Window Treatment Wednesday: Hunter Douglas Premieres Event

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What’s new in Window Treatments? To help us appreciate their exciting new innovations and product enhancements, Hunter Douglas puts on their Premieres event each year for dealers around the country.

Hirshfield’s sent key window treatment personnel to this year’s regional get-together for special training classes along with an up-close look at the latest product updates, upgrades and enhancements. Here are some of our designers’ favorites:

Silhouette® Duolite Window Shadings

Cindy  from Maple Grove and Becky from Design Resource singled out the Silhouette® Duolite. The all-in-one window shade/room-darkening roller shade looks like a Silhouette during the day, with a room-darkening shade for sleeping. The Silhouette® Duolite was actually named the 2015 Product of the Year by the Window Covering Manufacturing Association, but it was just released to showrooms for the Spring of 2016.

Alicia and Teri from Rochester noted that the Vertiglide has been updated so it can be operated by hand or power, a nice upgrade from the manual-only version in this video.

Hunter Douglas Roller Shades

Hunter Douglas Roller Shade
Andrea  (Hirshfield’s Shop at Home) likes the new options for Hunter Douglas Roller Shades. New fabrics, decorative brackets, headrails, and even lift systems (for you window treatment geeks).  “Roller Shades are not just for the clients living in a downtown loft or condo,” Andrea says. She just finished a project with a client who lives in a traditional Edina home. “Customers want a simple and minimal treatment that keeps the sun out, and that can be dressed up with over treatments.”

New Duette Honeycomb Fabrics


A number of our Hirshfield’s employees mentioned the new fabric choices for the Duette Honeycombs. The new fabrics will be released in July, 2016, giving you a wonderful excuse to stop by your nearest Hirshfield’s location in Minnesota, Wisconsin or North Dakota to check them out.

Since Frank and Elizabeth Hirshfield opened their first store in 1894, it has been our mission to do the best job possible meeting customer needs and solving customer problems. Hirshfield’s. People and products you can trust.


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