Designer Banded Shades

Let the Sun Shine In

Light when you want it and privacy when you need it. If you are a lover of light and seeker of privacy, we’ve got some solutions for you.  Have you said yes to a home with big windows and lots of light?  Moved in during one...

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Avoiding the Fishbowl

Avoiding the Fishbowl: Move Into Your New Home With Your Windows Covered   Start early and do your research. You will need window treatments, and you will want to purchase them once.  While we invite you to shop where you want when you want, at home or in...

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Dated Valance Gets Makeover

Fabric Swatches “I have a valance that needs to be updated” was what this client in Glen Ellyn, Il said when she called us. The window coverings were the last step in a project that included new paint and crown molding in their new home. This...

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Beyond Shades Gallery

Selecting Window Treatment Specialist

An Educated Shopper Can Be Our Best Client Want to know why?  It is an ongoing check on where we stand and an opportunity to put our best foot forward. A consumer can search and find the best match of window treatment service providers for themselves. We...

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Vignette® Duolite®

Bathroom Window Coverings

Designer Screen Shades

We got a call from a young woman, almost apologetically, asking if we’d come out for only one room, her bathroom. With a commitment to meet our clients, we decided from day one that we would help those who would call us whether it was with help for one window or their entire home. For us, this is part of our commitment to true customer service.

Dated Valance Gets Makeover in Glen Ellyn IL – A Fairy Tale Ending

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“I have a valance that needs to be updated” was what this client in Glen Ellyn, Il said when she called us. The window coverings were the last step in a project that included new paint and crown molding in their new home. This valance had once been perfect. Although, it takes a long time for the right custom drapery or top treatment to go out of style or become dated, they do and this one had.

It was once the perfect addition to the living room, but the other updates in the home simply made it look old and out of place. To my client’s surprise, she learned that her husband liked the existing valance even less than she did, and he was also ready for a change.

Mixing Window Treatments In The Home

Often clients find us through social media. Consumer’s count on the experiences of others to determine which companies they should invite in their home. This was the case when a young couple in a new custom home in Hinsdale, IL gave us a call. Having clearly done their research, this couple had an idea of what they wanted in terms of product and look. It was important to not have anything that looked cheap, but also not to go crazy with purchasing the most expensive window coverings for every window in the home. This is an outstanding approach for a client-provider relationship. We will work with you to determine what look works for your home and then which product will get you in your price range.

Hunter Douglas Window Treatments


Luminette® Privacy Sheers and Silhouette® Window Shadings

Our suggestions for this young couple were based on getting the most glamorous look and impact when you first enter the home – an open floor plan in front of a complete wall of windows. We selected vertical Hunter Douglas Luminette® Privacy Sheers and their horizontal companion Silhouette® Window Shadings across the entire back of the home. It is gorgeous!

Custom Window Coverings for Skylight Windows


applause_ultraglide_kitchen_1You’ve got a home with skylights. They are dramatic, they are beautiful, and the light is amazing; you envision yourself in bed looking at blue skies and bright stars. Skylights may even be why you fell in love with your home. Perhaps you even added them.

While you can reduce the amount of electricity you use lighting rooms with skylights, you may spend a lot more cooling these rooms in summer.

Which Custom Window Coverings Should I Choose?

Let the Home Decide

HouseBuilding a new house, moving into a new home, or remodeling your existing home are among the leading life-changing events that lead homeowners to purchase custom-made window coverings. These major moments don’t happen often. The same is true for new shades, blinds, shutters, or draperies. But when you need them, you want to do it once and you want to do it right.

When we walk into a home, often the client hasn’t purchased window treatments since their last move, which could be anywhere from a year to 15 years ago (or even more). The first thing we do is get to know you. All these small to ginormous holes in your home called windows set the scene and, in many cases, the comfort level in your home. To treat them right, we need to know who is going to be on the inside of the home and how we can make you the most comfortable.