David and Diana Jacobs live in a beautiful and unique home that for the most part, David designed himself. It’s a home with many modern architectural elements: clean lines, minimal architectural decoration, sleek features, slim mouldings, etc.
Facing the Hollywood Hills, are windows custom created for the home. The shape of the walls is curved, and so are the windows and glass.
For years, the windows had been dressed with curved vertical blinds. This was presented as the only available option at the time to Mr. Jacobs by his window blinds salesman.
During a recent renovation, David and Diana decided they wanted something cleaner looking, that did not distract from the beautiful windows or the view; something that could almost disappear when what they wanted was to enjoy the gorgeous view.
Throughout the house, the Jacobs had dressed the windows with energy-efficient honeycomb shades, which they loved for several reasons. One reason was the colors that they came in. The other was the energy efficiency that they offer. And finally, they loved that they nearly disappeared when not needed.
Drapery would be too much fabric for their taste, and they just could not get themselves to install vertical blinds again. By a stroke of luck, the Jacobs’ contractor had heard about P&D Window Fashions, and arranged a meeting with P&D’s Senior Designer, Gerardo Bautista.
Our initial visit was incredibly fun, and Mr. Jacobs was thrilled with the entire new world of possibilities a window fashions house presented, versus what the traditional blinds and shades shops offered.
Taking into consideration their expressed wants, Gerardo set about creating exactly what the Jacobs were wanting to see: a vertical, curved, honeycomb shade.
Easier said than done of course. This is not a product offered anywhere in the marketplace. It is simply impossible to sit honeycomb shade fabrics vertically. The fabric structure of a honeycomb shade would cause it to collapse into a room if placed vertically.
Gerardo and his team sat down and engineered a curved vertical honeycomb product just for the Jacobs. A product that has since gained immense popularity and of which P&D is extremely proud.
Available in several colors and light blocking capacities, P&D’s Sophie Shade, offers a minimal, clean and energy-efficient window covering for curved windows. Exclusively by P&D. See it in action here: