Honeycomb / Cellular Shades

Blinds & Designs of Florida provides custom window shades for residential and commercial customers in the Sarasota area. All our shades are custom-made to complement your style and available with many options to choose from.

Honeycomb / Cellular Shades

Often referred to as honeycomb shades, cellular shades are exceptionally designed to complement every décor and provide several benefits. Available in a vast selection of fashionable colors and fabrics, these shades can bring a contemporary splash of color and texture to a large window or appear neutral and minimalistic to complement a more traditional style. The soft, luxurious fabrics exist in different light control levels. Whether sheer, light filtering or blackout, cellular shades create the perfect setting in any room. Cellular shades maximize a room’s view because the cells create a very minimal vertical or horizontal stack, creating a neat, open look. You also can combine vertical cellular shades with horizontal cellular shades to create a complementary look throughout your home.


Cellular shades are constructed with stylish, cellular-shaped pockets to:

  • Offer various degrees of light filtration
  • Keep air from either entering or escaping your home
  • Provide an insulating layer for ideal temperature maintenance year round
  • Decrease glare and heat

A unique feature is the top-down/bottom-up option which allows you to lower shades from the top and raise shades from the bottom. This is a perfect feature for a bathroom or bedroom where privacy is frequently required on the lower half of the window, but one might desire to allow natural light into the room. Cellular shades are also offered in specialty shapes, such as arches and trapezoids and provide the best solution for insulating a skylight.

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Duette ® Honeycomb Shades

Duette® honeycomb shades offer distinctive beauty, light control, and temperature control for the perfect indoor setting. They are made by a connected series of hexagonally shaped cells, which collapse into a thin stack for a maximum view when the shades are opened. Thanks to the honeycomb shape and construction, these shades specialize in energy efficiency. They can reduce heat flow, trap air, and create natural insulation for energy bill savings and ideal temperature maintenance year-round. The honeycomb cells are also extremely efficient at sound absorption. Honeycomb shades provide softly diffused light that reduces glare and heat, while opaque fabric will block 99 percent of UV rays.


Hunter Douglas shade options

Most Duette® honeycomb shades are made with TruePleat™, a trademarked Hunter Douglas process that ensures crisp pleats for years. The revolutionary Architella® collection is another innovation that enhances the form and function of Duette® shades; the unique honeycomb within a honeycomb construction provides deep, luminous color and improved pleat retention. Available in single, double, and triple layers, the pleats of fabric are both dazzling and durable. The resilient, dust and stain resistant fabrics are available in a variety of colors and sizes to complement any décor. Bring a contemporary splash of color and texture to a window or appear neutral and minimalistic to complement a more traditional style. Duette® shades are also duotone, with your choice of color facing the interior and the exterior; you can choose the same color for both sides or default to the standard, white tone that usually faces the exterior to effectively reflect sunlight.


Control Options:

  • EasyRise™ continuous cord loop
  • LiteRise® cordless system
  • Top Down / Bottom Up

You can create the perfect setting and have ultimate light control with your choice of light filtering, room darkening or blackout fabric. Specialty shapes are also available for non-standard windows, including arches, angles, circles, hexagons, and octagons.

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Sonnette ® Cellular Roller Shades

Like classic honeycomb shades, Sonnette cellular roller shades gently diffuse light through an innovative curved shape; providing ambiance and character while dispersing light to all angles of the room. Offering clean lines and a modern look this product is in a class of its own.

Experience the new shape of light. Purposefully engineered, the curved cellular construction provides an energy efficient layer to your home, insulating in the winter and cooling in the summer.

Sonnette offers a versatile easy-to-use, contemporary window treatment, perfect for any room in the modern home.


Five top benefits to selecting Sonnette® for your home:

  1. Innovative light diffusing shape
  2. Energy efficient cellular construction
  3. Stylish and versatile design
  4. Modern cordless operation
  5. Hunter Douglas trusted performance and quality

For light control, select between two opacities.

  • Semi-opaque diffuses light for a soft glow and moderate privacy from the outside in.
  • Room darkening blocks the majority of incoming light and provides additional in-home privacy.

Operating Systems Available:

  • LiteRise: Raise or lower your shades by lifting or pulling down the bottom rail
  • SoftTouch Motorization: Gently pull down on the wand to activate your shade to lower. A slight push up will send your shade into the fully raised position. Battery powered.
  • PowerView Motorization: Create personalized shade settings for the ultimate in convenience of automated operation. Operate your shades from home or away via the RemoteConnectFeature. Battery and plug-in options available.
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Solera ® Soft Shades

A cross between a honeycomb shade and a roman shade, Solera® soft shades combine the unique cellular construction and energy efficiency of a honeycomb shade and the softness of a roman shade. The cascading pleat construction provides a smooth, sculptured feel for your windows while it beautifully filters light. These pleats also promote energy efficiency. The cellular shape provides maximum protection from heating and cooling loss through your windows, creating significant savings on your energy bills.


Solera® soft shades offer an unmatched aesthetic

Made especially for homeowners who prefer exclusive designs rather than the standard window coverings. The woven and non-woven fabric collection is available in multiple colors and styles, with your choice of light filtering or room darkening opacities. Resistant to dust and stains, new fabrics are always being created based on current market trends and current top selling colors. The fabric wrapped head and bottom rails as well as the color-coordinated hardware are also details you can customize. This makes it easy for Solera® soft shades to coordinate beautifully with your existing décor. You can effortlessly add dimension and create an upscale, expensive look without the high price.


Control Options:

  • EasyRise™ continuous cord loop
  • LiteRise® cordless system
  • Top Down / Bottom Up
  • PowerRise® with Platinum™ Technology
  • Top Down / Bottom Up
  • UltraGlide® retractable cord
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Automated Shades

Today, automation is an integral part of how we interact with the world. It is the way of the future that now extends to window coverings. Automated blinds and shades combine style, convenience, and safety for the perfect solution to hard-to-reach windows. Or maybe you want to save time because you have multiple window coverings that you’d like to raise or lower all at once. Even if you just prefer luxury and the ease of operation that atomization provides, your life will become so much easier!

Simple to maintain, automated blinds and shades are the most convenient way to regulate sunlight and privacy. You can adjust your window coverings to the desired height with a remote, wireless wall switch, smartphone, or tablet. With the quick push of a button or flip of a switch, you can easily control your blinds or shades from across the room. No more leaning, reaching over the couch or climbing up a step ladder to grab hazardous cords or wands. Now, children and pets stay safe as well.


Huge Selection of Motorized Options

At Blinds & Designs of Florida, we strive to be the leader in automation by offering a huge selection of motorized options with the latest and greatest technology. From timers to sun sensors, we incorporate the most up-to-date equipment to keep your home insulated and protected when you are at work or on vacation. Timers allow you to program your window coverings to open and close at specific times while sensors signal them to close when the sun is at its brightest. These features provide significant savings in energy costs and keep fabrics, rugs, upholstery, and artwork from fading. We can even easily integrate new technology to work alongside an existing system.


The type of automation depends on what type of window treatment you prefer.

With shades, a motorized lift is used to raise or lower the entire shade. Ask your Blinds & Designs of Florida designer about the top-down / bottom-up feature that lets you open your shades from the top and the bottom, allowing you to create the perfect balance of natural light and privacy. If blinds are more your style, motorized tilt is used to tilt the slats or vanes open or closed. Cellular, pleated, roman, roller and solar shades use motorized lift while vertical, wood, and faux wood blinds use motorized tilt.

Contact Blinds & Designs of Florida for a professional designer to show you how we can make your life easier!

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We are ready to help and answer any questions you have.

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