Window Shades

Contemporary Window Shadings




Hunter Douglas Silhouette® Window Shadings

Hunter Douglas Silhouette® Window Shadings

Silhouette Window Shadings transform harsh light into soft illumination. Featuring soft, fabric vanes suspended between two sheer layers of fabric, Silhouettes provide transformational beauty and practical benefits. The vanes and sheers combine to softly filter and diffuse harsh sunlight and provide UV protection for your floors and furnishings—up to 88% UV protection with vanes tilted open and 99% when closed.

Silhouettes enhance natural daylighting by dispersing sunlight deep into the room and reducing the need for electric lights. Light control options are translucent, light dimming, and room darkening (with optional A Deux™ dual shade option). They also preserve your outdoor views with no cords running through the shade to obstruct your view through when down and soft fabric vanes (available in 2, 3, or 4 inches) collapse to roll up completely into a fabric-covered headrail.

Operating Systems: Literise® (cordless), UltraGlide® (self-retracting cord), EasyRise™ (cord loop), PowerView™ (automated with remote control)





Hunter Douglas Luminette® Privacy Sheers

Hunter Douglas Luminette® Privacy Sheers

Luminette Privacy Sheers are the vertical counterparts to Silhouettes (with the same lighting benefits) and offer an inspired, elegant alternative to traditional draperies. Soft fabric vanes attached to sheer facings rotate between the open and closed positions to achieve any level of illumination desired. Luminettes are available with a 4-¾ or 3-½ inch vane in a wide range of fabrics and textures in translucent or room-darkening, with a split stack or side stack, making this the perfect product for large expanses and sliding glass doors.

Operating Systems: Wand (wand and cord integrated in one control), PowerView™ (automated with remote control)





Hunter Douglas Pirouette® Window Shadings

Hunter Douglas Pirouette® Window Shadings

Designed with soft, horizontal fabric vanes attached to a single sheer backing, Pirouette Window Shadings gently filter light to surround you with optimal views and intimate privacy. Pirouette Window Shadings combine the personality of a classic fabric shade with the ability to control light in an entirely new way. With the gentle pull of the operating cord, textured fabric in a palette of delightful colors transforms from contoured folds to opened vanes, allowing a softened outside view through the sheer backing. The revolutionary Invisi-Lift system allows the horizontal fabric vanes to float gracefully in the window, while providing precise control of the light in your life.

Operating Systems: EasyRise™ (cord loop), UltraGlide® (self-retracting cord), PowerView™ (automated with remote control)



Designer Banded Shades

A roller shade with a twist! A double layer of material, with alternating bands of private and sheer fabrics that overlap, gives the ultimate in control of privacy and light. Designer Banded Shades can also be completely raised into a fabric covered cassette headrail. Fabrics are available in a variety of textures, colors, band heights, opacities, and geometric designs.

Operating Systems: Clutch with beaded chain, Ultraglide (self retracting cord)

Honeycomb/Cellular Shades

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Hunter Douglas Duette® Honeycomb Shades

Hunter Douglas Duette® Honeycomb Shades

Hunter Douglas Duette Shades were the world’s first honeycomb shades and are still the most sought-after—they are our best-selling window covering. And for good reason—there are a multitude of options that give you light control and privacy options you’ve never dreamed possible, as well as unparalleled energy efficiency. Warmer winters, cooler summers, and lower energy bills. The award winning, patented Duette Architella® construction of a honeycomb inside of a honeycomb insulates so well, you can relax no matter the weather.

Duettes are available in over 115 colors in several fabrics and textures, with pleat sizes ranging from the compact ⅜ inch to the elegant 1 ½ inch. For privacy and light control, there are options from sheer to opaque room darkening fabrics, as well as the most popular option—Top Down/Bottom Up. Duettes are also perfect for skylights, door and sidelight windows, arches, and other unusually shaped windows, as well as sliding doors—using the VertiGlide system.

Operating Systems: Literise (cordless), UltraGlide (self-retracting cord), VertiGlide (honeycomb turned 90° and moves side to side), PowerView™ (automated with remote control)





Hunter Douglas Applause Honeycomb Shades

Hunter Douglas Applause Honeycomb Shades

The beauty of Applause Honeycomb Shades goes beyond their stylish good looks. You’ll find it in every thoughtful detail, from the streamlined fabric collection to the enhanced safety of the operating systems and the energy efficient construction. The quality, combined with the low cost, make Applause shades an exceptional value.

Applause Honeycomb Shades are available in different fabrics and colors, with 2 pleat sizes—⅜ inch and ¾ inch—and for light control, available in semi opaque and opaque. Top Down/Bottom Up and specialty shapes are also available. There is also a great solution for sliding doors by using the VertiGlide system.

Operating Systems: Literise (cordless), UltraGlide (self-retracting cord), EasyRise (cord loop), SimpleLift , VertiGlide (honeycomb turned 90° and moves side to side), PowerView™ (automated with remote control)


Comfortex Odysee™ Cellular Blinds

Get the best of both worlds—Odysee combines a blind and a shade! You get the versatility of a blind and the look and insulation of a honeycomb shade. The hollow vanes can be compressed flat to allow a clear view between each and can be expanded to 1 inch cells to make a solid shade for privacy and insulation. Available in several colors and textures with either light filtering or room darkening fabric.

Operating Systems: Standard cord loop, automated with remote control




Hunter Douglas Solera Soft Shades

Hunter Douglas Solera Soft Shades

By combining a soft sculptured look with a unique cellular construction, Solera Soft Shades provide drama and sophistication at the window. Think of them as a combination of a honeycomb shade and a hobbled Roman shade, so you get the energy efficiency with a softer look and feel.

Operating Systems: Literise® (cordless), UltraGlide® (self-retracting cord), EasyRise™ (cord loop), PowerView™ (automated with remote control)


Traditional Shades

Custom Roller Shades

Roller shades are the most basic and traditional window coverings. Fabric hangs flat in the window and rolls up on to a roller at top of window. There are hundreds of fabrics, textures, patterns, and colors from which to choose, ranging from sheer to room darkening. We can also take your own fabric and turn it into roller shades. There are all sorts of options for finishing touches on your roller shades. The top can be as simple as a plain roller, you can add a fabric valance, or the shade can roll into a fabric covered cassette or square metal fascia. The bottom of the shade can be a straight hem bar or it can be scalloped with decorative trim.

Operating Systems: Clutch with bead chain, cordless spring roller, automated with remote control


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Classic Roman Shades

Roman shades, which softly fold up as they are raised, are a more stylish alternative to roller shades. They also are available in a wide range of materials including woven woods, grass weaves, and fabrics, many of which overlap with roller shade fabrics. We can also take your own fabric and turn it into Roman shades. There are many different styles of Roman shades. Some terms you might hear include Flat, Hobbled, Knife Pleat, Batten Back, Batten Front, Relaxed, and more. These terms all refer to how the shade looks when it is lowered.

There are options for room darkening or light filtering liners, as well as different finishes for the bottom and side edges. Some are also available with Top Down/Bottom Up.

Operating Systems: Standard pull cord, cord loop, cordless automated with remote control


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Hunter Douglas Vignette Modern Roman Shades

Hunter Douglas Vignette Modern Roman

Vignette Modern Roman Shades are an updated twist on the classic. There are the Traditional 4 Inch Classic Fold (hobbled) and the 6 Inch Tailored Flat Fold that actually operate like a roller shade and roll up into a fabric covered cassette head rail. There is also the Tiered 4 Inch Classic Fold that operates like a classic Roman shade and folds up, as well as the Traversed with VertiGlide 4 Inch fold system that hangs vertically like a drapery. With 15 distinct fabrics in an array of luxurious colors and the option of semi-sheer, translucent, or room darkening, there is a Vignette for every room and window.

Operating Systems: EasyRise (cord loop), UltraGlide (self-retracting cord), LiteRise (cordless), traversed with VertiGlide (fabric turned 90° and moves side to side), PowerView™ (automated with remote control)


Minneapolis Window Shade Co.
3550 Dakota Ave. S.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Phone: (952) 922-4100
Fax: (952) 922-4600