Designer’s Top Picks - Leslie Plas

Hunter Douglas Pirouette and Silhouette Window Shadings provide sheer beauty.

Meet Leslie Plas, one of our very experienced Design Consultants at Austin Window Fashions. Leslie has almost 16 years experience in the window coverings business. "I happened  to get into the window covering industry completely by accident. In doing window coverings in my last new house in Vegas, the small company I used saw something in me and offered me a position. I worked for them part time for seven years before relocating to the Austin area eight years ago. When my husband started his own company, I looked for similar arrangement and landed here Austin Window Fashions and have been here ever since."

We asked Leslie to share with us her "Designer's Top Picks" in Hunter Douglas window coverings if she was designing her dream home.

Pirouette Window Shadings are great for privacy."My ultimate dream home would be in Hawaii of course!! The top pick Hunter Douglas products I like the most are the sheer shadings, specifically the Pirouette Window Shadings and Silhouette/Nantucket lines. I love the colors, I love the fabrics and I love the diversity they offer in the fact that they can be virtually gone completely un-obstructing my views  and compliment any style of décor today from traditional to contemporary.
  Having daytime privacy while my shades are down and open is a really important for me as I have people walking by my home now and my Silhouette Window Shadings provide sheer beauty and UV protection.Silhouette Window Shadings allow me to see them and know they cannot see me.  The Silhouettes have a better view thru but the Pirouette shades by far are my number one choice.
  I think one of the most under- utilized products that exists today are the Designer Screen Shades too. Sometimes you don’t need the diversity or the privacy, just the protection from the sun when it’s bearing down on all the things you hold dear: furnishings, textiles, artwork and even photography. In a different home that didn’t require so much privacy I would certainly love to have the Designer Screen shades too. Of course all my shades would motorized for convenience as well with the Platinum App integrated with our Apple products."Hunter Douglas Design Screen Shades are very versitial and useful window coverings.

Visit the Austin Window Fashions showroom and meet Leslie and she can help you find the perfect window coverings for your dream home.