Wallpaper is Making a Comeback

Farrow & Ball Wallpaper

For many years, wallpaper was considered a thing of the past. Not any longer, for the past several years, wallpaper has been making a comeback. Wallpaper is now considered a popular way to create a unique look in a room. The latest trend we’re seeing at Windo VanGo serving the Baltimore, MD area is to turn your favorite fabric into beautiful wallpaper. Check it out!Continue Reading

Choosing Woven Wood Shades

Provenance® Woven Wood Shades in the Living Room

In the world of window fashions, customers have many options, from style to materials to color and more. That’s why, at Windo VanGo here in Baltimore, we strive to help our customers find the right treatments that they’ll be happy with for years to come. If you’re in the market for new window fashions, speak with one of our trained consultants today. We’ll be happy to help you find the right treatments to meet your needs.Continue Reading

Protect Your Home Furnishing Investments

UV RaysYour home (including its furnishings) is one of your biggest investments. According to the National Fenestration Rating Council®, damaging ultraviolet rays (UV rays) and radiation enter homes through windows, fading the home’s furnishings. At Windo VanGo in Baltimore, we know that, our customers are concerned about the effects harmful UV rays can have on their belongings. If your home has windows that are not covered properly, your belongings will likely experience UV damage.

UV Rays Aren’t Just Seasonal

Many people think that UV damage can only happen during summer. But, in fact, winter months can be harsh as well. The sun is lower on the horizon, and the glare and the lack of leaves allows the light to enter farther into the room, causing additional damage. So it is important to protect against UV rays, regardless of the season.

Check for UV Damage

The sun’s energy consists of ultraviolet (UV) radiation, visible light, and infrared radiation (IR). Of the three, UV radiation is responsible for approximately 40 to 60 percent of fading. UV damage can cause fading anywhere the sunlight reaches. Pull back the corner of your throw rug, move the painting on the wall, or turn your couch cushion over to see if fading has occurred. If so, it’s time to take charge.Continue Reading

Window Treatments Play a Role in the Home

Custom Drapery Project

Provenance® Woven Wood Shades

More than just covering the window, window treatments add texture, color, and interest to any room. In addition to the aesthetic element, window treatments also manage how light enters the room. At Windo VanGo serving Baltimore, our trained consultants will be happy to help you select the right treatment for your room’s needs.

Hunter Douglas Window Fashions

Hunter Douglas offers a wide array of popular window treatments such as Applause® Honeycomb Shades, Duette® Honeycomb Shades, Roman Shades, Pleated Shades, Provenance® Woven Wood Blinds, Pirouette® Window Shadings, Silhouette® Privacy Sheers, and Vignette® Modern Roman Shades.Continue Reading

Buying New Window Treatments

Hunter Douglas Vignette® Modern Roman Shades with sheer drapery panels

Hunter Douglas Vignette® Modern Roman Shades with sheer drapery panels

Whether you’re replacing existing window treatments or looking to buy entirely new coverings, choosing the right product is important. With new innovations, lift systems, styles, fabrics, and designs, the options are nearly endless. As your local Hunter Douglas dealer serving Baltimore, the trained professionals at Windo VanGo can help you select the perfect window treatments.

How to Begin

Before starting your window treatment search, take a moment to think about why you are covering your windows and what results you want. Understanding your room requirements will ensure that you don’t leave anything to chance.

Where Your Light Comes From

Although it is frequently overlooked, it’s important to know which direction your windows face.

  • South-facing – light is warm and strong all year round. Consider light-diffusing solutions to protect your furnishings
  • North-facing – light is cold and clear. Consider energy-efficient solutions
  • West-facing – hot and bright afternoon light. Consider light-diffusing and light-control solutions
  • East-facing – bright warm morning light. Consider UV-protecting solutions

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Two Things in One: Pirouette® Window Shadings

Pirouette® Window Shadings

Pirouette® Window Shadings

Pirouette window shadings combine the best of a classic fabric shade with the ability to control light in a total window covering solution. It is a clean, sleek, and modern approach to covering windows, and it is very popular here at Windo VanGo in the Baltimore area. Whether you’re looking for blinds, shades, drapery, or the innovative custom Pirouette sheer window covering, our design experts will work with you to find the perfect window treatment to complement your décor. We carry the entire line of Hunter Douglas window fashions.


With the revolutionary Invisi-Lift™ system on Pirouette shades, the horizontal soft fabric vanes appear to be floating gracefully in the window, while providing precise control of the incoming light through the sheer backing. The fabric vanes roll up neatly into the fabric-covered headrail. With Pirouette® Window Shadings, you now have the option of an elegant, soft fabric alternative for your window covering needs.Continue Reading

Window Treatments From the Outside

Window_Films_5At Windo VanGo serving the greater Baltimore area, our customers often ask about how to get a consistent look in their windows from the outside of their home even if they aren’t using the same window treatment products and colors on the inside.

Hunter Douglas, the leader in quality window treatment products, addressed this dilemma by offering a common backing (white or neutral) on window treatments, regardless of what they look like on the inside of the house. Window treatments from Hunter Douglas that offer this feature include Silhouette® Window Shadings, Vignette® Modern Roman Shades, Duette® Honeycomb Shades, Luminette® Privacy Sheers, Pirouette® Window Shadings, and Provenance® Woven Wood Shades with Liner.Continue Reading

Window Treatment Fabrics: Sheer to Opaque

vigtiered_literise_childsroom_2You’ll find a wide variety of available fabrics for window treatments. You might be curious about the range of materials—many of our clients in the Ellicott City and surrounding Baltimore often ask for information about sheer or opaque materials and how to choose the best one for their new window coverings. As your local Hunter Douglas dealer, we can help you make the best selection.Continue Reading

Hunter Douglas: Transforming the Window Fashions Industry

Light Controlling Window Coverings, BaltimoreAt Hunter Douglas, the leader in innovative new and proprietary window treatments for the home, design, function, and training are inseparable. Hunter Douglas continues to create distinctively beautiful blinds, shades, sheers, and shutter solutions that incorporate real-world practical needs.

As your local Hunter Douglas dealer serving the Baltimore area, our experienced sales consultants will guide you through the entire line of products, including options like variable light control, insulation, UV protection, child and pet safety and more.Continue Reading

Marsala Isn’t Just Wine…It’s Perfect For Home Decor

marsala-wineHave you heard of Marsala? It’s much more than just the wine. For 2015, Marsala is also the PANTONE color of the year. This red-brown color is earthy, rich, and sophisticated, and, as designers know, it can bring warmth and color to any room.

Here at Windo VanGo serving the Baltimore area, our decorators can help find ways to incorporate the rich Marsala color into your home design. Continue Reading