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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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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

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!

 

Fresh Ideas For Your Home - Clocks

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Adding a clock to your decor is a functional and aesthetic choice.

The time is ripe for this unique and appealing design element.

Clocks are more than just for telling time. After all, to find out what time it is, we can use a wrist watch or our smart phone. Clocks are also about enhancing interior design and adding interest to a room. A clock can become a piece of art on your wall, in place of a painting or print.

Clocks come in many different shapes, sizes and materials. You can purchase a traditional style clock that’s an antique or a reproduction – maybe a grandfather clock or a cuckoo clock. There are lots of bold new designs to consider too, many which are one-of-a-kind pieces. People are also salvaging old school clocks and railroad clocks for a vintage look.

Clocks work well as design pieces in almost any room, adding elegance, sophistication, rustic beauty or whimsy, depending on the style you select. They’re very useful when displayed in your kitchen, home office or great room, where you might actually need to know the time as you’re planning your day. Clocks are also beautiful and appealing in a bedroom, living room, dining room and home office.

Choose a clock with chimes and you’ll not only get a visual design but an auditory addition to your home. And a pendulum on a clock can add motion to your decor. Some people are even adding duarable outdoor wall clocks to their patios and other outdoor living spaces.

Every minute counts. Add a clock to your decor before more time slips away.

 

 

Remember we serve all of the following cities: Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney, Parker, Prosper, Celina, Gunter, Sachse, Wylie, St. Paul, Little Elm, The Colony, Lewisville, Aubrey, Melissa, Van Alstyne, Anna, Lucas, Fairview, Rockwall, Rowlett, Garland, Richardson, Heath, Carrollton, University Park, Highland Park, Dallas, North Dallas, Farmers Branch, Coppell, Irving, Grand Prairie, Arlington, Euless, Grapevine, Southlake, Westlake, Trophy Club, Flower Mound, Keller, Roanoke, Argyle, Highland Village, Corinth, Denton, Fort Worth, Kennedale, Benbrook, Cedar Hill, Duncanville, Desoto, Lancaster, Red Oak, Balch Springs, Mesquite, Forney, Crandall, Kaufman, Mabank, Gun Barrel City, Kemp, Seven Points, Cedar Creek Lake, Enchanted Oaks, Payne Springs and many more! We have even traveled as far north as Oklahoma and as far South as Waco!