Photo courtesy of Hunter Douglas.
Take a look at these Pirouette shades from Hunter Douglas that provide both the great look of a Roman shade and allows one to see through when needed, by pinching sections of the fabric so you can see through them, like blinds.
Soft, horizontal fabric in 4-to-5-inch vanes are attached to a single sheer backing and can be used in widths of 12 to 144 inches and heights of 15 to 144 inches.
The shades can be controlled with Hunter Douglas’ PowerRise wired or battery-powered motorization via a remote, or automation controls can be sent from a control system to the Platinum Gateway ($300) and then onto the home’s network and the shades to enact scenes throughout the house.
An Apple iPhone and iPad Platinum App offers personalized custom controls and a timer feature allows users to schedule personalized “scenes.” For whole-house control, Platinum repeaters can be added, and we’re told an Android app is also on the way.