The spring 2021 One Room Challenge™ (sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens) is in full swing, 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 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 collaborates with every customer for the perfect fit for their home and to make their vision a reality. And Susan’s space was no exception. One of the key design principles for her room was crisp lines. These were particularly key in the area’s main highlight, 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 get that sleek style, she selected shutters without a divider bar and made the most of the PerfectView Louver Control System, which obscures the tilt bar from view. We took that a step further and built 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 wanted the shutters to blend seamlessly with the room colors. So Louver Shop custom-matched them with Susan’s Rudrakahsa Beads wall color. Craig suggested using wood plantation shutters because wood is one of the top options 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 keep up with the 20 design influencers who have been chosen to complete the challenge as featured designers. They talk about their latest updates every Wednesday, documenting their process and giving suggestions.
You can see the complete 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 check Susan’s progress directly here:
- Check for weekly blogs on the Susan Hill Interior Design website
- Stay up to date with daily progress on Susan’s Instagram
- View 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 precisely what they’re looking for in their space. If you’re feeling inspired to bring your own visions to life, Louver Shop of Memphis can assist you. We’ve been making houses gorgeous since 1972. Call us at 888-428-1415 to book your free consultation today!