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For many years horizontal blinds, known as faux woods, have been the number one window covering product sold in the United States, including Reno and Lake Tahoe. They haven’t changed very much as far as the look goes. Typically, these vinyl blinds come with some sort of a valance that covers up the less than attractive headrail. Norman Window Fashions, the world’s leader in vinyl blind louver stock, decided to make a new headrail that would eliminate the valance on their faux wood blinds. Available with their new E-Teck series, they chose to complement the recent movement toward sleek design with a headrail that requires no valance. The blind itself is not new, but just removing the valance changes the look dramatically.

Euro Headrail on Norman Blinds

Euro Headrail on Norman Blinds

The only size that will be available will be the more desirable 2 1/2″ louvers. Years ago, Hunter Douglas introduced the Decor line of aluminum mini-blinds with a valance-less headrail, but until now, this look never made it into the 2″ or 2 1/2″ vinyl blind or faux wood categories. If you have brushed nickel or copper finishes in your house, you should take a look at this option.

Kempler Design is based in Reno Nevada and services northern Nevada and Lake Tahoe. Paul Kempler is a window fashions expert and is available for consultation and design work by arrangement in areas throughout the United States. Kempler Design has been featured on HGTV’s Dream Home program, and has worked with clients or is hired by interior designers on many prestigious projects. Contact Kempler Design at info@kemplerdesign.com or 775 857 3100.

 

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