The spring 2021 One Room Challenge™ (sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens) is well under way, with designers making significant progress on their areas. Louver Shop recently completed 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 works with every customer for the perfect fit for their home and to make their vision real. And Susan’s room was no exception. One of the top design principles for her room was crisp lines. These were even more so essential in the space’s chief accent, the TV wall. Susan wanted to transport this component into her window treatments, making plantation shutters with a 3½” louver—one of the many possibilities available—an ideal fit.
In order to reach that clean look, she selected shutters without a divider bar and maximized the PerfectView Louver Control System, which hides the tilt bar from view. We took that a step further and built shutters for Susan that came without a hinge, instead mounting 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 suggested selecting wood plantation shutters because wood is one of the ideal solutions for really bringing dark 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 stay up-to-date 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 suggestions.
You can watch the full video following Susan’s shutter installation with Craig on her Instagram, and you can see regular updates from Susan’s project on our Instagram.
You can also see Susan’s progress directly here:
- Read about it in weekly blogs on the Susan Hill Interior Design website
- Keep up 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 each customer to find exactly what they’re seeking in their space. If you’re feeling inspired to bring your own visions to life, Louver Shop of Columbia can provide assistance. We’ve been making residences beautiful since 1972. Contact us at 888-428-1415 to book your free consultation right away!