The spring 2021 One Room Challenge™ (sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens) is in progress, 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 said.
A Custom Fit, Every Time
Louver Shop works with every customer for the perfect fit for their needs and to bring their vision to life. And Susan’s space was no exception. One of the key design principles for her area was crisp lines. These were even more so essential in the room’s main feature, 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—an ideal fit.
In order to achieve that clean style, she chose shutters without a divider bar and made the most of the PerfectView Louver Control System, which conceals the tilt bar from view. We took that a step further and created shutters for Susan that didn’t have a hinge, 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 desired the shutters to match seamlessly with the room colors. So Louver Shop custom-matched them with Susan’s Rudrakahsa Beads wall color. Craig suggested using wood plantation shutters since wood is one of the top options 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 stay up-to-date with the 20 design influencers who have been selected to do the challenge as featured designers. They talk about their latest updates every Wednesday, recording their process and providing suggestions.
You can watch the full video following Susan’s shutter installation with Craig on her Instagram, and you can read regular updates from Susan’s project on our Instagram.
You can also read Susan’s progress directly here:
- Check for weekly blogs on the Susan Hill Interior Design website
- Be up to date with daily progress on Susan’s Instagram
- Check out 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 work with every customer to find just what they’re seeking in their home. If you’re feeling inspired to bring your own designs to life, Louver Shop of Richmond can assist you. We’ve been making houses gorgeous since 1972. Call us at 888-428-1415 to book your free consultation today!