IN ANCIENT CHINA, EGYPT AND INDIA screens were used on window frames for privacy, protection and ventilation. Today, I’m fascinated with how functional the Hunter Douglas Designer Screen Shades draw upon these ancient design principals. Screen shades and woven shades give the person inside the ability to enjoy the outside view while maintaining privacy and preventing, glare, heat and harmful UV rays from entering the space. There are many methods of enhancing a window and we consider each clients goals.
My dad, Charles, was sitting in this “Eastlake” chair when the attack on Pearl Harbor was broadcasted on the radio. Soon after, he made the decision to defend our country and eventually landed, with his little Piper Cub in the back of a truck, on the beaches of Normandy. This chair belonged to my Grandmother, Tallulah Everett Blitch. The chair was passed to my dad’s sister, Aunt Sara, and has now landed at my house.
The client desired to keep the cabinets and wanted a granite/tumbled marble look. This was the standard in many of the “gated” communities in our area. It was safe and often suggested by builders when a designer or architect was not involved. It also represents a cookie cutter style.Continue reading