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Mid Century Modern is such a popular style of design. But what are good window treatments for mid century modern? It is not a simple answer. People choose the look for various reasons. Some love the contemporary side of it. Others like the retro stylings of the mid century design, thus the name. When choosing window treatments or curtains for this type of design, you have to get to the root of the desire.

One of my favorite bands was fronted by an artist who is known for being the leader of the “Mod” movement. I think that the hipster movement as well as the mod sense of style are cut from the same cloth. I’m sure that people that are very into either movement will have their own opinions, but here is my take.

Paul Weller, the man I referred to earlier was quoted as saying that the “mod” movement is the desire to take all the best things from various generations and make it current again. This is why we are seeing design trends that harken back to a previous time. For some of us who have a few years of experience, we are seeing styles come back to the fore.

When it comes to window treatments for mid century modern design, you need to find out where you are coming from. The client in this video, (sorry for the blurry video!!!) leaned heavily toward the more modern design and fit in the retro look as a stylizing factor.

Array Shades From The Street

Because of this, we suggested the Array Shade, by Century Shade and Blind, Inc. This type of shade is also available from Hunter Douglas, Lafayette and a few other companies. For this client, it was the perfect option when you consider their particular needs.

They wanted privacy, a sheer view, the ability to make the shade go away and also the look which would coordinate with their mid century modern design. We certainly could have gone with roller shades, shutters or even cellular shades, but this felt like the right choice for this client.

I say this almost every time, but there is no one “right” choice. The design process helps us narrow down the choice while working with each client. In this case, we helped this client to choose the right window treatments for mid century modern design in their home.

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Kempler Design is located in Reno NV and serves the northern Nevada and Lake Tahoe regions with a mobile design showroom. Paul Kempler, its founder is considered a window fashions expert. Kempler Design has been featured in many prestigious projects, including the HGTV dream home in Lake Tahoe. Kempler Design works with homeowners as well as interior design firms looking for a local contact in the Reno/Tahoe area or is available for travel.

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