Expert Designers at Drapery Connection

Our Designers

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.

Kathy Salerno - Designer

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.

Mimi Harling - Designer

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


Maria Loth - Interior Design 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.

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Elizabeth Baumruck - Interior Design Consultant

Experience: Elizabeth has over 15 years of experience in residential and commercial design. As an award winning homebuilder, she has worked with clients and builders to develop elevations, floor plans and selection of all finished materials.
Professional: University of Wisconsin - Bachelor of Arts in History, Ealing College of Higher Education - London, England, History and Liberal Arts.

Jessica Harling - Director of People Operations

Experience: Business Development Manager, Showroom Manager, Interior Design Consultant
Professional: Seminars and consultations on Social Media, Hiring, Managing Company Culture and Training Plans, WCU Exciting Windows Trained Consultant, University of Illinois Chicago
Studies & Certifications: Fred Pryor Management and Leadership, Lutron and Mecho Automation Specialist, PPG Color Trends Specialist, and Dream Draper Window Design

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