Is the heat of the summer getting to you yet? It must be to my clients. I’ve been doing more window treatment selections and installations in the past few months than ever. The summer sun is beating down on my friends at 5 AM and they’re not going to take it anymore. Wood blinds are a popular choice as they’re flexible with their light emmitance and easy to care for. I’ve put some commercial solar shades in a TV viewing room and blackout shades in a bedroom. Flat roman shades are probably one of my favorites for their clean aesthetic and we can’t leave out the lovely simple hand pinched pleat panel – a staple of most designers. As much as I like a window sans fabric in the right space, I can’t discount all of these choices to protect a space from sun damage and cooling loss.