The spring 2021 One Room Challenge™ (sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens) is well under way, with designers making significant 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 said.
A Custom Fit, Every Time
Louver Shop collaborates with every customer for the ideal match for their home and to make their vision a reality. And Susan’s area was no exception. One of the key design principles for her area was clean lines. These were especially important in the space’s main accent, the TV wall. Susan wanted to bring this detail into her window treatments, making plantation shutters with a 3½” louver—one of the many possibilities available—a great fit.
In order to reach that clean appearance, she chose shutters without a divider bar and made the most of the PerfectView Louver Control System, which obscures 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 desired the shutters to correspond seamlessly with the room colors. So Louver Shop custom-matched them with Susan’s Rudrakahsa Beads wall color. Craig advised going with wood plantation shutters as wood is one of the best solutions for really bringing striking stain colors to life.
Follow Along with the One Room Challenge
The One Room Challenge will keep going through the end of June. Be sure to follow along with the 20 design influencers who have been picked to take the challenge as featured designers. They go over their latest updates every Wednesday, recording their process and offering suggestions.
You can watch the complete 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:
- Look for weekly blogs on the Susan Hill Interior Design website
- Keep up with daily progress on Susan’s Instagram
- View Susan’s inspiration on Pinterest
Add Custom Shutters to Your Home
“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 exactly what they want in their rooms. If you’re feeling inspired to bring your own visions to life, Louver Shop of Tampa can help. We’ve been making homes gorgeous since 1972. Call us at 888-428-1415 to request your free consultation today!