Our Designers Staff
Susette Kubiak - Designer
Experience: Window & Interior Design 26 years.
Professional: Member of American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), College of DuPage, WCP
Studies & Certifications: NCIDQ Certified, Furniture, accessories, lighting, space planning, Custom Drapery, Wallpaper, Motorization, and Color Consulting
Marcia Pedersen - Designer
Experience: 28 years designing beautiful spaces. AAUW Housewalk. Homes/Manhattan N.Y., Florida, Wisconsin, Kansas
Professional: Int. Design College of DuPage. Proficient in space planning, color selections, accessories, fabrics, and furniture design.
Certifications: Seminars and workshops in color psychology, Feng Shui, drapery & window coverings, furniture construction, and wallcoverings, Certified Professional.
Julie Massey - Designer
Experience: 24 years designing & selling window treatments
Professional: Graduate of Northern Michigan University, CWTC, CWC
Studies & Certifications: Technical expert in Lutron, Somfy, Mecho, BTX and ESI motorized systems. Pre-construction wiring services and design strategy, Project management with contractors, electricians, home automation integrators and architects.
Experience: Residential interior designer 23 years
Professional: Registered Illinois State Interior Designer, Graduate Loyola University, William Rainey Harper College
Studies & Certifications: NCIDQ Certified, Space planning, color, furniture, custom rugs, window treatments, motorization, Certified Professional.
Experience: Window & Interior Design 20 Years.
Professional: Graduate Robert Morris College, Exciting Windows Trained Consultant
Studies & Certifications: Certified Professional, Shutters & Drapery Design, Motorization and Color Consultant.
Experience: Senior Window Specialist. Maria holds over 20 years of full service interior design for both residential and commercial spaces. Her Specialties include unique custom window designs/creations, custom drapery, space planning, custom furniture design, and the creation of unique bedding.
Studies & Certifications: She studied at the Fine Art and Interior Design Institute of Chicago and was awarded a scholarship for her studies while attending.
Experience: Over 20 years managing and selling within the window treatment industry.
Certifications/Awards: Residential Interior Design; Featured articles in Home and Hearth magazine.
Professional/Education: BA in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Business from St. Xavier University, Chicago, IL Degree of Interior Design, Art Institute, Las Vegas, NV.
John Danaher - President
Experience/Professional: Window Treatment Design 30 years
Education: Graduate Harrington College of Interior Design
Studies & Certifications: Certified Motorization and Custom Shutter Expert. Lutron and Mecho Automation Specialist.
Experience: Over 28 years as a design innovator and implementer developing projects and teams that deliver quality solutions across all sectors of architectural design.
Professional/Education: Communications – Evangel College Engineering - University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Certifications/Awards: WBCS Showcase - Best in Show
Paper City Design Recognition - SIP Panel Home
Heights Showcase of Homes - Best in Show.