Category Archives: Shades

Hunter Douglas Clearview Silhouettes

The  new Clearview Silhouettes by Hunter Douglas are absolutely amazing and a big hit with my Albany client! I just installed these beautiful window shades in her entire home and she can’t stop raving about how much she loves them. They were the perfect application to dress her windows providing her with the ultimate exterior view. That is what the Clearview fabric is all about. The ultimate view through. Want to learn more? Call us today to receive a complimentary consultation, a free quote, and work with a knowledgeable designer with 25 years experience in the custom home fashions industry. We bring samples to you for easy selection in the comfort of your home. Contact us today to schedule your in-home appointment. Easy, convenient shopping for the ultimate experience!


Solera Soft Shades Installed!

Solera Soft Shades Installed!

Solera Soft Shades Installed!

Solera Soft Shades by Hunter Douglas are the perfect application for these stunning windows. Our client was looking for something to soften their windows with style, filter the intense sunlight, and to provide complete privacy. The bottom shades have a cordless operating system. The top shades are motorized with the new Powerview system which allows the client to program their shades to open and close at a time they choose.

I love the look of these shades. To me, they are a cross between a soft fabric roman shade and  are little more stylish than a honeycomb shade. There are so many fabrics and textures to choose from. You can use them alone or layer them with a drape or valance. They stack tight when completely raised for maximum exterior view.

Give us a call today at 518-355-0063 to schedule a complimentary appointment in the comfort of your home!


Beyond Beautiful Window Dressing

Beyond Beautiful Window Dressing

Beyond Beautiful Window Dressing

This custom window treatment design started with a rough sketch and a vision that my Client’s husband had for their two story great room windows. I immediately understood what he wanted to accomplish and prepared this drawing to take his vision to another level by adding a combination of beautiful fabrics, trims, and hardware that would compliment the Tuscany look of their home and their beautifully painted walls.

I wanted to find colors that would stand the test of time for this dramatic design and selected a tone-on-tone textured fabric in a copper color for the outside cornices and the center lambrequin. A solid brown textured fabric will be used for the laminated crown moldings  emphasizing the design. The cornices will be embellished with scrolled crown hardware in a Tuscan gold finish to add that crowning touch that makes this design stand out and look so spectacular. The center lambrequin will project 3 1/2″ more than the outside cornices to give dimension to the design.

A stunning paisley fabric in rich colors of golds, browns, and copper will be used for the extra-long custom drapes tied back with large tassel tiebacks and decorative holdbacks in the same finish as the crowns. The draperies anchor and frame the over-all look and complete the design.

Since strong rays of sunlight come through the center arched window are fading the client’s leather furniture, we will be installing a Hunter Douglas Applause motorized honeycomb shade beneath to resolve the issue. If you haven’t seen the new Powerrise shades from Hunter Douglas yet, please visit their web-site at

In addition to the shade, we are putting more focus on the center lambrequin by adding a pair of rod pocket sheer panels beneath the lambrequin that will be drawn back with tiebacks. They will help to soften the sunlight when the honeycomb shade is hidden beneath the design. For more information, please feel free to give us a call at 518-355-0063.

The result…..a beyond beautiful window dressing!

We will post the finished design once installed mid April.

If you have a challenging window and need some help just give us a call. We specialize in designing beautiful window treatments for your home! For full service design please ask for Terry K. Interiors.


Kirsch honeycomb promotion

Free cordless upgrade on Kirsch honeycomb shades and wood blinds. Call today for a free       in-home consultation. Now through March 31st, 2017. Warm up your home with one of these beautiful products.

How to dress a window?

With so many options to choose from to dress a window, how do you dress a window? Window Wear Etc. can help you uncover the best solution to meet your design needs. We will help you explore your options, make suggestions, help you choose a style, pattern, and color that will serve your needs long term.

Window treatments for your home are an investment that should last you 10 or more years to come. We can help you choose wisely to get the most from your hard earned dollars.

We can help you with shades, blinds, shutters, draperies, valances, and more. We carry brand names you can count on like Hunter Douglas, Kirsch, Norman Shutters, Horizon Window Fashions, and Lafayette Interior Fashions. We also carry fabric lines from Kravet, Fabricut, Fabricade, Kasmir, Stout, Norbar, Maxwell, and more to help you choose the perfect fabric for the perfect look for your home.

We handle everything from the initial consultation to the final installation. Call us today for your free consultation and let’s get started.

Serving Schenectady, Albany, Saratoga, and Rensselaer counties since 2003!



Save on Kirsch Blinds & Shades

Call Window Wear Etc. today at 518/355-0063 and take advantage of an extra 20% promotional discount off and save on Kirsch blinds & shades (metal blinds excluded).  Choose from the popular honeycomb shades in fabulous colors and textures, real wood blinds in stain finishes and whites, Faux woods, Verticals, and Ambiance. Offer expires June 30th, 2016.

Kirsch Honeycomb Shades

Kirsch Honeycomb Shades

Ribbed Roman Shades

Ribbed Roman Shades provide the ultimate window dressing for a tailored no fuss look. No need for a separate shade or blind, a valance or even a curtain. Roman shades provide all of that and more! Pictured here is a cordless two-on-one ribbed roman shade. Each shade operates independently of the other. Note the valance is fabricated as one to give continuity to the design. No ugly dangling cords either! With an endless selection of fabrics to choose from  we can help you choose the perfect fabric for your design in the comfort of your home. We come to you!

Cordless two-on-one headrail Ribbed Roman Shade

Cordless two-on-one headrail Ribbed Roman Shade

The Natural Alternative to Vertical Blinds!

Bring high fashion weaves of Natural Shades to your large windows and sliding glass doors with the Averte Natural Fold drapes from Horizon Window Fashions! The Averte Natural Fold glides effortlessly on a heavy duty tech track. And, there are no cords to get tangled or break. Call us at 518/355-0063 to see the entire selection of woven materials in the comfort of your home! We come to you!

Averte Natural Fold Drape

Averte Natural Fold Drape

Just installed! Cordless Duette Honeycomb Shades.

Some windows shouldn’t be covered or dressed with drapes or valances such as this bank of beautiful windows. The homeowner still needs privacy though, so we dressed these windows with cordless Duette honeycomb shades from Hunter Douglas that coordinated with a paint color we picked. No dangling cords and a clean look to cover the windows for privacy when needed is all that was required. When the shades are raised all the way up they stack tight and practically disappear. This the is perfect application for this fabulous window.

Honeycomb Shades