Tahoe & Truckee Case Study

Case Study # 1: Tanner Construction  “Santomero Residence”-Northstar

The homeowner needed to have the ability to darken her rooms and wanted to have minimal visual impact.  We wanted to use Lutron QED Technology to optimize control of the window coverings and keep a “mountain feel to the home”.  The windows were angled at the top creating a problem due to the simple fact motors need to be mounted perfectly level.  I worked with the contractor and architect to help design a pocket cut into the ceiling to maintain the architectural look of the home.  The end product created a motorized blackout shade that disappeared into the ceiling while maintaining a clean architectural look in the home.

Tahoe #1

Case Study # 2:  Loverde Builders “Laughing Bear Lodge”-Lakefront Tahoe City

The look of the home was very much a lodge feel.  The homeowner wanted to use Lutron QED technology to reduce glare and create privacy when necessary.  The construction of the home implemented large logs to cover interior structural beams.  The trick was how to hide the shades behind logs while keeping the Lodge look.  The solution was to help the contractor and architect design a space within the wall and ceiling where a natural woven shade could fold up into.  In the end the homeowner was very satisfied with the overall look and operation of the shades.

Case Study # 3:  MD Construction “Lessman Residence”-Old Greenwood

We wanted to have coverings that not only reduced glare, but also keep in warmth; incorporating Lutron QED Technology we used both solar shades and Roman Shades with Thermal interlining.  The next issue was to design a space that both the Solar and the Roman Shades could be housed in.  Working with the contractor and homeowner we created an aesthetically and architectural pleasing look that achieved all the look and function the homeowner was looking for.

Napa & Sonoma Case Study

Wang Residence – Napa

Upon discussion with the homeowner it was determined that the owners wanted energy efficiency and privacy. The trick was they wanted to retain there amazing view as well.  To accomplish this we selected the Duette Duo-Shade.. This type of shade was a perfect match because you have a sheer shade on top allowing for light and view, while the bottom section of the shade can be pulled up for complete privacy and energy efficiency.

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About The Project

  • Many windows with a beautiful view of the Napa Valley.
  • Privacy, Energy and Sunlight Concerns.

The Services We Performed

  • Supplied and installed Duette Duo Shades in over 50 windows.
  • Helped the customer find the coverings that did everything they wanted and needed.

San Francisco Case Study

MD Construction “Kassel Residence”

I was brought into a project after another window covering company failed to have the proper pre-wiring done for Lutron QED Shades. When I arrived all I found was a simple electrical outlet located in the ceiling. The homeowner wanted to use both solar shading and roman shades and have everything run off of a simple outlet. Implementing Radio Frequency motors that can plug into a wall outlet we were able to resolve all of there shading needs and leave the customer with a positive experience regarding their motorized shades.

About The Project

  • Located in a private  penthouse in a San Francisco highrise.
  • Wired incorrectly by first contractor.  We were brought in to resolve the issue.
  • Creatively designed a system to work with exiting wiring.

The Services We Performed

  • Supplied and Installed Solar shades and Roman Shades
  • Design a system to implement Radio Frequency technology.

Hawaii Case Study

Dalton Residence:

With an amazing view of the Wailua Valley the homeowners wanted to retain the view and create a tropical feel to the room.  The natural selection was natural woven shades made from a bamboo material.  These shades allowed for view, light filtering and a real tropical feeling to the room.  The owners were extremely happy with the finished product and enjoy the beauty of their shades and view every time they visit Kauai.

Horita Residence:

The owner anted blinds for privacy and to match the stain on the window trim and cabinets throughout the house.   While at the same time allowing for room darkening, privacy and light control. The choice was simple.  Hunter Douglas Chalet Wood Blinds were the perfect choice.  With a great selection of colors and the pricing to fit the owners budget, we were able to meet all of the requirements for perfect window coverings.