Consider The Lighting in Your Home

Pirouette Window Shades

Pirouette® Window Shadings

Lighting plays a key role in the feel of a room, so it’s important to consider several aspects of lighting when you think about how you want a room to look. Obviously, light can come from many sources and can feel different at different times of the day, so understanding those elements is crucial. Lighting is one of the most changed elements of design we have, and we need to learn “How to Use It.” If you’d like some help with lighting ideas in your space, talk to the experts at Windo VanGo here in Baltimore. We’ll be happy to share our expertise!

Three Levels of Lighting for Each Room

  1. Light to work by
  2. General illumination to fill the space; it usually comes from the ceiling
  3. Mood lighting, which usually comes from the floor up

You don’t have to have them all at once, but it will change your space and give you new looks during the evening.Continue Reading

Window Treatments Play a Role in the Home

Custom Drapery Project

Provenance® Woven Wood Shades

More than just covering the window, window treatments add texture, color, and interest to any room. In addition to the aesthetic element, window treatments also manage how light enters the room. At Windo VanGo serving Baltimore, our trained consultants will be happy to help you select the right treatment for your room’s needs.

Hunter Douglas Window Fashions

Hunter Douglas offers a wide array of popular window treatments such as Applause® Honeycomb Shades, Duette® Honeycomb Shades, Roman Shades, Pleated Shades, Provenance® Woven Wood Blinds, Pirouette® Window Shadings, Silhouette® Privacy Sheers, and Vignette® Modern Roman Shades.Continue Reading

Buying New Window Treatments

Hunter Douglas Vignette® Modern Roman Shades with sheer drapery panels

Hunter Douglas Vignette® Modern Roman Shades with sheer drapery panels

Whether you’re replacing existing window treatments or looking to buy entirely new coverings, choosing the right product is important. With new innovations, lift systems, styles, fabrics, and designs, the options are nearly endless. As your local Hunter Douglas dealer serving Baltimore, the trained professionals at Windo VanGo can help you select the perfect window treatments.

How to Begin

Before starting your window treatment search, take a moment to think about why you are covering your windows and what results you want. Understanding your room requirements will ensure that you don’t leave anything to chance.

Where Your Light Comes From

Although it is frequently overlooked, it’s important to know which direction your windows face.

  • South-facing – light is warm and strong all year round. Consider light-diffusing solutions to protect your furnishings
  • North-facing – light is cold and clear. Consider energy-efficient solutions
  • West-facing – hot and bright afternoon light. Consider light-diffusing and light-control solutions
  • East-facing – bright warm morning light. Consider UV-protecting solutions

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Two Things in One: Pirouette® Window Shadings

Pirouette® Window Shadings

Pirouette® Window Shadings

Pirouette window shadings combine the best of a classic fabric shade with the ability to control light in a total window covering solution. It is a clean, sleek, and modern approach to covering windows, and it is very popular here at Windo VanGo in the Baltimore area. Whether you’re looking for blinds, shades, drapery, or the innovative custom Pirouette sheer window covering, our design experts will work with you to find the perfect window treatment to complement your décor. We carry the entire line of Hunter Douglas window fashions.


With the revolutionary Invisi-Lift™ system on Pirouette shades, the horizontal soft fabric vanes appear to be floating gracefully in the window, while providing precise control of the incoming light through the sheer backing. The fabric vanes roll up neatly into the fabric-covered headrail. With Pirouette® Window Shadings, you now have the option of an elegant, soft fabric alternative for your window covering needs.Continue Reading

Accessorizing Is Easy With Accents by the Yard™

vignetteaccentslargeAt Windo VanGo in Baltimore, we’re happy to bring our customers the innovative Accents by the Yard program. Hunter Douglas, aware of homeowners’ desire to coordinate home accessories with their window treatments, developed the cut-yard program to make it easy.

Window treatments by Hunter Douglas are made from some of the most beautiful and unique fabrics, so you can create stunning swags, jabots, side panels, soft cornices, valances, pillows, and more. The possibilities are endless. At Windo VanGo, our experienced sales professionals can use this program to help you find the perfect fabrics to meet your style and budget.Continue Reading

Window Treatments From the Outside

Window_Films_5At Windo VanGo serving the greater Baltimore area, our customers often ask about how to get a consistent look in their windows from the outside of their home even if they aren’t using the same window treatment products and colors on the inside.

Hunter Douglas, the leader in quality window treatment products, addressed this dilemma by offering a common backing (white or neutral) on window treatments, regardless of what they look like on the inside of the house. Window treatments from Hunter Douglas that offer this feature include Silhouette® Window Shadings, Vignette® Modern Roman Shades, Duette® Honeycomb Shades, Luminette® Privacy Sheers, Pirouette® Window Shadings, and Provenance® Woven Wood Shades with Liner.Continue Reading

Window Treatment Fabrics: Sheer to Opaque

vigtiered_literise_childsroom_2You’ll find a wide variety of available fabrics for window treatments. You might be curious about the range of materials—many of our clients in the Ellicott City and surrounding Baltimore often ask for information about sheer or opaque materials and how to choose the best one for their new window coverings. As your local Hunter Douglas dealer, we can help you make the best selection.Continue Reading

Hunter Douglas: Transforming the Window Fashions Industry

Light Controlling Window Coverings, BaltimoreAt Hunter Douglas, the leader in innovative new and proprietary window treatments for the home, design, function, and training are inseparable. Hunter Douglas continues to create distinctively beautiful blinds, shades, sheers, and shutter solutions that incorporate real-world practical needs.

As your local Hunter Douglas dealer serving the Baltimore area, our experienced sales consultants will guide you through the entire line of products, including options like variable light control, insulation, UV protection, child and pet safety and more.Continue Reading

Window Treatments Can Be Room Dividers

There are times when window treatments can do more than just cover your windows. Sliding window panels and vertical honeycomb shades, for example, also make excellent room dividers. As your local Hunter Douglas dealer serving Baltimore, we carry the innovative Skyline® Gliding Window Panels and Duette® Honeycomb with Vertiglide™ honeycomb shade that work wonderfully in this non-traditional way.

Vertical Honeycomb Shades

Vertiglide 4Traditionally a horizontal window covering, honeycomb shades didn’t initially offer a solution for large windows or patio doors. People with honeycomb shades on their windows were asking for a uniform look throughout their home, so Hunter Douglas created a vertical counterpart to their horizontal Duette® Honeycomb with Vertiglide™ Continue Reading

Why Working With a Design Consultant Works

TroySome people are amazing at interior design; some people can’t manage it at all. At Windo VanGo, we find that most of our clients here in Baltimore are somewhere in the middle—they know what they like when they see it, but they sometimes need a little help pulling all the pieces together.

If you need that sort of assistance, we’re here for you! As your local Hunter Douglas dealer, we will guide you toward beautiful window treatment solutions during our design consultations.Continue Reading