Solar Shades

Curtains & Draperies Winner

Brett Jones

Budget Blinds - San Francisco, CA

Budget Blinds – San Francisco, CA

Michael Schilling Designs uses Budget Blinds for most of his client renovation projects.  But this project was a special case, as it was Schilling’s own home.

“The challenge was to find a way to install operable drapery panels where much of the space for hardware and stack back was already occupied by a motorized solar shade.” said, Brett Jones of Budget Blinds San Francisco.

  • Custom motorized drapery for Interior Designer Michael Schilling’s home
  • Non-pleated, ripplefold styling provides a clean and contemporary look
  • Problem solved! Drapes work around motorized shade with an S-curve ceiling mounted track

Winning Project Details:

Interior Designer, Michael Schilling, contacted Budget Blinds of San Francisco to help him solve an unexpected design problem in his newly-built home. Michael had planned to install drapes and one motorized Lutron roller shade in his contemporary living room, and had already designed and built out the living room to allow space behind his built-in wall cabinets for a drapery to stack at the corner of the room.

However, he did not anticipate how far the shade would project out into the room, interfering with the drapery track and his ability to stack the drapes into the space behind his cabinet!

To solve this design challenge, we recommended a ceiling-mounted Kirsch Architrac track, with an “S” bend, to allow the drape to stack in the corner, to gently curve out and around the solar shade, and then straight to the other corner of the room. For the drapery style, we recommended a non-pleated Ripplefold style drapery which offers clean lines and a structured, yet soft, contemporary look to the room.  We also recommended a 150% (minimum) fullness to provide minimal stacking and a less heavy feel to the drapery.

Once we nailed down the living room design, we then went forward with drapes for three other rooms, window films, and Signature solar shades for the rest of the house! We also are working with him on his client projects.

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