Oct. 12, 2022 - There's something for everyone in the all new FlexStyle line of motorized window shades from Draper@Home. Installers get an easily installed shade that takes less time on a project. Homeowners get a beautiful shade that enhances any interior design while providing smart home benefits. Dealers get a solution that overcomes some concerns homeowners may have about shades.
We heard this for ourselves at the CEDIA Expo September 29-October 1 in Dallas. The custom install world came together for a massive trade show focused on solutions for the smart home, and shades were front and center.
"Our shading systems, especially the FlexStyle, definitely drew a much larger than usual crowd," said Clint Childress, director of residential systems for Draper. "The things they seemed to like the most were the choices of multiple motors and controls, and how FlexStyle blends in with your décor and lets the colors and textures around it shine."
The ability to control FlexStyle and other Draper shades with the wireless Zigbee protocol was also a welcome addition brining people to the Draper booth. Below is a video about FlexStyle and Zigbee, featuring Cint Childress.
Taking the indoors outside.
Outdoor living has been a huge trend for Draper over the past couple of years, and that was also evident at CEDIA. Draper offers the widest range of exterior shading systems, which can either go just outside windows or be deployed to create comfortable outdoor spaces.
As always, the wind tunnel tested FlexShade ZIP impressed, as did the new Tension ZIP, which can be mounted at any angle. You can learn more in the rAVe video.
Variety is the Spice of Life.
Although the CEDIA Expo is traditionally all about the technology, color and design choices are becoming a much bigger part of the shading conversation. Draper has the widest selection of hardware colors and fabric colors and styles available. But even that isn't enough sometimes. That's why we offer the unique ability to provide shade fabrics with custom colors, patterns, and graphics.
Window Shade Sales Specialist Jesse Denhart addressed that topic in this rAVe video:
Let's not forget about projection!
Draper has always been known in the custom install/residential market for our projection screens. Despite our focus on indoor and outdoor shading at CEDIA, we also had a gorgeous projection display featuring award-winning TecVision. Despite the high ambient light, it looked great! You can see for yourself in this rAVe video:
Leading up to CEDIA, we promised out new shade innovations would make you love Draper@Home even more.