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 completed the shutter installation for Susan Hill, the CEO and principal designer of Susan Hill Interior Design, with the assistance 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 mentioned.
A Custom Fit, Every Time
Louver Shop partners with every customer for the right solution for their room and to bring their vision to life. And Susan’s space was no exception. One of the top design principles for her room was horizontal lines. These were especially key in the space’s primary highlight, the TV wall. Susan wanted to carry this element into her window treatments, making plantation shutters with a 3½” louver—one of the many choices available—a great fit.
In order to achieve that sleek appearance, she used shutters without a divider bar and maximized 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 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 desired the shutters to blend seamlessly with the room colors. So Louver Shop custom-matched them with Susan’s Rudrakahsa Beads wall color. Craig recommended selecting wood plantation shutters as wood is one of the top solutions for really bringing bold 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 follow along with the 20 design influencers who have been picked to take the challenge as featured designers. They talk about their latest updates every Wednesday, detailing their process and providing ideas.
You can watch the complete 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 check 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
- 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 collaborate with every customer to find just what they want in their rooms. If you’re feeling inspired to bring your own ideas to life, Louver Shop of Louisiana can assist you. We’ve been making homes amazing since 1972. Contact us at 888-428-1415 to schedule your free consultation right away!