fort Worth area for over 25 years. Stop in today at either of our locations, Read Design Plano or Read Design Southlake, to see over 60 working samples. You can touch, feel, and play with the PowerView Pebble remote. Or you can call either of our Mobile showrooms and we will bring the store to you. The designers at Read Design are committed to bringing you the lastest trends and styles.

Read Design Plano                        972-608-4999

Read Design Southlake                 817-416-7164

Read Design are helping customers with Hunter Doulas productsincluding Luminette Privacy Sheersand PowerView Motoriztion all over the Dallas / Fort Worth Area includingDallas, Highland Park ,  Park Cities, Preston Hollow, Richardson, Allen, McKinney, Wylie, Parker, Plano, Frisco, Prosper, Celina, Little Elm,  Carrollton, Lewisville, Flower Mound, Grapevine, Southlake, Keller, Trophy Club , Argyle, Arlington, Fort Worth and all areas in between.