When you walk into a space, what’s the first thing you notice? I’d be willing to bet that the windows and the light they provide are definitely somewhere at the top of the list. I’m always looking to find ways to update my own home. If you know me well, you know my expectations are high! I want every piece of décor to be not only stylish, but also to enhance my quality of life. I shopped around for months on end and never found the perfect solution. I was ecstatic when I found Graber! I can’t wait to share all the things I love about my new window shades and the overall experience. I think you’ll love them, too.

Custom Window Treatments from Graber

One of the most common questions I’m asked is regarding easy ways to add luxurious touches to a home. It’s an easy question to answer, because my signature design style, “modern approachable luxury,” relies on my belief that luxury is something that can and should be attainable to everyone. In my opinion, luxury is in the details, and nothing could be more detailed than something custom-built for your home. Whether I’m designing for myself or a client, I tailor the space to the needs of the people who will spend time there. 

Functional items within a home become that much more beneficial when you can control how they serve you. I was amazed at the sheer amount of options Graber offers as I looked to outfit my home with new window treatments. You can customize practically everything! Graber builds custom window treatments and you select the materials, color, hardware, liner, size and control type. And, once you’ve decided on those features, they’re made to order, ensuring you get exactly what you want and need. 

Graber Solar Shades

I immediately fell in love with the solar shades option because it felt like the perfect addition for my home. Have you ever been engrossed in your favorite tv show only to have to suddenly squint or shift to another part of the room because of the glare on the screen? Graber Solar Shades are designed to reduce glare! Not only is that great for our electronics and screen-viewing, but it also helps prolong the life of delicate fabrics and materials. For a designer, that’s awesome news! Nobody wants to spend money on a beautiful piece of furniture only to have it fade from sun exposure.


Graber has truly thought of everything. You can select the fabric that works best with your color palette and even choose your “openness.” That means you can select the amount of sunlight you prefer to enter through your shades. The lower the openness, the more UV rays they block. The higher the percentage of openness, the better view of the outside you will get. Isn’t that spectacular? I love this feature because it allows the customer to decide how much privacy and sunlight they want in their home. I can protect my space from excess heat while still enjoying a gorgeous outdoor view. These shades are definitely covering all my bases!

The Graber Experience: Easy Does It! 

Perhaps one of my favorite parts of the Graber experience was how easy the whole process was. I’m accustomed to long, convoluted procedures when it comes to all things interior design. Often, it takes several people, multiple days and extended deadlines to complete an element of a redesign. With Graber, I was done in less than 30 minutes! Graber offers a one-on-one dealer home visit that can be in person or virtual. They even have a visualizer tool to better help you imagine how your window treatment will look in your home. 


During the home visit, the dealer will walk you through all of Graber’s offerings and answer any questions you may have. I appreciated the fact that I got to leave the measuring to the experts, so I never worried about making a costly mistake. In less time than it takes to eat lunch I had ordered beautiful new shades and a modern-looking design I love! A short second visit later, and my new shades were installed and working perfectly!

UltraLite Lift System

One of my jobs as an interior designer is to stay abreast of all the design trends, styles and décor offerings. I’m always looking to bring the very best the design world has to offer to my clients. Nothing makes me feel better than when I can recommend products that I love for my own home! Graber offers a modern take on a cordless lift system called the UltraLite Lift System. This innovation allows you to lift and lower the shades with the lightest touch. That’s right, it’s really that easy! 

I rejoiced when I learned about the Ultralite Cordless Lift System because it was exactly what I’d been waiting for to update my window treatments. Remotes weren’t an option for me because, simply put, they get lost in my household! Blame it on two energetic little ones, but I knew we would benefit from a clean, minimal design that was effective. And we did! Cordless window treatments are also the safest option for households with children and pets. It’s also a sleek, contemporary look that won’t clash with any other design style in a room.


I find that people often underestimate the impact window treatments have on a space. Our windows provide ambient light, but they do so much more than that when paired with lovely decorative elements. Graber knows that we shouldn’t have to sacrifice beauty for function. With their plethora of options, you simply can’t go wrong! When was the last time you updated your window treatments? Give Graber a try and beautify your space today!

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