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Decor Q&A: Shades That Give Privacy?

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We live on the ground floor of a building. What shade options will give us privacy?

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Look into Duettes from Hunter Douglas, which let in light but can be opaque for privacy. You can customize them with a top-down/bottom-up feature, which allows you to cover up the human-height parts of your room, but still let in light from above. If your taste is more classic than modern, don’t forget about the old-fashioned window treatments. Hang a few layers of curtains on alternating rods. The first should be a light, filmy one that only reveals silhouettes through the window. Then hang a thicker fabric that allows in the light, but keeps out peering eyes. And finally, add a thick fabric that completely blocks light from the street at night.
Nestpert Johnny White, interior design consultant and art director for Bravo’s Top Design and Top Chef

-- Amy Spencer

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