We talked with the team at Hunter Douglas to learn what’s new and what’s next.
As part of our on-going DESIGN LAB series inspired by ICONIC HAUS, our luxury designer showhouse, where 20 interior design teams created spaces under one roof, say hello to Hunter Douglas, the luxe brand that provided the window treatments and shades throughout the HAUS. We talked with the team to learn what trends the brand is seeing in window coverings, get updates on innovations in automation and find out what’s next for Hunter Douglas?
We talked with the team to learn what trends the brand is seeing in window coverings, get updates on innovations in automation and find out what's next for Hunter Douglas?
At the core of the DNA of the Hunter Douglas brand is the industry leader in innovation, offering premium, intelligent window coverings that beautifully transform natural light and enhance your home’s interiors. Their products are thoughtfully engineered to craft your perfect light, and many designs offer additional energy efficiency and child safety benefits. A versatile product portfolio and broad selection of innovative operating systems—including advanced automation—allowing you to effortlessly choose the look you desire and how your window treatments function.
WHAT’S TRENDING NOW
As we are spending more time at home, comfort and well-being are key considerations in window coverings. An important facet of this is a connection to nature, which improves overall happiness and well-being. Both Silhouette and Pirouette window shadings offer Clearview, which give users the opportunity to bring the soothing quality of the outdoors in, with an unobstructed view.
Because natural light has a huge impact on our circadian rhythms and mental health, what consumers want most from window coverings is ease in controlling how light enters the home. Hunter Douglas Silhouette window shadings are the perfect product to harvest the glow of natural light, creating a calming ambience indoors.
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By offering the duality of light-filtering and room-darkening options, Duolite liners further optimize users’ ability to control their lighting with Silhouette, Vignette and Designer roller shades. These features can be combined with natural materials, earthy colorations, and soft curves, to enhance our interiors for comfort and well-being. A wide variety of luxurious textured textiles can be found in Vignette, Design Studio and Alustra woven textures.
Laurent Bernard, owner of Interior Essentials in Scottsdale and Gilbert, Arizona was joined the ICONIC HAUS roster to design a space and as a complement to the Hunter Douglas partnership. Bernard says that sheers used in new ways are one of the freshest looks of the year. “We even saw texture and woven materials in sheers this year, making them light and airy, but beautiful additions to the windows. In addition to sheers, Bernard saw more natural and organic materials, like woven shades, take center stage in the ICONIC HAUS.
In fall 2019 Hunter Douglas launched Design Studio. Featuring artful designs for a fully dressed window, the Design Studio suite of products provides ample layering opportunities for vibrant home-décor styling. The sophisticated collection of drapery, side panels and Roman shades pair perfectly not only with other products in the collection but also with a wide array of Hunter Douglas window coverings. It provides consumers with a streamlined way to customize the look and feel of their windows.
The new drapery line was showcased at ICONIC HAUS, and four designers opted to showcase the new fabrics in their spaces. Airy, breezy panels in shades of white and naturals were selected for the Mod-iterranean estate and added a simple elegance throughout the HAUS.
As the connected home becomes more popular than ever before, Hunter Douglas has worked to keep up with demand by developing shading solutions that are innovative, interoperable and intuitive, without compromising on style.
As the connected home becomes more popular than ever before, Hunter Douglas has worked to keep up with demand by developing shading solutions that are innovative, interoperable and intuitive, without compromising on style. A few years back, Hunter Douglas introduced PowerView automation to meet the growing demand for a wireless smart shading solution.
PowerView can be easily integrated into smart home systems offering safety and privacy, comfort, and convenience, and even energy savings. In fact, last year Hunter Douglas earned the very first energy performance rating for window coverings on their lines of cellular shades and cellular roller shades.
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For homeowners seeking powered shading in hard-to-wire locations, Hunter Douglas introduced the wireless rechargeable battery wand last year. The wand delivers a one-year battery life and is easy to remove, recharge and replace, taking lifestyle simplicity to the next level.
For those looking to hardwire shades as part of new construction or a renovation, Hunter Douglas introduced PowerView+. This new product offers a premium low voltage, hardwired solution that adds extra reliability, ultra-quiet operation and control for up to 16 shades at a time. PowerView+ has an unmatched range of options, it is compatible with our Designer roller shades, Designer screen shades and Pirouette and Silhouette window shadings.
The team at ICONIC LIFE luxury lifestyle magazine says thank you to Hunter Douglas for their support of ICONIC HAUS, and for providing beautiful window coverings to be showcased on the windows. Thank you to Bernard and his team at Interior Essentials for being on site to help with measurements, recommendations and installation.
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