Window shades come in a wide variety of shapes and styles—from cordless honeycomb (aka “accordion”) to woven wood shades to specialty shades like the “Ette” line from Hunter Douglas Window Fashions. Within each you’ll find a beautiful selection of fabrics, textures, and colors from which to choose.
SweetGrass Shades in Charleston, SC carries them all and is happy to bring them to your home for a free in-home consultation. From cool neutrals to bold accents, we’ll work with you to select window shades that will change your view.
Scroll below to see all of our window shade offerings.
Honeycomb shades were first developed back in the 1980s with Hunter Douglas’ Duette line as a way to offset rising energy costs. Their design uses pleated fabric “pockets” (shaped like a honeycomb) to trap air and thus create an insulating barrier in front of the window. This barrier, then, prevents heat loss or gain through the window itself.
In addition to motorization, cordless options, and light control features like “top-down / bottom-up,” SweetGrass Shades carries brands which also offer “day/night” capability that allows the user to have two different fabric options (e.g. semi-sheer and room darkening) within the same shade unit. Whether it’s Norman Window Fashions’ Portrait line or Hunter Douglas’ Applause product, these shades will look great in your home.
Roller Shades have come a long way from the plain, white ones that used to snap up and spin out of control on you. Today’s roller shades come with a variety of control options from cordless to motorization. In addition, the fabric choices are almost endless, from floral patterns perfect for a bedroom to solar screens for an office environment.
Here again, we offer several brands to our clients. We are especially pleased to have Insolroll, a Colorado-based company that specializes only in manufacturing roller shades, as an option. If you’re interested in roller shades for your patio, please follow the link to our Patio Shade page.
Today’s Roman shades have come a long way from the days of the ancient Roman Coliseum when fabric awnings protected spectators from the bright sun. Now we can enjoy cordless operating systems and fabric options from sheer to room-darkening. Our selection of roman shades also allows our clients to purchase additional material that can be used for bedding, pillows, and other coordinating accessories. We can even put roman shades in specialty shaped windows like arches or hexagons!
Take away the hassle and stress of running from store to store and collecting different swatches. With our free in-home consultation, we’ll bring all the fabric swatches to you. We even have an iPad app that allows us to virtually cover a window in order to better visualize your fabric choices.
Woven Shades come together in a stunning combination of natural materials that include grasses, reeds, wood, and even bamboo. Whether hung completely down or raised with folds, woven wood shades offer a warm, inviting feel to any room. Customize your shade with edge banding, privacy liners, and top treatments that can make these shades truly unique.
Here, we currently offer only Hunter Douglas Provenance Woven Wood Shades. These shades are really special and absolutely beautiful. In addition, the lifting system options like UltraGlide (a retractable cord system) puts this shade in a class by itself.
Hunter Douglas “-ette” Line
Some of the most beautiful, room enhancing shades are unique to Hunter Douglas. The Silhouette, Pirouette, and Luminette shades are remarkable for how their combination of fabrics and sheers filter natural light as it enters a room. They come in a breathtaking array of colors that will add a subtle energy to any room.
From PowerView motorization to the UltraGlide operating system, these shades incorporate the latest innovations in window covering technology.