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5 Window Coverings Ready to Throw Shade

Stylish and customizable window coverings to soften any room in the house

By Eric Mutrie

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SHUTTER ISLAND
Add warmth to modern environments with Graber’s Wood Bay shutters. Slanted louvers allow for air and daylight to flow through while blocking solar gain. They’re available in a range of North American hardwoods, each treated to prevent warping. At Primetime Paints & Paper, 299 Queen St E

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CURTAIN CALL
Shade-o-Matic’s Shadow Magic curtain can be adjusted to achieve privacy, illumination or a balance of both. Part shade, part horizontal blinds, the dust-resistant covering features a central vane that tilts to allow in the desired amount of light. At Alleen’s, 444 Yonge St

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DAWN DRAPERIES
The elegant Wave curtain by Silent Gliss glides out in a seamless ripple motion on a motorized track. Known for its super-quiet operation, the latest-generation 5600 system rolls fabric out at a speed of 21 centimetres per second. At Brading Specialty Shades, 3206 Yonge St

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ROCKIN’ ROLLER
Altex’s super-minimalist roller shades are the perfect complement to clean, contemporary rooms. Choose from a variety of opaque, translucent and transparent fabrics for any level of privacy. At Amazing Window Fashions, 7695 Jane St, Unit 7

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STELLAR CELLULARS
Silhouette by Hunter Douglas encloses an adjustable vane between two sheer fabric panels to diffuse harsh rays into ambient light. With PowerView Motorization, the UV-blocking shades can be scheduled to adjust throughout the day. At Night & Day Window Decor, 1075 Yonge St

Originally published in Issue 4, 2016 as Stuff: Throwing Shade.


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