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This is not an exhaustive list of the new samplings that are available from Hunter Douglas, but it will give an indication of the new products and changes to existing product that are now available through Kempler Design and other Hunter Douglas dealers. One of these days, I will be better at the layouts, but I’d rather get you the information than waste time on graphic design. I’m much better at designing window treatments. Ask a client, I use a lot of drawings!

Design Studio Roman Shades

There is a new style of hobbled construction with an improved inner liner. They have also enhanced the way that they finish the back liner. Also, the side stitching which keeps the edges from unraveling, has been improved and is nearly invisible. If you want to mount them as an outside mount, you will have new options as well.

Duette and Applause Honeycomb Shades

There are four new fabrics available in the Duette line. They are all in the Architella fabric, which is the cell inside of a cell technology. They have improved the headrail in a couple of key areas. One way is by reducing the depth of the headrail to make it possible to mount in even more casings. The other improvement will keep the level of the shade more even than before.

EverWood Alternative Wood Blinds

These faux-wood blinds now come in some pretty amazing new finishes, including: Grass Weave, Linen and Leather. They are very impressive. Even the white colors have been improved. Lite-Rise, the cordless lift system is now available on the larger and more custom look 2 1/2″ beveled blinds. de-Light, the routless feature that used to be an upgrade is now offered at no charge.

Pirouette Window Shadings

The Pirouette shade has been one of the best sellers for Kempler Design in the premium window shadings category and the new adjustments will just add to their appeal. There are five brand new fabrics in the new collection and they are truly beautiful. My personal favorite has a metallic finish. I am excited to bring this book into my clients’ homes.

Palm Beach Polysatin Shutters

Hunter Douglas has introduced a new finish to their vinyl shutters that is very reminiscent of a painted wood shutter. They are not the first to have this finish, but I’m sure theirs will be very nice as well. They have added frame choices and sill covers, which are a nice finishing touch to boring sills, which we have plenty of here in the Reno area. They promise that their product will NEVER warp, crack, fade, chip, peel or discolor.

Silhouette Window Shadings

One of the powerhouses of the premium window coverings market, the new Silhouette now offers a truly cordless operation with the introduction of the LiteRise lift system. It will work on all but the largest shades by just grabbing and moving the bottom rail to the desired location. I have a sample that you can play with if you are in the Reno or Lake Tahoe area.

Vignette Modern Roman Shades

Modern roman shades…they mean roman shade that functions as a roller shade. An interesting concept that Hunter Douglas has been tinkering with for a long time. Over the years they have made adjustments to the operating systems and now they function more like standard roman shades as well as their roller systems. I have good feelings about some of their new adjustments. They are releasing four new fabrics in updated colors. If you prefer motorization to your window coverings, Vignette will now have more options for you.

Well, there you have it. Some new stuff to think about. As always, there are so many adjustments and changes to put into the equation, that we suggest speaking with a professional in your area.

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