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I began making window treatments and home decorating items part time for friends and neighbors and my work quickly turned into a full time endeavor through referrals. Most of my clientele are concentrated in SE Michigan, however I have shipped my work across the country and internationally to many clients who have relocated. My work is innovative with a primary focus on quality and personal service and is done to meet the specific needs of my customers. I offer a wide variety of services including design consultation, fabric selection, cellular and roman shades, wood blinds and shutters as well as installation. I meet in peoples homes or place of business where I can help them bring the best out of their environment and convert unfinished walls and windows into a showcase. Whether you have a window, a wall, a room or a whole house, my creations will give you that warm and inviting feeling to come home to. If your windows could talk what would they say about you? I can make your windows sing. Hugs, Susan

Grandeur at its best

With a sloped ceiling and straight windows what does one do?  By angling the draperies in the center window the shapeView full post »

how to make a petal valance

Large window – finished width 78.5” Finished length 14” You will need approximately 2.25 yards of main fabricView full post »

A balloon valance

Fabric matching the wallpaper was used to construct this balloon valance. We hung the valance at the ceiling to addView full post »

All dressed up

A grand staircase need a little dressing. Here we framed the arched window with a scarf swag tied in three places,View full post »

A grand staircase

This is a gorgeous arched window that could easily stand alone but why not dress it up with a formal swag and jabots.View full post »


A very serene bedroom with rich soft colors. The pinch pleated draperies in a gorgeous pussy willow print are hungView full post »

Bay window valance

This pleated valance unifies the bay window and doors with pleats strategically placed. The length of the jabots asView full post »

Fun in the sun room

A couple of stationary drapery panels in the corners of this sun room help soften the room and bring your eye up to theView full post »

A South West View

Traverse drapery panels add height and flair to this living/dining room. Color balance is also achieved by carryingView full post »