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Silhouette Shades

Silhouette Shades

Let The Sun Shine In Your Home — Elegant Style Sheer Shadings

Silhouette Shades are the style of blinds that nurture the sunlight into your room — a unique blend of fabric, sheer, and tilt open-close function.

The word “silhouette” implies the outline of a form. True to its meaning, this window covering style melds fabric and sheer to create a seamless effect on your windows — no gap to your view of the outdoors.

The thought reminds me of the Sufi saying,

“The sun can only be seen by the light of the sun.” (Farid Attar)

Likewise, the beauty of your Calgary home, the choices you made, and the mood of the room all permeate in the sun’s light. Let The Sun Shine In Your Home.

What this page covers:

What are Silhouette shades?

Silhouette Shade is a fabric shade with S-shaped vanes that appear to be floating between two sheer fabrics.

Silhouette Blinds Sheer Fabric — Shade with S-shaped vanes that appear to be floating between two sheer fabrics - Sheer Shade Calgary Windows
Silhouette Blinds Sheer Fabric — Shade with S-shaped vanes that appear to be floating between two sheer fabrics

The bigger question is: Why should you get this style of blinds for your home windows?

I reckon with:

  • Fill your room with natural light — Sheer fabric beauty
  • Bring fabric elegance, the richness of texture, warmth, and color to the inside
  • Preserve outside views while enjoying daytime privacy.
  • Tilt Open and Tilt Close — adjust natural light to your exact preference
  • Filter out the glare and UV rays — reflect solar heat

You will see what I mean in the picture below:

Silhouette Shading Living Room window shades - Fill your room with natural light
Silhouette Shades Living Room window shades – Fill your room with natural light

Silhouette shades are all about sheer beauty. They have become synonymous with sheer-shades.

How do you open the fabric between two layers of sheer?

The shade comes all the way down before the fabric vanes open.

When you lower the shade part way, you can not open the fabric vanes. After you lower the shade down to the window sill, the vanes will open — beautifully diffuse the light into your room.

The video below will show what I mean.

The plush feel that S-shaped fabric vanes of Silhouette Shades bring to your home decor is graceful — truly posh.

I want to show you the close-up of the fabric-vanes and sheer.

Silhouette Shades sheer shades - S-Shape fabric vanes streamline the looks of translucent layers of fabric.
Silhouette Shades sheer shades – S-Shape fabric vanes float between two layers of sheer

You tilt open the fabric-vanes and woven sheer fabric laces the window with wide-open view-through and opulent style.

Silhouette Calgary Windows Shading — Blinds suited for large expanse windows in the Calgary area - wide-open view-through, 10 feet or more
Silhouette Calgary Windows Shading — Blinds suited for large expanse windows in the Calgary area – wide-open view-through, 10 feet or more

How Silhouette Blind manages light and privacy?

The wow-feel impression of Silhouette shades results from the refined sense of inbuilt design — the simple movement of the fabric vanes solving the complex problem of light and privacy control.

You have four modes of light and privacy control with this style of shade:

View-Through with Daytime Privacy

Does beauty necessarily go along with pleasure? As you will see below, this style achieves that harmony.

Afford yourself the luxury of having light and privacy at the same time.

A white rear sheer obscures the view into your home, providing daytime privacy even when the vanes are open.

Silhouette Shade Privacy — Get privacy and open view-through. A white rear sheer provides privacy even when the fabric vanes are open
Silhouette Shade Privacy — Get privacy and open view-through. A white rear sheer provides privacy even when the fabric vanes are open

Shades offer the unobstructed outside views. No cords or tapes run through the product to hinder outside-views.

The shadings can filter up to 88% of the sun’s harmful rays.

Want Superior view-through — ClearView®

When your view is most important, you opt for ClearView® shadings.

Silhouette ClearView® shadings offer superior view-through combined with light control.

Silhouette Shading Clearview Option — Superior view-through with light control. A black rear sheer fabric allows more view in and out
Silhouette Shading Clearview Option — Superior view-through with light control. A black rear sheer fabric allows more view in and out

ClearView® features a black rear sheer fabric on all shades, which allows more view into and out of the home.

ClearView® is the preferred choice when you want superior view-through — specialized front and back sheers maximize your view of the outdoors.

Shielded Privacy — Light Dimming

You tilt close the fabric vanes, and design-inspired fabrics provide a shield against the light.

You have two choices, as your fabric-vanes close:

  • Translucent Privacy — full privacy with the beauty of crafted fabrics and the soft glow
  • Light Dimming — fabric dims out the light further for added comfort and discreet control, a consideration for bedrooms.
Silhouette Light Dimming Shade — Two choices of fabric: Translucent and Light Dimming Fabric. Control the light and mood in your bedroom
Silhouette Light Dimming Shade — Two choices of fabric: Translucent and Light Dimming Fabric. Control the light and mood in your bedroom

Silhouette shade is beautiful because of its purpose and use. It transforms the space.

Bedrooms Light Blocking – Duolite® System

When room-darkening is important, you choose the Duolite® option.

You crave for darkness as a cue for your body to rest and sleep.

Duolite® system combines a front translucent Silhouette shading with an integrated room-darkening roller shade into a single shade.

Silhouette Blind Room Darkening — Innovating Duolite System from Hunter Douglas — Back roller shade provides light blocking for better sleep
Silhouette Blind Room Darkening — Innovating Duolite System from Hunter Douglas — Back roller shade provides light blocking for better sleep

Choose Dual Roller System when you want no untimely wake-up messages to your brain. You ain’t no ready.

Now, you can have the best of both worlds. The Silhouette shade sits in the front and diffuses harsh sunlight. The back roller shade provides light blocking for better sleep or more.

Let’s see this system in action:

What are the fabric choices for Silhouette Blinds?

When we meet, you will choose from an array of fabrics — varying in richness, texture, color, and warmth.

Everything is designed to be seen, touched, experienced. Loved.

I will showcase a handful of fabrics to give you a sense of beauty and style to your home.

Classic-woven fabric

Silhouette Shade Fabric Woven — Beauty of the shade is in the warm rich textures — You have elegant colours in classic-woven texture fabric
Silhouette Shade Fabric Woven — Beauty of the shade is in the warm rich textures — You have elegant colours in classic-woven texture fabric

Silk-like fabric with coloured sheers

Silhouette Blinds Sheer Fabric — Shade with S-shaped vanes that appear to be floating between two sheer fabrics - Sheer Shade Calgary Windows
Silhouette Shade Fabric Silk — Silk fabric with colored sheer look more beautiful in comparison to white sheer.

Nature-inspired fabrics

Silhouette Fabric Nature Inspired — Add a bit of nature to every window in your home -rustic, birch-like, twig-light all bring the outside in
Silhouette Fabric Nature Inspired — Add a bit of nature to every window in your home -rustic, birch-like, twig-light all bring the outside in

Horizontal textured vanes with coloured face sheer

Silhouette Shading Fabric Texture — Draw the elements of your room together and make it appear welcoming — Elegant horizontal textures
Silhouette Shading Fabric Texture — Draw the elements of your room together and make it appear welcoming — Elegant horizontal textures

How do you operate Silhouette Shades?

You have more than one way to do it.

From the click of a button to a cord pull, you have five ways at your disposal.

Let’s explore each with pictures:

Automation — iPhone or Android App

  • Take control like never before.
  • Operate Shadings from your smartphones, tablets, or a remote control or voice control.
  • Schedule to operate shades automatically, whether home or away.
Motorized Window Coverings Bedroom
Motorized Silhouette Blind — Control both front and back shade from your smartphone or remote

Battery Powered Motorization

  • Battery-powered system that enables wand-controlled operation.
  • Gently pull down on the wand to lower shadings and push up to raise them.
Silhouette Shade Battery Wand — Gently pull down on the wand to lower shadings and push up to raise them - Child Safety
Silhouette Shade Battery Wand — Gently pull down on the wand to lower shadings and push up to raise them – Child Safety

Retractable Cord System

  • Single retractable cord system for enhanced child safety
  • One click allows the shading to lower and open automatically.
Silhouette UltraGlide Retractable Cord — One click allows the shading to lower and open automatically. One Click and Walk-Away
Silhouette UltraGlide Retractable Cord — One click allows the shading to lower and open automatically. One Click and Walk-Away

Cordless — Hand driven

  • A gentle push-up with your hand will raise the shade and a pull-down will lower it.
  • The shadings stay right where you put them.
  • Cordless system offers child and pet safety benefits.
Silhouette Cordless Control Hand — push-up with your hand will raise the shade and a pull-down will lower it. Safe for children and pets
Silhouette Cordless Control Hand — push-up with your hand will raise the shade and a pull-down will lower it. Safe for children and pets

Continuous cord loop system

  • This system features a loop that remains the same length no matter where you position the shading.
  • The cord mounts to the window frame for enhanced child safety.
Silhouette Blind Cord Control — A cord loop system that mounts on the side of the casing. You loop the cord to lower or raise the shade.
Silhouette Blind Cord Control — A cord loop system that mounts on the side of the casing. You loop the cord to lower or raise the shade.

How do you clean Silhouette Shades

  • Dust front sheer fabric with a feather duster or use a hand-held vacuum with low suction.
  • Blow out dirt and debris from between the vanes using compressed air or a hand-held hair dryer on the COOL setting
Silhouette Care Clean Dust — Blow out dirt and debris from between the vanes using compressed air - blind care
Silhouette Care Clean Dust — Blow out dirt and debris from between the vanes using compressed air – blind care

What is the warranty on blinds?

Enjoy the peace of mind with Limited Lifetime Warranty on these blinds.

I strive to bring you the greatest possible enjoyment, adding beauty and style to your home.

If you are not satisfied, I will make sure shades work to your satisfaction.

How can I get Silhouette Shades? — Shop at home convenience

You need to see these shades in your home. Then, you can coordinate with your wall colors, flooring, and other furnishings.

Schedule our FREE In-Home consultation.

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FREE In-Home Consultation

Learn about your choices. Make smart decisions.

When you do that, we value your time and efforts by

  • showing all that you need to see — working hand samples, fabrics, style books and more
  • sharing expert advice — little details are vital
  • measuring your windows for perfect fit
  • providing an EXCLUSIVE estimate

When we meet, I discuss these methods and more with you. What are you waiting for – Schedule our Free In-Home Consultation.

By Rahul Mehrotra
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