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Custom shade solution for peaked roofs.

In Shades,Uncategorized,Window Coverings on November 10, 2011 by sdeidt Tagged: , , , , , , , , ,

One of the toughest windows to treat, the slanted window into a peaked roof.

Where do you start.  The windows are always tall, They let in a lot of light and often make privacy impossible.  Up till now the only satisfactory way to address this has been to install a stationary treatment on the angled portion essentially defeating the purpose of the window entirely.

Recently a client proposed we convert a woven wood shade they had  into a bottom up angle topped shade.  (Whew what a mouthful.)

At first I was skeptical.  Would it lay down right.  How to raise it evenly.  Could we even cut the weave on the angle without it fraying.  Soon the answers came.  Yes, yes and yes again.  Here is a photo taken in our workroom.

Eureka, the angle top woven wood is born.

The video of the shade installed is here on you tube.

The toughest part was learning how to put it all together.  Now that we’ve done it our seamstresses and installers have the details down pat and ready to manufacture.

Give Pacific Coast a call  at 714-777-8262 or email us at regarding how to treat  your most difficult design challenges.



Motorized Shades in a corner

In Automation,Drapery,Shades,Somfy,Window Coverings on September 23, 2011 by sdeidt Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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We are often faced with specialty windows where form and function dictate what we do.  The window below was in a corner facing Pacific Coast Highway.  Our client wanted to maintain the view for her customers but enable them to have privacy and to cut the light on bright days..

Before the home was remodeled. Note the overall height and seamless corner.The face fabric was a hand-painted linen sheer with a horizontal pattern that needed be centered on each space in the shade.  On top of this all of the treatments needed to be automated.  Obviously a tough window but as you can see below the results were stunning. In this view the swag shades are part way down with the roller shades set at the same length.The shades are raised with the blackout roller shades installed behind fully recessed.

These treatments were automated with a combination of Somfy Sonness 30 and 50 motors.  At the back we used low voltage Sonnesse 30’s and then the roman shades utilize the Sonnesse 50.   By installing them in an over under configuration behind a flap of blacked out fabric we were able to fit this in less than 6″ of overall depth.  The window treatments were all integrated into their home automation system and are controlled by both the Somfy remotes and the Crestron controls in the house.