Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Somfy.
Have you ever seen that movie “The Holiday?”
The one where two women are unhappy with their life and looking for a change and they randomly stumble across each other on the internet, decide to swap houses across the pond and find true love and live happily ever after.
There is a scene in that movie that has lived in my heart for over 10 years.
Iris (one of the two house swappers) wakes up on her first morning in her house in America and presses a button.
AND THE SHADES IN THE ROOM AUTOMATICALLY RAISE THEMSELVES.
I wanted to be Iris.
I wanted that room.
I wanted those shades.
Just like in the movies.
Dreams really do come true.
Today I’m so excited and full of joy to be partnering with Somfy to show off my amazing window shades.
See these amazing shades?
They are incredible.
They raise up and down with a push of a button.
Here are the blinds where they stay during the day.
With a click of a button?
Here is the same shade and the same window.
Except now the shades are lowered in place for privacy.
All with the click of a button.
Here’s the button you click. This is the Somfy remote and here’s how I use it.
There are four windows in this room.
Let me show you where they are located.
There’s a window in the sitting area of the room.
The chair on the left?
It’s my coffee chair.
There’s a window over my dressing table.
This space is tucked back into the corner of the room.
You can see it in the picture above peeking through the sitting room area.
And then there are two windows on either side of the bed.
The amazing thing about these shades?
They are so easy to program and so customizable.
The remote has five channels designated by the numbers 1-5.
Each of the four windows is assigned a channel.
If there’s too much light coming through the windows when the television is on and I want to lower just one window?
I press the down button and the shade moves. Then I press the middle button to stop the shade where I want it to stop.
And Channel 1?
It’s the channel that controls all the shades at exactly the same time. If I want all the shades lowered at one time? I simply press the down button on Channel 1.
If I want all the shades raised at one time?
I simply press the up button.
The middle button stops them all wherever you want them to stop.
There’s also an app that installs on your phone that allows you to program the shades and control them all from another location remotely.
Just in case you need your home to look like someone is there.
It’s super easy to use.
You just add each room with your shades on it and set up the times and let the app do the rest.
You can also connect it to other smart devices in your home.
The install process was so easy, too.
I just ordered samples of the shade patterns I was interested in. They were mailed to my house and I chose the one that fit the room the best. Then I put them on Instagram stories and you all helped me pick the pattern. Together, we selected this roman shade option with these amazing light-filtering shades.
You can find a local installer here and order your shades. It’s truly such an easy process. An installer comes to your house and installs them in less than an afternoon.
Want to see them in action?
Here’s a mini-tour of the bedroom and a video of the shades in motion.
It took 10 years to make my shade dream come true.
Every morning when I wake up and press the button on my remote and I watch the shades and the sun rise.
It fills me with joy.
Because after all?
There’s nothing better than a happily-ever-after. 🙂
disclosure: This post was sponsored by Somfy.
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