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New Window Treatments For NYC Homes

Posted: Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 | Filed under: Home Design, nyc apartment, NYC window treatments, Types of window treatments
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NYC Window TreatmentsWhether renovating your home or starting from the ground up, window treatments add an important touch to any home’s look. Selecting different types of window treatments that correspond with it should immediately follow choosing a window type. Style, shapes, size, and location of the window will all determine the type of window coverings necessary for a particular room. Arched and angled windows will allow the warm sun to enter during the winter months, but how will you keep the heat out during summer?

If your customized window faces the sun in the morning, should you consider privacy shades? What type of window coverings will agree with your style and serve as a practical window shade?
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Popular Bedroom Window Treatment Trends

Posted: Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 | Filed under: window treatments
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Everything needs a little bit of a refresh every now and then; and your bedroom is no different. In many homes, master bedrooms seem to get the short end of the decorating stick. This is both surprising and disheartening. After all, your bedroom is the first space you see when you wake up, and the last that you see when you drift into dreamland. So how can you incorporate the right design elements to transform your bedroom into an ambient haven? With the right window treatments!

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Making A Window The Focal Point of Your Room

Posted: Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 | Filed under: window treatments
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Window Focal PointAre you revamping your home with a new style or perhaps staging your house to put on the market. Maybe you’re a new homeowner excited to decorate? From an interior design standpoint, city dwellers across New York can benefit greatly from window treatments; they offer so much more than merely controlling light and privacy. Creating a standout feature in any room is simple since our eyes tend to draw towards natural light. The window professionals at Shading Systems have a few expert design tips to transform a regular window into a stylish focal point and create an overall well-balanced room.

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How to Increase Your Apartment Property Value – Retractable Awnings

Posted: Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 | Filed under: awnings, retractable awnings
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013Real estate in New York City is a fierce and competitive market.  Buyers and sellers of apartments, condos, and townhouses all strive to out do each other with fancy perks and amenities.  But there’s a simple secret for having the most desirable real estate:  Being able to offer a slice of outdoor life (no matter how big or small) via a backyard, terrace, patio, or balcony.  Now, take it one step further and make that outdoor space irresistible by incorporating a retractable awning.  Doubt us?  Look at some of the current real estate listings and you will see, outdoor spaces protected by overhead awnings (retractable fabric awnings are ideal) are, simply put, the best way to increase the value of your real estate at the highest rate of investment return. Read more »

Featured Project: HL23, the New Face of the High Line

Posted: Thursday, June 28th, 2012 | Filed under: blackout shades, motorized window treatments, Roller Shades
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The High Line 23 is the newest addition to the buildings of Chelsea, overlooking High Line Park and West Manhattan. However the HL23 is anything but just a building. The 14-floor complex, created by Neil Denari and his team of architects, which boasts 9 full-floor residences, a duplex penthouse, and a two-floor maisonette, has become a sort of avant-garde landmark on the High Line. Created with minimal space, the HL23 virtually expands in width as it increases in height through the use of sharp geometric shapes. A curving stainless steel exterior covers the east façade, giving a three-dimensional appearance that changes and plays with the sunlight.

The dramatic effect is increased with unusual trapezoid-shaped windows with a bottom up slope. The north and south sides use large spandrel-free windows to evoke freedom and spaciousness in every apartment and the eleven by six feet panels offer a panoramic view of the city. Shading Systems provided the HL23 Condominiums with its single-panel, custom motorized roller flat shades from Mechoshade. Like the windows, the shades slope in bottoms up or top down configurations.

With a bizarre exterior comes a varied interior. Designed by interior architect Thomas Juul-Hansen, the custom designs parallels the exterior’s bold contemporary look while maintaining open space. The lower floors have flat floor-to-ceiling windows while the higher floors have tilted glass walls as the width of the building increases, creating a trapezoidal shape.

HL23 Interior


The HL23 has been receiving much hype since practically the moment of its conception. In 2008, it was recognized for its architectural contribution to the city with a full floor exhibition held at the Museum of the City of New York entitled “New York Fast Forward: Neil Denari Builds on the High Line”. It also received the SARA NY 2010 Visionary Architecture Award and was featured in an architecture and fashion exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in LA. Currently the building is seeking a LEED Gold Certification.

It is clear that this new attraction is only beginning to leave its mark on the High Line. Unlike any other building in proximity, the High Line 23 entertains spectators and passersby with the mechanical steel exterior that manages to evoke a retro post-modern feel as it surrounds the wildflowers and tranquil grounds of the High Line gardens. With its cutting edge geometric elements and creative design, the High Line 23 is giving New Yorkers and the people of Chelsea something new to look at.