Bay Area Window Treatments Specialist, Draperies by Susan, Celebrates Hunter Douglas Affiliation with Open House

Emeryville, California (EastBayDaily) — As the Bay Area's complete source for custom window treatments, Draperies by Susan offers everything from roman shades, window blinds and shutters to finely crafted valances, draperies and drapery rods. On April 21 from 5 to 8 p.m., Draperies by Susan is inviting the community to help it celebrate its latest achievement: a gallery level affiliation with Hunter Douglas. This open house will showcase Draperies by Susan’s newly installed Hunter Douglas Gallery, located at 6037 Christie Ave. in Emeryville.

"Come to the open house Saturday and see Hunter Douglas' brand-new, award-winning Silhouette with LiteRise. You'll also see displays of Hunter Douglas’ full line of products, along with our huge home furnishings fabric library that features names like Duralee, Fabricut, Stout, Robert Allen, Kravet and more," Chun Wong of Draperies by Susan said. "If you can't make it to the open house, visit us during our newly extended showroom hours."

Having offered Hunter Douglas products since the mid-1980's and knowing them to be of the highest quality in design, service and innovation, it was finally time to upgrade Draperies by Susan’s affiliation with Hunter Douglas to the highest level of gallery dealer. Draperies by Susan’s open house happens to coincide with the announcement of Hunter Douglas’ newest awards.

For the 17th consecutive year, Hunter Douglas has once again won more awards than any other manufacturer at the annual Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) Product Awards. At the 2012 WCMA Awards, Hunter Douglas was awarded the coveted “Product of the Year” award for the brand new cordless operating system for Silhouette® with LiteRise®.

The soft, sheer Silhouette shadings are not only unrivaled in the industry for their beauty and performance, but also feature an innovative cordless operation that makes raising, lowering and tilting the shading for light control easy. No cords makes them especially ideal for homes with young children and provides a clean, uncluttered look. A soft-touch handle allows for simple, convenient operations. For taller windows, a pull tassel is easy to install and use.

This product was also awarded “Most Innovative Overall Concept” in the Health and Environmental Safety Green category of the awards and “Best New Technical Innovation” in the Miscellaneous Products and Specialty Applications category.

The Draperies by Susan showroom is now open Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., in addition to Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

To RSVP or for more information about the open house or any of Draperies by Susan’s products or services, call 510-652-7027, view the window coverings expert on the web at or visit 6037 Christie Ave. in Emeryville.

About Draperies by Susan

Established in 1969, Draperies by Susan has been gracing homes throughout the San Francisco Bay Area with beautifully designed window treatments. It is proud to offer a myriad of choices from modern Hunter Douglas blinds to luxurious draperies and valances to bamboo shades. Draperies by Susan offers free in-home consultations.


Chun Wong