The spring 2021 One Room Challenge™ (sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens) is in full swing, with designers making considerable progress on their rooms. Louver Shop recently did the shutter installation for Susan Hill, the CEO and principal designer of Susan Hill Interior Design, with the help of Craig Amick with Louver Shop of Charlotte.
“What I really wanted was to be able to have privacy, to have really beautiful window coverings. But I didn’t want them to take away from the main accent, which is the TV wall,” Susan mentioned.
A Custom Fit, Every Time
Louver Shop works with every customer for the ideal match for their room and to make their vision a reality. And Susan’s space was no exception. One of the key design principles for her space was crisp lines. These were even more so essential in the space’s chief highlight, the TV wall. Susan wanted to carry this component into her window treatments, making plantation shutters with a 3½” louver—one of the many options available—a perfect fit.
In order to reach that crisp style, she chose shutters without a divider bar and took advantage of the PerfectView Louver Control System, which obscures the tilt bar from view. We took that a step further and made shutters for Susan that were hinge-free, instead installing them on magnets and clips.
“This makes it really easy for me to get them off if I want to open the bottom window sash,” Susan said. “If we had used a hinge color, there would’ve been some other element introduced in the room, and I’m really trying to keep the room simple and clean.”
The Right Color, The Right Design
As a part of Susan’s design, she was looking for the shutters to blend seamlessly with the room colors. So Louver Shop custom-matched them with Susan’s Rudrakahsa Beads wall color. Craig recommended going with wood plantation shutters as wood is one of the top possibilities for really bringing bold stain colors to life.
Follow Along with the One Room Challenge
The One Room Challenge will continue through the end of June. Be sure to keep up with the 20 design influencers who have been chosen to do the challenge as featured designers. They share their latest updates every Wednesday, documenting their process and providing recommendations.
You can watch the in-depth video following Susan’s shutter installation with Craig on her Instagram, and you can see regular updates from Susan’s project on our Instagram.
You can also read Susan’s progress directly here:
- Look for weekly blogs on the Susan Hill Interior Design website
- Stay up to date with daily progress on Susan’s Instagram
- Check out Susan’s inspiration on Pinterest
Add Custom Shutters to Your Home
“To put it in a nutshell, everything we make is 100% custom,” Craig explained. “Susan came to us. She wanted a custom color. She wanted no hinges. She wanted no tilt rod. She wanted a very clean look, and we could do all that for her to get the look she was exactly going for in this room.”
We collaborate with each customer to find precisely what they want in their space. If you’re feeling inspired to bring your own ideas to life, Louver Shop of Pittsburgh can assist you. We’ve been making homes amazing since 1972. Reach us at 888-428-1415 to book your free consultation today!