May 23, 2022

Love it or List it!

Hunter Douglas Silhouette

Lately, I have been filling my down time watching HGTV’s “Love It or List It.” It’s great seeing design dilemmas get solved for client’s who think their home is a lost cause. Secretly (or not so secretly), I’m always rooting for Hilary and waiting for the client to say, “We’re going to love it.”

Have you ever noticed that the windows in the finished home all look like the picture to the left? That’s because Hunter Douglas donates gorgeous Silhouettes to the show for the remodels.

Silhouettes are one of our favorite Hunter Douglas products. They are beautiful yet functional which is what we look for in a window fashion. We consider it a crossover product because it provides the functionality of both a shade and a blind.  The name “Silhouette” tells you a little bit about how the product works.  When closed, the figures behind the sheer look like a silhouette, meaning that you can make out a figure but can’t tell anything about it. Therefore, the sheer provides privacy; however, it does not block light from entering the way a traditional shade or blind does. Note in the external view how you can make out the indoor lighting, but nothing else.  Yet when the vanes are open, light is diffused. This allows the sunlight to be distributed through the room still providing up to 87% UV protection preventing fading and discoloration of your furniture.

On Love It or List It, the Silhouettes are usually the sole window treatment, and by themselves, they look great! But I usually like to pair a Silhouette with drapery. The Silhouette acts as a sheer panel that is then framed by the fabric. You could use stationary panels since the Silhouette already provides functionality and privacy so you don’t need the drapery to be functional, just beautiful.

It is our philosophy that custom product is where beauty meets function, and Hunter Douglas Silhouettes are the epitome of that philosophy.

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