window blinds and shades

How to Select High Quality Window Blinds and Shades

Transitions Drapery and More!

Did you know I can help you with blinds, shades and shutters in addition to draperies and soft furnishings? I know my company name — Transitions Drapery — may cause some confusion because drapery is, well, drapery. But I also represent Hunter Douglas window treatments for blinds, shades or shutters.

If you know me, you already know my passion for sewing. I began sewing at the age of nine and even though I began my career as a registered nurse, I eventually left nursing to pursue my first passion: sewing.

Now, I’m a Hunter Douglas specialist for blinds, shades or shutters because I can use my passion to help you choose the best window treatments for your home.

Hunter Douglas Specialist

I am a proud representative of Hunter Douglas products because Hunter Douglas’ mission aligns with mine. Both Hunter Douglas and Transitions Drapery represent high value, exceptional quality and unwavering customer commitment.

Here’s the best part: As a certified Hunter Douglas Shop-At-Home Dealer, I bring the showroom to your home. I bring fabrics, product samples and expertise right to you. With convenient in-home service, you can see first-hand how the window treatment will meet your requirements and match your décor.

Shop-At-Home convenience eliminates high overhead costs and offers customized, one-on-one service for your window treatment needs.

Choosing the Window Blinds and Shades

  • With so many big box stores offering a wide range of products, where are the best places to buy blinds, shades or shutters?
  • Which products work for your home? How does room type, window size, and family functionality affect your choice of window treatments?
  • Which products are in style or out of style? (I’ll help keep you out of the 90s!)
  • How will the window treatments affect the value of your home?
  • What about saving energy, like blocking the sun or the cold?
  • Which products are the easiest to clean?
  • Finally — who’s going to install everything?

Hunter Douglas Products

Hunter Douglas Window Treatments have been a leader in the industry for over 30 years. As a Hunter Douglas Specialist, I carry the complete line of Hunter Douglas window treatments. These consist of the industry’s most innovative and stylish window treatment options. I will listen to your needs, preferences and budget, and we’ll work together to find the best window treatments that fit your lifestyle.

Here are just some of the features that make Hunter Douglas the leading window treatment provider:


Hunter Douglas has always been at the forefront of creating beautiful, innovative fabrics for their entire line of window treatments. Hunter Douglas’ extraordinary collection of over 2,400 unique fabrics are thoughtfully and practically designed.


The right window fashion can become an interior’s focal point, setting style throughout your home. Hunter Douglas’ design teams work closely with artists and textile houses around the world. They don’t only complement current interior design trends, but try to invent new textures, finishes and color combinations that set those trends, too.

Child Safety Is Serious Business

Traditional window treatments can often present hazards for children and pets. Hunter Douglas offers cordless and motorized operating systems, retractable lift cords, cord tensioners and wand controls. These types of things minimize those hazards and enhance child and pet safety in your home.

Energy Efficiency

Without energy-efficient window treatments, as much as 50% of a home’s heating and cooling energy can be lost through its windows. Hunter Douglas has been leading the industry for energy-saving window treatments since 1985. They invented the highly energy-efficient Duette® honeycomb shades in response to the energy crisis of the late 1970s. It’s only gotten better over time and helps you keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, without the extra costs.

Light Control & Privacy

From completely blacking out the sun to enhancing the natural light in your home, Hunter Douglas products are designed to offer a range of light control and privacy options. Translucent fabrics are specially engineered to diffuse harsh sunlight and draw it deeper into the room. Semi-opaque and opaque fabrics will darken a room when you want as little light as possible.

Advanced Operating Systems

Hunter Douglas has transformed the industry with unique operating systems that makes products easy to use both manually or with powered motorization. I’m a big fan of the motorized roller shades.

Designed and Assembled in the U.S.

All Hunter Douglas window treatments are designed and custom-assembled in the United States. Hunter Douglas has a longstanding commitment to quality and innovation that you won’t find anywhere else.

Take the Window Shades Quiz

My goal is to make your life easier by providing high-quality Hunter Douglas products, expertise and first-class service.

To help you get started, I created a quiz to help you think about your window treatment needs and pairs you with Hunter Douglas solutions.

Take the window shades quiz.

If you’re interested in more information or for an in-home consultation, please contact me at, call me at 586-286-3640 or connect with me online.