The spring 2021 One Room Challenge™ (sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens) is in progress, with designers making considerable progress on their areas. 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 said.
A Custom Fit, Every Time
Louver Shop works with every customer for the ideal fit for their room and to bring their vision to life. And Susan’s space was no exception. One of the major design principles for her room was horizontal lines. These were even more so essential in the space’s chief feature, the TV wall. Susan wanted to transport this detail into her window treatments, making plantation shutters with a 3½” louver—one of the many options available—a great fit.
In order to get that crisp style, she chose shutters without a divider bar and took advantage of the PerfectView Louver Control System, which conceals the tilt bar from view. We took that a step further and built 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 wanted the shutters to correspond 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 solutions 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 do the challenge as featured designers. They go over their latest updates every Wednesday, recording their process and offering recommendations.
You can see 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 check Susan’s progress directly here:
- Look for weekly blogs on the Susan Hill Interior Design website
- Be up to date with daily progress on Susan’s Instagram
- View 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 every customer to find just what they want in their home. If you’re feeling inspired to bring your own ideas to life, Louver Shop of Louisville can help. We’ve been making homes gorgeous since 1972. Reach us at 888-428-1415 to schedule your free consultation today!