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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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Blog - Window Treatments, Design & More | Read Design

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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Home Improvement

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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! 

Plano - 972.608.4999

Southlake - 817.416.7164

We serivce all areas around the Dallas and Fort Worth Metroplex

Wake Up Your Windows

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We love working on jobs where we can use our imaginatio! This is one project that was a lot of fun and where the window treatments really added to the design of the room. For most of the windows we used Plantation Shutters with 4 1/2” louvers. But for this Family Room we decided that all we would use at the windows would be custom drapery panels. We wanted a light fabric because the patio has a large overhang and not much sun gets in. On the back windows in the Breakfast Room and Study we will be using a simple roller shade with an organic feel made by Hunter Douglas. These shades will give protection from the sun but when the sun moves to the west, up will go the shades. And everything is in a light bright fabric. We all are very happy with how everything looks. And as you can see there are many windows so our customer decided to use the PowerView Motorization Lift system. This will be very convenient once the sun is overhead and then again in the evening.

Stop by one of our Hunter Douglas Gallery’s - one in Plano and one in Southlake. Our Designers can show you all of the newest products along with the lift systems. They can show you and explain the exciting PowerView lift system and explain haw it can connect with “Alexa” and other programs. And if you love the softness of draperies, we can help you can up with a design and fabric selections that will Wake up Your Windows.

You can find Hunter Douglas products and Custom Draperies at Read Design in Plano and in Southlake. We service the following areas- Frisco, Celina, Prosper, Dallas, Highland Village, Richardson, Plano, Allen, McKinney, Southlake, Grapevine, Colleyville, Fort Worth, Trophy Club, Rockwall, Rowlett, Highland Park, Preston Hollow and everywhere in between.

The Summer PowerView Motorization Event - Part II

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Now it is Time to Meet the PowerView Family only from Hunter Douglas

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Pebble and Surface Remote

The stylish and colorful handheld Pebble Remote or the Wall-mounted Surface Remote puts direct adjustment at your fingertips. Operate individual or groups of shades with the push of a button. 

PowerView App

Customize your collection of Rooms and Scenes with the App, then use the scheduling feature to operate them whether your are home or away. It is designed for compatibility with Apple, iOS, and Android tablets and mobile devices. 

Pebble and Surface Scene Controller

When your tablet or smartphone isn't handy, the Scene Controller works seamlessly with the PowerView Hub and App to trigger the Scenes you have created, adding even more convenient control. 

PowerView Hub

Our elegantly designed Hub connects wirelessly to your home WiFi network. It is the central point of control for all your home's PowerView window treatments, storing your settings and activating your Scenes.

PowerView Repeater

The Repeater is a small signal enhancer that discreetly plugs into almost any outlet to extend signal range and carry commands throughout your home. It also provides customized lighting day and night via its illumination features. 

Those are the members of the PowerView Family only from Hunter Douglas. So as you wish, choose your level of control. 

Start With The Basics

Use the PowerView Pebble Remote or the small-mounted Surface Remote- to quickly adjust any single, powered window treatment or groups of shades with just a push of a button. 

Upgrade To A Full Smart-Home Solution 

Say goodbye to lost remotes. Instead, conveniently control your window treatments from you tablet or smartphone. With the PowerView App, you can send shades to specific positions with just the swipe of a finger.

Even better? Get the most from your smart shades by creating customized Scenes. Then, use the scheduling feature so your shades move automatically to your preferred positions. PowerView does all the work for you--on the days and timing that perfectly fit your lifestyle. 

Connect With Other Smart-Home Systems. 

The PowerView system is designed for compatibility with most home automation system technologies on the market today, as well as Apple, iOS, and Android tablets and mobile devices to expand the function of your wireless home.

Please be sure to visit the PowerView Compatibility page at hunterdouglas.com for the latest information on compatible systems and devices. 

Soon we will be talking about a Day with PowerView and also Motorized Drapery Treatments. But for now stop in and see all of the displays at Read Design Plano or Read Design Southlake.If you are building a New Home or are in the process of redoing the home you live in,give us a call.Our designers can help you find the look that is exactly your style.They are familiar with all of the products, fabrics and colors.If you are interested in going a step further with Drapery Treatments, they can assist you there also.We have fabrics from all of the major companies and more.We would love to help you.Also ask for a copy of the new Art of Window Dressing Book. 

PowerView Motorization in Prosper and Colleyville.We also service Dallas, Plano, Southlake, Grapevine, McKinney, Allen, Keller, Fort Worth, Celina, Lantana, Robson Ranch, Carrollton, Highland Park, Richardson, Trophy Club, North Richland Hills, Lewisville, Flower Mound, and all areas inbetween.

Discover The New Shape Of Light

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Introducing Sonnette

The joy of Great Design. At Hunter Douglas, we believe your window fashions should bring you the greatest possible enjoyment, adding beauty and style to your home. That is why we're passionately driven to design our products with a refined sense of style and industry-leading innovation. So when you choose the Hunter Douglas brand, you can be sure that high quality, beautiful window fashions decorate your home for many years to come. Everything is designed to be seen, touched, experienced and loved.  

An update on classic honeycomb shades, Sonnette Cellular Roller Shades gently diffuse light through an innovative curved shape; providing ambiance and character while dispersing light to all angles of the room. 

Experience the new shape of light. 

Purposefully engineered, our curved cellular construction provides and energy efficient layer to your home. Insulation in the winter and cooling in the summer. After decades of industry experience, we've taken the best features in window fashions to create a versatile easy to use, contemporary window treatment - perfect for any room in the modern home.  

Benefits

  1. Innovative light diffusing shape
  2. Energy efficient cellular construction
  3. Modern cordless operation
  4. Hunter Douglas trusted performance and quality

Light Control

Select between two opacities.

  1. Semi-opaque diffuses light for a soft glow and moderate privacy from the outside in.
  2. Room darkening blocks the majority of incoming light and provides additional in home privacy. 

Operating Systems

  1. LiteRise - raise to lower your shades by lifting up or pulling down on the bottom rail.
  2. Soft Touch Motorizations - gently pull down on the wand to activate your shade to lower it and a slight push up on the wand will send your shade into the full raised position. This motorized system has a favorite position functionality and it battery powered.  *Not compatible with PowerView or App.
  3. Poweriew Motorizations - create personalized shade settings called Scenes, then set those scenes to schedules for the ultimate convenience of automated operation. Operate your shades from home or while you're away via the RemoteConnect feature. Battery powered and plug in options are available. Easily intergrate PowerView with connected devices and third party automation systems (Amazon Echo, IFTTT, Nest and more) for the whole home experience.

See and experience Sonnette Shades during our early launch only at Read Design Plano and Read Design Southlake.  You can feel, operate shade samples and look at fabrics for this new and innovative shade. Our designers will show you all of the options. It is clear that we are very excited about this new product! Stop in today and let us know what you think!

See Sonnette Shades at Read Design Plano and Read Design Southlake. 

We travel to all of the following areas and more: Fort Worth, Rowlett, Dallas, Prosper, Celina, Frisco, Colleyville, Coppell, Robson Ranch, Plano, Southlake, Irving, Grapevine, Flower Mound, Denton, Highland Park, Lakewood, Allen, McKinney and everywhere in between!

March is Motorization Month......

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....  And it all starts with Hunter Douglas!!!

 

Meet Powerview Motorization from Hunter Douglas

Our new motorized operating system 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 Motorizations takes fashion in motion to a brilliant new level.

 

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Stay in Tune with your Environment

With out 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 and it comes in seven trending colors to fit your design.

 

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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 needs 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 from Hunter Douglas.

 

Innovation That's Fashion Forward

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 poor for convenience you won't ever sacrifice look. It is the evolution of fashion in motion.

 

Powerview Motorization is available on many Hunter Douglas products including Australia Woven Textures, Applause Honeycomb Shades, Design Studio Roman Shades, Designer Roller Shades, Designer Screen Shades, Duette Honeycomb Shades, Luminette Privacy Shades, Nantucket Window Shades, Pirouette Window Shadings, Pleated Shades,  Provenance Woven Wood Shades, Silhouette Window Shadings, Skyline Gliding Window Panels, Solera Soft Shades, and Vignette Modern Roman Shades.

But Motorization does not stop there!!

Read Design is a full service Interior Design Studio and can help you with Custom Window treatments including Draperies, Valances, Cornice Boards, and Custom Roman Shades. We can Motorize Roman Shades using any of our any of our fabrics. This is perfect if you want a fabric in a pattern that will go perfect with your design scheme. There are limits, though, to the size of shade we can motorize. The custom Roman Shades can be battery operated or A/C plug in. 

We also have Drapery Rods that can be motorized. This is a perfect solution when you want draperies but have very large and tall windows. With the push of a button your drapery panels will open to a beautiful view. With Custom Draperies we can help you select the right fabric for your home and design.

With whole home automation on the rise, we are more excited than ever for our compatibly with automation technologies such as Elan, Control 4, Nest, IFTTT, Logitech, The Amazon Echo and more! Learn more here! Visit our showroom and test moving our shades with the help of Alexa.  

Where to find Hunter Douglas PowerView Motorization

Call or Stop in Read Design today. We have TWO convenient locations, one in Plano and one in Southlake. Our Designers are here to walk you through all of the options that are available when it comes to Window Treatments. We are THE Premier Hunter Douglas Gallery and Interior Design Studio. We can show you all of the latest fabric and color trends and current styles. And we can introduce you to Window Covering Automation and it all starts with PowerView Motorization from Hunter Douglas.

We service all of these areas including. Plano, Southlake, Grapevine, Allen, Irving, Prosper, Colleyville, Frisco, Robson Ranch, Highland Park, Flower Mound, Richardson, Westlake, Celina, Keller, Carrollton, Northlake, Farmers Branch, Arlington, Trophy Club, Rockwell, Mabank, and everywhere in between.

Stop in today It is Motorization Love your Home Month.

972.608.4999 Plano

817.416.7164 Southlake

 

Love Your Home Sales Event

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Join us for our Love Your Home Sales Event only at Read Design!

Now through March 6th, get $100 off per 3 motors when you purchase a minimum of 6 Hunter Douglas PowerView Shades. Call to find out more about this exclusive opportunity you won't find anywhere else!

*Find out the March Special on March 1st!*

Whether you have a contemporary style and prefer the Designer Roller & Screen Shades or a more traditional style and lean to the Vignette Modern Roman Shades & Silhouette Window Shadings, we'll help your pick the perfect window fashions for your style and needs. Motorization is the biggest trend in home design! So let's get with the program! 

Imagine a world where your window treatments can adjust themselves automatically, creating the perfect room ambiance morning, noon and night. That’s the beauty of PowerView® Motorization — recipient of the 2016 Red Dot Design Award, the most coveted and prestigious designation in the world of design. Just program PowerView to move your window treatments to the exact position you want and then control and schedule them using the intuitive PowerView App on your smartphone or tablet. You can also operate your PowerView settings using the stunning new PowerView Pebble® Control. Available in an incredible range of sophisticated styles, PowerView Motorization creates a whole new world of beauty and convenience.

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The PowerView system can be operated via the PowerView App or via two different types of Pebble controls—a Pebble Remote Control or a Pebble Scene Controller. The PowerView Pebble Remote Control offers a modern alternative to a traditional remote control, allowing you to pre-set and easily operate up to six different groupings of window treatments—either individually or together—with just a press of a button. The PowerView Pebble Scene Controller features an advanced display screen that lets you conveniently preview and select room scenes—different combinations of shades and shade positions—that you previously programmed using the PowerView App. Ergonomically designed and beautiful to look at, the PowerView Pebble is available in seven stylish colors to enhance any décor. You can also wall mount a PowerView Remote or Scene Controller using the PowerView Surface, available in three on-trend colors.

Use your Amazon Echo or Nest Thermostat to operate your shades! We have created special Applets to get you started, but you can always create your own to fit your unique needs. 

Give us a call today to find out more about this exclusive offer! This offer IS valid along with the Energy Smart Style rebate going on now!

Read Design Plano: 972.608.4999

Read Design Southlake: 817.416.7164

Intelligent Shades That Simplify Your Life

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PowerView Motorization is a revolutionary new wireless system that automatically moves your shades throughout the day, so you don't have to.

Imagine a world where your window treatments can adjust themselves automatically, creating the perfect room ambiance morning, noon and night. That’s the beauty of PowerView™ Motorization — recipient of the 2016 Red Dot Design Award, the most coveted and prestigious designation in the world of design.

Just program PowerView to move your window treatments to the exact position you want and then control and schedule them using the intuitive PowerView App on your smartphone or tablet. You can also operate your PowerView settings using the stunning new PowerView Pebble™ Control.

Available in an incredible range of sophisticated styles, PowerView Motorization creates a whole new world of beauty and convenience.

Features and Benefits

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The PowerView system can be operated via the PowerView App or via two different types of Pebble controls—a Pebble Remote Control or a Pebble Scene Controller.

The PowerView Pebble Remote Control offers a modern alternative to a traditional remote control, allowing you to pre-set and easily operate up to six different groupings of window treatments—either individually or together—with just a press of a button.

The PowerView Pebble Scene Controller features an advanced display screen that lets you conveniently preview and select room scenes—different combinations of shades and shade positions—that you previously programmed using the PowerView App.

Ergonomically designed and beautiful to look at, the PowerView Pebble is available in seven stylish colors to enhance any décor.

You can also wall mount a PowerView Remote or Scene Controller using the PowerView Surface, available in three on-trend colors.

Get the PowerView™ App

The PowerView App unlocks the full potential of PowerView Motorization. Using the App on your smartphone or tablet, you can create and schedule customized room Scenes that allow your shades to operate on their own throughout the day.

Click a link below to download the App today:

Set Your Perfect Scene

Start by creating Scenes—different combinations of each shade in the room, adjusted to the exact position you want at different times of the day based on your light, privacy and overall room ambiance preferences.

 

Personalize Your Experience

Choose from a variety of fun App color schemes and activity icons to personalize each Scene and Room. You can also create your own Scene names to make them easy to identify.

 

Shades that Operate on YOUR Schedule

Use the scheduling feature to set your Scenes to operate independently. You can program any Scene to activate on specific days and times. You can even schedule multiple-room Scenes to activate simultaneously.

 

Coordinate with Sunrise and Sunset Timing

Link one or more of your Scenes to the ever-changing local sunrise or sunset times—precisely calculated by PowerView based on its knowledge of your specific location.

 

 

 

Connect from Outside the Home

The RemoteConnect™ feature, along with an internet connection, allows you to operate your shades from anywhere in the world, using your smartphone or tablet.

 

Designed with Safety in Mind

Along with the added convenience of cordless operation, PowerView Motorization creates a safer environment for homes with young children and pets.

 

 

Battery Power Makes It Easy

Most PowerView motorized window treatments are battery-powered, so they’re incredibly easy to install, operate and maintain. The battery pack is hidden behind the headrail so there’s nothing to mar the beauty of your window treatments.

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Whole-Home Integration

Along with controlling your Hunter Douglas PowerView shades through the PowerView App and Pebble Control, PowerView also seamlessly integrates with other sophisticated whole-home automation systems. Synchronize your 'Scenes' to automatically activate in coordination with your other smart home devices to create picture-perfect settings throughout the day, every day.

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