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HUNTER DOUGLAS
BRILLIANCE® PLEATED SHADES
PORTFOLIO

   Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shades bring hundreds of versatile, fashionable fabrics and colors to your windows. They are constructed from a single layer of pleated material, with optional backings for added privacy and energy efficiency.

Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shades bring hundreds of versatile, fashionable fabrics and colors to your windows. They are constructed from a single layer of pleated material, with optional backings for added privacy and energy efficiency.

   The array of fabrics offers opacities from sheer to room darkening, as well as the widest range of colors, textures, and patterns in the industry.

The array of fabrics offers opacities from sheer to room darkening, as well as the widest range of colors, textures, and patterns in the industry.

   The style and fashion of beautiful innovative fabrics, opulent color and trendsetting styles: these are the elements that make Hunter Douglas Brilliance® Pleated Shades such an elegant complement to your windows.

The style and fashion of beautiful innovative fabrics, opulent color and trendsetting styles: these are the elements that make Hunter Douglas Brilliance® Pleated Shades such an elegant complement to your windows.

   From contemporary to timeless traditional patterns and subtle solid weaves, there are energy-efficient metallized fabrics that block the sun's rays, as well as special backings for lighter-weight fabrics that will still increase privacy and energy efficiency.

From contemporary to timeless traditional patterns and subtle solid weaves, there are energy-efficient metallized fabrics that block the sun's rays, as well as special backings for lighter-weight fabrics that will still increase privacy and energy efficiency.

   One of the most impressive features of the Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shade fabric collection is its diversity. There are 27 distinct fabric styles, from elegant to playful, encompassing a variety of textures, prints, and opacities. All in an array of colors ranging from fashionable neutrals to the richest of jewel tones.

A Fabric for Every Need

One of the most impressive features of the Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shade fabric collection is its diversity. There are 27 distinct fabric styles, from elegant to playful, encompassing a variety of textures, prints, and opacities. All in an array of colors ranging from fashionable neutrals to the richest of jewel tones.

   With Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shades, you have the option of adding a backing to your shade to increase privacy and block more light. Backings have other advantages, too. They help protect furnishings from ultraviolet light that causes fading, increase energy efficiency, and create new decorating possibilities. And the neutral white color of the backing gives your windows a uniform look from the outside.

Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shades Twilight and Subdue Backings

With Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shades, you have the option of adding a backing to your shade to increase privacy and block more light. Backings have other advantages, too. They help protect furnishings from ultraviolet light that causes fading, increase energy efficiency, and create new decorating possibilities. And the neutral white color of the backing gives your windows a uniform look from the outside.

   The style and fashion of beautiful fabrics. Opulent color. Trendsetting styles. These are the elements which make Hunter Douglas Brilliance pleated shades such an elegant complement to windows. Choose from contemporary to traditional patterns. Subtle solid weaves to metallized fabrics that block the sun's rays and provide energy-efficient insulation.

The style and fashion of beautiful fabrics. Opulent color. Trendsetting styles. These are the elements which make Hunter Douglas Brilliance pleated shades such an elegant complement to windows. Choose from contemporary to traditional patterns. Subtle solid weaves to metallized fabrics that block the sun's rays and provide energy-efficient insulation.

   Special backings to increase privacy or block out the sun making lightweight fabric more energy efficient. For a whole new perspective in decorating, pleated shade coordinates let you match pleated shades with vertical blinds, and create top treatments and custom furnishings with cut fabric yardage.

Special backings to increase privacy or block out the sun making lightweight fabric more energy efficient. For a whole new perspective in decorating, pleated shade coordinates let you match pleated shades with vertical blinds, and create top treatments and custom furnishings with cut fabric yardage.

   Hunter Douglas Brilliance pleated shades bring hundreds of versatile, fashionable fabrics and colors to your windows. They are constructed from a single layer of pleated material, with optional backings for added privacy and energy efficiency.

Hunter Douglas Brilliance pleated shades bring hundreds of versatile, fashionable fabrics and colors to your windows. They are constructed from a single layer of pleated material, with optional backings for added privacy and energy efficiency.

   Fabrics with an "FR" after their name - Castille FR and Versailles FR - are flame retardant, which makes them ideal for commercial applications. Their flame-retardant finishes comply with NFPA 701 and MVSS 302 specifications.

Flame-Retardant Fabrics

Fabrics with an "FR" after their name - Castille FR and Versailles FR - are flame retardant, which makes them ideal for commercial applications. Their flame-retardant finishes comply with NFPA 701 and MVSS 302 specifications and are suitable for commercial installations.

   And to make raising and lowering your shades a feather light task, request the Continuous Cord Loop lifting system for large shades and the LiteRise touch system to eliminate pull cords. See all the expressive choices in the Hunter Douglas Brilliance pleated shade sample book at the Hunter Douglas Window Fashions Gallery located in The Blind Alley in Bellevue, Washington.

And to make raising and lowering your shades a feather light task, request the Continuous Cord Loop lifting system for large shades and the LiteRise® touch system to eliminate pull cords. See all the expressive choices in the Hunter Douglas Brilliance pleated shade sample book at the Hunter Douglas Window Fashions Gallery located in The Blind Alley in Bellevue, Washington.

   The exciting features of Hunter Douglas Brilliance pleated shades provide even more beauty and mood-setting options. Color-coordinated hardware, Top-down/Bottom-up shades, and Privacy/View shades that are two color or texture choices in a single shade. Arches, angles, corners, skylights, even round windows also come alive with our specialty shaped shades.

The exciting features of Hunter Douglas Brilliance pleated shades provide even more beauty and mood-setting options. Color-coordinated hardware, Top-down/Bottom-up shades, and Privacy/View shades that are two color or texture choices in a single shade. Arches, angles, corners, skylights, even round windows also come alive with our specialty shaped shades.


Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shades Operation and Functional Options

   Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shades Operation and Functional Options

Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shades Standard Cordlock

Lifting system designs satisfy a multitude of needs, from ease of operation to enhanced child and pet safety. To provide even greater versatility, several design options are available.

Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shades Standard Cordlock


Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shades Two-on-One Honeycomb Shades

   Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shades Two-on-One option allows you to independently raise and lower two shades on the same common headrail.

Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shades Two-on-One Honeycomb Shades independently raises each of 2 shades on a single headrail.

Independently raises and lowers two shades on the same headrail.


Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shades Top/Down-Bottom/Up

   Perfect for bedrooms or other areas where both privacy and natural light are desired. Specialty shades such as Top-Down/Bottom-Up and Privacy/View shades further enhance your light control and privacy options.

Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shades Top/Down-Bottom/Up

Moving center rail and bottom rail open the shade from the top down, the bottom up, or both. Offers increased flexibility in light control and privacy. Also available in a Top/Down only version.

Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shades are also available in a Top/Down only version.


Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shades with Privacy/View Dual Fabric System

   Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shade with the privacy/view dual fabric system allows you to enjoy two fabric panels in one shade. For example, a sheer fabric can let the light in above, while a semi-opaque or room darkening fabric maintains privacy below. Both fabrics are controlled by moving center and bottom rails. It's two window coverings in one.

Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shade with the privacy/view dual fabric system allows you to enjoy two fabric panels in one shade. For example, a sheer fabric can let the light in above, while a semi-opaque or room darkening fabric maintains privacy below. Both fabrics are controlled by moving center and bottom rails. It's two window coverings in one.

Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shades with Privacy/View Dual Fabric System

Perfect for bedrooms or other areas where both privacy and natural light are desired. Specialty shades such as Top-Down/Bottom-Up and Privacy/View shades further enhance your light control and privacy options.

   Hunter Douglas Brilliance® Pleated Shades are perfect for bedrooms or other areas where both privacy and natural light are desired. Specialty shades such as Top-Down/Bottom-Up and Privacy/View shades further enhance your light control and privacy options.


Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shades with Continuous Cord Loop Lift System

Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shades with Continuous Cord Loop Lift System

A continuous cord loop design makes it easy to raise and lower even the largest shades.


Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shades with LiteRise Cordless System

Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shades LiteRise System

A great safety feature for families, as there are no lift cords to endanger young children.

Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shades with LiteRise® Cordless System

A cordless shade operates with the touch of a finger, yet holds securely in place at the desired height.


Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shades with PowerRise 2.0 Remote Control System

The exclusive Hunter Douglas PowerRise 2.0 system puts complete operational control of Brilliance pleated shades right in the palm of your hand.......enabling you to raise or lower them at the touch of a button.

Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shades with PowerRise 2.0 Remote Control System

Before you can say Brilliance pleated shades with PowerRise 2.0, they can be raised or lowered at the touch of a button on the remote control! Not only do these elegant shades operate quickly, simply and smoothly, their stylish fabrics and innovative design add a striking ambiance to any room.

Enhanced Motorization: the unrivaled simplicity and convenience of Hunter Douglas new Platinum Technology is available on all Brilliance® pleated shades with PowerRise 2.0.

New for September 2007 is a dazzling innovation in motorized window coverings - Platinum Technology. This proprietary Hunter Douglas combination of infrared (IR) line-of-sight remote control and radio frequency (RF) remote control provides superior remote control performance and versatility for PowerRise, PowerGlide and PowerTilt systems.


Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shades Skylight System

   Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shades Skylight System.

Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shades Skylight System is ideal for skylights or sloped windows, extension pole is available for easy reach.

Ideal for skylights or sloped windows, extension pole is available for easy reach.


Hunter Douglas Specialty Angle & Arch Brilliance Pleated Shades

Hunter Douglas Specialty Angle Brilliance Pleated Shades, click on this image for another view.

Wonderful architectural details in a home often include windows of unusual shape or size. Brilliance pleated shades address the issue with several beautiful as well as functional solutions. Specialty lifting systems provide options for windows of virtually any shape.

Hunter Douglas Specialty Arch Brilliance Pleated Shades


Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shades Product Specifications

Material: Fabric

Pleat Size: 1/2" or 1"

Sizes Available: Width: 24" to 144" Height: 36" to 96"

Material/Color Options: 195 combinations

Privacy and Light Control (1 to 5 scale): (1) Reduced glare, no privacy (2) Softened light, moderate privacy (3) Softened light, substantial privacy (4) Diffused light, complete privacy (5) Blocked light, complete privacy

Specialty Shapes and Applications: Arches, angles, trapezoids, circles, bay and corner windows, skylights, sliding glass doors, French doors, privacy/natural light combinations (Privacy View)

Operation Systems Options: Standard cordlock, Continuous Cord Loop system, LiteRise cordless system, Top-down/Bottom-up

Motorization Options: Battery-powered PowerRise 2.0

Soil and Dust Resistant: Yes

Uniform Exterior Appearance: Yes

Orientation/Window Shape: Horizontal

Safety Features: Yes

Energy Efficiency: Good

UV Protection: Good (75% to 90%), Excellent (90% to 95%), Superior (95% to 99%)

Sound Absorption: Good, Excellent


Hunter Douglas Brilliance pleated shades are available in bright dramatic colors and an incredible offering of whites and neutrals with traditional appeal as well as a contemporary twist.

   Hunter Douglas Brilliance pleated shades are available in bright dramatic colors and an incredible offering of whites and neutrals with traditional appeal as well as a contemporary twist.

The Hunter Douglas Brilliance Fabric Collection includes:

Irish Linen A time honored linen-weave. Always a favorite.

Aries A light-blocking fabric in a palette of soft neutrals, with a metallized backing to provide extra insulative value.

Corsica 'Antique satin' look slub fabric. A timeless favorite.

Haberdasher A linen suit look-alike, textured weave.

Shimmering Forest A sheer, lightly embossed fabric in a selection of both deep, dramatic hues, as well as versatile neutrals.

Vintage A sheer crushed fabric, in bright solid tones, gives a beautifully random crinkled effect.

Woodlands Heavy, solid weave with vertical texturing in tone-on-tone colors.

Castille A lightweight, woven mesh look with a metallic back-coating for extra insulative value. Also, rated as Fire Retardant.

Versailles Ever-popular satin fabric available in a wide array of colors. Also, rated as Fire Retardant.

Potter's Wheel Heavy textured, rustic semi-open weave in earthy colors.

Venetian Crinkle A sheer crushed fabric, laminated to a lightweight backing, gives a beautifully random wrinkled effect.

Mardi Gras Our light-filtering non-woven fabric in a palette of subtle colors and neutrals.

Mystique Sheer extravagant open-weave with varied textures. Very unique.

Kashmir A beautifully patterned fabric in an exotic collection of jewel tones and muted hues.

Rain Forest Crinkled, pressed-in leaf patterns on solid earthtones.

Daydreams Where light is a issue, this fabric is the perfect solution with a blackout backing, available in neutrals and pastels.

Marseille Always a classic, our satin weave fabric has a metallized backing to reflect the sun's rays to dramatically reduce heat gain in the room.

Stratus A sheer crushed fabric, in gentle waves, gives a beautifully random crinkled effect.

Twilight & Subdue White polyester film in a half-inch pleat, offered as both light-filtering and light-blocking.


Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shades Provide Optimal Light Control

   Whether you want complete privacy or sunlight filtered through a beautiful sheer fabric, you'll find fabric options ideally suited to your light control needs. Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shades provide a variety of light control and privacy options.

Whether you want complete privacy or sunlight filtered through a beautiful sheer fabric, you'll find fabric options ideally suited to your light control needs. Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shades provide a variety of light control and privacy options. Translucent fabrics allow you to enjoy the light, while preserving privacy. For maximum light control, the blackout fabric blocks 99% of the light and assures absolute privacy.

Sheer

Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shade Sheer Fabric

Fine, open-weave fabrics reveal considerable detail when viewed from outside

Provides a diffused view of the outside

Semi-Sheer

Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shade Semi-Sheer Fabric

Loosely woven fabrics reveal some outlines of shapes, but few details

Provides moderate nighttime privacy

Semi-Opaque

Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shade Semi-Opaque Fabric

Translucent fabrics reveal virtually no shapes and no details

Provides considerable nighttime privacy

Opaque

Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shade Opaque Fabric

True privacy fabrics reveal nothing of the room's interior

Provides complete nighttime privacy


Pleated Shades are a single layer of fabric, pleated horizontally to fold up neatly when raised. Because they are a single fabric layer, and do not need a smooth fabric surface for bonding multiple fabric layers together, Pleated Shades can be made out of many fabric styles, including textured fabrics. This provides a greater variety of appearance choices with Pleated Shades.

However, because Pleated Shades are a single layer of fabric, they do have holes punched through the fabric to accommodate the lift cords. These holes are hidden in the cells on Cellular Shades, but noticeable on Pleated Shades.

Also, Pleated Shades do have some limitation on the fabric widths. Because they are actually woven fabrics, made on a loom, they are limited to the width of the loom. Most Pleated Shade fabrics are available to 72" in width. Pleated Shades over the maximum fabric width can still be made, but the fabric will be overlapped approximately 1", and holes punched through the overlap with the lift cord strung through the holes. This keeps the two sections of fabric together.

Cellular Shades are mostly made of non-woven fabric, pressed into sheets rather than woven on a loom. Because of this, Cellular Shade fabrics come in widths up to 144" without the need for seams or joints.

We hope this information is of assistance in determining which to use in your home: Pleated or Cellular Shades. Both Pleated Shades and Cellular Shades have their positive and negative appearance issues, depending on the view of the user.

Lift cord holes in single-fabric-layer Pleated Shade


Breezy Cleaning

   A simple feather dusting or light vacuuming is all that is needed to keep Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shades looking beautiful.

Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shades are easy to live with because they require so little of you. Fabrics in the Brilliance Pleated Shade line resist as much as five times more dust dirt and stains than other pleated shades. Since the fabrics actually resist dust, dirt and stains, cleaning is a breeze. A simple feather dusting or light vacuuming is all that is needed to keep Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shades looking beautiful.

Important Cautions: Do not immerse Brilliance metallized fabrics. Do not immerse Brilliance Skylight shades. Do not immerse any Brilliance battery powered headrails.

Ultrasonic Cleaning: Professional ultrasonic cleaning is generally a very safe and effective method for comprehensively cleaning a Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated shade. However, the shade should be handled carefully and only mild cleansing solutions should be used. In addition, the fabric should be in a stacked or closed position when being removed from the tank.

Important Cautions: Do not ultrasonically clean Brilliance metallized fabrics. Do not ultrasonically clean Brilliance EasyGlide or Skylight shades. The On-Site™ Injection/Extraction Cleaning Process can be used on these (and all other) Brilliance Pleated shade fabrics.


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From contemporary to timeless traditional patterns and subtle solid weaves, Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shades feature energy-efficient metallized fabrics that block the sun's rays, as well as special backings for lighter-weight fabrics that will still increase privacy and energy efficiency.Hunter Douglas Brilliance pleated shades bring hundreds of versatile, fashionable fabrics and colors to your windows. They are constructed from a single layer of pleated material, with optional backings for added privacy and energy efficiency.Whether you want complete privacy or sunlight filtered through a beautiful sheer fabric, you'll find fabric options ideally suited to your light control needs. Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shades provide a variety of light control and privacy options. Translucent fabrics allow you to enjoy the light, while preserving privacy.Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shades are perfect for bedrooms or other areas where both privacy and natural light are desired. Specialty shades such as Top-Down/Bottom-Up and Privacy/View shades further enhance your light control and privacy options.

The Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shades LiteRise cordless system makes raising and lowering your shades easier than ever. Push up to raise and pull down to lower. Your Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated shades stay right where you put them.One of the most impressive features of the Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shade fabric collection is its diversity. There are 27 distinct fabric styles, from elegant to playful, encompassing a variety of textures, prints, and opacities. All in an array of colors ranging from fashionable neutrals to the richest of jewel tones.Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shades bring hundreds of versatile, fashionable fabrics and colors to your windows. They are constructed from a single layer of pleated material, with optional backings for added privacy and energy efficiency. The array of fabrics offers opacities from sheer to room darkening, as well as the widest range of colors, textures, and patterns in the industry.Whether you want complete privacy or sunlight filtered through a beautiful sheer fabric, you'll find fabric options ideally suited to your light control needs. Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shades provide a variety of light control and privacy options. Translucent fabrics allow you to enjoy the light, while preserving privacy.


   Spirited...restful...dramatic...playful. Hunter Douglas Brilliance pleated shades are the essence of creative expression. Built for lasting performance in any room you choose, they bring the décor to life as only Hunter Douglas window fashions can.

Spirited … restful … dramatic … playful. Hunter Douglas Brilliance pleated shades are the essence of creative expression. Built for lasting performance in any room you choose, they bring the décor to life as only Hunter Douglas window fashions can.

 Explore your imagination with a palette of colors and textures ranging from cool woven neutrals to rich jewel tones, not to mention our enchanting new array of juvenile prints.

Explore your imagination with a palette of colors and textures ranging from cool woven neutrals to rich jewel tones, not to mention our enchanting new array of juvenile prints.

   Hunter Douglas Brilliance pleated shades feature crisp, pleated fabrics in an extensive selection of colors and styles, including weaves, patterns and textures. Our offering of juvenile prints, for instance, adds charm and whimsy to nurseries and children’s rooms. And optional backings are available for these pleated shades for increased privacy and energy efficiency.

Hunter Douglas Brilliance pleated shades feature crisp, pleated fabrics in an extensive selection of colors and styles, including weaves, patterns and textures. Our offering of juvenile prints, for instance, adds charm and whimsy to nurseries and children’s rooms. And optional backings are available for these pleated shades for increased privacy and energy efficiency.


   Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shades are available from The Blind Alley in Bellevue, Washington. For more information, contact The Blind Alley and visit our Hunter Douglas Gallery showroom.

Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shades are available from The Blind Alley in Bellevue, Washington. For more information, contact The Blind Alley and visit our Hunter Douglas Gallery showroom.

Hunter Douglas Window Coverings are available from The Blind Alley in Bellevue, Washington. For more information, contact The Blind Alley and visit our Hunter Douglas Gallery showroom.

Or view Hunter Douglas Brilliance Pleated Shades in the privacy of your home with one of our Window Fashion Designers.

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