THE DRAPERY DESIGN TEAM
Principal, Certified Window Treatment Designer
Karen Lander is the founder and principal designer of Drapery Design, creating premier drapery fashions for Philadelphia Main Line clients who want stylish window treatments and accessories with customized detailing. Karen is the go-to designer on the Main Line when windows need to be dressed. She is a long-time area resident who understands the sophisticated look and high quality that her clients expect. From simplified elegance to couture sophistication, in a modern or a traditional setting, she can execute the creation of that certain look. She approaches her work with both a savvy design sense and a technical understanding, which has led her to create many new innovations for her clients to satisfy their unique needs.
Creating beautiful things from fabric has been an interest of Karen’s from an early age. While attending Radnor High School, she received a national award for her outstanding sewing and design skills. Karen received her Bachelor of Science degree in Design by completing her undergraduate studies at Drexel University and Philadelphia University. After a decade of working in the corporate world, Karen’s lifetime passion for sewing led her to establish Drapery Design, which started in her basement and eventually grew to a retail location.
Karen is a past national board member and treasurer of the(Window Coverings Association of America) and is also the past President of her local Pennsylvania Chapter. She is a CWTC (Certified Window Treatment Consultant), a board member of The Paoli Business Association, and a Drapery and Design Network member. Karen’s work has been featured in five different rooms at Vassar Show houses and has been published in magazines such as Traditional Home, Decorator Show Houses, and Designer Kitchens. She has won several industry awards for her designs and is a published author in trade magazines.
Window Treatment Specialist
Karen has been in the custom window treatment industry for more than 10 years. Her love of fabrics and eye for design prompted her to start up KMP Designs in 2004 where she has enjoyed designing window treatments, bedding and fabric accessories for her Chester County clients. Karen’s understanding of the technical aspects of designing and fabricating custom window treatments and accessories along with being a talented seamstress has given her the opportunity to work with several local interior designers helping to bring their visions to life. Karen’s attention to detail and sincere love of seeing how happy her clients are with the finished product is what makes her excited to be a part of the Drapery Design team.
“Drapery Design has done work in almost every room in my house, and they are the best! Karen is very experienced with a great background and superb design sense. She is creative and is especially helpful in bringing a client’s taste and vision together to solve a design challenge The fabric selections are excellent and the same for workmanship. Their products are a good value for the quality and orders are filled in a very timely fashion with great attention paid to detail. I highly recommend them.”
“Karen Lander from Drapery Design is very professional respectful, focused on the facts and provided a complete description and emailed pictures of what the draperies would look like in the specific room. Listened to what the customer wanted. She gave suggestion but didn’t impose her thoughts.
She listens and understands what you are looking for. She also had very good and respectful installers. Karen is a pleasure to work with. She did an excellent job. I would give her the highest recommendation.”