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PowerView – Control your shades with your Ipad or Android

Come in and see a demonstration of the new PowerView Motoriztion system from Hunter Douglas. You can control your shades using the PowerView App  on your phone or tablet when not using the remote.

The PowerView Hub kit connects to your modem and then you set up your personal network by following the on-screen instructions.

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Hunter Douglas Display Showroom


We are excited to show off our new Hunter Douglas displays. Come check out the Luminette and Pirouette PowerRise shades and see how the new Platinum technology works. The remote is radio frequency and does not need to be pointed at the window covering to work. The remote not only opens and closes the window treatment but also tilts the vanes.

We have all the new styles, colors and products in our sample books. Come visit us today.

Duette Architella Fabrics

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There has never been a more energy efficient shade than the Duette Architella.

Did you know that up to 50% of your home’s heat can be lost through the windows in the winter?

Did you know that roughly 40% of a home’s unwanted heat gain comes in through your glass windows?

Use DUETTE ARCHITELLA shades to control the flow of energy in and out of your windows. This will drastically reduce your heating and cooling costs.

HUNTER DOUGLAS also has the premium lift systems that will suit your needs. For instance UltraGlide keeps the cord at a constant length. If you have tall windows you know how inconvenient it is to have cords dangling on the ground.

Come in and take a look at our samples today. Call and check current promotions. There is a tax deduction available on Architella shades.

Energy Efficiency – Honeycomb Blinds


Duette Architella® honeycomb shades can reduce solar heat gain through windows by up to 80% in the summer and in winter they can reduce a home’s heat loss by up to 40%. Just when you thought Architella couldn’t get any better, think again…think Architella Trielle™ Elan®, now the most energy efficient honeycomb shade in the history of our industry!

At our Broomfield, CO test lab we placed light fixtures heated up to 140 degrees behind three shades. Temperature recordings on the front of each shade using an infrared camera showed the following:

Shade 1 (left), a single cell shade, recorded 108 degrees
Shade 2 (middle), an Architella shade, recorded 95.4 degrees
Shade 3 (right), a Trielle shade recorded only 84.6 degrees

That’s a 24 degree difference between a single cell shade and Trielle!

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Back in the 70’s I used to sell a lot of woven wood shades. They looked a bit different then because many of them were full of yarn. Hence the name “woven woods”. The yarns were woven through the wood reeds creating a material used most commonly for roman shades. Think golds, moss greens, and a bit of orange and the old memories will come flooding back.

This heavy look fell out of favor when the clean crisp look of mini-blinds and verticals came along. As with all things, the wovens have come back into fashion with new twist. Grasses and naturals are definitely IN right now and many of the new wovens have that ZEN look.

I never thought I would see the day when woven wood draperies would make a come back, but Hunter Douglas has brought them back into vogue. There are indeed improvements to the old look, which often involved clumsy wood pole rods and ungainly wood rings. Now the headrail is streamlined  and easy to pull. Your drapery includes a valance.

Come in and look at our new sampling for woven wood shades and draperies. The vertical drapery is especially appealing for sliding glass doors when a standard drapery or vinyl vertical just doesn’t work with your decorating finesse.