These are Hunter Douglas Alta Reverse Roll Roller Shades in Atlanta
REVERSE ROLL Shade has no valance for top treatment. It rolls in a reverse direction away from the glass to conceal roll and roller mechanism. This is a great solution if you are looking for a clean non-intrusive look on your windows.
With a standard roll, your fabric will lay flat against your window and raise up onto the top bar from behind when the shade is raised. This may cause the top fabric roll to stick out further from your window, but it also will create better light coverage.
Your other option is called a reverse roll. With this style, the shade fabric will wrap over the top roll and hang in front of your window like a waterfall. As you might imagine, this will create a bigger light gap, because the fabric isn’t technically touching your window, but you’ll get a cleaner, designer look. Whichever style you choose, your roller shades will effortlessly glide up and down your window.
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Cafe Plantation Shutters in a kitchen breakfast area in Powder Springs GA suburb of Atlanta. These shutters are typically half the height of the window. And so they allow for privacy with the addition of unobstructed light from the upper half of the window.
Atlanta Discount Blinds sells Hand crafted custom fabric shades available in over 350 fabric choices and include quality features like standard lining from Horizons Window Fashions award winning workroom.
This version of a traditional flat Roman shade has concealed support rods at every pleat to fold neater and lie flatter than other flat shades. Classic Roman shades work well with most fabrics. This shade style is highly recommended for fabrics with a pattern.
This soft flowing shade lies flat when lowered but always has a gentle decorative “smile” at the bottom. Relaxed Roman shades work well with most fabrics.
Ribbed Pleat Shade
The Ribbed Pleat shade is a reversed Knife Pleat with the pockets to the front of the shade to further accent each pleat. Ribbed Pleat shades work best with solid or textured fabrics. Not recommended for fabrics with a pattern that will be interrupted by the pleats.
Fuller in body, this style keeps its soft folds even when lowered. Support rods are concealed in the pockets at the back of each fold. Hobbled Roman shades work best with solid or textured fabrics. Not recommended for fabrics with a pattern that will be interrupted by the folds.
Pleated London Shade
The Pleated London Shade has decorative inverted pleats approximately 6-8” in from each side. Pleated London shades work best with solid or textured fabrics. Not recommended for fabrics with a pattern that will be interrupted by the folds.
Knife Pleat Shade
Doweled pockets on the back of the shade hold support rods and form decorative seams on the front of the shade. Knife Pleat shades work best with solid or textured fabrics. Not recommended for fabrics with a pattern that will be interrupted by the pleats.
Cordless ONE Controls™
Cordless ONE Controls™ is Horizons’ exclusive, patented cordless lift system available on all of our Roman shades
Premium light filtering lining is standard on all shades, but there are also blackout lining and inter-lining options.
Horizons Fabric Roman Shades are available with easy plug-and-play motorization. Learn more…
Edge Accents Banding
A 2-1/2″ wide band of contrasting fabric may be added to give your shade that added pizzazz.
In addition to our over 350 standard fabrics, Horizons will also craft Horizons shades from your customer’s own material.
Inset Edge Accents Banding
Similar to our standard banding, Inset Edge Accents are set in 2-1/2″ from the edge of the shade.
Multiple Shades on one Headrail
Two-on-Ones & Three-on-Ones are multiple shades mounted on a single headrail.
A turned headrail is a no charge option that reduces the mounting depth and projection of the shade.
Hold Down Brackets
Hold down brackets are used to secure the bottom of the shades. They are usually used when mounting on a door.
For that finishing touch, fringe, gimp, beads and tassel trimmings are available as an eye catching accent for your shade.
The Classic, Relaxed, Hobbled and London shades are available in sheer materials.
With duo-fold controls the shade may be raised from the bottom or lowered from the top.
The Classic Valance
The Classic Valance option allows the shade’s controls to be neatly placed on the front of the shade for easy operation.
It’s hard to go anywhere without seeing a window blind. Your doctor might have one in his office. Your trip to the hardware store could lead to confusion from the sheer amount of blinds available on the market. But there is no reason to think that blinds are pointless. On the contrary, they help keep our privacy and comfort intact throughout the year. But how did blinds come to be? Who came up with the idea and brought it to fruition? Believe it or not, blinds aren’t a recent invention. Blinds goes back further than you realize.
The early Egyptians strung reeds together to form their blinds. The ancient Chinese chose to use bamboo. It’s easy to picture these early blinds shading a mighty pharaoh or craftsman working hard at his trade. They worked well enough – they would have to to stick around for thousands of years! When the Persians introduced blinds to Venice, “Venetian” blinds spread like wildfire. Venetian blinds provide form and function for homes around the world. No matter what language you speak, you need something durable to keep you safe from the sun.
In 1769, an Englishman named Edward Bevan was awarded the first patent for Venetian blinds. He discovered you could place wooden slats in a frame and manipulate the slats to let light into a room. John Hampson of New Orleans made adjustments to the invention in 1841. He added the ability to change the angle of the horizontal slats, paving the way for the blinds we know and love today.
It’s said that Thomas Jefferson loved blinds. He had every window in every home he owned outfitted with wooden blinds. He treasured them so much he even had the blinds listed in his will to be given to loved ones.
It’s not hard to figure out why blinds have such lasting appeal. They do a lot for us, and we have a lot of options to choose from in today’s world. There are aluminum blinds, bamboo blinds, even blinds made from vinyl. You can get motorized blinds, solar shades, even mini blinds for smaller windows. If you’re on a budget, you still have choices. No matter what your style is, you don’t have to look far to find something that suits your home.
Did you ever think that a piece of history was sitting right in front of you? As you go through your daily routine, take a few minutes to marvel the shades that keep you and your family content and comfortable. Think about the shades that give you the privacy you need in busy neighborhoods and office buildings. When the time comes to add new shades to your space, ponder the variety available to you. Blinds may not seem like anything special, but they go back thousands of years – can you say the same for something else?
A huge clue to the origin of Plantation Shutters is in the name. They originate in the American South, Atlanta GA and from the large farms or estates that typically grew coffee, tobacco, cotton or sugar, that were more commonly known as Plantations.
The climate in the southern states of America is described as ‘sub-tropical’. So while the winters are mild, the summers are extremely hot and humid. This meant that the traditional window furnishing of curtains would simply be too heavy and stifling.
This led to the development of Wooden Shutters, or Plantation Shutters as they came to be known. They work mainly due to their large slat size, and their permanent fixture on the wall. This is also why they are painted white, as white reflects heat keeping the home cooler. Though now we have modern cooling systems, like air conditioning, it is possible to have shutters in various colours.
One of Plantation Shutters most defining characteristics, and the main thing that separates them from Colonial Shutters, is their large slat size. Larger slats means overall there are fewer slats per Shutter. This means that when they are fully opened they let in not only a large amount of light, but allow for maximum air flow helping to keep the house cool. When they are closed they do an excellent job of blocking out light and giving maximum privacy.
There has definitely been a resurgence in the popularity of Plantation Shutters, as they work fantastically in plenty of modern interior design styles: from vintage to shabby chic, industrial to wabi. They can also be seen as an investment. Once a high quality pair of shutters is fitted they will last a very long time, and can raise the value of a property. They also eliminate the need to update window furnishings and blinds on a seasonal basis.
Blinds and shades seem to be the go-to window covering of the era. Due in part to their budget-friendly cost and their functionality, they are an easy solution to most window-covering dilemmas. But because they are structured and quite architectural in design, they do not contribute to the warmth of a room like fabric does; it is their main disadvantage when designing a room. The position that curtains are outdated can be tempered when the advantages of curtains are examined.
Curtains serve specific functions; they can block all light from entering a room when lined, and they can reduce heat loss and heat gain in a room as much as twice as effectively as a blind. Motorization of curtains removes the problem of moving large curtains by hand, or installing curtains on high or hard-to-reach windows. Some windows are too large for off-the-shelf manufactured blinds. Some windows do not lend themselves well, style-wise or functionally, to blinds and shades, such as oversized sliding glass doors or wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows. Only custom-made shades can be used on some of these excessively large windows, and the cost of them could be much more than a fabric curtain.
The design aesthetic of this century is “less is more,” and it manifests in curtain styles that are simpler than in past years. Even as recently as the early ’90s, swags, ruffles and multiple layers were common window treatments. However, classic design and superior workmanship allow the fabric to be the star of the treatment. Just like a short Chanel jacket, classic pleated drapes never go out of style, can be dressed up or down, and never lose their functionality. Overdressed, overlayered curtains that match the overused wall borders are, indeed, outdated.
Advancements in fabric manufacturing have produced easy-care, man-made fabrics that look like expensive natural-fiber fabrics such as dupioni silk or textured natural linen. The new fabrics hang well, are easy to clean, have budget-conscious price tags, and are often resistant to sun-fade. Some have built-in blackout properties, removing the necessity of a separate lining.
Used in conjunction with manufactured blinds and shades, curtains typically provide additional coverage while adding decor panache. A sparsely furnished room is instantly warmed with the addition of curtains, either as functioning window treatments or as side panels for decoration only