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Custom Blinds, Shades & Drapery

When you live in a place known for its iconic structures - the Capitol, the Washington Monument - you take architectural design seriously. Whether you live in an Italianate townhome in Georgetown or a Contemporary Greek Revival single-family home in Spring Valley, you want it to convey an innate elegance and sophistication. That's accomplished by taking a thoughtful approach to interior design, with attention paid to the finest details - including your window coverings. At Stoneside, we produce high-quality window treatments by combining superior materials with master craftsmanship. The results are both beautiful and durable, with the ability to transform a room.
Stoneside Blinds & Shades - Washington - Custom window blinds and shades for the Washington, DC area
Our nation's capital is the site of America's most famous house, and there are plenty of architectural wonders in Washington, D.C.'s residential neighborhoods. Grand Georgian, Federal, and Colonial homes line the streets, vivid landmarks of our country's history. The city isn't stuck in the past, however - local architecture has evolved to also include Neo Eclectic, Contemporary Shingle, Post Modern, and other, newer styles. Like America itself, Washington, D.C. is a melting pot of styles, and Stoneside has the window shades, blinds, and drapery to suit them all.
To get started, call 202.386.6490 or Live Chat to schedule a free virtual design consultation from the comfort of your home with our Washington Design Team.


The versatility of window blinds make them one of our most popular window treatments. In addition to being able to raise and lower them like other window coverings, you can also adjust the angle of the slats to let your desired amount of light and view in. And there's even an option for vertical blinds, which are great for large windows and patio doors.

Custom blinds come in wood and faux wood materials. Both are easy to wipe clean, and the artificial materials have added protection against mold and mildew and are generally more affordable. No matter which option you choose, blinds are great at managing light, improving privacy, and insulating your windows.

  • Wood: Natural beauty makes this the perfect accompaniment to DC's outdoorsy vibe.
  • Faux Wood: Many colors available, fire retardant rating, and affordability make these a great choice for many people.

Blinds are also available in a vertical configuration that's excellent for large windows or patio doors. And you can even add motorization to most configurations of blinds and shades to raise, lower, and tilt the slats remotely or on an automated schedule.


Window shades come in three broad categories: shades that manage light, shades for energy efficiency, and shades for style. Naturally, there's overlap from one type to the next, but thinking of it this way can be a good way to select the best custom shades for you.
  • Managing light: roller shades and solar shades are both great at diffusing light throughout your room. Roller shades have blackout material options and come in a wide range of patterns. Whereas solar shades are all about managing light through small openings in the material, which works to preserve your view of the outdoors while also blocking UV rays.
  • Energy efficiency: Cellular shades are one of the most effective ways to save money on your heating bill in D.C.'s biting winters. Sheets of pleated fabric form a honeycomb-shaped series of cells that help retain heat during the winter. And they'll even help keep your home cool in summer.
  • Style: Roman shades, are a favorite window treatment for many people. Made of fabric that folds over itself when raised and available in hundreds of designs, they bring a soft warmth to any room. But if you want a bold and eclectic window covering, be sure to check out zebra shades. These shades have a unique way of managing light and an unmistakable design.


Whether you're living in a 200-year-old Federal or the most contemporary architecture out there, you're bound to find custom drapery that matches your style. There are hundreds of fabulous fabrics to choose from with numerous mounting options available. Window drapery has the unique visual effect of enlarging your window while also creating a sense of spaciousness indoors. And whether you pair your drapery with another window treatment or install it on its own, drapery is great at managing light, protecting your privacy, and insulating your home.

Drapery Panels

Drapery panels are your classic drapery where the fabric extends from the top of the window to the floor. Over 300 types of fabric are available in a range of patterns and textures.

Wide Width Sheer Drapery

Wide width sheer drapery is all about managing light in the most dreamy, mood-setting way. Sheer drapery is great on its own or paired with a heavier, more opaque window treatment.

Drapery Hardware

With choices between natural woods and stunning metals in an array of finishes, not to mention the dozens of finials available, drapery hardware can disappear behind your drapery or steal the show.


Window valances add a special finishing touch to your room by framing the top of your windows. There are hundreds of fabrics to choose from and can be installed with rod-mounted or board-mounted options, each creating a specific look. Custom valances are often paired with other window treatments, like matching drapery or Roman shades, but also look fabulous on their own.

Our Washington Design Team

Stoneside Installation Specialist Alan Anderson
Installation Specialist
Alan Anderson
A lifelong resident of the DC area, Alan knows the intricacies of this historic city's homes! His favorite part of working with people in their homes is...
A lifelong resident of the DC area, Alan knows the intricacies of this historic city's homes! His favorite part of working with people in their homes is being able to see how happy a well-designed project makes his clients. When he isn't helping people transform their homes, Alan enjoys working on his car, a BMW 340!
Stoneside Installation Specialist Jerry Venable
Installation Specialist
Jerry Venable
Growing up watching and working with his father and with over a decade of professional experience, Jerry is an expert in his craft! His favorite thing...
Growing up watching and working with his father and with over a decade of professional experience, Jerry is an expert in his craft! His favorite thing about working with people in their homes is giving someone the joy he feels when a project is completed. Jerry is a lifelong resident of the DC area. When he isn't helping transform his clients' homes, he appreciates Go Go Music and enjoys the excellent restaurants and shopping that DC is known for!
Stoneside Design Consultant Sarah Najafi
Design Consultant
Sarah Najafi
 Sarah has been involved with design for over 8 years, managing residential renovation projects when she lived in France and running her own design firm...
 Sarah has been involved with design for over 8 years, managing residential renovation projects when she lived in France and running her own design firm in the DC area. Additionally, she is a member of the Interior Design Society (IDS).  Her motto is “I help people fall in love with their homes again" .   Bringing beauty and functionality into someone's house makes it truly a home, and to see people's joy at the transformation is very fulfilling. Sarah works hand in hand with clients to bring in just the right mix of elements that work with their life patterns and home space. She is a lifelong Washingtonian, and says that  she is fortunate to have wonderful Rock Creek Park for hikes and recreation and the beautiful historic neighborhoods of Georgetown, Kalorama, and Shepherds Park.
Stoneside Design Consultant Jada Brenner
Design Consultant
Jada Brenner
It is said that home is where your story begins. When you work with Jada, your story is her inspiration. Jada is a talented designer who came to us with...
It is said that home is where your story begins. When you work with Jada, your story is her inspiration. Jada is a talented designer who came to us with a degree from Mount Mercy and a wide range of design experience in places like St. John, VI, Iowa, Denver, Los Angeles, and now, the DC area. She draws on this background as she develops creative window treatments designs that complement your style. Her expertise is in helping make your home a place that reflects your personality, dreams, and goals. And Jada's infectious smile will be sure to brighten your day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are custom window treatments preferred over mass-produced treatments?

Custom coverings can reflect your unique style. Not all homes look the same, so window treatments shouldn’t either. By their nature, mass-produced products tend to come in a limited number of styles and sizes. On the other hand, custom treatments can be crafted with your personal aesthetic and sizing nuances of your windows in mind. Further, mass-produced window treatment options are far more likely to show signs of wear and tear after you buy them. Individual slats are fragile and may break or become warped from exposure to sunlight and gravity; fabrics may fade or buckle.

What are the advantages of working with a local window treatment company?

Since we are in your neighborhood, we know what makes your home unique and how to create the perfect solution to transform your space. Our design consultants can come to your home or office to get a feel for how you interact with your space, ensuring that we have a complete understanding of how you want to feel in the room before creating a design plan. Further, our professional installation specialists are able to collect final measurements to ensure everything is going to fit perfectly. Our installation specialists are available should you need assistance with your products, whether it’s reprogramming a motorized shade or simply if you have questions and would like a tutorial.

How does Stoneside’s five-star design process work?

Our five-star design process ensures you have fun discovering a custom solution to meet your needs! It all starts off with a free in-home consultation with one of our design consultants to help you explore the possibilities. Your design consultant will ask about what you’re hoping to accomplish, your needs, your budget, your sense of style, and the vision you have for your home or office. We will share photos, narrow down the options, and look at swatches of our materials to help create an amazing look for your home. Once your order is entered, we’ll schedule one of our skilled professional installers to come to your home and perform a final measure. We precision cut every material to spec, so your window treatments fit perfectly. Our skilled technicians carefully assemble, test, and inspect each shade to make sure we meet or exceed your expectations. Finally, on your installation date, one of our installation specialists will arrive on time to install your products, explain each step of the process, and answer any questions.

What window treatments are popular?

Simple, sleek roller shades are one of our most popular products. They roll up into a compact position when not in use and come in a vast array of colors and patterns. Soft treatments are growing in popularity, including Roman shades and drapery. Roman shades are also very popular for their warmth and variety of textures and patterns. Roman shades combine the idea of a roller shade and drapery, folding into a compact stack when not in use while still creating that lush appearance. Custom drapery can create the illusion of taller ceilings and add an elegant, dramatic effect.

How do I choose which window treatments are right for me?

We know how overwhelming the options can be – from product choice to designer accents. We have developed our five-star design experience to help you create the perfect solution to transform your home. Our trained design consultants and professional installers are here to take care of everything from design to installation.

Featured Local Projects

Roller Shades - Washington, DC Area - Brinklow, MD - Holmes Ivory 420 - Living Room
Roller Shades Are A Timeless Addition
Clean and timeless! The Stoneside team helped this client complete their living room with a clean, modern addition of classic white roller shades.
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Communities served by our Washington Design Team

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Mc Lean
Naval Anacost Annex
Silver Spring
Upper Marlboro

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Washington, District of Columbia

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