August 12, 2011

Form and Function: Window Treatments that Filter Natural Light

Furniture, flooring and wall art are not investments you want to make everyday. Once you find these finishing touches for your home you want to protect them from damage and keep them looking great for as long as you can. You’ve probably already considered the usual destruction culprits – kids, pet and the occasional accidental spill of the wine glass by a guest – but have you also considered the damage sunlight can do?

UV exposure is not only harmful to skin, it can also damage furnishings, floors and art. To help protect your investments, most Hunter Douglas products have fabric options that filter out 99% of these harmful rays while in the closed position. Many Hunter Douglas window fashions, including Silhouette® window shadings and Luminette® Privacy Sheers, filter out as much as 86% of harmful UV rays in the open-vane position.

Silhouette®: The Silhouette® window treatments transform sunlight into beauty. Suspended between two sheers, the fabric vanes offer precise lighting control. When fully raised, the Silhouette® shades disappear into the fabric-covered headrail.

Hunter Douglas Silhouette | Hunter Douglas

Luminette®: Luminette® Privacy Sheers offer an array of fashionable fabrics and colors that provide precise light control with translucent or room-darkening vane opacity options. Soft face fabric is permanently bonded to to fabric vanes, offering full view-through and discreet privacy. The face fabric diffuses sunlight into the room, reducing the need for interior lighting.

Hunter Douglas Luminette | Hunter Douglas

Hunter Douglas window fashions are available at your local Hirshfield’s, where you’ll find window treatment experts who not only have loads of experience, but also a love for home fashions. Hirshfield’s experts pride themselves on listening and paying particular attention to your personal taste, colors and space requirements. Many of our designers  have successfully completed the Window Fashions Certified Professionals training – a comprehensive accreditation program designed to provide a higher level of understanding in the window covering industry.

No one has more Hunter Douglas window fashion showrooms than Hirshfield’s. With 15 showrooms in the Twin Cities, Rochester and St. Cloud, you’re ideal window treatments are closer than you think!

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Want to give a shout out to Madi. Madi took a pretty awful experience and made it right for us. We had ordered cordless blinds and over half of them did not work right or hang right. Madi helped us return all the blinds and reordered a new product for us which we are very happy with. Madi was persistent in helping us get the issues we experience resolved.

She is always so warm and friendly and definitely puts her customers first. Thanks Madi you are a gem! Also want to add that my overall experience with Hirshfield's in St. Cloud has been an excellent experience. They made things right and put their customers first!

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Greg is amazing! We have worked with him throughout the years on both existing homes and new builds and we could not be happier. One of the things I appreciate about Greg is that he gets us to really think about how we will use our space, not just now but in the future when the kids get older. This has honestly has saved us from making some pretty big design mistakes. Finding durable fabrics and pieces is important to us while we have a preschooler running around, yet on the other hand, our teens have a different use for the space.

He is able to make it all work together seamlessly by understanding the space and its function. He has a fresh and distinctive feel to his work and builds in a variety of styles. I HIGHLY recommend working with Greg out of the gate, you will not be sorry. I honestly don't know what we do without his help;)

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