Exciting Windows! by Couture by Karen, is a “Shop at Home” retailer of custom drapery, blinds, shades, shutters and custom bedding.  We are centrally located between the  metropolitan areas of Detroit, Michigan and Toledo, Ohio.  We are authorized dealers of Hunter Douglas, Graber, Comfortex and Norman Shutters. Couture by Karen is also an authorized dealer for Lafayette Interior Fashions, Eastern Accents, Horizons Shades and Specialty Group stage drapery.

Karen Essary

Established in 1979, owner Karen Essary has 35 years of professional window fashion design and fabrication experience, serving clients, decorators and corporate businesses from southeast Michigan, northwest Ohio and beyond.

Karen’s top priority is building a trusting relationship with each client based on excellent service, attention to details, highest quality workmanship and extensive knowledge of current trends and products. Along with her many years of experience, this status as an industry professional is continually enhanced by attending training seminars, certification programs, and being involved in membership affiliations such as WFCP (Window Fashions Certification Program), Home Builders Association of Monroe County, and Exciting Windows. Karen recently completed training in “Exciting Colors” and is now a Certified Color Specialist.  Karen is also a certified Hunter Douglas Professional Installer.

Couture by Karen is now an Exciting Windows! Service Professional. Exciting Windows! is America’s only nationally advertised full service window fashions professionals featuring all window products – blinds, draperies, shadings and shutters, and exciting ideas to make your room more beautiful… plus and unbeatable 4-Way Guarantee, and recommended by Michael Payne, celebrity designer on HGTV. Exciting Windows! Professionals make it easy and convenient for you by coming to your home at no cost, bringing you hundreds of styles and products, in all the colors that are perfectly suited to your personal décor. You save time, you save money, and you receive the guaranteed best value in window fashions for your home.

“And the award goes too….. Karen Essary of Couture by Karen, Inc.!” Karen took 1st place – Specialty Windows at the 2011 Envision Design Competition for her “out of the box” idea camouflaging an odd space wall while providing light control, privacy, and a beautiful design. Karen’s award winning design is featured in the May / June 2011 issue of Window Fashion Vision magazine.

Karen Essary took 2nd place honors in Window Fashions 2007 Ingenuity Workroom Competition for an outstanding silk panel treatment made for C’est la Vie Interiors and featured in Dick Brighton Builders Inc., 2006 Home Tour Entry. Her winning treatment was also published in the May 2007 issue of Window Fashions Design & Education Magazine. In addition, Couture by Karen has won several awards for original design of window treatments and pillows at the Custom Home Furnishings Educational Conference and Trade Show.

Award Winning Designs

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