Archive | February, 2017

Custom Shutters Can Offer A Wide Array Of Options

15 Feb

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The clean, classic look of Hunter Douglas plantation shutters is a great choice for any home. Custom shutters allow for a wide array of options for even the most unique window or door. Choose from wood or synthetic material that can be stained or painted to match the existing décor.

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Plantation shutters are a great way to accent french doors. One advantage to plantation shutters on french doors over blinds is that blinds tend to sway and bang against the door as it opens and can even get caught in the door. Plantation shutters stay put. They work with any type of door handle by customizing cut outs to individual door handles.

Sliding Glass doors

sliding-door-shuttersInstalling plantation shutters as a window treatment for sliding glass doors is a great way to give a sophisticated look to a room while optimizing privacy and light. Hunter Douglas shutters come in three collections that can all be made with installation systems uniquely for patio and sliding glass doors.

Closet Doors

Plantation shutters are an interesting way to give a crisp, modern look to a bedroom. With their streamlined look, architectural interest and the ability to close the louvers tightly to block the contents of the closet from view, they are a great solution for closet doors.

Room Dividers

A cost effective and fun option for basements, attics, or home offices, plantation shutters are ideal for creating separate spaces where no walls exist. Plantation shutters can be custom made into floor to ceiling room dividers, lending a high-end, contemporary look to your home renovation project.

Materials and Finishes

Hunter Douglas uses three distinct materials for plantation shutters. Their hardwood shutters are crafted from real wood and use dovetail construction for increased durability. They come in a wide array of colors and finishes to suit any room in your home.

Hybrid shutters give the look of hardwood but the strength and durability of advanced modern day materials.

Hunter Douglas UV resistant shades are a great idea for high moisture areas like the kitchen or the bathroom. They are guaranteed to never fade, chip, warp or peel, regardless of heat or moisture exposure.

Operating Systems

Depending on exactly where your shutters are in your home, there may be a need for different ways to open or adjust them. Here are a few options offered by Hunter Douglas.

A traditional front-mounted tilt bar is the standard on plantation shutters. The centered tilt bar is used to close the louvers up or down tightly against one another. Hunter Douglas also offers a rear mounted tilt bar, which is barely visible from the front of the shutter.shuttershinged

Hinged panels can be hinged both together and to the window frame. T-posts in the center of the window opening can be added to increase design possibilities.

A bi-fold track option available on all Hunter Douglas shutter products allows for up six panels to be hinged together. Bypass track allows shutter panels to slide past each other on top tracks to open and close. Both track options are safe choices for doorways.

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The frame is an important finishing touch for plantation shutters. Some style options include inside and outside mounts, as well as decorative casings and trims.

 

The professional designers at Delux Drapery and Shade Company can assist you in choosing the right design options for your home. We are located in Ann Arbor, MI and service Ypsilanti, Saline, Chelsea, Dexter, Manchester, Howell, Brighton, all of Washtenaw County and all surrounding communities.

 

 

Choosing the Right Custom Shades in Ann Arbor Michigan

8 Feb

Choosing the Right Custom Shades in Ann Arbor Michigan

Looking for new window treatments? We have a variety of custom shades and sheers for every room in your home. With so many designs to choose from, you may start to feel overwhelmed with the choices. At Delux Drapery & Shade Co., our services include in-house design, meeting budgets, measuring and certified installation. Our staff will provide you with guidance and options based on your preferences, needs and budget to find the perfect shades or sheers for your home!
Types of Shades and Sheers

  • Cellular Shades– These shades, also known as honeycomb shades provide great insulation, which makes them energy efficient for any duette_northwood_sequoia_detail2016season. They can be compressed tightly to maximize the window’s view. They are available in an impressive range of light-control fabrics, with the choice of hundreds of colors and textures. They are offered in various types to meet your desired look such as Duette®, the Alustra® Collection of Duette® Architella®, Duette® Architella®, Applause®, and Pleated.
  • Roman Shades– These shades have soft pleats that fold when they are raised. They are vignette-detailoffered in a great selection of fabrics and colors, with both light-filtering and room-darkening options. They are offered in a wide selection of types such as Vignette®, the Alustra® Collection of Vignette®, Design Studio™, and Solera®.

 

 

  • Roller Shades- These shades are easy and simple, providing a clean look. They are offered in large range of sturdy and beautiful fabrics, as well as types such as Designer Roller Shades, Designer Screen Shades, and the Alustra® Collection of Roller Shades.
  • Woven Woods– These unique shades utilize fibers and textures to create a natural look. They come in large selection of shade styles provenance-detailsuch as Provenance® and the Alustra® Collection of Woven Textures®
  • Sheers– Our sheers, offered in the Luminette® style are great for wide windows and sliding doors as they provide great light-control and privacy options. They come in a variety of colors and sheer and drapery-like fabrics.
  • Shadings– Our shadings offer options for light-control and privacy, a well as UV silhouette-detailprotection. They come in a large selection of colors with adjustable fabrics vanes. They are offered in various types such as Silhouette®, the Alustra® Collection of Silhouette®, Pirouette®, the Alustra® Collection of Pirouette®, and Nantucket™.

 

The Best Place to Find Custom Shades in Ann Arbor

Now that you know the difference between all the different types of shades, it’s time to stop by your favorite family owned business, Delux Drapery & Shade Co., offering expert decorating and friendly service since 1942. We are located in Ann Arbor, MI and service Ypsilanti, Saline, Chelsea, Dexter, Manchester, Howell, Brighton, all of Washtenaw County and all surrounding communities. We offer a large selection of custom Hunter Douglas window treatments with a showroom in Ann Arbor.

We also offer free in-home consultations to ensure that your window treatments fit perfectly in your home. We pledge to give the absolute best service to you and guarantee your complete satisfaction. If you are ready to choose the perfect custom shades for your home, then do not hesitate to contact us!

A Shot Of Espresso Adds A Positive Jolt To Your Decor

1 Feb

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Espresso – just the name makes you think of richness and intensity. Brown, and especially the shade of espresso, is a rich, earthy color that can anchor an entire room with spirit and coziness.

Because espresso is also about nature, it makes people feel comfortable and cocooned. In fact, it’s generally thought that shades of brown promote a feeling of warmth, protection and relaxation.

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Espresso goes with most any interior design style from ultra contemporary to mid-century modern to  comfortable Victorian, depending on the home furnishing pieces you select.

 

  • Think soft and supple espresso leather for a masculine lodge look.
  • Consider floral prints with espresso coloration for a Victorian feel.
  • Contemplate jungle patterns filled with espresso shades for a bohemian vibe.

Espresso works well with many colors, especially when it’s coupled with crisp white or a warmer off-white or cream, which makes the richespresso5 brown shade pop. It can also be beautiful with:

  • Earth tones like amber and rust
  • Soft pink or powder blue
  • Yellow and gold tones
  • Silver and grey shades
  • Even hot pink, electric turquoise or acid green

espresso4Make espresso brown a focal point for major parts of your décor, such as painted walls, carpeting, rugs, sofas, countertops and more. Or use espresso as an accent, in solids or stripes and patterns, with throw pillows, backsplashes, window top treatments, artwork and more.

This winter, energize the look of your home with the addition of home furnishings in dramatic espresso. The team at Delux Drapery & Shade Co. is ready to help, contact us today to get started!

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