Stewart-Richards Custom Window TreatmentsSeveral years ago, Paula Richards designed and created all of the window treatments in her own home. Richards’ friends—and friends of friends—were so impressed by her work that they began to call her to make window treatments for their homes. Eventually, she established her business, Stewart-Richards Custom Window Treatments, in 2002. Stewart-Richards specializes in window treatments—curtains, shades, blinds and shutters—and bedding. The store also sells unique gifts and home accessories, and offers embroidery and monogramming services.

What can a customer find at your store?

The items at Stewart-Richards are either made by our workroom, handmade by artists or purchased from wholesalers.

We design, construct and install window treatments and bedding. The store has beautiful hand-painted tables and desks; hand-blown glass items, including salt and pepper shakers, vases and bowls; and features Kelley Colleen jewelry, Meau Glass and Studio 78 Furniture.

What are some trends that you’ve observed?

As people try to simplify their lives, they are also simplifying their surroundings. They are choosing more tailored looks for their window treatments.

What is your goal as a retailer?

To provide unique products at reasonable prices and to make our customers’ shopping experience—whether in the store or with the window treatments—easy and enjoyable.