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GOING CELLULAR “SHADES” SAVES ENERGY AND ADDS STYLE

March 31st, 2014

Hunter Douglas Cellular ShadesEye on Design is proud to carry the Hunter Douglas Duette Architella Collection, an evolution in honeycomb shades! The unique honeycomb within a honeycomb construction provides deep, luminous color, true opaque appearance, improved pleat retention, softer touch and higher R-Values (up to 38% greater than comparable pleats!) – a truly distinctive option over any other cellular shade in the market.

ENHANCED FORM AND FUNCTION

The revolutionary Architella Collection from Duette Honeycomb Shades is another dazzling Hunter Douglas innovation. Its honeycomb within a honeycomb construction enhances the form and function of nature’s most perfect shape – colors are truer, pleats are crisper and energy efficiency is increased.

1. Superior energy efficiency – three distinct air pockets provide increased insulation

2. Richer color with semi-opaque fabrics – layers of fabric create more intense color

3. True color with Eclipse opaque fabrics opaque material comprises the inner honeycomb only, so it does not affect the room-side color

4. Four Color Palettes - Classic, to match the original Duette color palette; Meritage, semi-opaque in ¾”; Panache, with its unique textured look and soft feel; and Elan, an elegant fabric with a subtle shimmering finish.

5. Crisp pleats on each side of the fabric – inner honeycomb features TruePleat construction, allowing the outer honeycomb to remain a true honeycomb shape front and back

6. Proprietary design is exclusive to Hunter Douglas

7. Three pleat Sizes – 3/8″, 3/4″ and 1¼”, each available in two opacities, semi-opaque and opaque

8. Easy care and cleaning

9. Lifetime Limited Warranty

WHAT IS AN R-VALUE?

R-VALUE

R-Value measures a product’s ability to keep heat in and cold out. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulation. An R-value of 4.00 will prevent up to 75% heat loss through the window.

R VALUE CHART

Hunter Douglas Duette Architella honeycomb shades, with R-values ranging from 5.48 to 7.73, offer tremendous energy efficiency benefits with distinctive fashion.

 


EIGHT GREAT BENEFITS OF ADDING SHUTTERS TO YOUR HOME.

March 31st, 2014

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If you are looking into new window coverings to replace those old drapes or broken blinds, consider having some dependable, beautiful shutters installed. This article gives eight great benefits of shutters, so you can be sure to make the right decision for your home!

1. Attractiveness

The right shutters will come with a patented finish so that the color won’t fade over time, making them the ideal permanent replacement for those dated curtains. They don’t go out of style, and their clean, neat appearance will always keep up with the trends. Due to their ability to raise the overall aesthetic attractiveness of the room, shutters are actually known to increase the value of your home. The attractiveness of shutters, combined with their dependable nature, ensure that you will not need to replace them, unlike the other temporary options that are available. When you also take into account their versatility – they look great indoors and outdoors! – the choice becomes clear. Select them in an array of colors to match your home or office and say goodbye to your window treatment worries!

2. Keeping the Sunlight Out

Are you tired of rays of sunshine filling your room with light in the early hours of the morning? Shutters have the cure! Get the rest you deserve by closing your shutters at night; you’ll love how your bedroom stays dark and cool, even when the sun is hanging high in the sky. You can use your shutters in order to keep the sunlight out in varying degrees, depending upon the angle at which you set them. In fact, more light stays out with shutters than with any other window treatment option, so you can finally get the rest and relaxation you need to start the day off right.

3. Allergy Control

Shutters are easier to clean than heavy drapes or delicate curtains, so spring cleaning suddenly isn’t such an imposition. Just a quick swipe and they look brand new, whereas other types of window coverings are actually a magnet for the dust into your home.

4. Saving you Money

When you have the right shutters, you will be able to keep your energy bills low because shutters work as an insulation shield, preventing cold drafts or uncomfortable heat from entering your home. By helping to regulate the temperature of the room, you won’t have to crank up the heater or air conditioning to feel comfortable. Additionally, shutters are not as expensive as some other window treatments, so they won’t cost you a fortune to buy or install.

5. They are Built to Last

Shutters are built to last much longer than any other window coverings, so you don’t have to deal with the headache of replacing window treatments for years to come. If you purchase from a reputable company and they are installed correctly, shutters are durable enough to last as long as your home is standing!

6. Increase your Privacy

You should feel comfortable in the privacy of your own home. Broken blinds, sheer curtains, and other window options allow your home to be easily visible from the outside, so privacy becomes nearly impossible to achieve. Shutters offer a great deal of privacy, and you can be the judge of how private your home is by adjusting the tilt of the shutters to your liking.

7. Ease of Access

Shutters are easy for anyone, even the little ones, to open and close with no trouble at all. Other types of window coverings can be tricky and annoying, requiring confusing drawstrings, heavy ties, or other awkward mechanisms just to open and close them.

8. No Strings Attached – Literally

Shutters do not come with any strings attached! Window treatments that require pulling and tugging of strings in order to let the light in can put a surprising burden on your day-to-day life. Strings can get tangled and become unsightly, and if used improperly, the window treatment can easily break. Loose strings hanging low can also pose a hazard for children and pets in your household, so be sure to keep a watchful eye on those annoying strings if you decide not to opt for the simple, durable, and always beautiful shutters.

As you can see, shutters are an excellent option if you are considering new window treatments. From their ability to save you money and keep you comfortable, to their ease of use and everlasting aesthetic appeal, you can’t go wrong with a beautiful custom shutters.

And now is the perfect time to order during out annual Spring Shutter Sale.  Call Eye on Design today at 618.257.9750


CHOOSING A PROFESSIONAL TO HELP SELECT WINDOW TREATMENTS

January 23rd, 2014

CERTIFICATIONBlinds or drapes? Café curtains or shades? Your biggest priority in choosing  window treatments should be deciding whether you need privacy or light — or both!

This is an important decision to make.  But what may be even more important is who you choose to work with to help you select the perfect solution for your window treatment needs.

Eye on Design is a certified member of the Window Coverings Association of America, which is the only national non-profit trade association dedicated to the retail window coverings industry.

Their mission is to make available educational opportunities, to encourage a code of ethics for fair practices, and to work for the betterment of the retail window coverings industry. As a member, Eye on Design abides by the four core ethics of the WCCA -

  • To serve the public with honesty
  • To advertise truthfully
  • To advise customers responsibly
  • To stand behind the merchandise we sell

When you choose Eye on Design, you are choosing these qualities.  And you will also benefit from the following TOP TEN:

10.    Experience - We have over 40 years of combined experience finding just the right window treatment for thousands of clients – BIG AND SMALL.  This means we are more likely to get it right the first time.

9.    Communication -We will listen to you.  Then, we will take your dreams, your vision, and your budget and do something amazing with them.

8.    Style - We are passionate about what we do.  If you are struggling with your style or how to express it, we can help pull it out of you.

7.    Creativity - You likely have a rough idea of what you want.  We can take that rough idea and turn it from workable to Wow!

6.    Know how - We  share our knowledge of every stage from selection to presentation.

5.    Time Saver - Due to our vast resources, we can get the job done in the time you require.

4.    Money Saver - We can work within any budget to help save you money now and in the future with energy saving window treatments.

3.    Blending - We will make sure your window treatments will blend with the room, making everything fit.

2.    Good problem solving abilities - Are you facing the challenge of treating windows in a special needs area?  We can take all the needs and issues of a space and present you with the best possible solution.

1.    Your style - Because we spend time getting to understand your style, we create an area that reflects your own personality.

Call us today and book a free in home consultation!


Make your 2014 Spectacular with New Window Treatments

January 3rd, 2014
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As we begin 2014,  we are all making our new year’s resolutions. Resolutions include everything from eating healthier, laughing more and many other ways try to improve our lives. Improving your life and also the way you live is very important. We believe it is important to surround your life with beauty. Your home is your castle or sanctuary in this world. It is where you go to escape from the outside and enjoy times with your family and friends. Your home should be beautiful on the inside and out. A home with beautiful decor really makes a difference in how you feel! Beauty changes emotions in ways you cannot imagine. So this new year make a change in your home to improve your 2014. New Window Treatments will add beauty and save you money on your energy bill at the same time. Doesn’t that sounds spectacular! You can choose from Blinds, Shades, or Shutters to start. What window treatment is the best for my home? The best way to go about it is to have a professional help with a consultation.

If you live in the St. Louis Metropolitan area, please give Eye on Design a call for a Complimentary In Home Consultation at 618.257.9750.  We will lead you in the right way to beautify your home with Custom Blinds, Shutters, Shades or Drapery. We have the largest selection of window treatments in the region featuring Hunter Douglas products and more.


JOIN US FOR THE ART AND WINE WALK THIS SATURDAY!

November 20th, 2013

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Please join us for the Art and Wine Walk this Saturday.  We hope to see you!


Eye on Design enters the 2013 Way of Lights Wreath Display at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows

November 11th, 2013

IMAG0563It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  And Eye on Design has already begun holiday preparations by entering our wreath into the 2013 Way of Lights Wreath Display at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows.  Be sure to visit beginning November 22nd and vote for your favorite wreath.


JENNAVER BROWN EARNS WCAA CWTC CERTIFICATION

October 22nd, 2013

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Eye on Design  is proud to announce that Jennaver Brown recently earned the Window Coverings Association of America’s (WCAA) Certified Window Treatment Consultant (CWTC) designation.

 The CWTC signifies that Jennaver Brown has demonstrated practical experience and experience in the field of window treatments. The certification tests candidates skill levels in the areas of window treatment functions, measurements, hardware selection, installation, fibers and product care, creativity in design, yardage calculations, fabric selection and more.

“I first traveled to South Carolina and earned this certification in 1995 and since that date have piled years of practical experience behind it without a need for re-certification.  I was pleased to see the WCAA board decide to update the requirements for the certification program and audit all certified consultants with regard to their current level of window treatment design activity and dedication to consistent industry training.  This certification is more valuable to me now and those consumers who are working to identify qualified window treatment design professionals who are both experienced and well trained in current products and practices.  I am proud to stand among the 116 window treatment designers who have currently earned this designation and shown a true dedication to our specialized field of design,” said Jennaver Brown, Owner of Eye on Design.

About WCAA

The(WCAA) was founded in 1987 and is the nation’s leading organization representing window covering retailers and workrooms. Its mission is to make available educational and motivational opportunities, to work for the betterment of the window coverings industry and to encourage a code of ethics for fair business practices—that ultimately benefits the memberships’ customers.


NEW FALL WINDOW DISPLAYS AT EYE ON DESIGN

September 19th, 2013

Screen Shot 2013-09-19 at 2.01.05 PMCome by and see our new window displays at our Gallery located at 309 East Main in Belleville.  You will see the stunning custom drapery and table coverings on one side and the casual elegance of custom pillows and window coverings on the other.  Plus see all the new products from Hunter Douglas that have been updated throughout the Gallery.  There is something for everyone at Eye on Design.


Eye on Design is featured on KMOX with Carol Daniel

September 11th, 2013

 

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We are so happy to have the opportunity to work with KMOX personality Carol Daniel.  We recently helped Carol select Hunter Douglas Silhouettes for her home and now she is talking about the great service and exceptional Hunter Douglas products during her daily afternoon broadcasts on KMOX.  Be sure to tune in and listen to Carol each weekday afternoon and listen to hear her experience with Eye on Design.  Thanks Carol!


Exterior Window Solar Shades – They are like Sunglasses for Windows!

August 15th, 2013

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Block the Sun, before it enters the window with these state of the art Exterior Solar Screen Window Shades. They are the perfect solution for extreme sun exposures.  Utilizing a European concept, solar screen shades mount on the outside of the windows and block up to 97% of the heat and UV rays before the sun enters through the window. The bulk of the heat is either absorbed by the screen and then dissipated or reflected. They reduce heat gain significantly and lower energy costs for air conditioning.

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Like sunglasses for your windows, Exterior Window Shades enhance the view by filtering the sun and reducing unwanted glare.  Exterior solar screen window shades provide a clean look form the inside and can be combined with any style of interior window treatment.