Hunter Douglas remains the Ace of Shades with 2 new designer collections


Eye-catching patterns, colors and crafts in the brand’s latest novelties will dress up your windows.

Exclusive textile designs by New York-based visual artist Marcie Bronkar and San Francisco-based textile designer Seema Krish are the latest additions to Hunter Douglas Design Studio’s line of side panels, curtains, roller shades and Roman shades. . Inventive patterns and textural details, rendered in styles ranging from intricate embroidery to semi-opaque fabrics, bring new infusions of global dimension and historical depth to the brand’s sophisticated line of window treatments.

The Reflections pattern by Seema Krish (shown adorning a Hunter Douglas roller shade) is a highlight of the collection.

Reflections (shown in detail) started out as a watercolor and retains a delicate, hand-painted sensibility.

Influenced by her upbringing in Mumbai, Seema Krish’s work focuses on craftsmanship and takes a contemporary look at the vibrant patterns and techniques of traditional Indian textiles. The designer turned to nature and took inspiration from the aesthetics of block printing and embroidery, in particular, to create her new designs for Hunter Douglas.

San Francisco designer Seema Krish (pictured) has become known for the artisan methods and global influences that shape her textiles.

“They can be used on their own or stacked effortlessly,” says Krish of the seven models in the collection. Its Floret fabric, for example, is inspired by traditional shibori dyeing techniques and flourishes with bold, floral geometry. Intersection is influenced by the interplay of threads in the weave, and its hazy, pictorial lines echo the hazy weather in the designer’s hometown. The waves, which mimic the ebb and flow of ocean tides, flow with a repeating V-shaped pattern. “The hope is to spark a memory of travel or a distant culture while bringing tranquil beauty to our living environments, ”says Krish.

Krish’s Floret pattern makes a subtle geometric statement.

The texture and soft lines of the Krish’s Straits pattern (shown in detail) are reminiscent of traditional ikat dyeing techniques.

A self-proclaimed “modern traditionalist,” Marcie Bronkar draws inspiration from historic art and design to create her living motifs. For her Hunter Douglas collection, Bronkar says she has relied on the principle that “natural light can and will enhance the texture and dimension of these textiles when brought into the home.”

Bronkar (pictured) says his textile collections are inspired by the colors that flow from his painting practice.

Giving a new voice to historic designs, Marcie Bronkar imagined fabrics with stylized patterns and nuanced colors, including amaryllis (featured as a Roman shade).

A detail of Bronkar’s Amaryllis pattern reveals its complexity and subtle gradations, inspired by a vintage batik from the artist’s own textile collection.

Notable designs by Bronkar include Lily, a lovely floral motif derived from an original work on paper; Grand Fleur, which features embroidered designs inspired by Bronkar’s personal collection of 17th-century Venetian clothing and shawls; Laurel, derived from a favorite piece of ceramic the artist found in Mexico City; and Oleander, which is a wonderful ode to cashmere. “I like to create designs that are found throughout the house as the owner sees fit,” says Bronkar.

Side panels shown in Brokar’s Oleander pattern add subtle pattern and color to this calming scheme.

Bronkar’s Oleander pattern (detail) offers a contemporary take on classic cashmere.

The Bronkar Menagerie motif (shown as side panels) takes up a classic English Jacobean motif and is rendered in a toile de Jouy style.

Both collections coordinate with existing Hunter Douglas lines while creating new design possibilities. Ron Rubinoff, President of Hunter Douglas Window Designs Group, notes, “This is an incredibly exciting time for Hunter Douglas. We’re sure the aesthetics of these artists and our wider Design Studio line will resonate with consumers as they seek inspired designs to complement the look of their windows. “

The Bronkar Collection (pictured) is one of two new offerings in the Hunter Douglas Design Studio line.

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