Many of today’s window coverings have been around for a long time. You might have seen draperies, blinds or shades adorning grandma’s windows. Today, an extensive line of sophisticated window fashions developed by Hunter Douglas has advanced window coverings well beyond anything that grandma could even dream of.
Products like Pirouette® window shadings, Luminette® Privacy Sheers, Silhouette® window shadings, Alouette® LightLouvers, Vignette® Modern Roman Shades, Skyline™ gliding panels and Duette® Architella™ honeycomb shades are at the cutting edge of today’s window fashions. Never before has a family of products been able to uniquely combine a soft and pleasing aesthetic with true function and performance.
The white flat sheers of yesterday have been replaced with an endless array of styles and an explosion of color. Their hot fashion look is a bit deceiving because the hidden beauty lies in what these products can do to insulate a home to significantly save on energy costs or the way these products filter and direct natural light into a room to save on home lighting bills.
The choices on how to operate them are just as extensive. Multiple child-safe lifting systems, battery operated motorization or even products that plug into a wall outlet for power have made this moment in history the best time to face a customer’s naked window or one that could use a makeover with confidence.
Joe Jankoski is Hunter Douglas vice president of corporate merchandising.