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Hunter Douglas QuadroClad® Façade Systems: The Epitome of Style and Performance

The façade of a building creates an impression from afar and makes visitors curious about the interiors and also makes them create an impression about the dwellers of that building. This is why selecting the right façade can prove to be quite a challenge. Hunter Douglas has crafted the QuadroClad® series of façade systems to help you overcome this dilemma of choice.

It is a unique, open-jointed cladding system which uses the principles of rainscreen façade technology to create a brilliant combination of performance and style. The lightweight skins of the system are fused to a honeycomb aluminum core which ensures absolute smooth flatness and extreme panel strength. QuadroClad® looks good and works even better. The panels and all other components of the system are engineered to perform in the most trying circumstances. Each panel is rigorously tested for corrosion resistance, fire resistance, and the wind-load performance to ensure that your building smiles even in the harshest climates. 

The exemplary performance of the QuadroClad® comes in a diverse range of custom shaped, curved and tapered panels. You get multiple joint options and a choice of color and material variations that will spoil you for choice and bring out the best of your design creativity. At Hunter Douglas, our belief is that we can create whatever design or shape you want. Each of the impeccable QuadroClad® façade systems is made with precision of measurement in a controlled factory environment. Therefore, you can be assured of getting a hassle-free, smooth, and swift installation on-site along with optimum performance. 



Here are some of the features of the world-class QuadroClad® systems that make them ideal for any size or type of buildings:

Endurance: The QuadroClad® systems have been tested for more than 15 years. We help you evaluate all aspects of the building from the visible surfaces to the construction, enabling you to create a QuadroClad® framework that suits the building specifications without costly alterations. These are composite aluminum QuadroClad® systems that originate from the aircraft industry. Produced using pre-coated aluminum, the system is combined with aluminum honeycomb reinforcement. Thus, you get flat, lightweight and made-to-measure product that keeps your building safe from environmental impact for years to come. 

Comfort: QuadroClad® systems are known to enhance the performance and comfort levels of the building for its occupants. Heat, fire, snow, rain, noise or wind, the system easily manages ambient internal temperatures and humidity levels.

Quality: The system is an outcome of over 40 years of global experience of development and production of aluminum facades. The flexibility we provide in panel size and shape and variations of curving and cranking makes QuadroClad® easy to apply on almost any freshly built or existing superstructure. You can install the panels to any part of a building ranging from a low to a high-rise building. QuadroClad® panels offer a flexible solution up to sizes of 1,500 mm x 6,000 mm. 

The extensive range of QuadroClad® façade panels come in a wide array of products such as QC50 Standard, QC100 Easy, QC200 Ultimate, QC300 Complete, and QC500 Infinity to suit a diversity of needs and usages.

It is this quality and precision of Hunter Douglas QuadroClad® façade systems that delivers various benefits to you such as:

Health and wellbeing

Hunter Douglas is committed to creation of sustainable buildings by providing aesthetic solutions which can enhance comfort and reduce energy consumption. We believe that the most important purpose of any building is to protect its occupants from elements and discomforts. We have created QuadroClad® shading solutions which help in optimum usage of daylight in a way that doesn’t cause glare or heat discomfort. Further, our solutions are highly effective in providing acoustic comfort. 

Recycling

Usage of environmentally sound materials is a key to building sustainable buildings. We strategically choose materials that have inherently good environmental properties. Most of our products are made using aluminum produced in our own smelters. The processes deployed ensure consumption of up to 99% of recycled materials to produce the perfect alloy for our QuadroClad® series. Even the wood we use is FSC certified and we have adopted the Cradle to Cradle principle of product development. 

Energy Conservation

One of the most important aspects for the modern buildings is to reduce energy consumption and contribute in preventing global warming. Most of the contemporary offices in Indian cities use a lot of energy for cooling. By smartly controlling the solar heat passing through the transparent parts of the façade is instrumental in eliminating the occurrence of over-heating in old as well as new buildings. This is where the high-performance shielding solutions from Hunter Douglas lead to massive energy savings alongside promoting the health and wellness of the building’s occupants. 

Corporate Social Responsibility

Hunter Douglas has launched the ‘Keen on Green’ initiative to reduce energy consumption across all the facilities of the company and we are committed to reduce our energy and water consumption as well as the carbon-footprint. We have adopted the energy efficient frameworks to achieve and manage our ‘Keen on Green’ objectives.

Hunter Douglas and all its employees are actively supporting the communities in which they live and work, and also the global initiatives. 

01 Jul 2021 READ MORE

Hunter Douglas Commercial Venetian Blinds

The External Venetian Blinds from Hunter Douglas have been consistently regarded as the most efficient and flexible solar and light control mechanisms by European architects. This acknowledgement comes from 50 years of innovation in the field of Sun Control. 

We are proud to say that Hunter Douglas has been a pioneer in the domain. We work with architects and designers all over the world and regularly discover and fine tune ways to improve heat, light and energy management. Our products feature best materials and highest construction standards. 

Design – Hunter Douglas new generation External Venetian Blinds feature design, size, usage and other functionalities at par with the conventional blinds. However, these new blinds don’t need special conditions such as deeper stacking, complex installation or special electronic components. You can choose different slat dimensions of up to 100 mm width and a range of project colours. 

Functionality and Comfort – these blinds can be tilted, raised or lowered using a mechanism which is made of long-lasting maintenance free PVC. This positive tilting mechanism keeps the slats unmoved even in strong windy conditions. There is a stainless-steel tilting spring which is enclosed in two different slat suspension rings making the blinds user friendly, and easy to operate with precision. 

Easy installation – Installation is a breeze with these External Venetian blinds. We offer diverse mounting solutions to help easy installation as per the building’s location and design. 

Energy and light – Our External Venetian Blinds build environments which are comfortable, healthy, productive and energy efficient. We use engineering and production processes to minimize environmental impact alongside meeting the highest quality standards for commercial, hospitality and industrial usage. We have a strong project support team which works with architects to analyze, visualize and optimize our Window Covering Solutions with the help of Hunter Douglas Energy and Light Tool.

Controlling mechanism – The durable maintenance free plastic used in the positive tilting mechanism keeps the slats unmoved by wind load. During lowering, slats are completely closed, and during raising they are fully open. We also provide an optional automatic tilting device which pre-sets the slats at a 40 degrees angle. When the slats are lifted, the system gets automatically reset. 

You can use these External Blinds separately or in a combination. There is also the option of integrating the blinds in a fully automatic central control system comprising group controls, solar sensors, anemometers, time switches and relays. 



Health and environment benefits of Hunter Douglas External Venetian Blinds

Productivity – Integration of natural resources such as daylight and implementing energy saving strategies helps in creating a comfortable and productive environment for the building’s occupants. Even a minor increase of 1% in productivity can help in increasing revenues. 

Comfort – Comfort is the state of mind where a person is at complete harmony with the surrounding environment. All over the world natural lighting is considered comforting since it helps establish visual contact with the outdoors. Hence, it is known to make people feel positive. We have crafted these blinds to ensure optimal working conditions by controlling glare and reflections. A research revealed that glare free daylight integration helped productivity improve by 4%. 

Sustainability and indoor environmental quality – The usage of energy, water, materials and other resources make up its environmental footprint. Hunter Douglas Sun Control Systems and Window Coverings can help in reducing environmental impact of buildings. We use Window Coverings to make the internal environment more comfortable and to control heat. While interior window blinds help in reducing glare and diffusion of daylight, the External Window Shades help in heat control.

Our External Venetian Blinds help in blocking excessive solar heat and reducing energy consumption of air-conditioning in summer. These shades also reduce the need for high capacity cooling equipment, leading to a lower investment cost. In colder areas, these shades reduce heat loss from interiors and help the building remain warmer with less power consumption. 

Hunter Douglas helps its business partners with diverse technical consulting and support services aimed at architects, developers, and installation experts. We help them with recommendations on materials, shapes, dimensions, colours and finishes of the shades. We also assist in creating design proposals, visualisations, and mounting drawings. We help installers by providing detailed installation drawings and instructions.

Overall, we are ready to support all your needs related to External Venetian Blinds as well as any other types of indoor/outdoor shades and services. Go ahead and experience the Hunter Douglas difference today!

20 Jun 2021 READ MORE

Tips for maintaining your home automation system

You are a smart home owner with all the amenities, luxuries and gadgets for comfortable living, and the need for maintenance of the gadgets and appliances can’t be lost on you. Depending on the season and device, there are maintenance activities and schedules that need to be followed. Before summer’s arrival, AC filters have to be changed, and before the winters (furnaces or electrical heating systems must be inspected). Before Monsoons, drainage, and outdoor electric works are checked for safety. Similarly, no matter how smart your home is, the smart home automation systems also need to be inspected, updated and maintained regularly to ensure optimum functionality.

A home automation system such as the Hunter Douglas PowerView® Automation syncs all your window treatments. In fact, even your smartphone that houses the PowerView® App is a part of the system. Let’s take a look at some tips that can help you keep your home automation system performing delightfully year after year. 



Software updates

Just like your smartphone which frequently requires UI and OS updates, the smart devices are also software driven and should be updated whenever there is an upgrade available.

Connectivity

Hunter Douglas PowerView® Automation works in calibration with your home WiFi system. Therefore, it is important to check for the connectivity efficiency and calibrate the devices whenever needed. For instance, you might be wondering why despite the repeated attempts the window blinds remain non-responsive. Instead of worrying about the system having failed and costly repairs/replacements, the problem could be something as simple as a change of Wi-Fi password, router upgrade or a change of networks.

Power supply

You need to periodically check the power supply to the installations especially if they are outdoor and heavy installations such as sun louvres or motorized window blinds. There could be a power supply issue sometimes, or your router/signal enhancer might not be plugged in properly. Similarly, the batteries of remote controllers could have become discharged and simply replacing them with new batteries could make the system work more efficiently.

Network connectivity

As you might have occasionally encountered while working from home, sometimes, the network connectivity becomes unstable and poor. This doesn’t just make video buffers or file transfers become difficult, but can also make your home automation system stutter and stop at times. In today’s time, we work from home and with the whole family spending most of the time at home, the number of connected devices can be really high and make the network slow and ineffective. In such a scenario, it will be a good option to upgrade to a commercial grade network system.

Maintenance of the window blinds/draperies

The primary components for a home automation system such as the Hunter Douglas PowerView® are your window blinds. Therefore, they have to be carefully and regularly inspected and maintained. Window blinds and shades face the weather elements and accumulate dust and grime over a period of time. By keeping them clean, you can enhance their efficiency and appeal. The cleaning process shouldn’t just be limited to brushing the shades or wiping the slats of the blinds, but should also include thorough cleaning of the rails to ensure there is nothing blocking the movement of the motors or the blinds/drapes in any manner.

Maintenance of the components

Even though it is smartly controlled by remote controllers or the PowerView® App, the window automation system comprises several mechanical elements such as the motors that make the blinds open and close. Regular maintenance of the motorized components, and repair or replacement of any faulty parts is necessary to keep the whole system working seamlessly. 

A top of the line home automation system is unlikely to give you major headaches or necessitate replacement for many years, but, like your favourite car, it also needs a regular maintenance and service schedule to be adhered to. Last, but, not the least, while going for service and repairs of your smart home automation system, make sure to get the work done by authorized professionals only. This would not only keep your product warranties intact, but will also eliminate the risk of under-performance or frequent operational challenges!
 

28 May 2021 READ MORE

Things you should know about Hunter Douglas PowerView® Automation System before installing it

We live in a technology driven world, and the need to make our homes smarter, automated and sustainable is being increasingly felt in the wake of the pandemic. The constant need to watch out against infection has made it necessary that we stay and work from home as far as possible.

In such a scenario, you would obviously want to make your home as comfortable, stylish and energy efficient as possible. The solution lies in an advanced smart home automation system which is not just about the typical turning the lights or devices on/off, but, one that can go beyond that and help you remotely control the look and feel of your home from inside as well as outside. Hunter Douglas PowerView® Automation is exactly the kind of a holistic automation solution you need. PowerView® is one of the most advanced window shades automation systems in the world and it has features that can make your home smarter and neighbours impressed.

Let’s find out how!



Friendly to your existing home automation

Hunter Douglas PowerView® Automation is created thoughtfully to synchronize with the market leading home automation devices from Google and Apple. We believe that technology should make things easier, and in today’s time, ‘contact-less’ as well. That’s why we have created an integrated PowerView® App which can be installed on your Android or iOS smartphones. The app gives you a range of options to control any or your entire home window blinds.

If you are a nature lover and someone who loves waking up early in the morning then there is no joy greater than waking up when the soft fuzzy morning light drives the night away. However, you couldn’t enjoy the pleasure as it required waking up and opening the window blinds first. Alternatively, you might not be fond of the noisy alarms that rattle you out of sleep with the shrieking sound at 7.30 am. Whichever is the case, the PowerView® Automation can be set to open or shut automatically at a time of your choice, every single day. Not only that, you can also program your window shades to move as per your preference throughout the day. You only need to adjust the settings once and this advanced home automation system will manage the rest, every day. 

Connectivity

Hunter Douglas PowerView® ensures that you don’t have to limit or compromise your options when it comes to home window automation. The system comes with a super sleek wall-mounted hub which is connected wirelessly with the home Wi-Fi (wall mount). It allows you to control all the Hunter Douglas window blinds of your house seamlessly and the device also stores and remembers your preferred settings for automatic activation as per choice. For large houses, the system has a small almost invisible signal enhancer which can be plugged into any regular AC power outlet. This intelligent addition enhances the signal range and ensures effective remote operation of the window shades throughout the house.

Control

We have taken great care to ensure that you have multiple and stylish control options for the PowerView® Automation system. Apart from the smartphone app, there is a beautifully designed Pebble remote controller which can be synchronized with the PowerView® Hub as well as the App to operate the window blinds. Further, you can also choose to activate your saved settings through a wall-mounted Surface Scene Controller as well. The device can save multiple scene settings, and you just need to scroll, choose and activate the setting you want. 

Safety

The PowerView® App can allow you to seamlessly integrate all your Hunter Douglas installations from any location with just  one command. There is no cord loop which makes the installations absolutely safe for the kids and pets as well as elderly family members. You can use the scheduling feature to store and automate different settings for different hours such as morning, afternoon, evening and night to enjoy seamless outdoor views as well as to enjoy desired privacy. Since you can operate the system from any location, it will make the onlookers feel that you are home and discourage burglars to attempt any break-ins. 

Sustainability

Like all good automation systems, Hunter Douglas PowerView® improves energy efficiency of our home and reduces power consumption. The window blinds can automatically move to different positions throughout the day and give you greater control of light and heat entering the living premises. This can reduce energy consumption by the heating or cooling systems and make your home more comfortable and environment-friendly.
The entire range of Hunter Douglas PowerView® Automation features is available in India, and you can safely check the details online here and contact a sales expert for discussion, a demo or placing an order!

 

24 May 2021 READ MORE

Hunter Douglas Automatic window blinds: Ultimate Combination of Quality and Technology for your home

Windows are an integral part of any modern home’s décor. In fact, the type and quality of window blinds that you install in your home can be a major factor in enhancing your home’s comfort and impression. As a leading global brand in window blinds and automation products, Hunter Douglas has crafted some of the best options for you. Our exquisite range of automatic window blinds is ideal for all climates and homes. Let’s take a look!


Venetian Blinds

15 May 2021 READ MORE

Add Magic to your Home Window Shades with PowerView® Automation

The biggest lesson that we have learned in the last one year is that we all are going to spend a lot more time inside our houses than hopping around the world. At least that’s how things are likely to be in the next few years.  Thus, it is a great time to transform our homes into comfortable havens with stylishness that can enhance our living experience.

What’s even better is that the world’s most beautiful window treatments from Hunter Douglas, the globally renowned window shades and automation brand are now available in India. Aptly named ‘PowerView®’, this is a mighty window treatment that helps you fulfil all your expectations with your home windows, automatically. 

The Hunter Douglas PowerView® Automation comes with an integrated PowerView® App which can be installed on Android or iOS smartphones. The App provides you with the full range of features to meet your needs of privacy, light-control, energy-efficiency and viewing preferences etc. 

For instance, if you wish to create a uniform fuzzy vibe in the morning where the first rays of the sun in the morning gently enter your home and wake you up naturally, you can do so  by automatically scheduling the window blinds to open accordingly!

Similarly, your home office’s window treatments could be scheduled open to let you watch the sun go down after a productive day at work. PowerView® Scheduling feature opens up endless possibilities as far as creating scenes are concerned. If you live in a high-rise, you could use the POWERVIEW® APP to open the window blinds and enjoy the night lights of the city or the beauty of monsoon rains as per the season. 



While living the indoor life, you could also control your Hunter Douglas PowerView® window treatments to enjoy desired views of outdoors without compromising on your preferred privacy settings. You can also schedule the window treatments to move in sync with the sun’s movement throughout the day. This would help in ensuring that your home interior temperatures remain pleasant while consuming less electricity. By using the PowerView® Automation in combination with home device, you can literally make your window shades dance to your fingertips. 

The PowerView® Automation is not merely a window shade automation solution that can work only through a smartphone app, but, it can also be operated smoothly through various options such as hand-held or wall-mounted remote controllers apart from the PowerView® App which is an innovative app that turns your smartphone into a remote control allowing you to control a specific window shade or all the window coverings of your home simultaneously. The App works in tandem with the PowerView® Hub and has a RemoteConnect feature which allows you to control your window shades even when you are far away from the home. 

PowerView® Hub can be easily called as the brain of the entire PowerView® Automation system. It is an elegantly designed device which connects to your home Wi-Fi and provides you all the control features for your Hunter Douglas window treatments throughout the home. The PowerView® Hub can store your customized settings, schedules and activate them automatically. However, if you feel that there are some signal issues in parts of your home away from the Hub then you can add a PowerView® Repeater to overcome this challenge. 

The PowerView® Repeater is a small signal booster that can be discreetly plugged into any AC outlet in the part of the home where the signal range is found to be weaker. It allows extension of the signal range to ensure that no matter how big your home is, the PowerView® performs smoothly across it. 

The delight of the PowerView® Automation system doesn’t end here. The system also features an incredibly stylish Pebble® and Surface Remote which are easy to use hand-held and wall-mounted controllers. Through these devices, you can easily operate your window shades with the push of a button. The Pebble® is the most beautiful remote controller that you are likely to have seen and it works in concert with the PowerView® Hub and App. You can use it to let your favourite scenes unfold or move your window coverings in any manner you desire. You can scroll through the various personalized scene settings and activate the one that you wish for by using just one of two favourite buttons. 

There is no doubt that the Hunter Douglas PowerView® Automation is among the most advanced and stylish home window treatments available on the market. Go ahead and explore the magic of living yourself by contacting a Hunter Douglas product expert today!

12 May 2021 READ MORE

Why Should you Choose Fabric Roller Blinds Over Curtains

Sometimes, the act of making choices can be really a lot tougher than it first seems. Selecting the right type of window coverings is one of the most important aspects of home décor. In fact, whether you go for a complete transformation of your home interiors or a seasonal/festive makeover, redoing the window shades is usually an item on the priority list. 

Curtains are the simplest and an easy DIY option for most homes. You can just hang them from the drapery rods and create shaded and stylish interiors. However, when we compare them with the Roller blinds, there are certain things that need to be taken into account. Let’s go ahead and take a look at the various advantages offered by Hunter Douglas Roller blinds.



In modern urban homes, spaciousness can be a bit of a challenge especially in the apartments. That’s where a high quality roller blind fits snugly on the windows and makes your room look bigger and more comfortable compared to curtains. Being the pioneers in window blinds, Hunter Douglas offers you a wide range of customised roller blinds that come with unmatched style and efficiency. Here are some of the advantages that they can offer over conventional curtains:

Fittings: Customised roller blinds are made to measure and they will cover your window frame perfectly. Therefore, you can get them seamlessly nestled inside or on top of the window frame. Whichever option you choose, you can always be assured of the best window appearance. In fact, it is this size adaptability of these blinds that makes them an ideal choice for different window shapes and sizes including arched, triangular, round or curved windows as well. 

Privacy: It is easier to separate the loosely hanging fabric sheets aka curtains and get a glimpse of your home interiors. In windy times, the curtains keep fluttering away and occasionally turning you home interiors into a display. However, the snugly fit roller blinds are made of a single sheet of fabric and will provide your home the desired privacy.

Light Control: One of the biggest benefits of Hunter Douglas roller blinds is the absolute range of light control they offer. You can opt for the trendy sheers, semi-transparent or translucent fabric options which create a warm  yet not harshly bright glow at your windows. Alternatively, you can also go for the dim-out option which will make the interiors darker and conducive for an afternoon siesta if you need one. The dim-out fabric of Hunter Douglas roller blinds also works well for your home office where you can do well without the additional solar glare on the screens.

Easy cleaning and maintenance: The absence of slats allows you to easily clean them with a weekly dose of vacuum cleaning or fabric brushing. If there are any stains then you can rub them with good quality liquid detergent and carry out spot cleaning. 

Safety: At Hunter Douglas, we are committed to providing you the safest and the most comfortable roller blind options, and that’s where our motorised roller blinds are the ideal choice for your home. There are no dangling cord hazards to make anyone trip or choke. 

Style: We bring to you some of the best roller blind solutions in the world courtesy of our decades of expertise in making highly stylish custom roller blinds. For instance, the award winning XL Roller Blind is perfect for the large feature windows. You can experience the ultimate ease in lifting with diversity of manual and motorised controls with a nearly limitless range of designs, fabrics and colours. 

These are just some of the amazing benefits of the Hunter Douglas Roller Blinds that conventional manually operated curtains can’t provide. Further, you can pair the motorised roller blinds to our highly advanced PowerView® Automation and create a seamless integration of all your home window blinds automatically. Create customised visuals of the outdoors or schedule your windows to open with sunrise and lower at bedtime every day automatically.

Go ahead and explore the world of Hunter Douglas Roller Blinds and we are sure you will never choose the loosely hung curtains again!

12 May 2021 READ MORE

Hunter Douglas Luminette® Privacy Sheers: A World Apart in Window Sophistication

Hunter Douglas has been a name to reckon with when it comes to innovation and sophistication in window coverings. We are constantly working towards creating window shades that not only provide the best of comfort and style, but also add value to your home by their sophistication and quality.

It is this penchant for creating excellence in window coverings that has led us to create Luminette® Privacy Sheers. These are top of the line window drapes which combine a sheer fabric facing with soft, vertically rotating vanes which are attached to the back of the sheer. This unique combination creates a surreal feel wherein the sheer drapery panels offer desired light control and privacy options in a cheerful manner. These shades are ideal for large glass walls, sliding doors and other vertical usage. 



The smoothly functioning vanes rotate open to unravel a magical diffusion of the sunlight and create a soft and cheerful naturally lit ambience inside the room. You also have the option to rotate the vanes to channel the light to whichever part of the room you want. If you need privacy, all you need to do is to close them and enjoy the same privacy that conventional window drapes can offer. 

As we already mentioned, style with sophistication is a key focus area for Hunter Douglas products. That’s why we have introduced the Luminette® Privacy Sheers in a wide range of trendy fabric options. Thus, you can choose the fabric to suit your taste and interior design. These shades not only love you, but also protect your floors as well as furniture from the UV rays. You can enjoy all these comforts without compromising on enjoying the outside views. We also offer you the option to choose colours and fabrics which can be coordinated with your other Hunter Douglas window blinds or treatments to create a seamless integration of style. 

As we put in our best efforts to create the most stylish window shades for your home, we also focus on creating the ultimate in quality and functionality. The Luminette® is coupled with a sleekly designed headrail which keeps the proprietary SofTrak™ hardware system concealed, ensuring a highly refined and elegant window appearance.

There are multiple options to control your Luminette® sheers including wireless options and automation which allows you to schedule them to move automatically as per your instructions. 

Control options for Luminette®

Combination Wand / Cord Control

You can use a combination of our unique wand controller and cords which gives you a single control option to move the sheers or rotate the vanes or the louvers. 

Wand Control

Get freedom from all looped pull cords by replacing them with a wand which will safely remain out of a child’s reach. Just wave the wand and make the sheers operate in sync. Well, if that’s not magic then what else is?

PowerView®

Hunter Douglas PowerView® is the epitome of window automation which allows you to control or schedule your window coverings in whichever way you want. The system is a complete wireless solution with remote control as well as an integrated smartphone app. Thus, it eliminates all potential hazards for your pets and children. 

PowerView® Automation gives you the ability to turn your world-class window coverings into the most intelligent window wear. Thus, you get optimum lighting, energy efficiency and convenience delivered automatically.

ADD VISUALS TO LIFE

The integrated PowerView® App allows you to create personalized scenes which can be activated in any combination including by controlling all the window blinds of your home together.

SCHEDULE YOUR BLINDS

Why to rely on the shrill alarms when your window blinds can be used as the natural morning alarm. Whether you are an early riser who gets up with the sun or someone who wakes up at 7.30, the PowerView® scheduling allows you to set your blinds in a way that they move automatically to your desired open/close positions throughout the day, each day. 

There is so much more to explore about the Luminette® and PowerView® that we would advise you to contact a Hunter Douglas sales expert and turn your home into a sophisticated haven for all times!

04 May 2021 READ MORE

Hunter Douglas The Best Window Shade Automations for you

Almost all of us love to wake up to the sight of softly filtering morning sunshine, and a pleasant fuzzy ambience. However, due to the drawn blinds and window shades, we often don’t even realize that it is morning until the alarm rattles us out of sleep.

Thanks to sophistication in our window automation solutions, you no longer have to bear the alarms. The Hunter Douglas PowerView® motorized window shade system is an ideal multi-faceted solution that can make your window shades move as if by magic. 



All you need to do is to program the PowerView® system as per your personal preference for different times of the day. It will store the settings in its memory and automatically move the window blinds and shades to the precise position that you desire. 

Thus, whether it is enjoying the cosiness of the morning or the splendour of sunset hour colours, you can enjoy them all, effortlessly. 

Alternatively, you can also control and schedule your window shades through the intuitive PowerView App which can be installed on any of your Apple or Android devices. The app works perfectly with Apple iOS 10.0 or a later version and also with Android 4.4 or later. 

Create Scenes with PowerView App

In fact, the PowerView App is so feature rich that it gives you seamless control over the entire range of PowerView Automation features. The app ensures that your window shade dance to the movement of your fingertip. You can also create customized scenes for different parts of your home and different times of the day and the shades will automatically move to create the visual aesthetics each day. 

In fact, you can even schedule the window blinds to open, move or close even when you are far away from home. Thus, even if you are out on a vacation, you can still make random onlookers feel that you and your family is very much home and active at different times of the day.

We must caution you that this could really make your visitors in awe of your style and sophistication!

The Pebble

Talking of sophistication, the PowerView can also be operated using the PowerView Pebble® Control.

The Red Dot Product Design Award 2018 winning PowerView system components are exemplified by the Pebble Remote Control which is nothing like a conventional remote control that you might have seen. It allows you to present and smoothly operate as many as six different groupings of window shades, either separately or in sync with each other at a mere press of a button. The Pebble is ergonomically designed to look like a smooth and beautiful mountain pebble, and it comes in ten stylish colours to match any décor. Through the Pebble Scene Controller, you can activate the preset programme scenes whenever you want them. Both of these devices are available as wall mountable surface controls.  

PowerView Hub

The award winning elegance of PowerView hub seamlessly connects to your WiFi network and serves as the central command post for the entire PowerView window treatments at your home. It is the storehouse for all your settings and to activate your scenes. 

PowerView Repeater

Yet another super stylish part of the PowerView ecosystem, the PowerView Repeater enhances the signal range of the Hub to ensure each command reaches your window treatments quickly, throughout your home.

To make the experience truly unbeatable, we have introduced the Remote Connect feature which can allow you to activate the shades from wherever you are using your mobile phone. 

The superior comfort of cordless operation of PowerView Automation also makes your home safer as there are no dangling traps for your young children or pets.

Most of our PowerView Motorizations are battery powered, which makes them extremely easy to install, use and maintain. The battery pack is stylishly concealed behind the head-rail so there is no unsavoury protrusion marring the beauty of the window shades.

You can also easily integrate the PowerView® with most other leading home automation solutions such as Google Assistant, Nest, Logitech and IFTTT etc.

In short, PowerView® automation is everything that you can desire for! Go ahead and connect with a Hunter Douglas sales expert today to select the best fit for your home!

26 Apr 2021 READ MORE

Ceilings and Walls solutions from Hunter Douglas

Hunter Douglas has been at the forefront of innovation when it comes to the diverse range of the product offerings. Back in 1947, we were the first to build the first aluminium Venetian blind, and after a flawless track record of 13 years in the architectural market, we developed the first linear aluminium ceiling using the same material. In the decades that have passed since then, we have tremendously expanded our range of products in ceilings and wall solutions domain all over the world. In the ceilings segment alone, we have over 70 options available for our customers.



We create solutions that are sustainable, durable and suitable for both interior as well as exterior usage. Innovation is a habit at Hunter Douglas as we are constantly making changes as per the needs of the customers. The extensive investment made by us in the field of research and development resulted in our HeartFelt® linear felt ceiling winning a red dot award for best of the best of the year in 2017. 

Hunter Douglas Ceiling and Wall Solutions

We have created a robust system to train our technical engineers. With the vast experience of catering to diverse needs and Hunter Douglas proficiency of innovation, we deliver you ceiling and wall solutions that can fulfil even the most challenging needs. We have expert consultants, BIM experts and project engineers who handle applications ranging from stadiums to airports, museums, and beyond. The experts are at your assistance to zero in on identifying sustainable material options and design diverse integration systems to ensure that every space gets its own signature personality.

Quality

Hunter Douglas has been synonymous for quality whether is our blinds, ceilings or wall systems. We design, optimize and create all products with perfection in mind. Every Hunter Douglas solution undergoes a rigorous safety check to ensure optimal fit and safety. We have expert CAD draftsmen with several years of expertise of having created ceilings and wall solutions for some of the most prestigious projects globally. 

Colours

With Hunter Douglas, you can never run out of options. We offer our products in a diverse range of material and colour options. For instance, our aluminium ceiling range offers a number of standard colours which are applied in our paint finishing plant. Practically, we are able to create any colour desired by the clients. Apart from the normal uni-or metallic colours, we also offer wood prints for the metal ceilings as well. Our HeartFelt® series comes in 7 shades of grey alongside 5 new earthy tones. 

Perforation

Perforation is known to improve the sound quality of any space, and most of our ceiling and wall solutions can be integrated with a perforated finish to the panelling. For walls, we offer the diversity of using standard or custom perforated panels with plain panels or you can even go for our special Nano Wood perforation. Unless you observe them from up close, the perforation creates an invisible acoustical absorption. You can also choose custom perforations and we encourage designers to discuss the possibility of their innovative ideas being created with our technical support experts.

Acoustic quality

Sound plays a crucial role in the office, educational or public building environment. Bad acoustics can wreak havoc with health, concentration, communication and even safety of the users. That’s where Hunter Douglas has created high performance acoustic ceiling and wall products which deliver greater comfort and efficiency. All the benefits of acoustics come with diversity of great visual appeal. We use sound absorbing materials in the panels which make them a great fit for meeting rooms, hotels and office cabins. 

Environmental impact

In all our endeavours, we stand true to our commitment to sustainability and responsible development. Our incessant efforts to mitigate carbon footprint and optimize the production processes have led to reduction in wastage and help our clients enjoy low maintenance costs. We practice as well as educate people on designing concepts for healthier and more resilient indoor spaces. For instance, our aluminium ceilings feature 90% recycled material. We collect all the production scrap and rework it into new input for the melting processes. The entire Hunter Douglas range of Architectural linear as well as wide panel metal ceilings and wall systems is C2C level bronze certified.

We can go on and on discussing about the uniqueness and superior quality of our Ceiling and Wall solutions, but, the most ideal way would be to contact a Hunter Douglas expert today! You can contact us to find out how you can make your buildings enhance their style, performance and sustainability with our smart solutions!

21 Apr 2021 READ MORE

Hunter Douglas Top Ten Window Shades for your home

Home windows are a crucial part of every home’s design and style. It won’t be wrong to say that windows make a space comfortable enough to live. To make them more comfortable and stylish for all seasons, we have brought to you a compilation of ten of the best window shades from our range. Each one of these window coverings is a statement by itself. Go ahead and see which one suits your needs best:



Duette

Made from moisture resistant fabrics, the Hunter Douglas Duette are the original Honeycomb Shades. We have crafted them with perfection to deliver unmatched beauty and energy efficiency to your home. They can work with equal efficiency in winter and summer and in all climate zones across India from Ladakh to Chennai. The honeycomb construction of these window shades traps air in distinct pockets and creates insulation which can reduce energy consumption by heating and cooling systems. 

You can seamlessly integrate them for all size and shapes of windows ranging from porthole windows to large picture windows. We offer Duette in a large variety of pleat sizes, fabrics, colour options, opacities and textures. They can be operated top-down, bottom-up and with Duette Duolite®, ensuring that there is always a perfect match for all homes.

Silhouette

For more than 25 years, our Silhouette® Window Shadings have been leading the market with specially crafted fabrics which can transform even the harsh summer sunlight into beautiful ambient light. There are no tapes or cords involved which allow you to look outside through the vanes while maintaining a discreet privacy level. Through their superior sun block and diffusion, they can protect your home interiors from the harmful UV rays and filter up to 88% of them even with open vanes.

Pirouette

Hunter Douglas Pirouette Window Shades feature softly contoured vanes that open almost magically and close as per your desire. They give you absolute control over light and privacy. Through the unmatched Invisi-Lift™ system, the vanes seem to float gracefully on a single sheer backing.  These shades can block up to 81% of UV rays with open vanes and 99% with vanes closed. You can buy them in different opacities and colours to match your décor. 

Luminette

Hunter Douglas Luminette® Privacy Sheers feature a sheer fabric facing with soft, vertical rotating vanes attached to the back of the sheer. These are ideal for wide glass walls, sliding doors and other vertical applications. They come in a variety of colours and in combination with the sleekly designed headrail concealing the proprietary SofTrak™ hardware system, Lumitte adds elegance to your home. 

Precious Metals Venetian Blinds

We have turned the Venetian blinds into super stylish and sleek fashion accessory for your windows with the Precious Metals™ collection. They offer you fantastic light control and privacy with style that matches every décor. These are made with highly resilient aluminium which doesn’t lose shape and these Venetian window blinds have an in-built “bounce back” feature.

Hunter Douglas Roller Blinds

The award winning XL Roller Blind is the right companion for large feature windows and it offers manual as well as motorised controls with wide range of colours and designs. 

Hunter Douglas Country Woods

These are customisable wooden blinds created using finest woods and faux woods. You can choose from an exciting range of colours from the trendy whites and greys to stylish natural wood tones which can complement different parts of your home. These are not only super stylish, but, also extremely sturdy and water resistant which makes them a good choice for kitchens and bathrooms as well. 

Sandwich Venetian Blinds

Hunter Douglas Sandwich Venetian blinds feature superb style innovation and optimum light control. The functional architecture of these blinds ensures hassle free maintenance. These  are designed with modern glass buildings in mind, and provide a powerful solar control feature to prevent over heating and glare. You can achieve desired glare and heating control as well as privacy by raising, lowering and tilting the louvres. 

Hunter Douglas Sonnete

The Sonnette Cellular Roller Shades feature a design innovatin which offers unique dimensional beauty. These are a combination of the simplicity of a conventional roller and energy efficient construction. Sonnette shades are made using two fabric layers and softly curved contours to ensure superior insulation and a pleasant gentle glow at the window. You can get them in semi-opaque as well as room darkening options. These are operated with the LiteRise® cordless operating system or the SoftTouch™ Motorization which is a unique battery powered system with simple and intuitive controls.

EOS Drapery System

Hunter Douglas window shades offer you the widest range of window coverings including our innovative EOS™ motorixed drapery system which delivers silent, smooth and reliable performance. It is a state of the art hassle-free system with options to install motor on either side of the track and a diversity of control options such as switches, remote controls and touch pads. They can operate on straight or curved track and can be manually operated in case there is a power outage.

We hope you would have found the solution ideal for your home, and to discuss further, go ahead and contact a Hunter Douglas expert today!

21 Apr 2021 READ MORE

Most Essential Points to Consider While Selecting Automatic Window Blinds

The summer is here and the post-pandemic lifestyles make it necessary for us to carefully invest in good quality window shades which keep our homes comfortable, stylish, safe and healthy. The impact of modern homes is not just about the furniture or the interior design, but, today we need to keep in mind the effect of installations like home window blinds on the health, mental peace and productivity as well. 

One of the best things about digital technology and the evolution of smart tools is that we not only have access to customised automation, but can also enjoy a far  superior and effortless living experience. To manage lighting and ventilation inside the home, you can choose smart automated blinds, but, that leads us to the question: what are the things one needs to consider before buying automatic window blinds?

Let’s go ahead and find an answer to this question here

Things to keep in mind before buying automatic window blinds

Light control: Summer in India means hot and really bright days, and that’s where good automatic window blinds play a major role in regulating the flow of light. At present, when you need to work from home as well, it is essential to ensure an optimal balance of lighting. Working for long hours without natural lighting can cause fatigue and monotony easily. However, if the automatic blinds are set to operate smartly, they can ensure soft diffusion of natural lighting and create adequate illumination that doesn’t glare or create dark spots inside the premises. 



This is of greater importance if you are selecting the automatic window blinds for your office. Usage of devices like laptops and smartphones is a constant requirement, but, if the illumination is not automated smartly then the light emitted by the various gadget screens can cause problems like anxiety, high blood pressure and make us frequently feel disturbed.

Hunter Douglas  smart automation solutions give you complete control over the position and movement of the blinds throughout the day and you can control the operation through buttons, mobile app, remote control or even by integrating them to smart home speakers such as Google Home etc. 

Cheerfulness: You might be wondering what cheerfulness has got to do with window shades. Truth be told, window shades can have a major impact on the mood of the people occupying a space and the vibes that they get. Imagine the windows around you being covered by monotone, cheap and standardised window blinds, and compare that with the visual appeal of the windows having charming soft coloured window blinds with floral patterns, high quality materials and stylish contemporary designs. This is where Hunter Douglas automatic window blinds can add great value to your home or office and become a source of cheerfulness for your family, visitors or employees.

Temperature control: Automatic window blinds are popular as energy savers since they can maintain an ambient temperature indoors. They can block freezing winds in the winter and reduce internal heat loss and similarly in summers, they block external heat to keep your air conditioning working optimally. The  thermal efficiency of Hunter Douglas automatic window blinds ensures that the climatic changes don’t force changes upon the mindset or productivity of the occupants at any time. 

Health benefits: Automatic window blinds operate as per the schedule set by you and they cover the windows as well as open up keeping in mind the light settings you store. Thus, you can wake up naturally to the soft morning light and be assured of a good quality sleep at night when the blinds will cover the windows completely to insulate you from external lighting. Thus, your sleep quality improves and you can also enjoy similar comfort in daytime if you work night shifts and need to relax/sleep in the day. 

Further, the automatic window blinds are highly efficient at filtering the UV Rays from the sun which are harmful for our skin and can even cause diseases like cancer. The blinds can be set to smartly move with the movement of the sun and ensure that the UV rays don’t find an inlet into the premises. This keeps you as well as your interior decorations and furniture in a better condition.  

Conclusion

Hunter Douglas brings you a virtually unlimited range of design, size and material options such as Venetian window blinds, roller window blinds etc. Depending upon your usage and budget, you can opt for different colours and materials such as our Country Woods wooden blinds or Precious Metals Venetian Blinds with the revolutionary PowerViewⓇ Automation which can not only optimise your window shades, but, make them one of the best things about your home interiors!

27 Mar 2021 READ MORE

Different Style Roller Blinds for Home and Office in 2021

This is the age of sustainability combined with style and comfort. As you might already be aware that one of the key factors in determining the sustainability, style and comfort of your living and work spaces is the way you use window shades.

As a leading international brand in the arena of window shades, Hunter Douglas has consistently innovated and created remarkable solutions that provide the best of eco-friendly luxury that you could ever wish for. In 2021, we introduce you to our extensive range  of Roller blinds. Let’s start by taking a look at Hunter Douglas Designer  Roller Blinds for your home because as the saying goes, “Home is where the heart is.”

Home

Hunter Douglas Designer Roller Blinds are the most fashionable and function rich roller blinds that you can find for your home.

We have created an award winning XL Roller Blind which can turn your large feature windows into a delightful display of style and comfort. These blinds are a perfect combination of easy lifting with manual or motorised controls with a vast range of designs and colours. 



Since we know that privacy and light control are the primary reasons for you to opt for window shades, we have ensured that you get optimum light control without losing the benefits of integrating natural light to illuminate your living spaces. We offer roller blinds made of luxurious fabrics and design options that can elevate the sophistication of  any room in your home. 

You can play with the light by choosing between sheer, semi-transparent, translucent or dim-out fabrics. Integrating these blinds with our revolutionary Pebble Controller allows you to enjoy the comfort of automated window shades.

Office

Hunter Douglas Roller  Blinds make a great  impact on the interior comfort even if it is a small office or a large public building. Nowadays, it is a popular practice to create modern buildings with large glazed surfaces that offer a crucial link with the outside world. At the same time, such surfaces also put greater burden on the thermal environment of the building interiors. 

The interior environment and working condition of the occupants in schools, hospitals and office complexes can be significantly improved by integration of advanced solar shading systems from Hunter Douglas.

Hunter Douglas® EOS® 500 

This range of Hunter Douglas Architectural roller blinds can be used in almost any new construction or a renovation project. These are made of sleek, flame-retardant, recyclable fabrics which retain their shape. These roller blinds come in highest-performing fabrics in thermal insulation which can help in scoring higher on Green Building Certification. The operating system is supple and maintenance free. The usage of modular components allows faster and simple installation.

These roller blinds offer two options: 1. A transparent range, and 2. a black out project range. Both of these fabric ranges are built using the same assembly and operating systems. 

External Roller Blinds

Our professionally crafted, made to measure external roller blinds are an innovation aimed at improving indoor environment quality and energy conservation. You can select them to create comfortable, healthy and productive environments alongside reducing energy consumption in air conditioning. Our expert project support team is always ready to offer you analysis, visuals, and design optimisation for different projects to ensure absolute peace of mind.

The Hunter Douglas External Roller Blinds are competitively priced, durable, low maintenance and easy to install with significantly reduced operating costs. Thus, the overall thermal and visual comfort of these blinds is further enhanced by a low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). 

You can use our range of external roller blinds to suit almost any building. You can use them discreetly or as a feature to provide an extra finishing touch to the building façade. These are known to reduce internal heat gain by up to 90% and can reduce the internal light level by up to 97%.

If you have any queries or concerns about the various Hunter Douglas Roller Blind options for your home or office then you can simply connect with our experts and they will provide you all the information desired as well as guide you to choose the  best product for your home or office!

20 Mar 2021 READ MORE

Modern Design for Architectural Window Blinds

With the changes in climate witnessed across the world, sustainability of living has become a key consideration for modern architects and building designers. However, you might be surprised to know that window shades, especially the quintessential window blinds play a crucial role in improving sustainability and comfort of buildings.

 

As pioneers in architectural window blinds innovation for over 4 decades, we at Hunter Douglas understand the need to create window blinds that optimize the energy consumption of buildings as per seasons. We focus on creating solutions that make your cooling systems work more efficiently in summers and reduce the heat loss in winters. Let’s take a look at some of our window blind solutions that can transform the window efficiency of any building:

Roller Shades: The Hunter Douglas Architectural product engineers decided to revamp the roller shades by leveraging the decades of experience and crafted the RB 500 system. It is an unmatched feature rich solution to handle all tricky conditions and deliver smooth as well as silent performance for a long time. This is a powerful system that can lift oversize shades using motorized, chain or even crank operators. What makes it even more  appealing is that you have hundreds of fabric options to choose from.

The best thing about the RB 500 roller  shade system is the incredible versatility on offer. It has components that can support different mechanisms and it can easily facilitate installation of different shades, sizes and positions courtesy of the modular build. Needless to say, it is a perfect choice for all commercial applications. 

External Roller Shades: We believe in empowering you and that’s why our incredible engineering and consulting teams have recommended using exterior roller shades for maximum sunlight management. The Hunter Douglas Exterior shades block glare and intercept heat gain even before they enter a space, and this significantly improves the overall performance of your window blinds. We have a commercial grade exterior roller that uses highest performing fabrics paired with heavy duty headboxes, hembars, and guide wires which are perfectly engineered to withstand extreme weather conditions.

The Modern Classics: Hunter Douglas wooden Venetian Blind is an iconic product, but, we have added a dash of modern interior design, and turned it into an evergreen solution. The natural beauty of the wood and its elegance ensure that it inspires and makes a  perfect design statement. You can choose  between the  classic ladder string or the decorative cotton tape, and we have made these blinds available in manual as well as motorized options. 



Metal Venetian Blinds – The extended field tested mechanism built from the highest quality aluminium HD6011 alloys that use up to 98% recycled content, makes these metal Venetian blinds, an ultimate statement in design and sustainability. We had invented the first metal Venetian blinds  six decades ago, and even after all these years, we continue to deliver the best product in the industry featuring a wide range of slat finishes. These aluminium blinds offer diverse manual and motorized operating system options including technologically advanced automated sun-tracking controls which make them  the ultimate in functionality. 

EOS™ Intelligent Control Systems: The Hunter Douglas EOS™ is an incredible range of programmable group controllers, switches, remote controls, relays, time switches, receivers, sensors and dedicated servers that boost the efficiency and operational range of  our sun protection products. You can combine them in an unlimited array of options to create a customized system to control any combination of blinds and adjustable sun Louvers. The EOS™ Intelligent Control System from Hunter Douglas allows the shades to be operated separately, in a small group (room), large groups (whole house), per façade or the wing  of a building, depending on how you decide to use it. 

Thus, the Hunter Douglas Architectural window blinds are now capable of turning your sun protection shades into climate control mechanisms for your spaces. 

13 Mar 2021 READ MORE

What Are the Best Shades for Bedrooms?

With the right window treatments, you can transform your bedroom into a sleep sanctuary. But what kind of bedroom shades work best? Well, one of the first things to consider is how well the shades block light when you want complete darkness. Is temperature control a factor? What about noise reduction? And how well do you want to preserve your views? Fortunately, there are many types of bedroom blinds, shades and sheers that can help you create the perfect ambiance for a good night’s sleep.
 


From selecting materials and colors to expert measurement and installation, our window treatment
specialists can help you create the perfect window treatments for your home. Find a specialist near you to get started today.


 

 

10 Mar 2021 READ MORE

Technology Integration Used for Architectural and Interior Design

In modern times, one of the most important factors to regulate the daylight entry into the buildings is the usage of interior shading devices. Hunter Douglas is a leading global brand in the field of window shades, Architectural and Interior Design and we have conducted various shade control behaviour studies to observe that most people don’t adjust their window shades regularly. It is not uncommon to see the blinds remain unmoved for days and even weeks. This adversely impacts energy savings enabled by effective usage of daylight.

As the leading solution provider of effective solar shading mechanisms, we provide you with a diverse range of exterior materials, façade, louvers, overhangs as well as interior shading solutions such as window blinds. We create sustainability driven design concepts in our products to ensure diffusion of sunlight entering the buildings and eliminating excessive heat gain or loss of heat in summers and winters respectively. Hunter Douglas Architectural has collaborated with architects and designers from different parts of the world to create products that take care of diverse needs of different projects, climates and seasons.



Whether it is the more challenging task of providing ideal shading solutions for the east and west facing windows or the provision of reducing heat gain of the walls, we have created some of the best architectural and interior design solutions for you by integrating technology into the products. We not only create an impressive array of products, but also provide support, from design development to post-installation service. Let’s take a look at some of our best products in this article:

Ceilings

We have been creating best quality innovative ceiling systems since the last 50 years for the utility sector. Today, Hunter Douglas uses this extensive expertise to create fantastic products and offer you complete support for all your architectural projects. We bring to you a vast range of metal, aluminium, textile and wood ceilings. Some of these ceiling solutions are flexible enough to be used as a great wall cladding application. For instance, our high performance interior metal ceilings offer variations such as linear, tiled, open and closed cell systems which can be customised in a range of shapes and curves in accordance with the carrier system used. 

We don’t want to keep you cooped up indoors, and that’s why we offer the same diversity of exterior ceiling options in materials such as metal to withstand the most demanding climatic conditions. These are attached to rigidly suspended carriers, and allow the designers that extra confidence that the ceilings are structurally sound. These are ideal for diverse applications in places such as car parks, stadiums, and covered outdoor areas. 

Sun Louvre Systems

We bring to you the most stylish and functionally superior Sun Louvre Systems which add an unmatched appeal to the building exteriors alongside providing shade and comfort to its occupants. We use high quality materials to create dependable Louvre systems which can be projected to the façade, parallel to the façade and can also be designed in sync with the angle of the sun. You can choose from diverse Open Façade or Canopy style Sun Louvre Systems. 

Facades

Quite often, the design of building facades creates a major dilemma for the architectural designers: whether to go for substance or style? However, Hunter Douglas provides you with solutions that eliminate the need for compromise on either. Our facades are such perfect blends of functionality and style that is rarely seen in the market. The facades enhance the comfort level of the building and provide the architects and designers a diverse range of design options. 

You get options such as Quadroclad Honeycomb, Single Skin Panels, Open Structure, customised panels and sandwich wall etc to choose the solution that suits your designs the best. 

Duette Lightlock System with Blackout Technology

Continuing our commitment to creating revolutionary technology driven integrations, we now bring to you our latest custom window treatment innovation ‘Duette LightLock System’ which is carefully built to prevent light leakage at the window. This creates a blissful and perfect room blackout effect for you. The Duette Honeycomb shades with LightLock are built using unique U-shaped side channels which overlap the front and back of the shades. This side channel design featuring rows of specially shaped micro ridges and they are optimized to absorb or deflect almost all the light falling on them. 

We bring this revolution to you in three stylish finishes – Aspen White, Gardenia White and Bronze, and they can seamlessly blend into the window frame to enhance any design aesthetic. The system can be integrated with Hunter Douglas PowerView Automation to allow easy control of the shades with the smartphone app or with voice control through Google Assistant or Apple HomeKit.

Thus, no matter what your need and project is, there is likely to be a wide range of Hunter Douglas Architectural and Interior Design solutions to meet it. Go ahead and check out the diversity of our products!

06 Mar 2021 READ MORE

Revolutionary Blackout Technology with Duette® LightLock™ System

Hunter Douglas, the world’s leading manufacturer of custom window treatments, announced today the launch of a revolutionary blackout technology, the Duette® LightLock™ system, carefully engineered to prevent light leakage at the window and create a blissful, unparalleled room blackout effect for consumers.

Duette Honeycomb Shades with LightLock use unique U-shaped side channels that overlap the front and back of the shades. The secret to unparalleled room darkening lies within the patent-pending side channel design, which features rows of specially shaped micro-ridges, optimized to absorb or deflect nearly all incoming light while preventing the light from seeping into the room.

The LightLock channels are available in three sleek finishes—Aspen White, Gardenia White and Bronze—which allow them to perfectly blend into the window frame, coordinating with any design aesthetic. The LightLock system is available in all ¾" Duette fabrics with a wide selection of fabric colors. The system is compatible with Hunter Douglas PowerView® Automation for easy control of shades via the PowerView App or with voice-activation through Amazon Alexa, the Google Assistant and Apple HomeKit.

Duette with LightLock provides homeowners with unparalleled darkness for improved sleep, the perfect movie-watching environment, as well as insulation at the window to control heat and save on energy bills.

To learn more about the Duette LightLock System and its compatibility, please visit: https://my.hunterdouglas.asia/product/duette-shades 

Duette Honeycomb Shades with the LightLock System


04 Mar 2021 READ MORE

Roller Blinds: The Best in Style and Comfort

With the onset of spring, summer is not far at all and it is the right time to redesign your windows with fantastic roller blind options from one of the world’s leading brands in the arena of window blinds!
 
Before you go ahead and choose what type of roller window blinds you want for your house, let’s take a look at the incredible features and benefits of Hunter Douglas Roller window blinds:
 
Attractive design
 
Unlike the Venetian blinds or horizontal window blinds, roller window blinds offer neat and impeccable lines which are attached right to the wall or the window frame on which they are installed. Hunter Douglas Roller blinds offer you an extensive range of Designer Screen fabrics which are ideal partners for large feature windows. 


 
We offer ultimate in luxury and contemporary styling through our luxurious fabric roller blinds which feature sophisticated design options and add style to any home.
 
For your large feature  windows we bring our award winning XL Roller Blind which can be easily combined with various manual or motorised control options, and stunning design as well as colours. 

The premium quality Designer Screen fabrics of these blinds allow filtration of glare and can reflect the harsh summer heat from the sun. Thus, you can enjoy the cool views uninterrupted!


Safety
 
Hunter Douglas Roller window blinds are uncompromising when it comes to the safety of your loved ones and pets. These blinds are absolutely safe and can be used in any part of the house. Whether it is the bedroom, living room, kitchen or the bathrooms, and even the bedrooms of your children, our roller blinds will always keep you and your family safe. 
 
Not only that, these blinds have a simple and high quality build which allows them to open and close easily and last longer. 
 


Light and privacy control
 




The original purpose of any window blind is to provide desired light control and privacy to the occupants of the home. Hunter Douglas Roller Window blinds fulfil all your needs in this regard. The wide range of fabric designs, colours and the styling of these window blinds ensures that you get utmost privacy, protection from harsh summer sunlight and the harmful UV rays of the sun. Thus, they keep your home interiors optimally lit and safe from the hot climate as well as prying eyes. 
 
Blackout roller blinds
 
In contemporary world, different people have different work schedules, and you might be working night shifts. In some houses there are infants and young children. These needs might necessitate complete room darkening. You can choose additionally thick blackout fabrics which not only block almost all of the external light, but, reduce the light significantly to ensure you get cool and dark interiors whenever you need to catch on some sleep. These blinds are also a great fit for bathroom widows as nobody can catch glimpses or even notice silhouettes from the outside. 
 


Unmatched automation
 
Hunter Douglas is a brand renowned for its expertise in the field of window blinds. We have created a wide range of controlling options and automation for our roller blinds. These systems are heavy duty and can handle even heavy or large size fabric blinds with ease. They operate noiselessly and you can choose various controlling options such as a wall mounted switch, a remote control or a smartphone app which allows you to control the settings, schedule the open and close timings for a completely automatic experience. In fact, all you need to do is to set the timer once and the blinds will open and close at the set time almost magically!
 
Go ahead and get in touch with our sales team to discuss further and add the beauty of the award winning Hunter Douglas blinds to your home today!

 

27 Feb 2021 READ MORE

PowerView®️ - Best Blind Automation system for your Home

As a connoisseur of all things fine, there is no reason why you would let your home blinds resemble a 19th century setup when you are yourself living in a smart 21st century home. As you already know, the blinds that cover the windows of your abode are not just window shades, but, high quality window accessories that epitomize your style and display the refinement of your living choices. Thus, it is natural for you to choose a top-of-the-line window blind automation system such as PowerView®


Smart Home – Smart Living





We have poured our unmatched experience of several decades in crafting the PowerView® Automation system which makes the world’s most beautiful and elegant window blinds come alive in a smart way. It is a cutting-edge innovation which operates wirelessly and allows you operate your automatic window blinds, the way you want. Thus, now you can enjoy perfect lighting, energy efficiency and convenience delivered by the PowerView® system automatically. 




Enjoy the views you want




The PowerView® App offers unmatched options for you to quickly create the personalized view that you want by controlling all the blinds of your home in synchronization or create any combination through which the window blinds can be moved automatically, as if they have a life of their own. 

Ease of scheduling


Whether you are an early bird who rises with the sun and wants the blinds to open automatically as per your convenience or you want the blinds to automatically close at bedtime without requiring any effort from you, it is all possible. The PowerView® has an in-built scheduling feature which allows your automatic window blinds to move to your pre-defined positions throughout the day. The system has an integrated app which offers you full features of the automation on your smartphone or tablet. The system works in tandem with the Apple HomeKit & Google Assistant home device to deliver magic like seamless functioning. 


Creating a smart home with PowerView®





It is obvious that the signal strength is going to vary from one point to another and we have thoughtfully introduced the PowerView® Repeater which is a small signal enhancer which can be discreetly plugged into any AC outlet to instantly enhance the signal strength. This allows easy functioning of the PowerView® throughout your home. 
Pebble and Surface Scene Controller
In sync with the PowerView® Hub and App, the handheld Pebble or the wall-mounted Surface Remote Controller allow you to create pre-programmed scenes. The device can save settings for your personalized scenes and allows easy activation by using one or two buttons.


PowerView® Hub


The smart Hub can be attached to the Wifi router and it acts as the central command center of the entire PowerView® system. You can store the personalized settings, set schedules and ensure single point control of all the PowerView® window shades in your home. 


PowerView® App


The thoughtfully created app can be installed on your smartphone and make it work like a remote control for any specific window blind or the entire home window shades. All you need to do is to integrate the App with the PowerView® Hub and enjoy the fun. 
No wonder the incredible features offered by the PowerView® window automation system make it one of the most loved and advanced automatic window blinds operating system available in the market today. 
Go ahead and give our sales team a call to schedule a consultation and explore a world of automation that will transform your smart home!

20 Feb 2021 READ MORE

Premium Window Blinds for Opulent Homes

We love creating fantastic window blinds for the true connoisseurs of the art that window shades require. As one of the leading window coverings maker in the world, Hunter Douglas is synonymous with style, opulence and top notch quality in window shades. We have an extensive range of Venetian window blinds, Roman window blinds, honeycomb shades, draperies, wood blinds and cutting-edge window automation solutions.

Keeping up with the glorious tradition of excellence in our products, we have now crafted two of the most exquisite horizontal window blind options for you. Let’s take a detailed look at these:

Precious Metals Venetian Blinds

One of the key attributes of a world class window blind is that it has to be super-sleek and fashionable to match all homes. That’s why we decided to create the Hunter Douglas Modern Precious Metals collection which offers you immaculate control over how much light should enter your living spaces alongside a classic style that can enhance the appeal of any décor.






These blinds come in exclusive designs featuring trendy colours and awe-inspiring textures that are a hallmark of this collection. For instance, our Mega View Venetian Blind comes equipped with a patented mechanism that can pull the slats together in pairs upon opening. This results in their being double wide space between the slats, and allows almost unrestricted external view. Whenever you seek privacy, all you have to do is to close the Mega View with the same ease that other Venetian blinds offer. The Hunter Douglas Modern Precious Metals Venetian Window Blinds are made using highly resilient aluminium slats which retain their shape for many years, and these blinds also have a unique built-in ‘bounce back’ feature.

Country Woods Blinds

These wooden window blinds are the epitome of design,  sophistication and opulence. We have lovingly crafted them from the finest woods as well as alternative woods to give your home windows a quintessential appeal. In sync with the diverse styles and preferences of our generation, we have created a vast array of colours for these blinds ranging from the ever stylish whites and greys to powerful black as well as the enticing natural wood tones which can perfectly complement your living room, bathroom and bedroom windows.


The painted premium woods allow you to choose the colours that resonate with you. If you wish to go with a natural and minimalist décor then you can opt for natural finishes that highlight the actual grainy texture of the wood used. Alternatively, if you wish to opt for long-term functionality in a cost-effective manner then you can select from our exclusive range of Faux Woods, which are made using a highly advanced, water-resistant polyresin. These blinds are the perfect companion for windows in humid areas such as bathrooms. 

In the signature Hunter Douglas style, we bring to you unmatched personalization by allowing you to create a perfect finish by adding a finishing detail from our collection of decorative tapes which make these blinds, one-of-a-kind. You have options ranging from strong solid colour blocks or can play with the mix-and-match strategy to create an eclectic design that gives your home window blinds a distinct look. 

Hunter Douglas window blinds are an ideal choice for every home irrespective of the décor or taste of the home owner. Blinds such as our faux wood blinds are long-lasting and water-resistant and can keep shining even while dealing with the heat or humidity of the kitchen and bathroom. Go ahead and contact our sales team/dealership to know more about the perfection in window blinds!


17 Feb 2021 READ MORE

PowerView®️ Automation Best Blind Automation system for your Home

As a connoisseur of all things fine, there is no reason why you would let your home blinds resemble a 19th century setup when you are yourself living in a smart 21st century home. As you already know, the blinds that cover the windows of your  abode are not just window shades, but high quality window accessories that epitomize your style and display the refinement of  your living choices. Thus, it is natural for you to choose a top of the  line window blind automation system such as the Hunter Douglas PowerView®️ Automation.



Smart Home – Smart Living

We have poured our unmatched experience of several decades in crafting the PowerView®️ Automation system which makes the world’s most beautiful and elegant window blinds come alive in a smart way. It is a cutting-edge innovation which operates wirelessly and allows you to operate your automatic window blinds, the way you want. Thus, now you can enjoy perfect lighting, energy efficiency and convenience delivered by the PowerView®️ system automatically. 

Enjoy the views you want

The PowerView®️ App offers unmatched options for you to quickly create the personalized view that you want by controlling all the blinds of your home in synchronization or create any combination through which the window blinds can be moved automatically, as if they have a life of their own. 

Ease of scheduling

Whether you are an early bird who rises with the sun and wants the blinds to open automatically as per your convenience or you want the blinds to automatically close at bedtime without requiring any effort from you, it is all possible. The PowerView®️ has an in-built scheduling feature which allows your automatic window blinds to move to your pre-defined positions throughout the day. The system has an integrated app which offers you full features of the automation on your smartphone or tablet. The system works in tandem with the Amazon Alexa home device to deliver magic like seamless functioning. 

Creating a smart home with PowerView®️



It is obvious that the signal strength is going to vary from one point to another and we have thoughtfully introduced the PowerView®️ Repeater which is a small signal enhancer which can be discreetly plugged into any AC outlet to instantly enhance the signal strength. This allows easy functioning of the  PowerView throughout your home. 

Pebble and Surface Scene Controller



In sync with the PowerView®️ Hub and App, the handheld Pebble or the wall-mounted Surface Remote Controller allow you to create pre-programmed scenes. The device can save settings for your personalized scenes and allows easy activation by using one or two buttons.

PowerView®️ Hub

The smart Hub can be attached to the wifi router and it acts as the central command center of the entire PowerView®️ system. You can store the personalized settings, set schedules and ensure single point control of all the PowerView®️ window shades in your home. 

PowerView®️ App

The thoughtfully created app can be installed on your smartphone and make it work like a remote control for any specific window blind or the entire home window shades. All you need to do is to integrate the App with the PowerView®️ Hub and enjoy the fun. 

No wonder the incredible features offered by the PowerView®️ window automation system make it one of the most loved and advanced automatic window blinds operating systems available in the market today. Go ahead and give our sales team a call to schedule a consultation and explore a world of automation that will transform your smart home!

 

15 Feb 2021 READ MORE

4 World Class Window Shades To Transform Your Home in 2021

No modern house is complete without good quality window shades. They serve a number of purpose and offer benefits that every household needs. You can cover your windows with options like Honeycomb window shades, Venetian Blinds or Roller blinds, and reduce the amount of solar glare and enhance privacy in your living spaces. Through this article, let’s take a look at 4 world class window shades that Hunter Douglas has specially crafted for your home.

Duette®️ – Limitless Comfort Options

Hunter Douglas Duette®️ Honeycomb Shades the iconic original cellular shades. We have engineered them with great precision to ensure energy efficiency and add beauty to your homes in both winter and summer seasons. The uniqueness of these honeycomb window shades lies in the ability to trap air in separate pockets, resulting in great heat insulation that can easily reduce your home’s energy consumption on heating and cooling in winter and summer respectively.
When it comes to design and style, there is literally no limit to the options you have in terms of pleat sizes, fabric types, colours, opacities and texture of the fabric. Not only that you get innovation in operation system design but also you can choose from Design options like Duette®️ Duolite to make them fit smugly on any window or skylight even if it is an arch or a circular window. We bring them in single-cell as well as the market leading Duette Architella style which has a unique honeycomb inside a honeycomb design to further improve energy efficiency.

Silhouette®️ – Mastery in Light Transformation



Hunter Douglas Silhouette®️ Window Shadings have led the light diffusion technology for more than 25 years courtesy of its specialty fabrics which can scatter harshest of sunlight into pleasant ambient lighting. These sheer fabric shades have no cords or tapes which allow an easy outside view through the vanes alongside maintaining discreet privacy. These magnificent shades feature adjustable S-shaped vanes which will make you feel as if they are floating between two sheer fabrics. You can tilt them to get the light and privacy levels that you desire.

These shades also act as sunscreen for your room’s interior and can offer UV ray protection that blocks up to 88% of the harmful solar rays (when vanes are open).

Pirouette®️ – The Bold and the Beautiful

Hunter Douglas Pirouette®️ Window Shadings are an ideal option to transform the look and feel of conventional fabric shades. They have softly contoured fabric vanes that seem to open and close magically and give you absolute control over light and privacy. The path-breaking InvisiLift system lets the  vanes float stylishly on a single sheer fabric backing. You can flatten or set the vanes in any position to get the view you want. 

These shades offer 81% UV rays filtering with open vanes and 99% when vanes are closed. You can choose semi-darkening or black out fabrics with these shadings. They are designed and custom-crafted in the US and ensure top of the line quality.

 
Luminette®️ – Innovation that Allows you to Do More



Hunter Douglas Luminette®️ Privacy Sheers are a wonderful combination of sheer fabric with soft, vertically rotating vanes which are attached to the back of the sheer. Thus, you get the magical beauty of sheer drapery panels alongside the light control and privacy that you want. By rotating the vanes open, the sheer fabric can diffuse harsh sunlight into soft and pleasant natural light and you can also rotate the vanes to channel the light to the area that you desire.

You have numerous trendy fabric options and the UV ray filtering of these sheer window shades enhance the beauty and longevity of your furniture and floorings. They come with a super stylish and sleek headrail which conceals the proprietary SofTrak hardware system and adds elegance to your windows. You can also make them operate wirelessly through our PowerView®️ Automation system and enjoy luxury that can only be experienced.

Essentially, whatever your style is, we have the perfect window coverings for you! Just give us a call or contact our sales team online to know more!

 

06 Feb 2021 READ MORE

Health benefits of automatic window blinds

This is the age of digital technology and smart homes. With the evolution of advanced technologies and Artificial Intelligence, there is almost no limit to the kind of automation that you can achieve these days. There is mechanism and advanced software driven options available for almost everything in your home such as lighting, ventilation and nowadays there are smart automated blinds which you can use to further enhance the smart ambience of your homes. Automated smart blinds not only add innovation and style to your home, but they also make a positive long-term health impact on the house’s occupants. Hence, it is a great idea to opt for automatic window blinds to improve the wellness as well as peace of mind for yourself and your loved ones.

Let’s take a look at why the Hunter Douglas window blind automation solutions are the perfect choice for your home:



Smart control of light: Natural light has a positive impact on our body and we need natural light regularly, but artificial lighting despite providing illumination can’t make up for it. In fact, constant exposure to light from the screens of our gadgets and other artificial sources can actually cause various health risks such as high blood pressure and restlessness. Not only that, it can also rob you of your peace of mind. Hence, it is important to ensure that your home window blinds are able to effectively control the sunlight that enters the homes.

That’s where our smart blind automation allows you to precisely control the position of the blinds and regulate the light through the various control options such as buttons, smartphone app or remote control etc.



Improved sleep quality: You don’t need noisy alarms to rattle you out of sleep in the morning and there is not going to be the inconvenient or uneven light filtering through the blind slats to disturb your sleep at night. We have smart blind automation systems that can be integrated with blackout roller blinds to create a perfect and peaceful sleeping ambience that ensures the blind remains in place throughout the night. In the morning, the blinds silently open as per the time scheduled by you and allow the desired amount of soft natural light to wake you up gently. The automated blackout window blinds can also create adequate room darkening for people who work the night or graveyard shifts and need to sleep during the day.

UV Ray protection: One of the major health benefits of automatic window blinds is that they can filter the harmful UV Rays from the sun which can damage our skin cells and even cause cancer. The automatic window blinds can be set to move with the movement of sun throughout the day and ensure that the home interiors remain safe from the radiation. Blocking UV rays also improves the life of the furniture and interiors.



Ambient temperature: The automated window blinds are highly popular because they can help in saving energy by maintaining the temperature indoors. In winter they don’t let the homes get too cold and in summer they block external heat. This leads to superior heat efficiency and cosy vibes inside the homes which make a positive impact on the residents. A house that is too cold or too hot can cause stress and depression, but, our smart window solutions ensure that you don’t face such a problem with Hunter Douglas window blind automation. 

These features accompanied by the countless design, size and material options for your window blinds ensure that Hunter Douglas window automation makes your homes healthier and better suited for the new normal in 2021!


29 Jan 2021 READ MORE

Limitless Luxury with Unmatched Comfort with Honeycomb Shades

Honeycomb shades have been a preferred form of window shades for people with a taste for aesthetics and efficiency. 

The quintessential appeal of cellular shades has been further honed by Hunter Douglas experts and we have specifically engineered the Duette® Honeycomb Shades to deliver unmatched beauty and energy efficiency for your windows in hot as well as cold climates or seasons. These sophisticated honeycomb designed shades are built in a way that they trap air in distinct pockets, and it leads to insulation which can reduce energy consumption and energy costs. 



What makes the Duette® shades so amazing is the vast range of pleat sizes, fabric types, colour options, light-control and textures offered by them. Adding the distinct richness of Hunter Douglas engineering are innovative operation design options such as Top-Down/Bottom-Up, and Duette® Duolite which make them the best companions for your windows, skylights or unique shaped windows such as arches and circles etc. Duette® shades can also be ordered in a single-cell design or the industry leading innovation Duette® Architella which has a honeycomb within a honeycomb for maximum energy efficiency. 



As a result of this engineering prowess, the iconic Duette® Honeycomb Shades have become the epitome of visionary design and energy saving technology. The peculiar honeycomb structure ensures that your window becomes a show stealer in all seasons. These window shades offer various benefits such as:


Power saving: The honeycomb shades have greater ability to harness the  natural energy compared to other conventional blinds. Thus, they can reduce heat loss in winter and make you spend less on electrical heating. On the other hand, in summer, these window shades help regulate the flow of natural light and insulate your interiors from the external heat which makes your air conditioning more efficient. Thus, in the longer run, they prove to be cost efficient and help in reducing the carbon footprint of your home.

Light efficiency: The interiors of any home can be completely transformed with efficient usage of natural lighting. The Hunter Douglas Duette® Honeycomb shades allow you three different transparency options and you can use them as different settings for day and night to create the perfect lighting ambience for your living room, study room or the bedrooms.

Noise efficiency: One of the most relaxing aspects of private spaces is the reduction in noise and the peacefulness which is a true luxury in modern times. The Duette® Honeycomb Shades have an ability to reduce external noise and even reduce the ambient noises emanating from movement on hard surfaces internally. Thus, your home ambience becomes more peaceful and relaxing. 

Ideal for all conditions: These shades are made of moisture resistant fabrics and offer seamless operation as well as perfect solutions for different shapes and window types whether it is a round porthole window or large picture window. Such a versatility of usage is unmatched in any other window blinds. 



The efficiency and class of these window shades is further enhanced by the diversity of operating systems that they come with. 

Vertiglide™ : If you need additional insulation on your doors then the Vertiglide operating system would work perfectly for you. This is a system for vertical installations and comes in the same fabrics that you would use in a horizontal Duette® shades. As per your choice, you can use one shade to cover the entire sliding door or cover with a split stack Vertiglide shade wherein each side of the shade can be operated independently. 

UltraGlide®: The UltraGlide operating system comes with a single retractable cord or wand depending on what kind of treatment you choose. They are always at a constant length during raising or lowering the shades. The absence of long or loose dangling cords ensures superior child and pet safety.

EasyRise™ : You can effortlessly lower these shades by pulling down on the front of this continuous loop and pulling on the rear of the loop can raise the blinds.

Alternatively you also have the option to use fully automatic PowerView®  Automation which enables you to control your window treatments with a remote and even a smartphone app which means that you can control the shades from anywhere in the world. 

To know more about the Duette® Shades and transform your home with these beautiful window shades, just contact our sales team through email or call today!

11 Jan 2021 READ MORE

Transform your blinds with Automation

Are you inconvenienced by the dangling cords which make your window blinds so troublesome to operate? We all have been there and felt the hassle as well as the safety risk the cord operated window shades bring along. However, what if you could simply relax in the recliner or snuggle up on your bed in the winters and enjoy your relaxation time as the window blinds moved on their own and created the perfect ambience. 

Enjoy the views

Everyone likes the fuzzy warmth of natural light, but, when it comes to blazing hot sunlight, there is not much fun in it. Just because you don’t want your home to be dark and damp, you don’t need to put up with the uncomfortable solar glare either. That’s where the wide range of Hunter Douglas Venetian window blinds, Roller window blinds etc can give you the desired light control and privacy. 



Hunter Douglas offers you top notch automation for your window shades. Our unique PowerView®️ Automation is an advanced innovation using wireless technology which can fit any of your window blinds. The design of this system is sleek and extremely stylish and it was awarded the Red Dot Design Award in 2018. You can fix individual settings for different blinds and move them to the position you want, at the time you want. 

Live Smart and in style

The incredible automation system for window blinds offers you absolute precision and freedom to create the ambience you want.  It works in tandem with any type of blinds  or window shades, allowing you an unmatched quality of living. You can connect the system with various smartphones or smart home devices from  Apple or Android platform. Since the advanced system is fully automated, it doesn’t require any hazardous cords that make your windows unsafe. 

Our PowerView®️ Automation offers multiple control options, all of which are easy to use and wireless. For instance, the system comes with its own super-stylish Pebble shaped remote control option which gives you complete control over a single window shade or over the shades installed throughout the home. The Pebble control offers 6 different settings which can be activated by a simple press of a button. The ergonomic and aesthetically designed Pebble comes in various colours. 

Apart from that, the system also comes with a wall-mounted remote option and you can alternatively control it through a smartphone/tablet app which is compatible with different operating systems. There are different scene settings pre-programmed which can be activated on demand. The smartphone app allows you to create your own customized schedules such as the time for each blind to open or close. Further you can synchronize the movement of the blind with the sun’s trajectory through the day. Whether you’re hurrying out the door or in a comfortable position on the sofa, voice control lets you open and close your shades with a simple verbal command to your smart-home system. It’s a hands-free solution that allows your home to run smoothly.  For additional security when you’re not home, adjust your shades on your mobile device or tablet with our Remote Connect™ feature.

Thus, whatever type of window blinds or window coverings you have installed on your windows, you can use the Hunter Douglas automation system to optimize the 1 flow of natural light and warmth indoors and impress all visitors with the superb sophistication and style
 

02 Jan 2021 READ MORE

A Guide to Buying Window Blinds – Different Options for Different Areas of the Home

Are you redoing your home interiors and want to drape your windows with something more stylish and feature rich than the good old curtains? If window blinds are what you have in mind then you need to carefully look at the peculiarities of each part of your home and buy the blinds that suit the need. Unlike the past, high quality modern blinds have become diverse and far more stylish. Let’s find out more!

Choosing blinds according to the room –Things to keep in mind

Bedroom  

The Hunter Douglas Sonnette Cellular Roller Shades are a prime example of the innovation and styling that can transform any home. These combine the traditional style of Roller Window shades with highly energy efficient construction. We have meticulously crafted them using two layers of fabric and soft curved contours which not only please the eyes, but also offer greater insulation and create a pleasant diffused glow of natural light at the window.



The Sonnette Cellular Shades come in four fabric options which offer great colour varieties ranging from the all-time favourite shades like whites and neutrals to vibrant hues. You can choose semi-opaque or blackout options as per your individual preferences. If you want to bask in the sunlight without losing out on the privacy then you can choose the semi-opaque option or go for the  room-darkening fabric which keeps peeping eyes and sunlight out. 


 

We have integrated our LiteRise cordless operating system to efficiently control these shades with the mere touch of a finger. Alternatively, we have our SoftTouch Motorization which is an unmatched battery-powered system which is controlled by a simple and intuitive wand controller. For those who wish to take convenience to an altogether new level, our PowerView®️ Automation offers a fully automatic experience and it can be controlled through the PowerView®️ App on your mobile phone. You can set schedules and preferences which the smart controller stores in its memory and operates these Cellular Shades automatically every day. 

Living Room 

We have ample options to cover your living room windows with. The lovingly crafted Hunter Douglas Modern shades offer you timeless beauty and contemporary fashion appeal alongside excellent light and privacy control and an ability to merge with every décor seamlessly. 


During the winter days when the fuzzy sunlight lifts the interior ambience and mood, you can keep these  open through our PowerView®️ Automation and schedule the blinds to be closed unobtrusively and automatically as the shadows lengthen and day turns into night. 

Home Office

While study rooms and work areas have always been a part of the homes for most of us, the prevalent pandemic scenario has made it necessary to have a fully functional and comfortable home office in place. Our vertical blinds and Luminette help you in creating the perfect home workplace integration. You can use them in various ways such as covering up the large floor-to-ceiling windows or even normal windows. 


These are very easy to operate even in the manual mode, but, with us, you have the option of adding the PowerView Automation system which lets you control and schedule them through an integrated smartphone app. 

Other areas

Our extensive range of roller window shades is ideal for almost every part of your home. If you have kids, pets or elderly parents living with you then these automatically operated cordless blinds can prove to be completely safe for them. They come in a wide range of colour and opacity options that offer ultimate light control and privacy. They offer luxurious fabric and design options that can not only cover your windows, but make them pieces of attraction for your visitors. Like with the other products on this list, our roller window blinds also come with various controlling options ranging from manual to completely automatic operation through the PowerView Automation. These blinds come with an award winning stylish Pebble Controller which is a masterpiece of technology and styling by itself. 

To further explore and order our extensive range of designer roller blinds, Venetian window blinds, fabric Roman blinds or automatic curtain systems, you can click here and make your choice today!
 
 

03 Dec 2020 READ MORE

Things to Keep in Mind While Buying Window Blinds for Home Office

With the raging Coronavirus pandemic, it has become important for all of us to have a fully functional home office as working remotely is the new norm now. Also, when we talk about home offices, it is not just about the furniture or the equipment, but a part of the house that has the overall productivity supporting ambience. The way we cover our windows can play a crucial role in creating a distinct and business-like ambience for the home office. The first and foremost thing to keep in mind while buying window blinds for home office is that the type of window covering you choose will directly impact the comfort and peace of mind. 

Having said that, let’s go ahead and learn more about the factors that will help us achieve the desired balance between home aesthetics and office functionality:



Controlling natural light

The most fundamental reason for installing window blinds is to regulate or prevent the natural light that enters the premises through the windows. Hence, when you embark on the quest to find the ideal office window blinds for the home office, light control must be the number 1 thing to focus on. By ensuring an optimal balance of lighting in the office, it is possible to achieve greater productivity. For instance, one would easily feel fatigue and monotony if the place is all covered up with no natural light or view on a cold winter day. However, with little diffused natural lighting and integration of floral patterns or bright colours on the window shades, things can become cheerful and stimulating. 
The key is to let in just the right amount of natural light which makes one feel the warm brightness, but, not the hot or dazzling sunshine. Too much sunlight can be distracting and uncomfortable to work on computers. 



Privacy

Just like any other part of the home, your home office also needs privacy control. In fact, the need for privacy is greater in the home office as you might not want those inside the office to look out into the other parts of your home. That can not only distract your employees, but also make your family members uncomfortable at times. Hence, a good window covering option should be able to offer control over privacy and view. 

Comfort

Comfort is an essential productivity booster. You are unlikely to be able to give your best performance if you keep shivering due to the cold weather or get dazzled every now and then by the lighting. Good quality window treatments such as the range of cellular shades, Venetian window blinds and roller window blinds by Hunter Douglas can help you achieve desired insulation as well as dimming of lights that enhances the comfort and cosiness of the home office. 



Style and interior décor

Since you are working from home office, it doesn’t augur well if your work area’s windows are covered in a cheap, monotone or very commercial type of window blinds or curtains. You need to merge the practicality and functional needs of the office with the aesthetics and stylish nature of your home. A great interior and stylish window shades can not only make your home office look great to the visitors or potential clients, but can also be a mood lifter for you and your employees. 

Overall, whether you choose Venetian window blinds, roller window blinds etc, the key is to choose the window shades in accordance with the design and interiors of the room as well as the overall colour scheme of your home. By integrating options such as our Country Woods wooden blinds or Precious Metals Venetian blinds with the PowerViewⓇ Automation can not only make your home office window treatments score on all the points listed above, but, can also become the highlight of the area!


03 Dec 2020 READ MORE

PowerView®️ Automation – Taking Home Automation to an Entirely Different Level

This is the digital age and smart homes are rapidly being seen as a safe and sustainable way of living. Home automation makes homes more efficient, sustainable, and comfortable. In today’s time, automation has extended beyond temperature control or remote-controlled lighting systems. Whether you are someone keen to adopt the latest concept of automation technologies for window shades and louverings or trying IoT devices for the first time, Hunter Douglas PowerView®️ Automation can help you create a personalized and an altogether new level of Smart living. This is a holistic automation system which is at par with the best products available across the world and comes with features that will truly capture your fancy. 





Let’s take a look at what’s on offer.

Seamless integration

PowerView®️ Automation is compatible with leading home automation devices from Google, Microsoft and Apple. It comes with an integrated smartphone app named PowerView App which allows you to control all the blinds in your home together or set them in any manner as per preference.

For instance, if you don’t like disturbing noisy alarms, but still wish to be woken up in the morning, you can do so by scheduling the blinds to open in the morning. This will allow the natural light to enter the room and let you wake up naturally. You also have the option to schedule the opening and movement of the blinds throughout the day so that they automatically move to maintain desired light and privacy levels without any need to repeatedly move them manually. 

Connectivity

The PowerView®️ system comes with an aesthetically designed wall mounted hub which wirelessly connects to your home WiFi setup. You can control all your PowerView window treatments, and use the smart system that stores and remembers your preference settings and helps you create the desired scenes. PowerView Automation also comes with a small unobtrusive signal enhancer which can be discreetly plugged into any regular AC outlet. This thoughtful addition helps in extending the signal range to effectively operate the window installations throughout the house irrespective of its size. 

Control 

PowerView®️ Automation system has a beautifully designed Pebble remote controller which syncs with the PowerView Hub and App, and you can activate your pre-programmed settings through this hand-held controller or the wall-mounted Surface Remote. All you need to do is to surf through the various scenes and settings you have stored on the device and activate whichever setting you desire.



Safety

By using the smartphone-based PowerView App, it is possible to control any or all of the PowerView installations from a single point without touching them. The absence of the cord loop makes it absolutely safe especially with young children and pets around. Since the system also allows for storing of preferential settings for different times of the day, it allows complete automatic functioning of the window shades. Even if you are not home, you can still choose to close, open or move the blinds which can make onlookers feel that there is someone physically operating them. 



Sustainability

One of the key benefits of automation is that it improves the efficiency of home installations and helps in reducing power consumption. For instance, through the automatic setting of the window blinds movement throughout the day, it becomes possible to control the amount of light and heat that enters the living spaces. This can be instrumental in keeping the homes warmer in winter and cooler in summer with reduced reliance on electric heating and air-conditioning systems.


The full range of PowerView® Automation features is available in India and you can check the details by clicking here and connect to a sales representative for a demo or ordering the system!
 

13 Nov 2020 READ MORE

Beautify Your Smart Homes with PowerView®️ Automation

This is the age of smart homes powered by digital technology. From setting the air-conditioning or heating levels to adjusting the brightness of the lights, the modern smart homes take care of all basic needs and functionalities of your home, giving you complete and touchless control over your living spaces.




Hunter Douglas understands your lifestyle and the need for utmost comfort. That’s why we have created a unique, stylish and cutting-edge technology-driven PowerView®️ Automation system which can take care of your window coverings automatically and smartly. Whether you have Venetian window blinds, Roller window blinds or any other form of window shades, this revolutionary system works perfectly with almost all types of window coverings with equal ease. Let’s go ahead and take a look at the various features of this technology:

Features of Hunter Douglas PowerView®️ Automation

Convenience: Hunter Douglas PowerView®️ Automation turns your windows into truly world-class smart windows. The innovative and beautiful system allows you to set schedules for opening or closing your Venetian window blinds, Silhouette®️ Window Shadings, or even the curtain systems as per your preference. The wireless system gives you complete freedom to create desired lighting ambience, privacy or to enjoy the external views without any need to walk up and fiddle with the cords. 

Visual aesthetics: Hunter Douglas PowerView®️ App allows you to create customized settings controlling all the window blinds in any manner that you want. You can set an automatic schedule to allow the shades to move up and down automatically in accordance with the daylight and create a perfect morning/evening visual aesthetic for your home effortlessly.


Natural alarm: Are you also one of those people who love to wake up fresh in the morning without the noisy alarms and their snoozes? Hunter Douglas PowerView®️ Automation brings the natural wake up routine back into your life with the option to set timers to your blinds. If you wish to wake up at 7.30 AM, all you need to do is to schedule it. The window blinds will automatically and silently open at that hour, letting the sunlight enter your bedroom and making you wake up naturally to a cheerful morning. 

Smart controllers: The PowerView®️ Automation system is not only extremely efficient when it comes to offering you convenience and ease of controlling all your window blinds, but, it also offers stunning design and cutting edge technology. The whole system is controlled by a sleek hub that easily connects to your home WiFi network. The stylish hub controls all window installations, stores your settings and operates the blinds as per the settings. We also bring to you a small signal enhancer known as The Repeater which unobtrusively fits into any power socket to extend the signal range of your window controller and make the signals stronger throughout the house.



Always on your fingertips: This futuristic technology can be operated with utmost ease through an integrated smartphone app created to work seamlessly with your Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. Wherever you are in the world, you can always seamlessly operate and control your home window treatments with equal ease. You no longer need to worry about having forgotten to close your window blinds before leaving home for the vacation.


To know further about the incredible PowerView®️ Automation for your different home window coverings such as Venetian window blinds, Window Shades, Honeycomb Shades or Roller Window blinds, all you need to do is to contact our experts and they will make the whole process of purchasing and installing the blinds as convenient and smart as the blinds themselves are!

 

27 Oct 2020 READ MORE

Give Your Home A Festive Makeover With Venetian Window Blinds

With winters approaching and the ongoing festive season, the time is right to redo your home interiors in a way that there is just the right amount of natural light and warmth to go with all the glitzy man-made lighting installations. Windows play a critical role in making your homes look healthy and cosy, thus, it is also time to give your windows the perfect shades to complement the season. 

Venetian blinds have been a classic and popular type of window shades for several centuries now. They are sleek, durable, easy to operate and above all, you can set them in different ways to achieve different light levels in the interiors during the day time. Typically Venetian blinds are made of aluminium slats stacked horizontally and managed through a cord which is attached to all the slats. Our extensive range of Venetian Window Blinds is a great option to give your windows the makeover they need.




Hunter Douglas Venetian Blinds range

Modern Precious Metals collection


When it comes to style and opulence, our Modern Precious Metals range of Venetian blinds will seamlessly integrate with any décor. These are exclusive designer blinds which come in a vivid array of stylish colours and captivating textures to help you create the ambience and aura that you desire. 





Alongside the style statement that they make, the Precious Metals collection Venetian Blinds also offer excellent functionality and light control to suit all seasons. After all, there is no reason why opulence should make you compromise on comfort.

Taking the style and comfort of conventional Venetian blinds a notch above, we have created the unique MegaView Venetian Blind. These blinds come with a patented mechanism that makes the slats pull in pairs upon opening. What this does is that the space between the slats doubles in size, and gives you a much wider and almost unobstructed external view. Fancy enjoying the garden views and fuzzy sunlight indoors? The MegaView will do it for you.





At times when the need for privacy is greater than the need for view, you can close MegaView completely, just like the other Venetian blinds. Not only that, these are made with high strength aluminium slats that don’t go out of shape, and they have a built-in ‘bounce back’ feature. 

Sandwich Venetian Blind

Our Sandwich Venetian Blind is a marvel of innovation, top-class materials and thoughtful construction, aimed to provide you utmost comfort and luxury. Unlike a conventional slats system, this is an insulated glass with efficient tilt solar control and a design element that complements modern architecture alongside offering great solar insulation and privacy choices.





The Sandwich Venetian Blind is an innovative integration of contemporary architectural designs, optimum light control and hassle-free maintenance. These are built with the modern glass facades in mind. They address the need for a high-quality solar control that prevents blinding glares and creation of uncomfortably warm areas due to the large exposed glass areas. You can set these blinds to achieve desired solar control, glare prevention as well as privacy thanks to its variable controls which can smoothly raise, lower and tilt the louvres. 




The louvres then reflect light and allow the designer to create the ambience desired. Thus, you can achieve the level of solar control that is typically provided by window shades. These features make this blind ideal for large glass facades or floor to ceiling windows and the commercial buildings with glass exteriors.

Apart from these Venetian blinds, we also bring to you an extensive range of high-quality window shades with diverse light control, privacy and design options. You can explore and select the ideal companion for your windows by clicking here. 


 

24 Oct 2020 READ MORE

Window Roller Blinds: Here Is All You Need To Know

Whether it is your home or your own office cabin, you have earned the right to make it look the best and provide maximum comfort. You would have meticulously gone through all the minor and major details to create the perfect home and most impressive office. After having done so much planning and detailing, you won’t let your space be marred by a lack of privacy or incorrect lighting, right? That’s where Hunter Douglas Roller Blinds come across as a perfect companion. In case you are wondering why you should cover your windows with the Roller Blinds.




Let’s go ahead and take a look at the benefits offered by window roller blinds which make them a great option.

Benefits of Window Roller Blinds 

One of the biggest advantages that we get with these blinds is that they have the flexibility of matching the room décor. You can get them measured and installed perfectly to suit the windows. Roller blinds look very neat and compact as they are smartly installed without appearing bulky to the eyes. They are also safer than full-length curtains installed on the floor to ceiling windows especially for homes with small children or pets like cats and dogs. For such large windows, we have the award-winning XL Roller Blinds which come in enchanting colours and design options. 




Since they are compact and don’t occupy a lot of space, they make your space look bigger and less cluttered. For large rooms with multiple windows, a conventional drapery such as curtains can appear intimidating, but, roller blinds are a more comfortable choice in this area. 

Hunter Douglas roller blinds are made from high-quality materials and they offer a lot of comfort and health benefits for you. The blinds come in the sheer fabric options and allow you to enjoy beautiful outside views courtesy of the semi-transparent or one-way view options that keep your privacy intact, but, allow you to the lookout. 




They are dust-resistant and much easier to clean. Since dust is harmful to people with allergies and respiratory problems. The premium fabric of Hunter Douglas rollers is harmoniously blended with contemporary design aesthetics. Hence you not only get to keep the solar glare out but, also make a cool impression on your visitors. In case you prefer to keep the solar glare completely out and wish to enjoy a peaceful sleep in a dark and cool bedroom, you can choose the black-out roller blinds as well. 




Modern Technology Integration


Hunter Douglas brings to you cutting-edge automation options for your roller blinds. You can choose to install manual, regular motorized, or the proprietary PowerView® Automation technology operated window roller blinds. These blinds are seamlessly integrated with your home wifi network and are fully compatible with various smart home assistants from brands such as Apple and Google. The PowerView® Automation comes with a mobile app that has Android and iOS versions. These features give you the ability to control all window blinds installed in your home or office through one single controller and the smartphone app allows you to control them from anywhere in the world.



Whatever your need be, such high-quality window roller blinds with the award-winning design are always going to be the ideal companion for your home/office spaces! Go ahead and check the diverse options available in our products section or connect with our sales team for further information!

 

17 Oct 2020 READ MORE

Window Shadings: The Perfect Companions For Sustainable Homes

Whether it be the excess use of air-conditioners in summer or the heating in winter, different seasons lead to different ways of power consumption and rising carbon footprints. Studies reveal that close to a third of heat energy in normal houses is lost due to poorly insulated windows in winter. Similarly, more than ¾ of total sunlight entering through typical uncovered glass pane windows raises the interior temperatures of our living spaces. 



That’s where high-quality window coverings can help in not only making home interiors better and more energy-optimized, but, also in reducing the power consumption.
Before exploring the various options available for your windows, let’s take a look at the benefits of efficient window shades:

Sustainability:

High-quality window shades can reduce power consumption by giving you the ability to increase or decrease the amount of sunlight that enters your home. This is beneficial for the environment as lower power consumption by cooling/heating systems can reduce the carbon footprint of your home. Further, the sunlight is rich in Vitamin D which is essential for the body, and enjoying the fuzzy warmth of natural light can be a great boon for your productivity and energy levels. 

Mental peace: 

Dark, cold, or damp interiors can create a gloomy and energy-sapping ambiance. The colder and darker it is internally, the more difficult it becomes to remain cheerful. In areas with colder climates, the reduction in daylight hours is known to increase instances of depression and mood swings. However, by smartly managing the flow of natural light into the homes helps in serotonin release and it can be a mood lifter. 




Superior sleep quality:

People who find it difficult to sleep can use window coverings to block excess light or heat and create cozy sleeping areas. By maintaining an optimal balance between light and dark, our body is able to produce adequate amounts of melatonin, the sleep hormone.

Hence, to get into the perfect sleep mode, you can choose the blackout roller blinds or curtains and enjoy a great night’s rest. 

Privacy: 

Another major benefit of the window shades is the privacy they offer you. These days you can simply cover the windows using remote control operated blinds or curtains and enjoy the privacy from outsiders. 




Keeping the importance of window coverings in mind, we bring to you several options that can help in achieving the desired level of light control without compromising on style and comfort.

Let’s take a look at the various window shade options for your homes and offices:

Duette® Honeycomb Shades: These are near perfect window shades made from moisture-proof fabric that keeps dampness out. These are the most versatile option for window blinds and fits seamlessly on any shape or size of window whether circular portholes or large viewing windows. The translucent fabric takes away the glare from the light and allows only that pleasant lit vibe which delights the heart in every season.




Silhouette® Window Shadings: These are ideal for style and shade combination. They diffuse light to create calming yet nicely lit interiors. The soft rotating fabric vanes of Silhouette allow you to set them as per your mood. They can instantly reduce the interior heat by up to 25% and make your homes cozier, cooler, and enjoyable in the harshest of summers. They are also effective in blocking the harmful UV rays.





Luminette® Privacy Sheers: The Luminette is an excellent range of privacy sheers create a great internal style by their beautiful sheer drapery panels. Made of 180 degrees rotating vertical fabric vanes, they give you an extensive range of options to control the flow of light or enjoying privacy. 





Roller Blinds: These are an excellent choice for covering large windows and viewing galleries. Hence, our window roller blinds are a preferred option for people looking for style with comfort and sustainability. They are available in a wide range of colour and design options and also offer a choice between manual or motorized controls. 




Venetian Blinds: The all-time favorite Venetian blinds can never go out of style. The Hunter Douglas precious metals Venetian blinds offer you fantastic control of your interior heat and lighting with a classic vibe that matches every home décor style. 



Apart from these fantastic options, you can further explore other options in blinds and window shades. We are sure that our extensive range of products will match your preferences and help in making your homes cozier and more energy efficient!







 

12 Oct 2020 READ MORE

De-Light Your Home with Hunter Douglas Window Shades

India is a land of seasons and plenty of natural light! 

The scorching summers see temperatures reach close to 50 degrees Celsius in the plains and even higher in the desert areas whereas winters are cool to freezing cold in most states of the country. In such a diverse landscape, it is imperative that we integrate the natural lighting into our homes in such a way that we are able to enjoy all seasons equally well.  Hunter Douglas window shades are an ideal choice to stylishly and efficiently drape your windows.

There is a wide range of shading options such as window Roller blinds, Venetian blinds and automatic curtain system etc. You also get to choose a wide variety of colours, designs and materials to make the window shades a great element in your home décor theme. Let’s go ahead and take a look at some of the options and see how they benefit us:

Duette® Honeycomb Shades: These are the classic cellular shades which make your homes beautiful and energy efficient in all climatic conditions. You can choose from an exhaustive range of pleat sizes, colours, fabrics, textures and can install these shades on any window shapes such as arches, sidelights and circular windows as well. There are various options for the operating system as well.  





Silhouette® Window Shadings : They are the right match for you if you love the soft, diffused yet cool natural lighting indoors. These are superbly engineered soft, adjustable S-shaped vanes which give the impression that they are floating between two sheer fabrics. All you need to do is to press a button on the remote and tilt them to get your desired level of light or privacy. Silhouette shadings keep out up to 88% of the sun’s harmful rays (with open vanes).





Pirouette®  Window Shadings : These are premium quality window shadings which give a bold and contemporary alternative for your home window shades. These feature vanes that can be flattened for absolute privacy or kept open in any position to let the light flow in. With open vanes they block up to 81% of the UV rays and with closed vanes, you can block up to 99% of these harmful rays. They come in semi-opaque as well as darkening fabric options and a wide range of colours. 





Venetian Blinds: Hunter Douglas Precious Metals Venetian Blinds collection is a fantastic choice that offers you great light control and privacy with elegance that can match any décor. They come in a wide range of colours with superb automation choices.





Roller Blinds: Hunter Douglas Designer Roller Blinds integrate beauty, functionality and durability in an unmatched way. They come in stunning fabrics and designs and feature an award winning operating system. The stylishly textured room-darkening fabrics can turn the brightest spot in your home to a cool private space. There are options to choose water-proof fabrics with moisture and dirt repellent DustBlock coating which make them perfect for your bathrooms and kitchen as well. 




Wood Blinds: Our wooden blinds are the true blue and timeless shading options for all your windows. They are crafted from the finest woods and faux woods. You can choose the forever favourite trendy whites to impactful black or the captivating natural wood tones to beautify all your windows. 




Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades: Adding the originality of the traditional roller blinds with the energy efficiency of modern systems, Sonette shades are a great display of innovation and unique dimensional beauty. Crafted adeptly with two layers of fabric and smoothly curved contours, they provide stronger insulation and a gentle glow. You can choose from a wide range of colour, texture and room-darkening options. 





EOS™ Motorised Drapery System: We bring to you the most diverse range of window shades and coverings that spans from window blinds to technology driven EOS™ Motorized Drapery system. Hunter Douglas has been synonymous with innovation and unbeatable performance. Our EOS™ Motorized Drapery System works silently and reliably in all weather conditions. You can get them installed in bedrooms, conference rooms, ballrooms, office cabins or hotel suites and lobbies. These heavy duty motorized systems are state-of-art and safe for all installations. 


 

With Hunter Douglas window shading solutions, you can always be assured of quality, hassle-free operation and state-of-art technology innovation. The various solutions can be remotely operated through a smartphone app which ensures that you not only get the style and looks for your home interiors or optimum natural light control, but also great ease of usage. Go ahead and De-light your home in style today!

 

 

24 Sep 2020 READ MORE

All Season Styling for Your Home With Hunter Douglas Window Products!

Home interiors are reflective of the owner’s style, and preferences. Visitors to our home are bound to make a mental impression about us based on what they see and feel. Hence, we need to design our home’s ambience and interiors in a way that they look opulent, trendy, and suitable to our preferences. Talking of interior ambience, lighting has always been the game-changer in this arena. 

Would you feel comfortable and positive in a dimly lit room in the winters or feel healthy if you don’t see any natural light? In the same way, you are unlikely to feel comfortable if hot summer sun light blazes into your living areas throughout the day. 

That’s the reason we have created some of the best products available in the market that help you intelligently, while also effectively controlling and integrating  natural light into your home interiors. Let’s go ahead take a look at some of the viral home interior trends in 2020 and the ways to integrate them into your home interiors!
  1. Natural Tones: Granular natural tones such as graphite, stone and off white are ruling the roost today. They complement the minimalistic furnishing styles of the day and allow light and design elements to be the centre of attraction.
  2. Integration with nature: Elements such metallic reflections, diffused natural lighting, and plants have become the go-to home interior trends today. 
  3. Transparency: Using transparent fabrics to cover the windows has become one of the hottest trends in today’s interior designs. However, it is the material that you use to cover the windows that decides the real impact and class. These shades vary from fluid fabrics to structured vanes and more.

Whether it be old and quirky or sharp and lean, it is important to take into account the type of your building and not just style preferences while deciding on your window coverings. Clean and sharp edges of a tempting and boldly coloured shade can transform any window frame. 





Large chunky glass window panes are unlikely to make great aesthetics. However, you can stylishly reduce their impact and soften the edges of such windows by covering them with the Pirouette®  Window Shadings which have undulating soft folds and can make the bland windows look admirable. 



If you are conscious about the environmental impact of all the power consumed by artificial lighting and heating then you must know that nearly 50% of all the heat used in the homes is likely to be lost through windows. On the other hand the heat and light coming in through the window panes, especially in summer can make the interiors uncomfortably warm and humid. Our Duette® Architella® Honeycomb Shades are the ideal solution for such a scenario. They keep your rooms warm in winter and cooler in summer and ensure good energy efficiency throughout the year.  

 


 

Sometimes, a simple element such as a captivating pop of colour can transform the ambience of a room. Try one of the trendy Venetian Blinds from Hunter Douglas and you will instantly get a playful window ambience that will impress one and all. 





Our commitment to creating an unmatched interior experience makes us constantly innovate and ensure that you not only get the products that create eye-catching interiors, energy efficiency and comfort, but are also in sync with the 21st century trend of technology integration. 

We offer a unique and proprietary PowerView® Automation System with which you can control the lighting and ambience depending upon the time of the day or your privacy needs. This system allows you to control all your Hunter Douglas window installations effortlessly from your smartphone, tablet or remote, even when you are not home. 



Our brilliant technological innovations are well matched by top notch materials and fabrics. Our product design teams include textile and material designers, technology innovators, engineers and crafts people. Thus, each of our window products whether it be sheers, shades, blinds or any other product, is created with the finesse of expert craftsmanship and latest manufacturing practices. Our products use specially engineered translucent fabrics which diffuse harsh sunlight and scatter it more evenly across the room. Thus, you are able to illuminate your home in a sustainable and energy efficient manner without compromising on the trendiness!

Come, explore the world of Hunter Douglas window products and turn your home into the haven of sustainable comfort, brightness and serenity!



 
 

21 Sep 2020 READ MORE

Make Your Home Interiors Cosy by Controlling Natural Light Flow

Seasons are never identical, and with seasonal changes, the availability of natural lighting also changes. Hence, there is no reason why your interior lighting ambiance shouldn’t be in sync with the changing seasons. In summers, when it is hot outside, you need cool and relaxed interiors where the inflow of natural light is controlled and reduced. 

On the other hand, in winters, we need to get in as much daylight and fuzzy warmth as possible. Changing your interiors with every change of seasons might not be such a great idea logically. The other, easier and highly effective thing to do is to change the flow of natural light into your home. 

The process of altering your internal ambiance by allowing natural sunlight is called daylighting. By daylight, we can reduce the consumption of artificial lighting and make the interior ambiance cozy and more comfortable. 



However, the impact of daylighting is not only limited to saving on electricity bills, but, it is a highly sustainable way of illumination. By reducing the power consumption, we can actually reduce the global carbon footprint and benefit our environment. Studies have also revealed that natural lighting improves our cognitive and learning abilities and students who study in bright naturally lit classrooms are more cheerful and active compared to those who learn under artificial lighting. 

By changing your window shades and drapes is a stylish, quick and economical way to achieve the daylighting objectives for your home. 

You can maintain the interior lighting levels by playing with the colours, opacity or design of the shades fabrics and what makes it even better is that investing in these shades changes can actually bring down your electricity consumption. 

Let’s take a look at some of the most stylish window shades that are ideal to change the balance between natural and artificial lighting in accordance with the change in seasons.

Pirouette®  Window Shadings

These are premium window shadings made of a single sheer undulating fabric fold which provides a clear view of the outside alongside keeping the indoors wrapped in privacy. These Window shadings have soft fabric vanes which are attached to a transparent backing and create an illusion as if they are floating. They draw ample amounts of natural light into the room, and are ideal for the lazy winter afternoons when you want to experience the fuzzy warmth of nature.



Its refined fabrics are inspired by the natural beauty of raw silk and linen and the palette offers soft neutral tones and enchanting pops of bold colour.

Luminette® Privacy Sheers

For those who value their privacy as much as their ambience, Luminette Privacy Sheers are the perfect match. They are stylish sheer drapery panels which have 180 degrees rotatable vertical fabric vanes. Thus, they offer you a combination of light control and privacy in whichever way you like.



You can set them in a way that they diffuse natural light and spread it all around the room to make the most of the winter daylight. It reduces the need for electrical lighting and these fabric vanes also offer an option to minimize the UV rays which enter the room, thus, they protect the furniture and flooring from becoming dull and faded.

Silhouette® Window Shadings

These are perfect window shades for those who wish to enjoy pleasantly scattered natural lighting even on the brightest summer days. They are made of unique fabric vanes which can diffuse the harsh summer sunlight and spread the rays gently all over the room. In the evenings, they can be adjusted to draw in the fading twilight rays and maximize the presence of daylight for as long as possible.




Duette® Honeycomb Shades

The Duette® Honeycomb Shades are a fabulous combination of design innovation and modern styling. They have a honeycomb structure that filters light and also takes care of energy efficiency goals. These are adjustable and ideal for all seasons. 



You can relax in the cool comforts of your room as these shades stand guard at the doors and windows to block the harsh summer heat, and they can also keep you warm and relaxed by maximizing the entry of the soft winter sunlight. 

Hence, no matter what season or preference you have, it is assured that by smartly choosing the shades, you can always make natural light your best ally in transforming your house’s interiors! There are plenty of choices for every season and every taste and all you need to do is to take a look at the extensive range of offerings!

 
 

17 Sep 2020 READ MORE

Make Your Interiors Come Alive With Light

When we speak of interiors, we often think of furniture, wall decorations and so many other design elements. However, the real beauty lies in details and for these to manifest; we need the perfect blend of lighting and shade. 

There is probably nothing more enchanting and uplifting than soft natural light which is bright, but not glaring. To create that optimum natural light that warms the heart, we need to first look into how light interacts with the interior space.



If we let in too much of natural light, it can create blinding beams and make the living spaces too warm for comfort. However, if we block it out or live in a space where we have to rely on artificial lighting then the place can appear to be dull, cold and even gloomy. 

So, we need to strike a balance by figuring out how much natural light are we going to allow inside our living spaces, and in what hues!

This is where the windows and the way we regulate the light by using different coloured blinds, shades and sheers come in to redefine our living spaces.  In fact, we can transform the ambience by merely being specific while choosing window treatments for the house. 

Let’s say you want to create the vibes of a cool, shaded place during the summers as the mercury rises outside. All you need to do is to put a bright, icy blue shade on the window and your room will be transformed into a vibrant yet cold and cosy oasis. If you want to make it a little darker and relaxing then Silhouette® Window Shadings will be the ideal option for you. 



If it is the winter season then we can simply go with Window Roller Blinds that will help you enjoy the warm yet fuzzy vibes of the winter Sun as the golden rays enter the indoor space. 

You can likewise pick from the endless range of Duette® Honeycomb Shades as well, which offer a wide alternatives of lighting up controls and colours that can give your room various vibes, for example, contemporary, easygoing or formal rustic ambience.



This is how the colour of the shades plays a crucial role in setting the tone for the ambience that you wish to create. 

The other factor that helps you create a vibrant interior ambience is the smart manipulation of natural light available. For instance, you might have light and dark areas in your living room just because natural light filters in through the windows on one side only. 

The simplest and smart way to cheer up the darker areas will be to use strategically positioned reflective surfaces such as glazed tiles and mirrors encased with metallic gold frames etc. This will ensure that the natural light received in one part of the space will be reflected and bounced around the darker areas. This might even create the illusion of there being multiple windows or hidden lighting sources. 

In addition, the light diffusing properties of Silhouette®  Window Shadings not only helps soften the incoming sunlight but also brings it deeper into a room. This function is called “daylighting” and can sometimes save energy by reducing the need for electrical lighting for cheering up the darker areas.



Ambient lighting is the next big thing in sustainable homes and you can create a synchronized internal lighting ambience by creating a setup wherein the volume of lighting changes directly in proportion to the time of the day or the task. 

For instance, there is plenty of natural lighting available in the morning if you have east facing windows. Similarly, you can enjoy beautiful and multi-hued natural light that can filter in if you have windows in the west.  

If you are doing a task such as reading, writing, working on your computer or anything which requires visual focus then you can flick on the brighter lights. Opt for dimmer lighting to create a cool, calm and relaxed ambience if you are meditating, relaxing or planning to binge watch your favourite shows and movies. 

Soft golden lighting percolating from behind shades or wooden panels can create an ideal ambience for your bedtime. 

In today’s stressful times, the integration of plants with your interior lighting and vibrantly coloured shades that enhance the natural vibes can work wonders for the ambience. The plants will improve the aesthetics and purify the air whereas the coloured shades will add playfulness to the ambience.

The possibilities are endless, and the time is right for you to cheer up your living spaces with these easy to integrate tips! Have a bright day! 

14 Sep 2020 READ MORE

Window shades: Buying guide and are they worth the investment

When we move into a new house, the first thing we look for is a little privacy. Sure, the broad and long windows and the vibrancy emitting through it looks wonderful but not at the cost of letting the neighbors and passers-by peep in when they walk or drive by. Thus, installing good quality shades are and should be a priority. It may seem to be an expensive undertaking to a few, since moving in draws most of the budget, but it’s something you shouldn’t avoid doing. 

Shades being the most popular form of window treatment, it only makes sense to invest in a pair that meets your needs and preferences, along with home interiors. Their elegance, ease of operation, and ability to control the light that gets into your house makes them worth installing. 


 
When out in the market, you are likely to find ten different kinds of shades that meet your design specifications. Take, for instance, Cellular Honeycomb Shades work wonders as they radiate simplicity and elegance. They prove particularly pleasing to those who want to accentuate their windows in a modern space. Considering the fact that such shades are meant to uplift the general design of your room, its design and color should be your main concern. Having said that, as much as we’d like to show off our newly-purchased home or a renovated room, you don’t want to spend a fortune adorning the window. But the good part is, Roller Shades give a look and feel of costly window treatments, but are relatively less expensive and yet durable. 
 
Other than this, if you are seeking benefits like UV protection and energy efficiency, go for Roller Shades as they help in maintaining your views to the outside and yet prevent damage to the furniture and floor caused due to harmful rays. Plus, whether we realize it or not, the presence or absence of the right shades can have an impact on the temperature maintained within the room. Hence, energy-efficient Roller shades can do many jobs, whilst helping you keep the home warm and cold during winters and summers. At the same time, Designer Roller shades, too, allow control over light and create a haven of calm with a hint of understated luxury. When you opt for Blackout Roller shades, rest assured that your room will turn into a dark, peaceful space in a matter of seconds, while the Roller Shades will bring coziness and comfort to your interior, and softly filter the incoming light. Besides, these shades are low in maintenance and possess a simple, smooth operation – thanks to the fabrics that it comes in. 



However, before making a choice between any of these shades, consider several factors. Firstly, think about the room where you want the shades to be installed. Then comes the budget part – of course, basic Roller Shades are cost-effective as compared to Blackout shades, When it comes to functionality, one of the latter varies drastically. And in the midst of all this, do not forget the ease of use that shades offer when equated to other window treatments. You won’t have any issues with the control mechanisms of shades. They are convenient, durable, and reliable. 



The cost of each of these shades will vary, depending on the fabric you choose, window size, control type, and urgency of installation. But these, along with many other advantages, only prompt that shades are the most popular window treatment solutions for apartments, private houses, and offices. 

Lastly, let’s not forget – comfort comes with a cost – and investment in shades will certainly help you attain that!

02 Sep 2020 READ MORE

Here’s the difference between blinds, sheers, and shades that you must know

Making a choice between different kinds of window treatments is often a topic of personal preference. While bare windows do look good for taking in the view, but there’s not much of a reason otherwise. Most of us want the choice of covering our windows when needed – for light control, privacy, energy-saving, and style. Thus, it’s safe to be acquainted with the functional differences between sheers, shades, and blinds of all available selections so that you can figure the best look for your overall interior design. And perhaps, they are commonly-preferred for a reason. 

Let’s dive into some of the chief differences so you can get precisely what you want for your home!

The difference between blinds, sheers, and shades

For starters, it’s important to recognize that there are many types of window treatments to choose from, namely; sheers, blinds, and shades. When it comes to sheers, they come in a wide variety of lengths, colors, widths, and patterns. They are made with lighter weight fabrics and thus, prove to be perfect for spaces where you need some natural light and yet want to filter some sunlight. On the other hand, blinds are typically hard window coverings and are composed of slats that run down when pulled across. These slats stay tightly closed for privacy reasons and light control, but they can even be tilted or adjusted in different angles to cover the window. What makes blinds highly sought-after is the fact that it’s made of wood, metal, woven grass, or bamboo. Shades fall under the soft window treatment category, which is made of materials that role seamlessly, thereby covering a large swath of a window. Shades also offer a smooth finish to your windows.   
Here’s an in-depth look at these three types of window treatments. 

Blinds

Blinds come in a broad range of shapes and styles, and what best distinguishes them are their vertical and horizontal slats. While blinds can be made from bamboo, wood, aluminum, vinyl, and more. A lot of times, blinds are compared to shutters due to their louvers. However, do take note that shutters are dissimilar; a simple way to differentiate between the two is that shutters are permanently fixed, precisely fitted window coverings that are attached directly to the window frame. 

Blinds are attached to the head of your window and hang down freely to cover the windowpane. Generally, they open vertically and are controlled by cord pulls. Blinds can be opened as much, or as little, as you wish, making them an adaptable choice for accomplishing privacy and admittance of light.



Sheers

Simply put, sheers are an elegant and lighter version of curtains that can be found over your windows, soften your home's lighting, and adds an instantaneous mixture of style to your interior decor in a variety of fabrics like chiffon, polyester, linen, lace, chenille, and cotton. Sheers blend easily with any existing décor and improve the aesthetic appeal of a room. While they seem the best in off-white or white shades, they come in a lot of other solid overtones and different textures and patterns.



Shades

If you are looking for simple, functional options, shades are an inexpensive choice that looks stylish and can cover the windows well. For those with no budget restrictions, designer shades can play the role of appealing better since they come in a range of structures, shapes, and fabrics. These shades can accentuate the existing décor. 

Bottom-up or top-down shades have become more fashionable in modern times. Top-down shades allow you to lower the shade’s top and let either a little or a lot of light in at once. Furthermore, these functionalities enable you to maintain your aspired level of secrecy with no extra hassle.



Shades are accessible in a few distinct styles, various materials, and an almost endless range of colors and patterns, there's a shade to suit each room brightening subject from casual to formal, rustic to contemporary.

When it comes to opting for any of these window coverings, there is no right or wrong solution. What matters is your choice, taste, budget, style of your room, and size of the windows! 
 

01 Sep 2020 READ MORE

Are blinds the new curtains?

Furniture, furnishings, and wall décor are the components that come to our mind when we think of renewing a room. Whilst re-doing the interiors of a home, we pay the most attention to color combinations of our walls and the furniture that can go along with it. But we often tend to disregard the window décor. Architects, home decorators, and interior designers suggest this is the biggest mistake that’s most commonly made by people.

Windows are sources for the natural light to emit inside our interior spaces. They pull in light to our home; and if done correctly, they can add so much edge. Decorative blinds are gradually becoming a popular interior décor trend, one that you should take into notice. Installing window blinds is not only easy but also an effective way to transform your home’s appearance. Though they’re light in weight, they soften the home’s lighting and augment an instant infusion of style, whilst also giving a measure of privacy. 



Here’s a proof that sheer draperies can belong in any home – be it to soften patterns, balance asymmetrical windows, or divide rooms – they’re here to stay and certain to never go out of style!
 
  • Simple blinds are timeless and can work with both traditional and modern looks, and also anything in between. Since they allow shapes and light to filter through, they come very handily. The way these blinds come to use is pretty clever. Its easy-to-handle fabric works in a multipurpose manner, in a way that it can be simply lined up or be installed and transformed into a spot of art by layering with window dressings, accessories, or colorful hues of sheers!


  • Window blinds work well in a room that features a lot of patterns, offering soft visual relief from the lively drama of a vibrant geometric print. If you layer blinds under a solid drape, it filters the light and also creates a sophisticated look with a chic hotel-like appeal.

  • Blinds, if installed individually, can stand well on their own too. For a romantic, and an airy bedroom, nothing can beautify the look of a window covered in only blinds, especially with walls painted in basic tints of white and beige. If you’d like to adorn the setup of the room, you may even add some well-placed greenery – and that is certain to give your space a dreamy look.


  • Interestingly, blinds don’t just work well with windows, they even make great room separators in an open-concept layout. They can be used to gently divide living rooms and dining areas in a modern house, or even in a studio apartment, without losing the feel of openness.


  • The space-enhancing power of blinds isn’t simply limited to the indoors. In a patio-like space, blinds can give privacy and a sense of being in an outdoor area, all whilst softening and not erasing the purpose of having a breezy cabana atmosphere.

Those of you who prefer a high level of privacy and control over lighting, use wood and metal blinds, roller blinds, or blackout blinds to obtain a functional and layered look. Whether you decide to use blinds for windows, outdoor areas, or as a separator indoor, there are brilliant stylistic and practical benefits that come along. This means it’s high time you embrace window blinds as a decorative element into your room’s interiors.
 

29 Aug 2020 READ MORE

Why shades and blinds were, and still are, the ultimate status symbol

The home is substituting the clothing and car as the status symbol in recent times. More than ever before, people are now taking an interest in how they adorn their rooms, beds, and even windows than how they dress themselves. And thus, home furnishings purchases must be well-planned. Plus, there’s no secret about the fact that window treatments have a range of benefits. And the reason why windows should be paid special attention to is that they play an important role in both the interiors as well as the exteriors of the house.

Let us learn a bit more about blinds and shades below!

Shades
Simple yet suitable and stylish, shades do the work of covering windows form top to bottom to offer privacy, warmth, and visual appeal. The more the layers, the better the energy efficiency, in case of shades. Shades are typically considered as soft treatments and are slightly expensive. What makes shades special is the fact that they eliminate the need for those windows and wall modifications.



Shades are designed in a way that they look elegant and aesthetically pleasing from any direction, plus the added advantage of easy and quick installations. Not many might know but about upto 30% of a home’s cooling and heating energy is lost through its windows. And here’s when shades come to rescue by trapping the air cleverly through the cells that provide insulation to the windows. Depending on your needs, lifestyle, and wants, install either roller shades, or honeycomb shades and up the luxury game of your property!



Blinds
Blinds are classic and affordable window treatments that offer a great level of privacy and control over the light entering the room. What adds that sophistication to the room is the way wood blinds imbue an organic feel, whilst the metal version injects a commercial touch. When installed with valances and drapes, the blinds can instantly change the appearance of the room. Besides, those in love with a traditional and rustic feel and look of a room are certain to never get over the charm that wood and metal blinds offer.



In fact, off late, many homeowners are favoring the application of blinds over basic draperies or curtains, since they are easier to maintain, dirt-free, and visually pleasing. Additionally, it doesn’t matter whether the house is traditional or modern-looking, blinds, either in dark or light shades, fit into all kinds of needs. Having said that, it’s always great to synchronize the color and style of the blinds with interiors of the home. By doing so, the room or house can get a complete makeover in its own way.



Discover how innovative, yet basic, window treatments, along with a few accessories, furnishings, or lightings, can transform your property with a hint of convenience and luxury. Enhance your living experience and make your home better than before!

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Luminette® Privacy Sheers Buying Guide

If you have wide windows or patio doors and you are looking for a modern window covering (popularly known as window blinds) then Luminette® Privacy Sheers are one of your best options. Luminette® Privacy Sheers are called so because its slats or vanes extend from top-to-bottom instead of left-to-right like you would find in horizontal window blinds. Since Luminette® Privacy Sheers open up in the left-right direction (or vice-versa), they automatically become a good choice for wide or extra wide windows and patio doors. If you have been wishing to buy Luminette® Privacy Sheers, you must consider all the below factors before taking a decision.
 
  • Key reasons to buy Luminette® Privacy Sheers
Premium window blinds such as Hunter Douglas’ Luminette® Privacy Sheers combine the soft romance of sheers with the drama of drapes. This makes them a great alternative for curtain lovers. While the sheers diffuse light beautifully in the room for a bright and cheerful space, the fabric vanes can rotate on their axis to give you the perfect balance between light and privacy. When opened completely, the Luminette® Privacy Sheers gather to the left & right side of the window pane thereby offering an unobstructed view of the outside. Depending on your mood, you can stack Luminette® Privacy Sheers in:
 
 
  • Left stack


 
  • Right stack

 
  • Split stack

 
  • UV protection
Having wide & extra windows means the furniture, electronics and the carpet in your room is constantly exposed to the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. The constant exposure to ultraviolet rays harms your furniture and electronic gadgets. The sheer fabric in Luminette® Privacy Sheers prevents this harm by blocking harmful UV rays.

 
  • Shape of track
If you have a L Shaped window, then Luminette® Privacy Sheers are a good choice which work well on straight tracks as well as L shaped tracks.
 
 
  • Selecting the right vane size
The vane size of Luminette® Privacy Sheers doesn’t depend on the window size. The standard window pane size of 3½ inches fits windows of all sizes.
 
 
  • Fabric design, textures & colours
As always, this is one factor that is completely dependent on you. There are plenty of choices available in the design, texture & colours of fabrics. Spend plenty of time considering your options and ensure that your choice fits the style of your apartment and is exactly as per your taste.
 
 
  • The operating system
The operating system of your Luminette® Privacy Sheers will determine how much you enjoy them. Here too, you have plenty of choices to consider:
 
  1. Manual operation - If you prefer to operate your shades manually, you have two choices:
    • Combination Wand/ Cord - This system provides a single control to traverse and rotate the vanes. By completely eliminating the standard chain and cord, this system thus provides a safer environment for children and pets.

       
    • Wand Control - Wand control eliminates pull cords completely, replacing them with a wand for enhanced child and pet safety

       
    • Automatic operation/ Motorised operation - If you are habituated to frequent opening and closing of the window blinds throughout the day, then you must choose the automatic operation system which comes with many advantages. For ex. PowerView® Automation from Hunter Douglas allows you to control or schedule your Luminette® Privacy Sheers through a remote control, through a mobile app and even through voice assistants such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home.
  Where to buy Luminette® Privacy Sheers?

Luminette® Privacy Sheers are definitely the most popular premium vertical window coverings in the market today. To buy Luminette® Privacy Sheers you can visit a Hunter Douglas Dealer near you. You can also submit an enquiry online by clicking here. https://in.hunterdouglas.asia

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Silhouette® Window Shadings Buying Guide

If you wish to afford the luxury of having light and privacy at the same time, then Silhouette® Window Shadings are a great choice. Silhouette® Window Shadings are amongst the most premium window coverings available in the market today. Silhouette® Window Shadings feature soft, adjustable, S-shaped vanes that appear to be floating between two sheer fabrics. This innovative design lets light filter through while also obscuring the outside world’s view into your space. If you have been contemplating buying Silhouette® Window Shadings , our Silhouette® Window Shadings buying guide will help you understand the intricacies and make the right decisions.
 
  • Key reasons to buy Silhouette® Window Shadings
Transforming harsh sunlight into softly filtered light, UV protection and offering daytime privacy are the key reasons to buy Silhouette® Window Shadings .
 
 
  • Fabric opacity & light control
The choice of fabrics will be determined by your requirement to filter sun’s harmful rays. Depending on your choice of fabrics, Silhouette® Window Shadings can filter up to 88% of the sun’s harmful rays. You have a choice of two fabric options to choose from.


The type of construction you choose will depend on the temperature extremes you live in. For particularly hot or cold temperatures, the double honeycomb, triple honeycomb or Architella® construction would make for a good choice for their ability to provide higher insulation.
 
  1. Translucent fabric - A white rear sheer fabric obscures the view into your home, providing you daytime privacy even when the S-shaped vanes are open. This offers great benefit specially to city dwellers. With apartments windows peeping into each other, maintaining privacy is a challenge and the only way it comes is by trading off the sunlight entering your room. Translucent fabrics let the sunlight through but block outside views into your home, thus helping you achieve the perfect balance between privacy and light control.
  2. Light dimming fabric - If your window faces the east or the west direction and is exposed to harsh sunlight, light dimming fabrics are a good choice. The light dimming fabric disperses the sunlight entering into the room. At the same time, this fabric uses the same natural light to illuminate the interior of the home.
 
  • Translucent and Light dimming in one shade
Hunter Douglas’s Duolite® system allows you to strike the perfect balance of light and privacy by combining two fabrics - one light filtering and the other room darkening - into a single shade. This beautiful feature allows every space in your home to be multifunctiona


 
  • Selecting the right vane size
The S-shaped vanes are available in three sizes viz. 2 inches, 3 inches and 4 inches. The choice of vane size will depend on the size of your window. A larger vane size is suitable for large windows while the smaller vane size is suitable for smaller window sizes. If you aren’t able to decide the right vane size, we would recommend taking an expert opinion.
 
 
  • Fabric design, textures & colours
This is one factor that is completely dependent on you. There are plenty of choices available in the design, texture & colours of fabrics. Spend plenty of time considering your options and ensure that your choice fits the style of your apartment and is exactly as per your taste.
 


 
  • The operating system
The operating system of your Silhouette® Window Shadings will determine how much you enjoy them. Here too, you have plenty of choices to consider:
 
  1. Manual operation - If you prefer to operate your shades manually, you have three choices:
    • UltraGlide® - Features a single retractable cord that always remains at a constant length when raising and lowering your window treatments.
    • LiteRise® - A cordless system that simply lets you push up with your hand to raise and pull down to lower.
    • EasyRise™- Features a system of a continuous cord loop that’s specially engineered for smooth, easy operation.
       
  2. Automatic operation/ Motorised operation - If you are habituated to frequent opening and closing of the window blinds throughout the day, then you must choose the automatic operation system which comes with many advantages. For ex. PowerView® Automation from Hunter Douglas allows you to control or schedule your Silhouette® Window Shadings through a remote control, through a mobile app and even through voice assistants such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home.
  • Prefer only premium honeycomb shades
Only honeycomb window shades can offer you the complete benefit of energy saving, sound absorption as well as choice of fabric opacity, fabric material, colours, designs & textures. Hence you must only opt for premium window honeycomb blinds.
  Where to buy Silhouette® Window Shadings ?

Silhouette® Window Shadings are definitely among the most popular window coverings in the market today. To buy Silhouette® Window Shadings you can visit a Hunter Douglas Dealer near you. You can also submit an enquiry online by clicking here : https://in.hunterdouglas.asia

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Duette® Honeycomb Shades Buying Guide

Honeycomb shades are an innovative window treatment that look beautiful and insulate your home all year round. Their especially engineered honeycomb construction traps air in distinct pockets, which creates insulation that can help lower your energy consumption and electricity bills. Virtually every kind of window, even skylights and unusual shaped window panes, can be decorated with honeycomb shades. If you are thinking of installing honeycomb shades in your home, we bring to you the most definitive buying guide that will help you make the correct decisions.
 
  • Key reasons to buy honeycomb shades
Lowering your electricity bills and sound absorption are the key reasons to opt for honeycomb shades. India’s metropolitan cities like Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai & Kolkata have high temperatures & humidity during summers which makes the use of air-conditioning compulsory. By providing insulation at the window, honeycomb shades help lower your electricity bill. Duette® Honeycomb Shades absorb up to 70% of sound energy thus helping you better the acoustics of your room.
 

 
  • Type of honeycomb shade construction
Honeycomb shades are available in the following constructions:
  1. Single honeycomb
  2. Double honeycomb
  3. Triple honeycomb
  4. Architella
The type of construction you choose will depend on the temperature extremes you live in. For particularly hot or cold temperatures, the double honeycomb, triple honeycomb or Architella® construction would make for a good choice for their ability to provide higher insulation.
 
  • Fabric opacity & light control
Your choice of fabric materiaYour choice of fabric opacity will depend on your need for privacy, light control and light blockage. You have 4 options of fabrics to choose from:
 
  1. Sheer fabric - If you prefer plenty of natural light, but filtered and diffused through a soft fabric, then you must choose sheer fabric for your honeycomb shades.
  2. Semi-sheer fabric - This fabric acts just like the sheer fabric, but has more opacity as compared to the sheer fabric.  
  3. Light filtering fabric - With apartments windows peeping into each other, maintaining privacy is a challenge and it comes by trading off the sunlight entering your room. Light filtering fabrics filter the sunlight through and also block outside views into your home, thus helping you achieve the perfect balance between privacy and light control.
  4. Room darkening fabric - If you find yourself waking up early due to the sunlight spilling in through the sheer or semi-sheer fabric, if you have an untraditional schedule that requires you to sleep during the day then you must choose the room darkening fabric. This fabric completely blocks the sunlight, and lets you create room darkening on demand which helps improve your sleep quality.
 
  • Pleat size
The size of the honeycomb cell is referred to as the pleat size. Honeycomb shades are available in plenty of pleat sizes. The choice of pleat size majorly depends on the size of your window. This is a technical choice and an expert’s help here would be the best way forward.
 
  • Orientation
Honeycomb shades are available in both horizontal and vertical orientation. Though the vertical application is recommended for doors and not windows
 
  • Fabric design, textures & colours
This is one factor that is completely dependent on you. There are plenty of choices available in the design, texture & colours of fabrics. Spend plenty of time considering your options and ensure that your choice fits the style of your apartment and is exactly as per your taste.
 

 
  • The operating system
The operating system of your honeycomb shades will determine how much you enjoy your honeycomb shades. Here too, you have plenty of choices to consider:
 
  1. Manual operation - You have many modern options to choose from if you are opting for manual operating systems. The options are as below:
    • EasyRiseTM - Pulling down on the front of this continuous loop raises your shade while pulling on the rear of the loop lowers it.
    • UltraGlide® - Features a single retractable cord that always remains at a constant length when raising and lowering your window treatments.
    • LiteRise® - A cordless system that simply lets you push up with your hand to raise and pull down to lower.
    • VertiglideTM - The ideal choice for side-to-side openings, sliding doors or as room dividers.
  2. Automatic operation/ Motorised operation - If you are habituated to frequent opening and closing of the window blinds throughout the day, then you must choose the automatic operation system which comes with many advantages. For ex. PowerView® Automation from Hunter Douglas allows you to control or schedule your honeycomb shades through a remote control, through a mobile app and even through voice assistants such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home.
  • Prefer only premium honeycomb shades
Only honeycomb window shades can offer you the complete benefit of energy saving, sound absorption as well as choice of fabric opacity, fabric material, colours, designs & textures. Hence you must only opt for premium window honeycomb blinds.
 
  • Should honeycomb shades be purchased online?
While there could be honeycomb window shades available on online marketplaces in India, it is not recommended to buy honeycomb shades online because these blinds will only be available in standard sizes and hence won’t fit well if your window size differs. For your best experience, we recommend that you opt only for bespoke honeycomb shades and refrain from buying honeycomb window shades online.

Where to buy Hunter Douglas Duette® Honeycomb Shades?

Hunter Douglas Duette® Honeycomb Shades are the most premium honeycomb shades available in the market today. To buy Hunter Douglas Duette® Honeycomb Shades you can visit a Hunter Douglas Dealer near you. You can also submit an enquiry online by clicking here.

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Window Roller Blinds Buying Guide

Roller window blinds make for a great choice - but only when chosen correctly. Selecting the right roller window blinds is a matter of light control, sun protection, fabric style & colour and the operating system. With so many decisions to make, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed or make the wrong choice. If you are thinking of window roller blinds for your home, you need to consider the following factors.
 
  • Space constraints
As sizes of apartments in India’s cities get smaller, it is important to make the most of the space available. While curtains take a lot of space, window roller blinds take no additional space as they fit into the window recess. For sliding windows, the roller blinds sit close against the wall, look neat and streamlined, and completely roll away when not in use. These features allow roller window blinds to make your room look bigger and clutter-free.


 
  • Fabric opacity & light control
Your choice of fabric opacity will depend on your need for privacy, light control and light blockage. You have 4 options of fabrics to choose from:
 
  1. Dim-out fabric - If you find yourself waking up early due to the sunlight spilling in through the sheer window coverings or, if you have an untraditional schedule that requires you to sleep during the day then you must choose the dim-out fabric. By completely blocking the sunlight, dim-out fabric lets you create room darkening on demand which helps improve your sleep quality.
  2. Translucent fabric - With apartments windows peeping into each other, maintaining privacy is a challenge and it comes by trading off the sunlight entering your room. Translucent fabrics let the sunlight through but block outside views into your home, thus helping you achieve the perfect balance between privacy and light control.  
  3. Semi-transparent fabric - This is the perfect choice of fabric if you wish to block extreme sunlight while maintaining your views of the outside world. Semi-transparent fabrics make for a good choice for spaces such as living rooms and study.  
  4. Sheer fabric - If you prefer plenty of natural light, but filtered and diffused through a soft fabric, then you must choose sheer fabric for your roller window blinds. Sheer fabrics also allow you an almost unrestricted view of the outside.


 
  • Fabric material
Your choice of fabric material becomes extremely critical if aspects like UV protection and energy efficiency are your priority. When it comes to the fabric material, you have the following choices:
 
  1. Polyester material - Fabrics made of polyester offer more than 50% saving in energy costs and maintain an effective thermal comfort indoors.
  2. Fibreglass material - These offer up to 90% protection from UV and solar heat. Their strong and durable nature makes them the perfect choice for outdoors even under harsh weather conditions and temperature.  
  3. Environmentally friendly material - Made out of PVC materials that are environmentally friendly and recyclable, these fabrics are perfect for those who are conscious about their carbon footprint. The low smoke emission also makes this fabric the perfect choice for enclosed rooms.


 
  • Durability & cleaning
You would want your window blinds to last long and also be easy to clean. Do check to ensure that your fabric is:
 
  1. Resistant to dust
  2. Resistant to bacterial growth. If the fabric is anti-bacterial then it’s even better
  3. Resistant to staining and easy to clean
  4. The fabric colour shouldn’t fade by constant exposure to UV rays
  5. The fabric must not stretch or deform due to exposure to moisture​
 
  • Colour, design & texture of the fabric
Since there are plenty of choices available in the colour, design & texture of fabrics, spend some time considering your options and ensure that your choice fits the style of your apartment and is exactly as per your taste.


 
  • The operating system for your roller window blinds
The operating system of your window roller blinds will determine how much you enjoy your roller blinds. Here, you have two choices to consider:
 
  1. Manual operation - This system operates the roller window blinds with a stainless steel chain and clutch. Manual operating systems are recommended for only small to heavy sized roller blinds that are to be individually operated.
  2. Automatic operation/ Motorised operation - If you are habituated to frequent opening and closing of the window blinds throughout the day, then you must choose the automatic operation system which comes with many advantages. For ex. EOS PowerView® Automation from Hunter Douglas allows you to control or schedule your window roller shades through a remote control, through a mobile app and even through voice assistants such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home.


 
  • Prefer only premium roller window blinds
Only premium window roller blinds can offer you the complete choice of fabric opacity, fabric material, colours, designs & textures. Hence you must only opt for premium window roller blinds.
 
  • Should roller window blinds be purchased online?
While there are plenty of roller window blinds available on online marketplaces in India, it is not recommended to buy roller window blinds online. Such roller window blinds are only available in standard sizes and hence won’t fit well if your window size differs. For your best experience, we recommend that you opt only for customised window blinds and refrain from buying roller window blinds online.

Where to buy Hunter Douglas Roller Window Blinds?

Hunter Douglas offers the most premium roller window blinds. To buy Hunter Douglas Roller Window Blinds you can visit a Hunter Douglas Dealer near you. You can also submit an enquiry online by clicking here.

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All You Wanted To Know About Venetian Blinds

All You Wanted To Know About Venetian Blinds

Venetian Blinds were invented first by the Hunter Douglas Group in 1946. Launched in 50mm, Hunter Douglas pioneered further innovation in window blinds by launching the 35mm Venetian Blinds in 1963 followed by the introduction of 25mm Venetian Blinds in 1979.




What are the functional features of Venetian blinds?
 
  • Easy installation Venetian blinds offer easy installation and operation with manual or motorised control. Venetian blinds can be very easily mounted on wall or on face of the window.
  • Light control Venetian blinds are developed for optimum daylight and glare regulation.
  • Highly compatible Venetian blinds are compatible with any kind of rectangular shaped windows.


What are the material & design benefits of Venetian blinds?

Venetian Blinds by Hunter Douglas are:
  • Manufactured with the best materials and paint systems in conjunction with automated assembly methods. This process ensures high durability of the blinds.
  • Available in a wide range of design possibilities - colours and colour coordinated components. 



What are other features of Venetian Blinds?
  1. Durable slats for long term usage in public areas
  2. Sleek design optimised to the requirement of indoor usage
  3. Superior light control in rooms to create a perfect environment of work and leisure
  4. Wide options of colours and designs easily fit into any interior space design



The Venetian blinds slats are made up of the following composition

Venetian blinds' slats have an unique composition giving it a high tensile strength and non-deforming properties due to which the slats bounce back to the original position without losing their shape even if mishandled.




How to operate Venetian Blinds?

Hunter Douglas Venetian blinds come with the options of the following control systems:
  • Standard Manual System
  • Motorisation- A motorised blind is operated by a 24VDC power supply which can open or close the shades. Light can be regulated using the tilting function controlled from either a switch or a remote.

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A Quick Guide To Hunter Douglas Roller Window Shades

Roller Window Shades by Hunter Douglas are anything but ordinary. Through the combination of beautiful textiles and functional technology, Hunter Douglas' Roller Window Shades offer a whole new level of light control and style.





What are the key features & benefits of Roller Shades?

  • Light control - Roller Shades eliminate the glare and regulate the amount of sunlight in rooms. Different openness on fabrics regulates the level of light intensity indoors.
  • Energy control - Roller Shades optimize total energy performance in a building by reducing the usage of cooling systems.
  • Protection from UV and glare from sunlight - Roller shades block out the harmful UV and let in the right amount of light indoors.

What fabric opacity options are available for Roller Window Shades?

Hunter Douglas Window Shades are available in four fabric opacity options:
  • Sheer
  • Semi-transparent
  • Translucent
  • Dim-out




Hunter Douglas Roller Shades come in the following types:

  • Optimascreen® - Optimascreen Roller Shades are available in polyester fabric.
  • Helioscreen - Helioscreen Roller Shades are made of fibreglass fabric.
  • GreenScreen® - GreenScreen Solar Shading Fabrics are made of environmentally friendly fabric that is free of PVC materials and is easily recyclable.
  • Designer Roller Shades - Designer roller shades are available in various options of light filtering fabrics as well as in basic blackout fabrics.


Optimascreen® Roller Shades - Features
  • It is made up of polyster fabric.
  • Optimascreen® Roller Shades preserves an indoor air quality with an odourless, VOC-free construction and anti-microbial properties. (VOC - Volatile Organic Compound).
  • Optimascreen® Roller Shades offer more than 50% in energy saving costs while having an effective thermal comfort indoors.
  • It allows a full view of the outside and provides visual comfort to the occupants inside.

Helioscreen Roller Shades - Features
  • It is made up of fibreglass fabric. The fibreglass fabric is made of fibreglass strands, making it naturally fire-resistant, dimensionally stable, resistant to expansion and stretching from heat.
  • The strong and durable nature of Helioscreen Roller Shades make it suitable for usage under harsh weather conditions and temperature.
  • The weatherproof fabric makes Helioscreen Roller Shades perfect for outdoor usage.
  • Helioscreen Roller Shades offer up to 90% protection from UV and solar heat. The shade provides an excellent view of the outdoors while blocking direct sunlight.

GreenScreen® Solar Shading Fabrics
  • GreenScreen® Roller Shades are made of PVC free materials that is easily recyclable and environmentally friendly.
  • The fabric is odorless (no VOC emission) and thus makes for a healthy working environment.
  • Its low smoke emission allows occupants to head for safety during emergency operations making it perfect for enclosed rooms.

Designer Roller Shades/ Blinds - Features
  • Designer Roller Window Blinds are available in two fabric options viz. Basic Translucent & Basic Blackout
  • The basic translucent fabric is available in various options of light filtering fabric thus allowing for soft diffused light indoors.
  • The basic blackout fabric completely blocks off light and glare from entering rooms and offers full privacy.
  • Designer Roller Window Blinds are available in a wide range of true strong colours.






How to operate Roller Window Shades?

Hunter Douglas Roller Window Shades come with the options of the following control systems:
  • EOS™ 500 Roller Blind System - Operation with a stainless steel chain and the patented universal clutch is most convenient for medium-sized individually controlled blinds. Universal for left or right-hand chain operation, easy to change operation side. Locking device for easy installation and safe use. Standard 1:1 gear ratio and 1:1.75 or 1:3 for reduced operating force on larger blinds.



  • EOS PowerView® Automation - This brilliant wireless operating system gives you the power to control or schedule your Roller Window Shades via remote control or through an app on your smartphone.




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Country Woods™ Wood Blinds - FAQs

What are Country Woods™ Wood Blinds?

Country Woods™ is a brand of window blinds from Hunter Douglas that adds timeless style to your windows. It is constructed from the finest woods and alternative woods.


What are the features of Country WoodsTM Wood Blinds?

  • TopShield II Finishing Process - Proprietary to Hunter Douglas, the TopShield II Finishing Process gives Country Woods™ extra protection. After the wood is sorted, prepared, and coloured, a sealant is used to seal the wood and increase the durability of the wood. After this, the wood is encased in a clear topcoat which provides a protective shield against environmental factors and everyday wear.
  • Fade Resistant - Country Woods™ resists ultraviolet sun rays and is fade resistant.
  • Scratch Resistant - The wood finish of Country Woods™ is hard and durable.
  • Chemical Resistant - The wood of Country WoodsTM Wood Blinds resists common household cleaning solvents such as acetone.
  • Moisture Resistant - The wood finish doesn't crack and chip when exposed to window condensation or coastal air.

What is the orientation of Country Woods™ Wood Blinds?

Country Woods™ Wood Blinds is available in horizontal orientation only.


What are the slat sizes of Country Woods™ Wood Blinds?

Country Woods™ Wood Blinds is available in a single slat size of 50mm.


What are the tape types available for Country Woods™ Wood Blinds?

You can configure Country Woods™ Wood Blinds with either ladder/fashion tape or string tape.


What wood finish types are available for Country Woods™ Wood Blinds?

Country Woods™ Wood Blinds are available in the following finishes:
  • Painted - Choose from bold and trend painted woods.
  • Natural - Choose from natural finishes that show the wood's true grain.
  • Faux Wood - An exclusive range of faux woods made from an advanced and water-resistant polyresin making it an ideal choice for bathrooms or humid areas.

How to operate Country Woods™ Wood Blinds?

Country Woods™ Wood Blinds come with the options of the following control systems:
  • Standard Cordlock System - A basic solution that locks the shade in place at any height. Excess cord is secured around a cord cleat when raised.
  • PowerView® Automation - This brilliant wireless operating system gives you the power to control or schedule your Wooden Window Shades via remote control or through an app on your smartphone.


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Pirouette® Window Shadings - FAQs

What are Pirouette® Window Shadings?

Pirouette® Window Shadings is a brand of horizontal window blinds from Hunter Douglas.

Pirouette® Window Shadings has a sheer face fabric that lets light in; and attached horizontal soft fabric vanes that can be semi-closed or closed to keep the light out.

Pirouette® Shades takes the harshest sunlight and smoothly transforms it into softly diffused light. The sheer fabric along with the soft fabric vanes offers extraordinary versatility that allows for privacy, optimal light levels, and different moods in any room.


What are the key features & benefits of Pirouette® Window Shadings?

  • Unique Design - Pirouette® Window Shadings has soft horizontal fabric vanes attached to a single sheer backing. This unique design allows for enhanced views of the outside while retaining the full beauty of the fabric appearance on the inside.
  • Ultraviolet Protection - Pirouette® Window Shadings offer great UV protection. The sheer backing reduces the glare and filters harmful UV rays; blocking up to 81% of rays when vanes are open and up to 99% when vanes are closed.
  • Uniform Vane Alignment - Pirouette® Window Shadings are custom built to ensure windows of varying heights have consistent vane alignment from window to window, when ordered in the same fabric and vane size.

What is the orientation of Pirouette® Window Shadings?

Pirouette® Window Shadings are available only in horizontal orientation i.e they are used as horizontal window blinds.


What are the vane sizes available for Pirouette® Window Shadings?

Pirouette® Window Shadings are available in vane sizes of 4 inches (Petite) and 5 inches (Grande)


What is the fabric opacity of Pirouette® Window Shadings?

Pirouette® Window Shadings are available in two fabric opacities viz:
  • Semi-opaque
  • Room darkening

How can Pirouette® Window Shadings be operated?

Pirouette® Window Shadings come with the options of the following control systems:
  • EasyRiseTM - Pulling down on the front of this continuous loop raises your shade while pulling on the rear of the loop lowers it.
  • UltraGlide® - Features a single retractable cord that always remains at a constant length when raising and lowering your window treatments.
  • PowerView® Automation - This brilliant wireless operating system gives you the power to control or schedule your Pirouette® Window Shadings via remote control or through an app on your smartphone.


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Luminette® - Premium Vertical Blinds with the Best Style & Functionality

What are Luminette® Privacy Sheers?

Luminette® Privacy Sheers is a brand of vertical window blinds from Hunter Douglas
Luminette® Privacy Sheers has a sheer face fabric that lets light in; and attached soft fabric vanes that can be rotated to keep the light out.



Luminette® Privacy Sheers combines the soft romance of sheers with the drama of drapes, and is perfect for large windows and sliding glass doors.

What are the key features & benefits of Luminette® Privacy Sheers?
  • View-through & Privacy
With the vanes open, Luminette® Privacy Sheers offer a magnificent view-through and with the vanes closed, they provide you complete privacy
 

 
  • UV Protection
The sheer fabric provides protection from harmful ultraviolet rays even when the fabric vanes are open.
 
  • Suitable for Wide Window Facades
Luminette® Privacy Sheers are perfect for wide expanses of up to 192 inches width and 120 inches height.
 
  • Enhanced Child Safety
The Hunter Douglas patented combination wand/cord and Wand Control operating systems have no dangling cords and hence provide enhanced child safety.
 


What is the orientation of Luminette® Privacy Sheers?

Luminette® Privacy Sheers are available in vertical orientation only.


What are the vane sizes available for Luminette® Privacy Sheers?

Luminette® Privacy Sheers are available in vane sizes of 3½ inches (Classic)


How can Luminette® Privacy Sheers be operated?

Luminette® Privacy Sheers come with the options of the following control systems:
  • Combination Wand/ Cord - This system provides a single control to traverse and rotate the vanes. By completely eliminating the standard chain and cord, this system thus provides a safer environment for children and pets.


 
  • Wand Control - Wand control eliminates pull cords completely, replacing them with a wand for enhanced child and pet safety.



 
  • PowerView® Automation - This brilliant wireless operating system gives you the power to control or schedule your Luminette® Privacy Sheers via remote control or through an app on your smartphone
How can Luminette® Privacy Sheers be stacked?

Luminette® Privacy Sheers can be stacked either to the left or to the right or can also be stacked in a split mode.

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Silhouette® Shades - FAQs

What are Silhouette® Window Shadings?

Silhouette® Window Shadings is a brand of window blinds from Hunter Douglas.

Silhouette® Window Shadings feature soft adjustable S-shaped fabric vanes that appear to be floating between two sheer fabric panels.

The sheer fabric panels beautifully diffuse harsh sunlight. And the tilt of the vanes gives you the desired level of light and privacy.


What are the key features & benefits of Silhouette® Window Shadings?

  • Transforming Harsh Sunlight - Silhouette® Window Shadings transform harsh direct sunlight into remarkably soft light while maintaining a clear view-through.
  • Variable Light Control & Privacy - The soft S-vanes can be tilted to achieve precise light control. When closed, the S-vanes offer you complete privacy from the outside world.
  • Daytime Privacy - The two sheer fabric panels obscure the view into your home while still providing you a soft diffused view of the outside world.
  • UV Protection - Silhouette® Window Shadings provide up to 88% UV protection with open vanes while still maintaining a clear view-through. With closed vanes, the shades provide up to 99% UV protection.
  • Uncompromised Beauty - No cords run through the fabric to detract from the simple elegance of the Silhouette® Window Shadings.
  • Superior Hardware Design - The shades discreetly disappear into the sleek fabric-covered headrail when raised.

What is the orientation of Silhouette® Window Shadings?

Silhouette® Window Shadings are available in horizontal orientation only.


What are the vane sizes of Silhouette® Window Shadings?

Silhouette® Window Shadings are available in vane sizes of 2 inches, 3 inches, and 4 inches (Quarlette).


What fabric opacity is available for Silhouette® Window Shades?

Silhouette® Window Shadingsare available in the following opacities:
  • Translucent
  • Light Dimming

How to operate Silhouette® Window Shadings?

Silhouette® Window Shadings come with the options of the following control systems:
  • EasyRise™ - Pulling down on the front of this continuous loop raises your shade while pulling on the rear of the loop lowers it.
  • UltraGlide® - Features a single retractable cord that always remains at a constant length when raising and lowering your window treatments.
  • LiteRise® - A cordless system that simply lets you push up with your hand to raise and pull down to lower.
  • A Deux™ - A combination of a Silhouette shading and a room darkening roller shade in a single headrail.
  • DUOLITE® - Silhouette shading and roller shade in one integrated roller with a single control operation.
  • SoftTouch™ Motorization - A battery-powered system with wand-controlled operation. All you need to do is gently pull down on the wand to lower shades and push up to raise them.
  • PowerView® Automation - This brilliant wireless operating system gives you the power to control or schedule your Silhouette® Window Shadings via remote control or through an app on your smartphone.


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Your 5 Minute Masterclass to Honeycomb Shades

What are honeycomb shades?

Honeycomb shades are a type of window blinds that are energy efficient. They are made from non-woven fibre fabric that is permanently pressed by heat to create pleats and then bonded together to form the honeycomb-shaped cells. Duette® is the brand name of honeycomb shades from Hunter Douglas. The honeycomb construction traps the air between the fabric layers and provides insulation at the window.





What are the different constructions of honeycomb shades?

Duette® Honeycomb Shades are available in the following constructions:
  • Single honeycomb
  • Double honeycomb
  • Triple honeycomb
  • Architella®

Duette® Honeycomb Shades are available in pleat sizes of ⅜ inch, ¾ inch and 1¼ inch sizes.

What are types of honeycomb shades sheer or blackout?

Duette® Honeycomb Shades are available in four fabric opacity options.
  • Sheer
  • Semi-sheer
  • Light-Filtering
  • Room Darkening

What colours are Duette® Honeycomb Shades available in?

Duette® Honeycomb Shades are available in a wide range of colours


What are the features & benefits of Duette® Honeycomb Shades?
  • Energy efficient
The air pockets of Duette® Honeycomb Shades provide excellent insulation.
 
  • Light control
Four fabric opacities provide for a wide range of privacy and light control options.
 
  • Compact stacking
Minimal height of shade when fully raised allows for uninterrupted views.
 
  • Vertical & horizontal orientation
Because of being light in weight, Duette® Honeycomb Shades can be used in both horizontal and vertical orientation.
 
  • Easy care fabrics
Duette® Honeycomb Shades are made of non-woven fibre fabrics that are anti-static, dust and soil resistant. They are also options for fabrics that are resistant to water and oil-based liquids such as coffee, wine etc.). Anti-bacterial fibre treatment options are also available that resist the erosion of common bacteria like Staphylococcus Aureus, which is the cause of many skin infections, and of E-Coli which is also responsible for many infections.
 
  • Block harmful UV light
Duette® fabrics have a UV protection filter rate of up to 98% that provide for excellent UV protection for furnishings and protect the user from harmful UV rays.
 
  • Fit to windows with unusual shapes and places
Duette® Honeycomb Shades can fit windows of virtually any shape and can also fit unusual places such as skylights
 
  • Innovative design options
They are available in 2 innovative design options:
  • Top-Down/ Bottom-Up: Gives you infinite adjustability as you can operate from top-down, bottom-up or anywhere in between

 
  • Duolite® - By combining two fabrics - one light filtering, the other room darkening - into a single shade it puts privacy & light under your precise control.



How to operate Duette® Honeycomb Shades?
Duette® Honeycomb Shades come with the options of the following control systems:
  • EasyRise - Pulling down on the front of this continuous loop lowers your shade while pulling on the rear of the loop lowers it.
  • UltraGlide® - Features a single retractable cord that always remains at a constant length when raising and lowering your window treatments.
  • LiteRise® - A cordless system that simply lets you push up with your hand to raise and pull down to lower.
  • Vertiglide - The ideal choice for side-to-side openings, sliding doors or as room dividers.
  • PowerView® Automation - This brilliant wireless operating system gives you the power to control or schedule your Duette® Honeycomb Shades via remote control or through an app on your smartphone.

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Colour Psychology and Your Window Treatment

Colour Psychology and Your Window Treatment
 
It’s true, colour plays a significant role in our lives. It can alter mood, incite anger, evoke happiness and even sadness to the extent it warrants for intensive study by psychologists and heavily adopted by interior designers and architects, under a study called – colour psychology. However, most of us don’t realise nor pay enough attention to the effects of colour in our homes or offices. Not only that colour and design in an interior space should reflect us, the people who live inside, but we should also use colours wisely to create the intended atmosphere in specific living space at home.
 
Want to introduce some colour psychology to your living space? No, that doesn’t mean you have to get buckets of paint and start painting. You can introduce colours with the help of furniture and window treatments. Here are some colour psychology inspiration for your Hunter Douglas window treatments to get you started:
 


 
Earthy and Cosy
 
Earthy and cosy colours like brown and beige resemble nature’s tones that are proven to bring out the warmth and encourage connections. This would be perfect for interior space where people gather like the living room, these colour choices can help people get comfortable and open up for conversations. Since earthy and cosy tones are close to the neutral colours, it’s extremely easy to work them into your interior design or colour scheme. Constructed from the finest woods and alternative woods, our Parkland® Wood Blinds help you integrate the natural wood tones to complement your rooms at home. You can even bring a bit of nature to your home effortlessly while elevating your interactivity at these spaces.
 

 
Peaceful and Tranquil
 
Colours with blue tones like the turquoise or sky blue give off a calming effect. That’s why you tend to see these colours adopted by banks and insurance companies as these colours have the tendency to make you feel grounded. Consider incorporating these tranquil colours into living space like the bathroom as they would help you relax and unwind after a long day. For a space like this, we would recommend you to get ultimate versatility with our signature Duette® Honeycomb Shades through its expansive selection of cellular pleat sizes, opacities, colours, textures, and operating system, so you can keep exploring the right combination of window treatment to your heart’s content.
 

 
Bright and Warm
 
If you’re looking for something bright and warm, choose amber or peach for a positive and reassuring feeling. Contrary to the brighter counterpart – red, which excites the mood and encourages appetite, these warm colours exude a more optimistic outlook in life. Try adding a touch of bright and warm colours in your bedroom to a more productive morning after your well-deserved sleep. Go ahead and integrate these colours with our Hunter Douglas Silhouette ® Shades. The shade features unique horizontal, S-shaped vanes that appear to float between two sheer panels, beautifully dispersing light in your choice of colour to your bedroom – looks even better with the morning sun!
 
If you’re still unsure about the colour choice and the effects of colour to your living space, speak to our window specialists and we’ll be more than happy to advise you further on choosing the perfect colour and the right window treatment with Hunter Douglas.
 


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Best Window Blinds & Shades To Use In Your Kitchen

To some, it’s the beating heart of the home. To others, it’s the engine room. Many still see it is a functional space, but the kitchen’s role at the center of the well-being of one’s family is obvious. It is unfortunate that, in spite of its central role in keeping a home ticking, the decor and styling of a kitchen usually gets the short end of the stick.

Window Treatments For Your Kitchen

Feeling good at home plays a big role in how we go about our daily lives. And it’s even more rewarding when meals are prepared in an environment that transforms the harshness of direct sunlight to a gentle and warm glow. While functionality and ease of maintenance are paramount for window coverings in the kitchen, there are a range of sheers and shades that can make preparing meals as enjoyable as its eating.

Control Light, Enhance Flavours

When it comes to the diffusion of light, reducing extraneous noise, and enhancing privacy, there are few window coverings that offer the versatility of Silhouette® Window Shadings, Pirouette® Window Shadings and .



The kitchen is a sacred space, and Silhouette® Window Shadings afford the functionality of light control and privacy at the same time. These horizontal window blinds consist of soft, adjustable S-shaped vanes that appear to float between two sheer fabrics. Since these have no cords or tapes, the sheer facings let light filter through, while masking the outside world's view into your space.

Kitchens can get warm at the best of times, and Silhouette shades filter out nearly 90% of the sun’s harmful rays, even with the vanes open. With the vanes closed, you can enjoy almost total protection from UV rays.

If your design sensibilities veer towards being clean, modern, and minimalist, Pirouette® Window Shadings are the ultimate in flexibility. These window blinds feature softly contoured, front-facing fabric vanes attached to a single sheer backing that, when open, provides a clear view of the outside. During opening and closing, the vanes move in tandem for a fluid, graceful effect.



Pirouette® Window Shadings are custom-built to ensure windows of varying heights have consistent vane alignment from window-to-window, and can be raised completely into the headrail for a totally unobstructed view. So your kitchen can look as stylish as any other room in your home.



Venetian Blinds, on the other hand, gives an enduring charm with its design, durability, and versatility with precise control of light intensity & direction. These blinds are suitable for all types of windows, may it be tilt-and-turn, glass doors, sloped windows or glass partition walls.

All these windows covering systems have a thoughtfully curated suite of fabrics, textures, colors, hardware, and operating systems that will match the expectations of leading designers and discerning consumers alike who seek the best in design.

The Last Word

Setting standards in design and functionality and attention to detail are hallmarks of the Hunter Douglas philosophy. Our unique collection of ‘made-to-measure’ window coverings have been designed to enhance every room they grace. It’s a world of choice; horizontal or vertical, styles from classic to contemporary, with colours, fabrics and forms that flatter every window, old or new, and sizes and shapes across the spectrum.

Light control, ease of maintenance, almost total protection from harmful UV rays, and the removal of unsightly cords and tapes, come as standard. What we do not compromise on our quality, ease-of-use, and ensuring obstructions of the views to the outside world are kept to a minimum.

Elegance is as elegance does.

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The Best Window Blinds & Shades To Use In Your Workspace

Whether you work from home or commute to your office, some days can be relatively relaxed. More often than not, it’s about clear thinking, concentration, and action. A large part of your effectiveness will depend upon the amount of sunlight that hits your workspace. Too much of it – especially if the sun’s rays are streaming directly through your windows – can be really uncomfortable, but an office that relies on artificial light can feel flat and cold.

Window Treatments For Your Workspace

Imagine being able to diffuse the unforgiving glare from the sun into light that transforms your workspace into a welcoming, relaxed area. Window coverings also reduce ambient noise, and enhances privacy. That sort of versatility comes to you with Silhouette® Window Shadings, Pirouette® Window Shadings, and Luminette® Privacy Sheers, or with Roller Blinds.

Stay Bright, Be Productive



For lovers of natural light, Silhouette Shades offer a beautiful way to create a conducive work environment. These horizontal window blinds employ a unique system of soft, rotating fabric vanes that can filter the starkest daylight and gently diffuse it across your workspace.

By tilting the vanes to control the amount of light that washes across your workspace, you can filter out harsh glare and instantly reduce heat by up to 25%. And with the vanes fully closed, you can enjoy almost total protection from UV rays.



When it comes to an innovation in window coverings that combines art and function, Pirouette Shades are the ultimate in flexibility. Light dances through the contoured front-facing fabric vanes of these office window blinds which, when open, provide a clear view of the outside while offering complete protection to yourself and your furniture from the harsh effects of direct sunlight.

Pirouette Shades are custom-built to ensure consistent vane alignment for windows where dimensions differ from one to the next and can be raised completely into the headrail for a totally unobstructed view of the outside.



The real deal in window coverings for your workspace comes with Duette Shades. At the cutting-edge of design, the Duette range is the original cellular shades, specifically engineered to provide light filtration and energy efficiency, while looking stylish and modern. These honeycomb blinds trap air in distinct pockets, creating insulation that helps lower energy consumption.

Duette Shades are available in a vast range of materials, colours, opacities, and textures. Moisture-resistant fabrics and pioneering operation system options such as Top-Down/Bottom-Up and Duette Duolite make these shades a leading choice for any shape or size of the window.



There are many who prefer the look and feel of roller blinds to curtains. Roller Blinds combine fashion and function with luxurious fabrics that filter glare and reflect solar heat while letting you enjoy the views outside. With solutions for large window expanses, light filtering that ranges from translucent to blackout, bespoke construction, and operating options from cordless to motorized, window roller blinds are the perfect answer to any workspace setting, be it at home or in an office.

Whatever your requirements for your workspace, not only does a range of window covering solutions and operating systems exist to suit every budget, attention to detail is a hallmark that will let discerning consumers and designers alike rest easy when it comes to quality, variety, and design.

The Last Word

Beauty, style, and functionality come together as one through the entire range of our window coverings. It is your comfort that remains paramount in our approach; so light control, ease of maintenance, almost total protection from harmful UV rays, without unduly compromising your views of the world outside is a balance we strive for every day. Because we also worship the work we do.

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Best Window Blinds And Shades To Use In Your Bedroom

When buying your home, you probably paid quite a bit of attention to understanding the direction that each room faces, and the amount of light streaming in. What’s just as important is knowing how far up your home is from ground level, and height and type of constructions that may impede the light entering the rooms in your home.

All these play an important role in determining the type of window coverings that will suit each room. But it also goes without saying that bedrooms are where you’d like the highest amount of light control, and quietude.

Window Treatments For Your Bedroom

Waking up in the morning should be a gradual, transformative experience; one that sets you up for the day ahead. The range of sheers, blinds, and shades that will enable you to achieve the level of comfort desired are many, as is the functionality, look and feel, and quality of fabrics for you to choose from.

Light Control For Extraordinary Comfort

When it comes to privacy, unmatched diffusion of light, and reducing extraneous noise in your bedroom, there are few options that offer the versatility provided by Duette® Honeycomb Shades, Luminette® Privacy Sheers, and Pirouette® Shades.



If you’re lucky enough to have tall and wide windows in your bedroom, Luminette® Privacy Sheers can cover an area of 16 ft by 12 ft in a single expanse. These vertical fabric blinds can be stacked in their entirety either to the left or right, or split equally to stack on either side of the window opening.

When it comes to innovation for your comfort, the Duette® Honeycomb Shades were the first cellular blinds specially engineered to keep your bedroom cooler in summer, and warmer in winter. The honeycomb construction traps air in distinct pockets, creating an extra level of insulation that can help lower your energy consumption, saving you money to boot.



Energy efficiency, four different opacities, anti-static, dust-, soil-, and water-resistant capabilities, not forgetting the ‘Top-down’/’Bottom-up’ option, makes the Duette a popular choice amongst those for whom ease-of-use is paramount. The ultimate in flexibility lies with a modern alternative to the look and feel of traditional fabric blinds - Pirouette® Shades. Flatten the vanes for a smooth finish, raise the vanes slightly for a gentle contoured look, or open the vanes in their entirety to provide a clear view of the outside. You also have the choice of semi-opaque and room-darkening fabric opacities, two vane sizes and a wide variety of colours.



Pirouette® Shades are custom-built to ensure windows of varying heights have consistent vane alignment from window-to-window when ordered in the same fabric and vane size.

All these window covering systems have room-darkening options in a wide variety of fabrics, and varied textures and colours that will seamlessly match the palette of your bedrooms. The fabrics are durable, UV-resistant (even when the vanes are open), and will let you enjoy the silence by lowering the intensity of outside sound by over two-thirds. With operating systems ranging from the manual, to fully automated across the three products., tranquillity is at your beck and call.



Roller Shades & Wood Blinds – Rich, Simple, Versatile

Constructed from the finest woods harvested from responsibly managed forests, wooden window blinds are not just timeless, they add warmth, clean lines, and natural beauty to your bedroom.

Fashioned in a variety of slat sizes, stylish colours, and paint and stain finishes that maintain their polish over time, these blinds – be they rich hardwood blinds, faux wood blinds, or vertical wooden blinds – will add a certain je ne sais quoi to your bedroom, while maintaining the highest levels of privacy. The de-Light™ feature eliminates cord holes and reduces light leaks, blocking 50% more light than a traditional wooden blind.

When it comes to Roller Shades, this ‘go-to’ classic has associated with it, premium fabrics, stunning designs and colours, bespoke production, cordless operation or motorised controls, and extra-large widths that provide an easy solution for large feature windows.



With clean lines and straightforward operation, Roller Shades curtains look equally beautiful in a modern, restrained space as they do under drapes in a classic, traditional setting. Translucent window roller blinds allow for indoor light to be softly diffused. And when you have blackout roller blinds, you can completely eliminate the glare from the outside disrupting your environment inside.

One thing’s for sure, whether you prefer roller shades or wooden blinds, light control, UV protection, and durability are de rigueur.

The Last Word

Your bedroom deserves an ambience that will not only allow you a good night’s sleep, but enhance your level of comfort at all times. Be they sheers, shades, or blinds; fabric or wooden; vertical or horizontal; ease of operation, room darkening, unlimited light and privacy control, make it an easy decision as to what’s needed to make the bedroom a veritable Shangri-La.

The only problem? Choosing from the vast range of modern designs, eye-popping colours, and operating systems that bring you the comfort you desire.

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Best Window Blinds & Shades To Use In The Living Room

As the name suggests, the living room is a common area of the home that brings families together. Amongst many activities, we enjoy our morning cup of tea, relax, read, watch TV, listen to music, and entertain family and friends. The living room also defines the lifestyle we choose to live and the way it is designed is a reflection of that lifestyle, including when it comes to the choice of window treatments.


Window Treatments For Your Living Room

Light can transform a home when you know how to manage it, but you also need a set of window treatments that enable it. Whatever your needs, there are a variety of blinds and shades that are as fashionable as they are functional, that enhance the ambience of your living room.


Superior Styling, Extraordinary Comfort

A perfect combination of style and comfort for any living room is provided by the Duette® Honeycomb Shades. These blinds have a unique cellular construction design that adds a layer of insulation at the window, so you are comfortable through the seasons, while also reducing energy consumption and external noise.

Duette® Honeycomb Shades come in a range of pleat sizes, fabrics (including moisture resistant ones), colours, opacities and textures that work beautifully with the decor of any living room. You can even combine two fabrics on the same shade for more light control, or choose the Top-Down/Bottom-Up option that enhances your views of the outside, while still maintaining privacy.

With this versatility are also solutions for unusual window shapes and types - be they large picture windows, arches, sidelights or circles. Enjoying peace and quietude isn't a luxury. With the hustle and bustle of modern life, it has become a necessity, and these honeycomb blinds bring that home to you.


Innovative Draperies That Transform Light

Luminette® Privacy Sheers combine sheer drapery panels with soft, vertical rotating fabric vanes fixed to the back of the sheer to provide light control and privacy. When the vanes are rotated open, the sheer fabric diffuses sunlight into a softer, more ethereal version of itself. You can rotate the vanes to direct light where you'd like, or close them to enjoy the privacy provided by traditional draperies.

Available in many options, all of which can bring an integrated look to your living room, these vertical fabric blinds are the perfect choice for wide expanses of glass, sliding doors, and other large window openings. These sheers can also be positioned to protect your floors and furniture from UV damage, while leaving unobstructed your views to the outside.

And in order to maintain a sleek, modern look, the hardware is concealed behind the headrail, adding a refined and elegant look to your windows.


Bold Design with Beautiful Light Control

Pirouette® Window Shadings provide a bold and modern alternative to the look and feel of traditional fabric blinds. Softly contoured fabric vanes magically transform harsh daylight by diffusing  it, giving you complete control over light filtration, privacy, and views of the world beyond.

A large part of the uniqueness of the Pirouette® Window Shadings is the revolutionary Invisi-Lift™ system that allows the vanes to float gracefully on a single sheer backing. They block up to 81% of harmful UV rays when the vanes are fully open, and 99% when closed. Whatever setting you choose, your flooring and furnishings are protected.

Pirouette® Window Shadings are available with both light-filtering and room-darkening fabric opacities, two vane sizes and a wide variety of colours to perfectly complement your room's colour palette. Of course, the full beauty of the fabric will be visible to all within the living room.


The Last Word

While you could have drapes, shades, blinds or sheers, or a combination of them, the beauty lies in mixing and matching different window treatments to achieve the ambience you desire. Drapes add layers of texture when combined with blinds or shades, while sheers allow for a softness not possible with other window treatments.

So whether you're looking to regulate ambient temperature, have greater control over light, or fabrics that are not only modern, but stylish in design, then there are few options that can help create that look throughout your living room.



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Blinds That Help You See

If you're amongst the many for whom the solace of sleep requires a completed darkened room, blackout lining on your window coverings are a boon. However, curtains aren't necessarily the best solution, as there’s always light filtering through from all sides. Your best bet is actually to install window roller blinds or curtain roller blinds to minimize the amount of light seepage. Not only do these blinds come in attractive styles, but they also come with blackout lining, making your sleep the stuff of dreams.




Windows To The World

Simple, classic, and elegant, window roller blinds and curtain roller blinds provide a clean, contemporary look to windows, and are ideal to enjoy unobstructed views to your world. They occupy very little space and are easily hidden within the window recess, making your rooms look much larger in the process. They also effectively filter glare, reflect solar heat, and can be customised to fit any size of the window. And when you want your world to extend no further than your own four walls, blackout roller blinds will transform even the brightest of rooms to a cosy, private space.

Finding the perfect window roller blinds for your home is easy. We have a wide range of fabrics, colours, design options, and texture combinations for you to choose from.




Blackout Roller Blinds

Whether your aesthetic is minimalistic, contemporary, or statement-making, blackout roller blinds are precision-engineered for silent, smooth operation and a minimal light gap, providing extra privacy in the rooms that require it. They work beautifully in all spaces, and are available in varying levels of opacity, giving you control over how much light comes through, thereby preventing UV rays from damaging your furniture and valuables in the bargain.


Sonette™

There's more than meets the eye with cordless Sonnette™ Roller Blinds, one that gives it more than an edge over a traditional roller blind. They feature an innovative design and double-layer construction that creates a warm, glowing effect by filtering light through two separate fabrics.


Key Features

  • Energy Efficiency - The proprietary cellular construction provides a secondary layer that insulates your home in the winter and keeps it cool during the summer. That special layer provides superior energy efficiency over traditional roller blinds.
  • Room Darkening - In addition to the beautiful range of fabrics, they also come with semi-opaque and room-darkening options that allow for an extra layer of privacy where required.
  • Easy to Use - Sonnette window roller blinds are completely cord-free, and ideal for homes with young children or pets. It comes with the LiteRise® cordless operating system, with which you can control the opening and closing of your blinds with the touch of a finger. Alternatively, there is the SoftTouch™ Motorization system, a unique battery-powered system that operates with an intuitive wand-controller. But for the ultimate in convenience, PowerView® Motorization enables you to synchronize and schedule your window roller blinds to move automatically using the PowerView App on your mobile device.

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Beautiful Living, Smart Living

 

 

Do you remember a time when cinema halls had curtains that, when drawn open, heralded the beginning of the main show? Now picture your home where you can appreciate the view and experience light exactly how you want it, no matter the time, just by the press of a button. Or better still, it just happens. Magically! Automatic window blinds, in a new and fresh avatar.

 

Bring Scenes To Life

 

Having to deal with harsh light isn’t much fun. But neither do most people want to keep their homes in relative darkness during daylight hours. So whether your window coverings include sheers, blinds, drapes, or a combination thereof, imagine being able to create an ambience that reflects the passage of time through the day. Follow a few simple steps, and voila, your blinds will adjust automatically, moving only at the time you’ve chosen.

 

That’s the control PowerView® Motorization brings. This innovative, wireless system for window blinds was awarded the Red Dot Design Award – the most coveted accolade in the world of design – in 2018. It allows you to programme blinds to operate independently of each other, and automatically move to the exact position you want, at the time you want. Perfect lighting, convenience, and energy conservation all rolled into one. 

 

Smart Home, Smarter Living

 

This precise and convenient control can be effected via the Pebble Control, voice commands using devices from Amazon, or the Apple® and Android™ compatible PowerView® App for smartphones and tablets. Alongside the convenience of cordless operation, the system creates a safer environment for homes with young children and pets.

 

Pebble® and Surface Remote – Central to the PowerView® Motorisation system is the easy-to-use, hand-held or wall-mounted remote that lets you control and adjust a single-window covering, or that for an entire room.

 

The Pebble Control offers a contemporary alternative to a traditional remote control. You can pre-set and operate up to half-a-dozen different combinations of settings for your window blinds with just a press of a button. Ergonomically designed and beautiful to look at, the Pebble is available in a range of modern colours.

 

Additionally, when your smartphone or tablet isn’t within reach, the Pebble Scene Controller can be used to trigger pre-programmed settings on-demand. Both are also available as Surface Controls that can be affixed to a wall.

 

Voice Recognition – If you can use voice recognition to play music, why can’t the same facility be used to control your window blinds? The PowerView system can be synchronised with Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri®, or the Google Assistant, and integrated with smart-home systems to activate the window settings you’ve programmed in, hands-free.

 

PowerView App – Using the App on your smartphone or tablet, you can create and schedule customized room settings that allow your window blinds to move to your preferred positions during the course of the day. You can even schedule settings to move with the sunrise or sunset based on your location.

 

For the ultimate in convenience, the PowerView® Motorisation system is the perfect way to manage your shades whether you’re home or on holiday.


19 Dec 2019 READ MORE

Interview: The Ultimate Guide to Blinds for Your Home with paul+pris



Interview: The Ultimate Guide to Blinds for Your Home with paul+pris.
 

At Hunter Douglas, we work closely with interior designers to help bring their design vision to life. This week, let's welcome paul+pris - an interior design studio known for its eclectic design solution to create memorable experiences through contrasting perspectives and interpretations of living space. We had the opportunity to talk to co-founders, Pauline and Priscilla about how choosing the right blinds for your home would help elevate your home's interior. We'll deep dive into the function of each space and some tips & tricks from the pros to work with window treatments for your home. Get your notes ready as there are a few elements like slat sizing, colours and finishes that will play a major role in every interior style of a home.


How important are windows in interior design?
Interior design can change how people behave in a space especially with the presence of sun lights, element like openings to create views as well as the connections between exterior and interior, giving a sense of definition to what’s beyond on the other side.


 
How would the right window dressing affect a room’s interior?
With the right window treatments, it will help to create privacy and flexibility by adjusting the viewability of window (opening inside out/outside in).  It can reflect a certain personality in the space as well.

 
In your experience, how important is natural light in influencing your design theme or concept?
How do you harness the light or tone down harsh light from outside?
Pick the right thickness and opacity of fabric based on the purpose of the window.
What would be the major concerns for each direction?
You get more sunlight from the windows that are facing East and West, so choosing the right window treatment that help withstand the harshness of natural sunlight to prevent problems like fading of materials and heat trapped in the interior.
 
How would you dress windows with minimal natural light?
Blinds would be good for such function as it allows sunlight through but not directly from the sun by adjusting the direction and degree of each blinds tilting. This function is not available in drapery.
How do you dress the feature window in a living room?
For a minimalistic and simple, sleek look with flexibility in controlling sunlight, one may opt for venetian or wood blinds. If you’re looking to create a dramatic feature with a certain softness to the interior, yet still able to give privacy and soften the exposure of sunlight, we would recommend drapery curtains or sheer. Best would be drapery with tilting function (Luminette). Only Hunter Douglas has this product.
  
What would be your choice of window dressing to highlight a beautiful garden outside?
Draping curtains or sheer would be our choice, simply because it can be pulled to the sides and able to reveal the entire window opening to have a direct view to the garden. Alternative would be roller sheer.

Tips and tricks for specific living spaces:

Living Room & Dining Room
Keep it simple, choose sheer finishing to allow sunlight to wash over this main space. Both rooms should have a certain theme that ties these two areas together.



Yoga or Gym Room
Directional and easy to maintain, blinds or roller blinds is recommended.
Tea, Relaxation or Wine Room
Sheer layer blinds are good to soften light and provide clean tone down relax ambience compare to loose hanging drape. Add the light control function will give flexibility to control the views based on time of the day.
Study Room
Blinds that has flexibility for adjustment of light at different time of day.

Master Bedroom
Combination of sheer and opaque drapery curtains or blinds would be good. Opaque fabric will darken the room for better sleeps during the day or late raiser. It can be layered with a sheer for softness to let sunlight flood in the room at other time.
Children Bedroom
Look for child safe product and simple design for clean feel.
Guest Room
Roller screen or sheer or single layer of drapery curtains is great to create softness as well as to give privacy whenever the room is occupied.
Entertainment Room
Complete darkness is recommended for space that uses projectors or tv screen. Thicker and wider waves option of drapery curtains as it able to block off lights coming from the window edge/side.
Kitchen
Must be functional and easy to maintain; able to wipe and clean typed of blinds or roller blinds as kitchen may have oily residues/dirt in the long term and may stain on certain fabric window treatment.

Bathroom
Roller blinds with waterproof properties, that could be cleaned.
Walk-in closet
Drapery curtains in two layer or single layer of semi-sheer material to allow light into the room as well as to maximise light in the space if windows are limited.
What are your sources of idea or reference for selection of product or fabrics?
There are many resources in the market. When come to drapery the fabric texture and fold are important. But drapery has limited functions compare to blinds. Blinds have many functions and are great products to work with. It saves space on the window and does not look messy. Blinds are easier to maintain. You can get many ideas from internet, especially from Hunter Douglas. Most important is to provide solution for the space or room.


 

24 Sep 2019 READ MORE

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03 Jul 2019 READ MORE

We are committed to child safety

13 years ago, the mother of Gavin Walla caught the moment when the then four-year old Gavin was being strangled silently by a window cord. Gavin fortunately survived but many other kids are not so lucky. Recently, a two-year old Malaysian toddler in Ipoh died of strangulation after playing with a curtain tie-back. Although this is heart-breaking news, it serves as a reminder to check on possible hazards in our home when we have a child, including curtains and blinds.

When child-proofing your window coverings, look no further than Hunter Douglas. Although there are no laws regarding child safety products in Malaysia, Hunter Douglas is ahead of the curve by providing the highest quality, custom-made window shades with child safety support. These assurances are echoed in the latest system, the PowerView® Automation, an innovative system available with most Hunter Douglas products.

The PowerView® system is a cordless system that uses the intuitive PowerView® App to control and schedule your shades, all without the use of cords. This eliminates the risk of a child strangled by window cords, but the benefits does not stop there.



Most PowerView® Automation window treatments are battery-powered, with the battery-pack hidden behind the headrail. This cordless system not only creates a safer environment for children by removing the threat of child entanglement, it also reduces the risk of electrocution.



The benefit of having motorized shades does not stop at toddlers, but our older children as well. Sometimes, we may leave our older children alone at home to run errands. Motorizing your shades can be a way to simulate the presence of a grown-up at home, as changing the position of shades may make it appear as if someone is inside. This could make your home less of a target for theft.

One can never be overly cautious when it comes to their child's safety.



 

01 Jul 2019 READ MORE