The spring 2021 One Room Challenge™ (sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens) is in full swing, with designers making considerable progress on their spaces. Louver Shop recently did the shutter installation for Susan Hill, the CEO and principal designer of Susan Hill Interior Design, with the support 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 right match for their home and to make their vision a reality. And Susan’s room was no exception. One of the top design principles for her area was crisp lines. These were especially important in the room’s primary feature, the TV wall. Susan wanted to bring this detail into her window treatments, making plantation shutters with a 3½” louver—one of the many choices available—an ideal fit.
In order to reach that sleek appearance, she selected shutters without a divider bar and maximized the PerfectView Louver Control System, which conceals the tilt bar from view. We took that a step further and created shutters for Susan that were hinge-free, instead placing 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 match 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 best possibilities for really bringing striking 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 take the challenge as featured designers. They share their latest updates every Wednesday, documenting their process and providing advice.
You can find the in-depth video following Susan’s shutter installation with Craig on her Instagram, and you can find regular updates from Susan’s project on our Instagram.
You can also read Susan’s progress directly here:
- Read about it in weekly blogs on the Susan Hill Interior Design website
- Stay up to date with daily progress on Susan’s Instagram
- See Susan’s inspiration on Pinterest
Add Custom Shutters to Your Room
“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 every customer to find exactly what they’re seeking in their home. If you’re feeling inspired to bring your own ideas to life, Louver Shop of Jacksonville can provide assistance. We’ve been making houses beautiful since 1972. Contact us at 888-428-1415 to schedule your free consultation now!