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It's Curtains For You was founded by Julie Ann and Peter Salo. Over ten years ago Julie Ann began making draperies for our own home using a Sears Kenmore sewing machine on a card table and cutting out her patterns on the floor.

As word began to spread about Julie Ann's work, the demand for her window treatments increased. Peter joined her in the effort and while continuing to work in the computer software business, he began the process of helping Julie Ann to transform a serious hobby into a serious business.

Soon the basement was filled with industrial sewing machines, cutting tables and shelves of fabrics, trims and endless patterns and books of treatment types and styles.

Our first workroom in Oxford Depot, NY
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In 1998 we found it necessary to move the business out of the house and incorporate. Our first workroom was in an old General Store, circa 1860, in the small, quiet hamlet of Oxford Depot located a short distance from Museum Village.

Size: 600 square feet

Employees: 0

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Three and half years later, after hiring some very hard to find, talented seamstresses and Peter quitting his regular job to work full time on enlarging the business, we found ourselves making 100's of custom window treatments for about a dozen local independent interior designers. As a result we realized that we had outgrown this adorable little workroom in it's beautiful country setting. It's Curtains For You had no choice but to move. A larger, and sadly, more industrial space was needed and we found it in Tuxedo, NY on Rt 17 where zoning laws did not allow a walk in retail operation. But we had the space we needed to suite the workload and the ever increasing number of people and equipment.
Size: 3800 square feet
Employees: 6 plus Julie & Peter

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Over the next two years, It's Curtains For You employed as many as 10 drapery makers and was producing 1000's of custom treatments for dozens of interior designers from Orange, Rockland and Bergen counties.

New Monroe workroom
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In September of 2004, we decided to change our business model. At that time we were operating at 70% wholesale fabrication "to the trade" and 30% retail referrals whereby we designed, fabricated and installed treatments for our own clients. We had decided to flip these percentages and focus on our own customers while continuing to fabricate for a select group of Interior Designers. This would require moving to a new location where we could open a showroom and still have a space for a drapery making workroom.

New workroom
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As a result of this decision, a year later, we moved into our present location in the Historic Monroe Cheese Factory on Millpond Parkway, just walking distance from Monroe's "main street", Lakes Road.

Over the last 8 years, we have made and installed 100's of window treatments for our own customers in homes and restaurants from Monroe to Milford, from Tuxedo Park to Tom's River, from Warwick to Westchester and from New York City to Philadelphia to Jersey City.

The New Showroom
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We are pleased to now have our drapery workroom and our truly unique showroom located right here in our own community and we are looking forward to bringing style and beauty to both the Monroe business district and to the many fine homes in the area.

Please feel free to stop by and see the many designs and styles that are available.

We are open Monday - Friday 10AM to 5PM and Saturdays 10AM to 2PM. Anytime by appointment or chance.

We are happy to accept Visa and Mastercard.

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It's Curtains For You * 30 Millpond Parkway * Monroe * NY * 10950 * 845-774-3300 *