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Master of Custom Window Treatments

Blythe Wren

Photographed by Greg Miles

Wren’s Tontine Shade & Design

For 12 years, Blythe Wren has run Wren’s Tontine Shade & Design, a family owned and operated business since 1937. “I’m very proud to be the third generation maintaining [Wren’s] outstanding quality of service,” says the LSU graduate, who’s passionate about the business and design aspects of creating custom window treatments. “I listen to all the needs of my clients, including financial, and present options for them to choose from. It also helps that I’m a people pleaser and will do whatever it takes to make you happy.” Wren says she’s frequently asked what “Tontine” means. The answer: it’s the waterproof, blackout material that Wren’s uses to make its spring roller shades. “These shades have been our bread and butter since 1937 and still are,” she explains.  Wren’s also offers shutters, blinds, woven-woods, drapery, shades and bedding. Wren’s jobs range from blinds for air traffic control towers, to CBD condos to The Omni Royal Orleans Ballroom drapery to custom residential work. “My favorite part of my job is seeing my clients’ faces so pleased with the finished product,” says Wren. “I go on all my installations to insure everything goes perfectly.” 

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