Soft, sheer Hunter Douglas Silhouette Window Shadings. It feels like a curtain. It works like a blind. And you can't really call it a shade. But Hunter Douglas has created a window covering so revolutionary, it actually controls the light without sacrificing privacy.
Enriching the beauty of any room with an infinite range of light intensities. As if touched by the sun. Silhouette. Exclusively from Hunter Douglas and available at The Blind Alley, a Hunter Douglas Gallery Dealer.
They may be soft and beautiful at first glance, but Hunter Douglas Silhouette Window Shadings arent shy about taming harsh sunbeams and filtering every last one of them into shape. The shading is made of sheer front and back facings, with fabric vanes suspended between them.
Open the fabric vanes, and watch your room fill with a warm, brilliant glow.
Close them, and the light becomes more subdued. Or tilt the fabric vanes anywhere in between, and you can treat yourself to any level of illumination you desire.
An impressive range of light control options is just the first of many benefits youll appreciate as you get acquainted with this unique window fashion.
Hunter Douglas Silhouette Window Shadings also strike a balance between beauty and practicality.
Hunter Douglas Silhouette Window Shadings innovative design combines the most sought-after qualities of the drape and the blind. The result is a refined, graceful window fashion with a durable side that defies the laws of wear and tear.
And discrete privacy? Ah, but of course. Its another impressive quality Silhouette window shadings has to offer.
Hunter Douglas Silhouette Window Shadings combine the best features of draperies, blinds and shades in one proprietary design. The soft fabric vanes tilt for variable light control. The sheer facings diffuse sunlight into soft, natural illumination.
The vanes adjust to further soften incoming light and help protect your furnishings from the sun's damaging rays. When completely lowered the shading's vanes are fully operational.
The Hunter Douglas Counterparts® program is a collection of Silhouette Window Shadings and Luminette® Privacy Sheers with complementary fabrics. By pairing similarly styled, colored and textured fabrics, you can easily mix and match your horizontal and vertical window fashions.This is an ideal solution for rooms with windows of varying sizes, or if you're looking to cover the windows and doors in your room.
Counterparts Refined is a new program designed to offer superior coordination for select fabrics and colors within Hunter Douglas Luminette Privacy Sheers, Silhouette Window Shadings and Vignette Modern Roman Shades.
Hunter Douglas Silhouette Window Shadings combine the light control of a blind, the function of a shade, and the softness of a curtain. The soft, adjustable fabric vanes are suspended between sheer fabric facings.
When raised, the entire shading disappears into a sleek headrail. The window covering treatment above features Silhouette Window Shadings designed for large windows available for heights up to 126".
This photograph presents how Hunter Douglas Silhouette Window Shadings work in any setting from sheer elegance to casual settings, providing an elegant backdrop to these rustic furnishings.
Silhouette window shadings combine the best characteristics of curtains, shades, and blinds to create a remarkable design that is distinctively different from any other window fashion.
Hunter Douglas Silhouette, a window covering woven from sunlight itself is the perfect window covering solution for this grand setting. Silhouette window shadings enrich the beauty of any room with an infinite range of light intensities, as if touched by the sun.
Versatile Hunter Douglas Silhouette Window Shadings suspend fabric vanes between two sheer fabric facings and offer a wide selection of elegant fabrics and optional features. The suspended vanes tilt with precision, giving you total light control and privacy. When fully raised, Hunter Douglas Silhouette window shadings completely disappear into the headrail for an unobstructed view.
Hunter Douglas Silhouette Window Shadings suspend fabric vanes between two sheer fabric facings, and feature a selection of twelve elegant fabrics, in colors ranging from neutrals and pastels, to beautiful soft hues.
The Silhouette Fabric Collection Includes:
Operating System Options
One of the important advantages of Hunter Douglas Silhouette Window Shadings over traditional soft window coverings is its ease of operation. A continuous cord loop, the Hunter Douglas EasyRise lifting system, is standard on all Hunter Douglas Silhouette Window Shadings, which works on the principle of a pulley and rotates a clutch to raise or lower the shading or shade.
From the fully raised position, pulling down on the front half of the EasyRise cord loop lowers the shading. Continuing to pull on the cord, in the fully lowered position, the rear of the fabric shifts back to within 7/8" of the window or mounting surface.
The covering is raised by pulling on the rear of the EasyRise continuous cord loop. The fabric first moves forward, away from the window, and then rolls up to conceal itself inside the headrail. When the shading is fully raised, stops on the end caps of both the headrail and bottom rail prevent further movement.
Hunter Douglas Silhouette Window Shadings are available with optional magnetic hold-down brackets to secure the bottom of the shading to prevent swaying. The shading can be tilted and easily raised without having to disconnect the bottom rail from the holddowns.
Mounting Options & Applications
Hunter Douglas Silhouette Window Shadings can be mounted inside or outside the window opening. They can also be end mounted. Silhouette shadings can be ordered in single panel widths up to 120" and heights up to 126".
Hunter Douglas Silhouette Window Shadings are also available on the Two-on-One Headrail application, where two EasyRise or UltraGlide standard shadings share the same headrail; each shading operates independently. Available in widths up to 144".
Customers love the versatility of Silhouette Top-Down/Bottom-Up shadings with the TiltAnywhere feature. The shadings can be operated both top-down and bottom-up, plus the vanes can be tilted with the shading in any position. These exciting new features make Silhouette window shadings more appealing than ever before.
The revolutionary Hunter Douglas UltraGlide system uses a retractable cord mechanism to raise, lower and tilt the Silhouette Window Shading.
When the cords are moved to a slight angle, the Silhouette Window Shading gently lowers itself. This movement of the cord releases spring tension in a slow, controlled manner and the bottom rail floats down. To stop the lowering at any point, just move the cord to the opposite angle.
To raise the Silhouette Window Shading, simply pull on the cord using short strokes. Each time you pull, the cord retracts to its original length.
The constant cord length of Silhouette Window Shading UltraGlide system means there are never any long, dangling cords to detract from the appearance of the shade and increased safety for children and pets.
One Touch Wonder: Silhouette with the LiteRise Option
Sheer wonder! Silhouette window shadings are now available with the innovative LiteRise cordless lifting system, making them convenient to raise, lower and open with the touch of a hand. The LiteRise system is available in the 2", 3" and Quartette® 4" vane sizes, in all opacities and fabrics (except Tres Vue). Silhouette LiteRise shadings can span windows as large as 96" x 84".
Operating the Silhouette LiteRise lifting system is easy. To lower the shadings, simply grasp the soft-touch handle and steadily pull down on the bottom rail handle. A special fabric guard helps protect the sheer face fabric.
To tilt them open, place your thumb on the front of the handle, with your fingers on the back side of the handle, and then gently pull the back of the handle down and away from the window.
When you want to raise the shading, push down on the front of the handle, close it, and then steadily push up on the bottom rail handle.
Consumers may choose an optional pull tassel that is easy to install and use. Eliminating the standard lifting cords means enhanced safety for young children and pets, and a soft, clean appearance in the window.
Silhouette shadings with the LiteRise cordless lifting system. Its sheer genius.
PowerRise 2.0 Option
Hunter Douglas PowerRise 2.0 is a battery-powered, remote control system that moves Silhouette Window Shadings up or down at the touch of a button. No wiring is required, so PowerRise 2.0 is easy to install, operate and maintain. It's the perfect solution for hard-to-reach windows and increased safety for children and pets. A timer can be programmed to raise or lower Silhouette Window Shadings at desired times, improving energy efficiency.
Enhanced Motorization: the unrivaled simplicity and convenience of Hunter Douglas new Platinum Technology is available on all Silhouettes with PowerRise 2.0.
Silhouette Low-Profile, Tilt-Only Option
Silhouette Standard Headrail, Tilt-Only Option
Sunlight is essential to any home. For its warmth. Its charm. Its cheerfulness. It is an extremely important decorating element. And one you should not sacrifice simply because you need privacy and light control. Hunter Douglas Silhouette Window Shadings offer the perfect solution. Two sheer fabric facings with fabric vanes suspended between them.
When the vanes are open, the view outside is preserved, and your home's natural light is gently filtered. Closed, the fabric vanes allow you privacy while maintaining the soft, elegant style Silhouette window shadings create. Silhouette shadings are available in a variety of fabrics, colors, and 2", 3" and Quartette 4" vane sizes.
The Silhouette Quartette Four-Inch Vane Size
With the addition of the Quartette four-inch vane size, views have never been more expansive! Available in both translucent and light-dimming opacities. Call or visit our Hunter Douglas Gallery to see the newest way to design with light. Only from Hunter Douglas.
Silhouette Bon Soir
Hunter Douglas Silhouette Window Shadings can be tilted closed for privacy and gentle light or rotated open, to permit more light and greater visibility. Silhouette Bon Soir is a light dimming option that provides light control and privacy by reducing the transmission of direct sunlight. Bon Soir is available in 12 designer colors in 2-inch light dimming fabric.
Hunter Douglas Silhouette Window Shadings are available in two-inch, three-inch and four-inch vane sizes that tilt to give you precision light control and protection against harmful UV rays. And, if you're looking for room darkening in your home, ask about Silhouette Bon Soir.
Silhouette Ultraviolet Protection
Hunter Douglas Silhouette Window Shadings provide excellent UV protection. The shadings filter sunlight to help safeguard furnishings and carpeting from the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays, even when the vanes are open. UV rays are blocked 63 percent with the vanes open and 99 percent with the vanes closed.
The Matisse Collection
Hunter Douglas Silhouette Window Shadings in The Matisse Collection with colored sheer facings dramatically enhance the color scheme and décor of a room.
The Matisse Collection: Ideal for painting a room with warmth and color. Click on the thumbnail images below to view larger versions of the colors available in the Hunter Douglas Silhouette Matisse Collection.
The Palette Fabric-Covered Headrail Collection
Hunter Douglas Silhouette Window Shadings are perfect for any room in your home, even rooms with unusual shape windows. Silhouette shadings embrace even the most challenging windows like arches and angles. And, for hard to reach windows, consider Silhouette with PowerRise 2.0.
Innovative. Unexpected. Designed to a higher standard of excellence.
Hunter Douglas Silhouette Window Shadings provide the light control of a blind, the easy operation of a shade, and the soft, light-filtering translucence of a sheer curtain.
Silhouette window shadings are extremely flexible. They can light up a room or blend into existing decor. Visit your Hunter Douglas Gallery Dealer today to view all the Hunter Douglas Silhouette Window Shadings options.
Proper Care of Silhouette Window Shadings
Most soft alternative window treatments do not require frequent cleaning. A light dusting with a vacuum cleaner brush attachment on a regular basis will keep them looking new for years.
Ultrasonic cleaning: Professional ultrasonic cleaning is recommended for several products. Do not use this method for: UltraGlide, PowerRise 2.0 or Silhouette Bon Soir
Vacuuming: For deeper cleaning, vacuum gently with a brush attachment of any vacuum cleaner.
Hair dryer (non-heat setting): Use to blow dust off selected window coverings.
Spot-cleaning: Spot-clean Silhouette Window Shadings with soft cloth or sponge moistened with lukewarm water. Add mild detergent if needed. Blot gently to avoid creasing or damaging the fabric. Rubbing can damage fabrics. Avoid dry cleaning.
On-site injection/extraction cleaning system: This type of cleaning injects a cleaning solution into the fabric and extracts the dirty solution in the same motion. It is a very effective way to deep clean your window treatments. The service is typically performed in the home so there is no need to remove the window treatments. One of the leading companies that provides this service is On-Site Cleaners. They have a national network of trained professionals that can clean any soft, fabric-based Hunter Douglas product including Luminette® Privacy Sheers, Silhouette and Vignette® window shadings and Duette® honeycomb shades.
Silhouette Window Shadings From Hunter Douglas Absorb Sound
Most of the popular Hunter Douglas Silhouette window shadings that softly diffuse light through two sheer fabric layers and gently curved fabric vanes absorb 30 percent of reflected sound. This Hunter Douglas window covering also has the unique ability to diffuse light and protect against the sun's harmful UV rays, while still revealing the view out the window.
Featured above, Silhouette window shadings in the light-dimming Bon Soir fabric, which provides extra privacy and tranquility and is also ideal for home offices.
Hunter Douglas Silhouette Window Shadings Portfolio
Hunter Douglas was presented the Window Covering Manufacturers Associations (WCMA) Best New Technical Innovation award for Specialty Applications in March 2007 for their Silhouette Window Shadings Low-Profile, Tilt-Only system.
Hunter Douglas Silhouette Window Shadings have been certified as safe for Children and Schools and for indoor air quality by the Greenguard Environmental Institute. Click here for more information.
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