Designer’s Top Picks - Kerry Lavine

Kerry's top-picks included Hunter Douglas Vignette Modern Roman Shades and Pirouette Window Shadings.

Kerry Lavine, Design Consultant for Window Fashions of TexasWindow Fashions of Texas Design Consultant Kerry Lavine has over 12 years experience in the window coverings industry. She recently joined the staff at Window Fashions of Texas and also previously worked at our Austin location for two years. We asked her to share with us her 'top-picks' of favorite Hunter Douglas products:

Hunter Douglas Vignette Modern Roman Shades with Top-Down/Bottom-Up provided beautiful privacy in the bathroom."My favorite Hunter Douglas product is the Vignette Modern Roman Shade.  I have used this product in just about every room in a house. The fabric choices are gorgeous, with textures that look like woven wood shades to formal silks or richly colored solid woven material. 
 
I like that it is a soft fold roman shade when it is down and conveniently draws up completely into a cassette. It doesn’t obscure any view or light this way. The backside of Hunter Douglas Vignette Modern Roman Shades present a nice, smooth view to the street.The lining creates the cleanest looking roman shade available, concealing all the cords and rings that typically show from the outside.  As a traditional folded roman shade Hunter Douglas has perfected the head rail system to neatly draw and lower the fabric with no need to straighten out the folds by hand, common in other romans shades.
 
The lift systems available are the standard EasyRise (continuous cord loop), Ultraglide (retractable cord), LiteRise (cordless) or Motorized PowerRise. My particular favorite is motorized of course, with wall mounted remote controls. You can operate the entire room from one switch and have no cords at all to deal with. Now with the Hunter Douglas Platinum App available, control is available on your cell phone or iPad.
 
My second favorite product is a Hunter Douglas Pirouette Window Shading, which also neatly folds into a cassette. This shade has a fabric louver that opens like a blind, but looks like a folded roman shade when down and closed. Pirouette shades can be made in room darkening fabrics which make them great for bedrooms.  With motorization simplified, these shades can be operated with remote control or wall switch, convenient and practical."

Visit the Window Fashions of Texas showroom to meet Kerry and see, touch and try-out full sized displays of these shades and all the Hunter Douglas products to find the perfect window coverings for you.Hunter Douglas Pirouette Window Shadings are great in the bedroom.