The spring 2021 One Room Challenge™ (sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens) is in progress, with designers making significant 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 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 right fit for their room and to make their vision a reality. And Susan’s area was no exception. One of the major design principles for her room was clean lines. These were even more so important in the room’s leading feature, the TV wall. Susan wanted to bring this component into her window treatments, making plantation shutters with a 3½” louver—one of the many possibilities available—a perfect fit.
In order to get that crisp style, she used shutters without a divider bar and maximized the PerfectView Louver Control System, which obscures the tilt bar from view. We took that a step further and created shutters for Susan that were hinge-free, 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 match seamlessly with the room colors. So Louver Shop custom-matched them with Susan’s Rudrakahsa Beads wall color. Craig advised selecting wood plantation shutters because wood is one of the best possibilities for really bringing striking 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 follow along with the 20 design influencers who have been picked to do the challenge as featured designers. They share their latest updates every Wednesday, detailing their process and offering recommendations.
You can see the in-depth video following Susan’s shutter installation with Craig on her Instagram, and you can read regular updates from Susan’s project on our Instagram.
You can also read 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
- View 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 all our customers to find exactly what they’re seeking in their space. If you’re feeling inspired to bring your own ideas to life, Louver Shop of South Georgia can provide assistance. We’ve been making residences beautiful since 1972. Call us at 888-428-1415 to book your free consultation right away!