The spring 2021 One Room Challenge™ (sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens) is well under way, with designers making considerable progress on their rooms. Louver Shop recently finished 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 explained.
A Custom Fit, Every Time
Louver Shop partners with every customer for the perfect fit for their home and to make their vision real. And Susan’s space was no exception. One of the major design principles for her space was clean lines. These were especially key in the area’s main focus, 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—a great fit.
In order to achieve that crisp look, she used shutters without a divider bar and maximized the PerfectView Louver Control System, which obscures 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 desired the shutters to match seamlessly with the room colors. So Louver Shop custom-matched them with Susan’s Rudrakahsa Beads wall color. Craig recommended selecting wood plantation shutters because wood is one of the ideal options for really bringing dark 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 follow along with the 20 design influencers who have been selected to take the challenge as featured designers. They go over their latest updates every Wednesday, recording their process and providing suggestions.
You can watch 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
- Be up to date with daily progress on Susan’s Instagram
- See Susan’s inspiration on Pinterest
Add Custom Shutters to Your Design
“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 partner with all our customers to find precisely what they’re seeking in their rooms. If you’re feeling inspired to bring your own designs to life, Louver Shop of Charlotte can help. We’ve been making houses gorgeous since 1972. Contact us at 888-428-1415 to schedule your free consultation today!