Enjoy Your View While Mastering Light and Privacy: The Art of Modern Window Treatments

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When it comes to window treatments, a common challenge is finding the right balance.  That means preserving your view without sacrificing privacy, while still providing the capability for light control. This is then usually followed by the question of where to find the right business who will provide such detailed care in finding this balance in your design. 

Apollo Draperies is a third-generation family-run business celebrating more than 50 years as Cincinnati’s go-to window treatment experts. We excel in providing solutions to challenging windows, and we always make it a priority to get to know you and your specific needs and lifestyle so we can recommend the best window treatment options.

When it comes to mastering the art of light control while maintaining the integrity of your view, and preserving the beauty of your interiors, we often turn to Hunter Douglas.


hunter douglas silhouette window treatments

Silhouettes feature soft S-shaped fabric vanes that make them look like they’re floating between two sheer fabric panels. The vanes can be tilted to help control light and privacy. When closed, they provide total privacy. 

These can be operated manually by a retractable wand, or motorized with smart remote automation. Silhouettes are customizable to any shape and size window or patio and french doors. 

By controlling the tilt of the vanes you get exactly what you want in both worlds – exterior views without sacrificing privacy.


hunter douglas pirouette window treatments

Pirouettes are a type of shade utilizing horizontal blinds that provide the look of a shutter but with fabric layers of Roman shades. They come in a variety of fabrics, from semi-opaque to room-darkening. The choice in fabric is what gives you control over your lighting and privacy.

You can operate them with a cord loop (attached to wall-mounted cord tensioner for child safety), retractable wand, or smart remote automation motorization. These are also customizable to any window shape and size, as well as patio or french doors. 

We recommend these if you’re going for a shutter look without the hard window treatments.


hunter douglas luminette shades window treatments

Another great option for exceptional light control and privacy while still being able to enjoy the view from your windows are Luminette Shades. They combine drapery-like sheers and blinds for doors and larger windows. 

Luminettes can be customized to provide a coordinated whole-home solution. Choose from a beautiful selection of fabrics, and operation choices include a wand and cord, traveling wand, or smart remote automation motorization. They are also available in specialty shapes to dress sliding glass doors, French doors, and sidelights.

Luminettes check all the boxes for your bigger projects. 

Preserving Views While Protecting Your Home 

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Silhouettes, Pirouettes, and Luminettes offer a strong combination of privacy and light control. They also offer UV light projection for your furniture and decor. We don’t often think about how much UV light we’re exposed to inside our homes, but the result can be increased energy consumption, higher heating and cooling bills, and damage to interiors. 

You don’t have to sacrifice style, functionality, or privacy when it comes to your window treatments. Whether you choose Silhouettes, Pirouettes, or Luminettes, you will enjoy a beautiful combination of all of these elements with the added benefit of protecting the items you cherish in your home. 

The High-Rise Advantage 

light shades in a high rise condo in cincinnati

These benefits are very obvious in luxury high-rise condos. They are becoming very popular as they provide a modern aesthetic complemented by an urban design. 

Each option maximizes panoramic views from elevated locations in the day’s light and the nightly skyline, without your neighbors being able to watch you, too. 

The Apollo Draperies Difference 

large window with custom window treatments in a living room

Apollo Draperies is known nationally for our expertise in soft and hard window treatments. This comes from 50 years of experience working with Cincinnati homeowners and our amazing team that makes up our family business. 

We focus on tailored design solutions for each of our clients, as well as interior designers. If you have a project that needs a combination of style and privacy, while preserving your home’s views, we can recommend the perfect solution. 

Schedule a free consultation with our window treatment specialists in Cincinnati and let’s get started on your window treatment project.

Take Your Window Treatments to the Next Level

At Exciting Windows! by Apollo, we believe in providing our customers with top-quality products and personalized customer service to help them create the home they’ve always dreamed of. Let’s work together to do the same for your home.

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