Drapery Design Karen Lander

Karen Lander

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. Even though the retail location has been closed you can see samples of her work in two area retail stores: Knots & Weaves in Malvern and Interiors for the Home in Wayne.

Currently Karen also collaborates with several interior design and architectural firms to create high end window coverings for their clients.

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.

“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.”
– Joell, Villanova

“Karen has made drapes, curtains and roman shades for many rooms in our home. Her style and creativity helped guide us in making unique and beautiful choices for each of the rooms. She has also made matching pillows and cushions to further enhance the rooms. I highly recommend her to all our friends.”
– Tricia, Villanova

“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.”
– Phyllis, Malvern

“Karen and her team are true professionals with great ideas. They can take any room in your house and really make it come alive with their fabrics, rods, and creativity. Drapery Design has done numerous rooms throughout our home. They have competitive pricing, great installers, a true pleasure to work with.”
– Linda, Malvern

“Karen has been very accommodating with our schedule for appointments. I love going to her showroom and being able to see all of the possibilities! I asked to have my living and dining room curtains done by a certain time and Karen made sure it was in place when I needed it. The level of service is out-standing.”
– Irene, Malvern

“I hired Karen to do all the window coverings for my condo. She was great about accommodating my desire to incorporate a vintage fabric into the design and was more than up to the challenge. She did a wall of sheers that looks just spectacular! Great window treatments, great installation.”
– Adrian, Bala Cynwyd

“We have used Drapery Design for the past 6 years. We have been in three different houses in the past 6 years and each time we have used Karen to provide us with our window treatments. I feel very comfortable with the level of quality in the fabric, the prices, and the excellent selections of products to meet our needs. Karen’s business is very professional and she is easy to work with. We feel that she is able to pinpoint what we are looking for in a short amount of time so that we are not wasting time searching for the “right” look.

I have been very happy overall with the window treatments we have received from Karen.”
– Nina, Gladwyne

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