Meet Sheila Startz, Founder of Custom Window Wear
I began my career in the window fashion industry more than 20 years ago. My husband and I had purchased a new home and had a terrible experience with our window treatment purchase. With two young children and a desire to leave corporate America, I began my adventure in the window fashions industry, and I have never looked back.
Passion Meets Interior Design
My passion and mission were simple – treat each and every client, regardless of budget, exactly as I would want to get be treated as a client. I started out working for a small company and then went on to work for a major retailer and eventually a company that offered design services as well as window treatments. After years of winning sales contests and being secure in my window treatment knowledge, I took the leap of faith to start my own business. In 2005 I opened the doors of Custom Window Wear. Keeping my original mission, I wanted to go further to create the best customer experience possible before, during, and after the initial consultation. That philosophy opened the door to a more significant interest in interior design as I developed more in-depth relationships with my clients.
I began doing small projects for clients and expanded to offer full design services in 2014. Not having a degree in interior design, I was cautious to step into the design waters. I quickly discovered that offering my services at a fair price and doing something I loved was a “win-win” for me as well as my clients. Taking another leap of faith, Custom Window Wear & Design Solutions was born in 2015. My primary focus is still window treatments, and as of January 2019, I am proud to announce that I have achieved the level of Priority Centurion Dealer with Hunter Douglas.
I have been working in interior design for the last ten years. Prior to moving to Colorado, I was a designer and project manager in Orlando, working on a variety of commercial and hospitality projects at Walt Disney World properties. Since moving to Denver, I’ve focused more on residential projects. I absolutely love helping clients re-imagine their homes to create functional and beautiful spaces that can be enjoyed for years.
Beautiful window treatments are essential to a well-designed home, and I am very comfortable with the entire line of Hunter Douglas products as well as custom draperies. Additionally, I have extensive, working knowledge of paints, pigments, and best practices regarding their application, as well as all major fabric and wallpaper manufacturers, types of wood and wood finishing techniques, achieving unique surface finishes, and sourcing specialized and high-end custom furniture, fixtures, and millwork.
Sheila and I share a passion for design, dedication to excellent results, and emphasis on our client’s needs. Contact us to learn how we can help beautify your space.
Leanne: Leanne is currently an independent design specialist who has a passion for interior design and has been in the industry for over 13 years. She worked as a Custom Interior Design Specialist at Wind Crest for the past 8 years, managing hundreds of projects renovating apartments from knocking down walls, designing new kitchens & bathrooms, to flooring and paint/tile selections. Leanne also worked as a home stager, staging vacant homes and assisted realtors in getting homes market-ready with design guidance from paint to flooring needs. Leanne has always had a devotion to volunteering her time, either with her church to leading silent auctions or prom committees at her kids school. She enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters, and son-in-law, whether going to Disney World every year or enjoying the outdoors going camping. Leanne feels very blessed to have such a caring and loving family and friends!
Darren: I grew up fascinated by all things design. From the simplest of throw pillows, to the many forms of art, all the way to architecture. After working briefly as a receptionist for a design center, I knew that I wanted to work more closely with people. That is when I started with Custom Window Wear & Design Solutions. In the ever-changing world of design, I strive to stay up to date on the latest in-home style trends and deliver my services with the utmost sense of professionalism. I truly enjoy working with each and every client as we create their ideal space.
Dress Your Home From Floor to Ceiling with Custom Window Wear
What started with “What’s your window wearing?” has now become “Dressing your home from floor to ceiling.” My home base is Magnolia, TX, but I commute to Denver, CO monthly and maintain my business there. Some might question the logistics of that, but I wasn’t ready to give up the clientele I had worked so hard to build just because my husband was relocated to Texas. I have found a beautiful balance that allows me to work in both in Texas and Colorado with no negative impact on my clients.
When you are ready to explore the wonderful world of window fashions and interior design, please call Custom Window Wear to find out how we can be of service to you. Call today and let Sheila “Dress Your Home from Floor to Ceiling!”
Hear From Our Clients
For the second time Sheila delivered outstanding service. A few years ago we ordered window treatment for our basement and were very happy. We didn't hestitate to call her again when we purchased our new home. Our new shutters are absolutely beautiful and we loved working with Sheila. She makes the process completely painless. Thank so much! We would highly recommend to friends and family.
We purchased our first home back in March and Sheila and her team were, and still are, AMAZING!! We have a very tight budget that she completely respected and still found us really quality awesome products! I reach out to her every time we move on to our next project for her input and expertise. I HIGHLY recommend Custom Window Wear and Design Solutions!!
We moved here from out of state and needed blinds in our new home. Not knowing where to turn, our realtor recommended Sheila to us. She did a great job listening to our needs and wants and offered product recommendations that we love, especially the motorized ones on the high windows. Thank you for your hard work!
I have loved working with Sheila. She has a great eye for color and design and was able incorporate colors into my new kitchen that I would have never thought of, and it looks great. The new window coverings definitely complete the look. Thank you Sheila for all of your hard work.
We wanted wood shutters for a large arched window but didn’t want to give up function of the shutters or view from the window. Sheila created the perfect look we were searching for!
We needed a very custom drapery treatment for a room with specialty shape windows. Sheila did a great job designing a look that finished the room perfectly!
Having lived on 20 acres in the hills, without being able to see even my closest neighbors, your curtains are the next best thing - just enough to limit view from the parking lot below, but keep my view of the hills, sky, daylight & clouds!...and leave room on the sill for my collectibles! ...and your installer is a gem!
This is a belated thank you for our wonderful window coverings. You took the time to understand what we wanted and to explain what was available. You designed the perfect mix of products and sent us an excellent installer.
Thank you Sheila, we are very pleased and your installer did an excellent job!
You all were great to work with and I love my new shades!!