disclosure: This post is sponsored by Somfy.
At least that’s what I tell my kids and my mom and my husband and random people who stop by for sweet tea.
I know the difference between “theirs” and “there’s.”
I know when to use bad and badly.
I know sentences shouldn’t end with prepositions.
I have almost every episode of Schoolhouse Rock memorized and I know conjunctions have their functions and bills sit on capitol hill and the preamble to the Constitution and that interplanetary Janet is a galaxy girl.
See what I mean?
Smart with extra brilliance sprinkled on top.
Something came along who is smarter and more brilliant and more intelligent.
Today I’m partnering with Somfy to show off my motorized window shades.
I recently had these motorized window shades installed in my home.
Just in time for the holidays.
They are perfect.
We live on a busy street and they let in light while protecting privacy.
They are beautiful and stylish and match the room perfectly.
You can see a close-up of the design here.
At the risk of stating the obvious….
…they are brilliant.
Here’s how I use it.
There are three windows in the room and four channels on this remote.
Each window is assigned a channel.
For example, if too much sunlight is coming through the windows and I want to lower just one window?
I press the down button and then press the home button to stop the shade where I want it to stop.
And Channel 4?
It’s the channel that lowers and raises all the windows simultaneously.
Want all the shades lowered at one time? Press the down button.
Want all the shades raised at one time? Press the up button.
The home button stops them all where ever you want them to stop.
And that’s not even the end of the smartness.
There’s an app that installs on your phone that allows you to program the shades and control them all from another location remotely.
It’s super easy to use.
You just add each room with your shades on it and let the app do the rest.
Want to see them in action?
Here’s a little video I put together of how the shades work in my 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. I selected light filtering with this pretty geometric pattern that matches the drop cloth curtains perfectly.
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.
I cannot even begin to tell you how much I love them.
The other day I was sitting in the office working and the sunlight was shining on the computer and I couldn’t see the screen.
I just lowered the shade slightly and the problem was solved.
I wish you could have seen Buddy’s face when they were first installed.
He sat there and tilted his head to one side and watched them go up and down.
And up and down.
And up and down.
After several minutes he nodded his head as if to pronounce them acceptable for the house…
…and laid down and went to sleep.
The shades aren’t the only thing that’s brilliant around here.
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