The spring 2021 One Room Challenge™ (sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens) is in progress, with designers making major progress on their spaces. Louver Shop recently did the shutter installation for Susan Hill, the CEO and principal designer of Susan Hill Interior Design, with the help 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 collaborates with every customer for the perfect fit for their needs and to make their vision real. And Susan’s area was no exception. One of the major design principles for her space was crisp lines. These were especially key in the room’s primary highlight, the TV wall. Susan wanted to transport this detail into her window treatments, making plantation shutters with a 3½” louver—one of the many choices available—a great fit.
In order to get that crisp look, she used shutters without a divider bar and made the most of the PerfectView Louver Control System, which conceals the tilt bar from view. We took that a step further and created shutters for Susan that didn’t have a hinge, 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 was looking for the shutters to blend seamlessly with the room colors. So Louver Shop custom-matched them with Susan’s Rudrakahsa Beads wall color. Craig suggested going with wood plantation shutters as wood is one of the top options for really bringing striking stain colors to life.
Follow Along with the One Room Challenge
The One Room Challenge will be ongoing through the end of June. Be sure to keep up with the 20 design influencers who have been picked to complete the challenge as featured designers. They share their latest updates every Wednesday, detailing their process and providing ideas.
You can see the full 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 read Susan’s progress directly here:
- Check for weekly blogs on the Susan Hill Interior Design website
- Keep up with daily progress on Susan’s Instagram
- See 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 each customer to find precisely what they’re looking for in their rooms. If you’re feeling inspired to bring your own visions to life, Louver Shop of Boston can help. We’ve been making homes amazing since 1972. Contact us at 888-428-1415 to request your free consultation right away!