Hunter Douglas, the originator of the honeycomb shade, has created a simply beautiful collection of window coverings. Applause cellular shades offer a full spectrum of benefits, including the best pleat retention, light control and privacy options, energy efficiency and easy maintenance.
Hunter Douglas Applause honeycomb shades are beautiful, yet practical, with no visible cords, holes or seams. They are designed to present value, for a sensible and stylish decorating alternative. Colors are timeless, ranging from neutral cream and white, to muted blue and warm gold, all with a neutral white back for a uniform exterior look.
The Top-Down/Bottom-Up feature is ideal for rooms where you need privacy yet still crave natural incoming light. The distinctive honeycomb construction traps a layer of air within it keeping winter cold and summer heat outdoors.
Plus, the fabrics are easy to clean, providing years of lasting beauty. Hunter Douglas Applause honeycomb shades are the perfect solution for creating relaxed and comfortable homes. Homes that reflect your everyday life.
Hunter Douglas Applause honeycomb shades make it easy to create the home thats just right for you and your family. This relaxed and adaptable window fashion offers you two pleat sizes and three fabrics, one of which comes with TruePleat construction.
The palette is a refreshing collection of warm, inviting neutrals and soft colors. Plus, dependable operating systems and innovative design options give you the ability to select the window covering that fits your needs perfectly.
For showing your style, we offer Hunter Douglas Applause Honeycomb Shades
In the world of interior design, "formal" has proven to be a beautiful and enduring aesthetic. Yet for many of us, our vision of home is a bit more down-to-earth. It's where we can kick off our shoes and invite close friends over to share a pizza and watch a movie. It's where, in every room, life happens. Children play and nap. Friends gather to keep us company while we cook. Family members join us around the table for meals that are un-rushed and full of warmth.
Home, in other words, is alternately a haven and a hive of activity. And it's imprinted with your own personal style - comfortable, inviting, and informal. It's expressed in everything throughout your home. The furniture. The fabrics. The artwork. And, in particular, in the window fashions you've selected.
Applause honeycomb shades from Hunter Douglas are the perfect match for your casual style. They're available in a number of fabrics, several of which are new, and designed to complement any room. They're also available in a choice of opacities, including a blackout fabric - ideal for napping children.
And speaking of children, Hunter Douglas Applause honeycomb shades are now available with LiteRise®, our cordless operating system that enhances home safety and gives your custom window fashions a clean, streamlined appearance. By helping you create rooms that are informal but still beautiful, Applause shades live up to their name.
Hunter Douglas Applause honeycomb shades come in two opacity options and colors ranging from subtle earth hues to dramatic jewel tones. Constructed from our patented energy efficient honeycomb design, which traps air to insulate your interior from the heat and cold, these shades are available in single or double honeycomb designs.
Lots of light, not so much, just a glimpse, or none at all. These light control variations are easy to achieve with Hunter Douglas Applause honeycomb shades. The translucent nature of Affinity and Legends gives you the light you want with the privacy you need. The Applause blackout fabric blocks 99% of all exterior light for maximum privacy.
The beauty of Hunter Douglas Applause honeycomb shades goes beyond what meets the eye. Because of the patented honeycomb design, each shade acts as an insulator, keeping out the cold in winter and heat in summer.
Hunter Douglas Applause EasyRise provides a continuous cord loop system to make raising and lowering shades as easy as possible. And the top-down/bottom-up option allows shades to both lower from the top and raise from the bottom.
Hunter Douglas Applause Vertiglide is the perfect application for covering large expanses of windows like sliders. No cords, chains, or wands to get in the way of children, making Vertiglide the perfect choice for enhanced safety at the window.
Hunter Douglas Applause honeycomb shades cover skylights, sliding glass doors and unusual window shapes like angles, arches and circles in style. And two choices for privacy and light control are available: translucent fabrics that soften and filter the light, and a blackout fabric that blocks 99% of the suns rays for complete privacy.
Hunter Douglas Applause honeycomb shades hold their shape beautifully. The unique honeycomb design ensures the pleats will always remain full, crisp and perfectly even. The seamless, softly textured fabric has no visible cords or unsightly cord holes.
Year after year, even in the softest fabric, Applause honeycomb shades provide crisp, uniform pleats. The patented honeycomb design, exclusive to Hunter Douglas, ensures beautifully crisp, long-lasting pleats in every Applause shade. Without the benefit of this proprietary feature, other cellular shades can stretch and sag over time.
The Applause fabric collection includes: Legends, the original and most popular fabric, crisp and timeless. Available in 3/8", 3/4" and triple-honeycomb pleat sizes, in semi-opaque and opaque. Also available in double honeycomb. 3/4" pleat fabrics feature the TruePleat construction.
Hunter Douglas Applause Sunterra: Available in 3/8" and 3/4" pleat size, in semi-opaque and opaque. 3/4" pleat fabrics feature the TruePleat construction.
Hunter Douglas Applause Standard Cordlock Honeycomb Shades
Standard Cordlock: Shade opens from the bottom to the top.
Top-Down: Shade lowers from the top to the bottom.
Top-Down/Bottom-Up: Shade lowers either from the top to the bottom or raises from the bottom to the top.
Proper operation of Top-Down/Bottom-Up shades or DuoLite shades will prevent service calls and frustration with the products repaired by or purchased from The Blind Alley.
Duolite: Two fabric panels are used - one between the top rail and center rail and one between the center rail and bottom rail.
Each panel has its own set of lift cords so either fabric panel, or portion of a fabric panel, may be used to cover a window.
Typically, a semi-opaque fabric is the top panel and a blackout fabric is the bottom panel.
2 on 1 Headrail: Two shades with separate controls on one headrail open from the bottom to the top. Also available with Top-Down option.
Hunter Douglas Applause EasyRise Honeycomb Shades
Standard EasyRise: Uses continuous cord loop and clutch assembly to easily raise and lower shades.
2 on 1 Headrail: Two shades with separate controls on one headrail open from the bottom to the top.
Hunter Douglas Applause LiteRise Honeycomb Shades
Standard LiteRise: Shade opens from the bottom to the top.
Top-Down/Bottom-Up LiteRise: Shade opens from either the top to the bottom, or from the bottom to the top.
LiteRise Duolite: Two fabric panels are used: one between the top rail and center rail and one between the center rail and bottom rail.
Create a Softer Look:
Hunter Douglas Applause honeycomb shades with the LiteRise operating system now come standard with a fabric-covered valance that creates a softer, more streamlined appearance from top to bottom. Valance color choices have been dramatically increased from 13 to 124 for the ultimate in color coordination.
Hunter Douglas Applause PowerRise 2.0 Honeycomb Shades
Enhanced Motorization: the unrivaled simplicity and convenience of Hunter Douglas new Platinum Technology is available on all Applause shades with PowerRise 2.0.
Hunter Douglas Applause PowerRise 2.0 Honeycomb Shades
Hunter Douglas Applause PowerRise 2.0 Top-Down Honeycomb Shades
Cordless Operable Sidelights
The perfect solution for those narrow, hard-to-cover windows.
SimpleLift Cordless Lifting System
New from Applause honeycomb shades is the SimpleLift operating system that offers cordless operation at an opening price point. SimpleLift shades eliminate lift cords, providing enhanced safety and a clean look at the window. This streamlined offering is available with standard bottom-up operation only.
SimpleLift is easy to operate: Gently lift the contoured bottom rail to raise the shade and pull it down to close - no handle required. The headrail, bottom rail and hardware are color coordinated to match the selected fabric.
Skylights provide rooms with a brighter, more open and airy feeling often not possible with standard windows. However, skylights also have the potential to allow sunlight in that can often overheat your rooms.
Hunter Douglas has three brands that offer a solution for covering your skylights: Duette® and Applause honeycomb shades and Brilliance® pleated shades. Operated manually on any slope, or in any orientation, the fabrics can be specified to stack at the top, bottom or either side.
Hunter Douglas Applause Simplicity Honeycomb Skylight Shades
Applause Simplicity Skylight Shade: Operates manually (with handle) on any slope or orientation; ideal for skylights. Ends of headrail, moving rail and anchor rail are enclosed by side tracks. Can be ordered to have fabric stack at top, bottom or either side.
Hunter Douglas Applause Vertiglide Honeycomb Shades
Hunter Douglas Vertiglide vertical pleat system is the ideal choice for side-to-side openings, sliding glass doors or as a room divider. No cords, chains, or wands to get in the way of children, making Vertiglide the perfect choice for enhanced safety at the window. Now with 20 rail colors to select from.
Multiple stacking options allow you to choose the look and function that is best for you.
Applause Vertiglide: Opens and closes from side to side; ideal for sliding glass doors, wide windows, French doors or room dividers.
Four fabric stacking configurations available:
1) left stack
2) right stack
3) split stack
4) center stack
Duolite Available: center opening design with a different fabric on each side, each of which can span the full width of the window.
An aluminum or optional Country Woods Grandover valance is included in the price of each Hunter Douglas Applause Vertiglide. If no valance is specified, the aluminum valance will be supplied. Note: Grandover valances wider than 96" may be spliced in the center.
Hunter Douglas Arch & Circle Applause Honeycomb Shades
Fits arch, quarter circle and circle shaped window openings.
Both "perfect" and "imperfect" arches are available (a "perfect" arch is twice as wide as it is high).
Hunter Douglas Specialty Angle Applause Honeycomb Shades
May be operable or stationary. Stationary shades are usually triangles, one angle of which must be 90°.
If operable, a triangular area at the top of window opening remains covered. Bottom rail will only raise to point where shade begins to narrow.
Hunter Douglas Specialty Shape Applause Honeycomb Shades
Fits hexagon, octagon or trapezoid shaped window openings.
Choice of stationary or operable (from Bottom-Up or Top-Down).
Inside-mounted octagons and hexagons open only through widest section of shade.
Trapezoids must open toward wider rail.
Top-down trapezoids require installation brackets for the bottom rail.
Hunter Douglas Specialty Shapes for Applause Honeycomb Shades include cutouts for counter and window trims.
LiteRise TrimKit option for Applause Honeycomb Shades
When attached to a window frame, the Applause TrimKit creates an insulating barrier by sealing the gap between the shade and the window frame, thereby reducing drafts.
In addition, the Applause LiteRise TrimKit is the perfect solution to block out light at the shades edges for a full room-darkening effect with opaque fabrics.
Available on inside mounted Applause LiteRise lifting systems in Standard, Duolite and Top-Down/Bottom-Up options.
Hunter Douglas Applause Honeycomb Shades Product Specifications
Hunter Douglas Applause Honeycomb Shades Fabric Collections
TruePleat Construction - The TruePleat honeycomb fabric is designed with a shorter section of fabric on the back of each cell, causing the front pleats to be distributed evenly from top to bottom of the shade and preventing the cells from gradually collecting at the bottom of the shade from the effects of gravity.
Hunter Douglas Applause shades have always been ideal for budget and energy conscious customers. Now, with the new Vintage fabric, Applause shades are ideal for the environment as well. Vintage fabric is made using 40 percent recycled polyester fibers from post-consumer textiles and is available in 10 soothing colors, semi-opaque and blackout in 3/4" and 3/8" pleat sizes.
Care and Cleaning:Durability is a hallmark of Hunter Douglas Applause honeycomb shades. The strong, anti-static fabrics repel dust and dirt. Consequently, they require little cleaning and maintenance.
Regular dusting with a feather duster is all that's necessary in most circumstances.
For a more thorough cleaning, the fabric can be lightly vacuumed with a brush attachment.
Sponge or Spot Cleaning: When needed, all Applause fabrics can be cleaned by gently blotting with a soft, damp cloth or sponge, using lukewarm water and a mild detergent. Be careful not to apply too much pressure to the fabric. Take special care when cleaning blackout fabrics to avoid creasing.
Basin or Bathtub Cleaning: For Applause Standard or EasyRise headrails only. Do not immerse any other headrails.
To clean the entire shade, immerse the assembly in lukewarm water with a mild detergent and move it around lightly with your fingers. Wash for about five minutes, then rinse with clean water.
Close the shade before removing it from the rinse water. Holding the rails, tilt the shade to allow excess water to escape. Re-install the damp shade back into the window opening and lower the shade all the way to allow it to dry completely.
Important Cautions: Do not immerse Applause blackout fabrics. D
Ultrasonic Cleaning: Professional ultrasonic cleaning is generally a very safe and effective method for comprehensively cleaning a Hunter Douglas Applause honeycomb shade. However, the shade should be handled carefully and only mild cleansing solutions should be used. In addition, the fabric should be in a stacked or closed position when being removed from the tank so that water cannot become trapped in the honeycombs.
Important Cautions: Do not ultrasonically clean Hunter Douglas Applause blackout fabrics. Do not ultrasonically clean Applause EasyRise shades. The On-Site Injection/Extraction Cleaning Process can be used on these (and all other) Applause fabrics.
Applause honeycomb shades offer legendary Hunter Douglas quality and a streamlined selection process. All from the makers of Duette, the original honeycomb shade. Color variety, distinctive fabrics, various pleat sizes and honeycomb constructions, combined with energy efficiency, all offer exceptional value.
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