About Q!

Q. Design is the outcome of striving to truly understand the needs of designers, decorators and homeowners when it comes to window coverings. There was a gap in the market for a quality driven workroom combined with resource centre for fabric, hardwares and blinds to truly make shopping for window coverings easy and elegant. Marilyn and Lindsay came up with a plan. Let's renovate our space to fill this gap and provide a full service, one-stop shop for designers, decorators and homeowners when it comes to custom window coverings, bedding and accessories. With the help of one of our best clients, Elizabeth Metcalfe Interiors and Design, we put the physical manifestation of those needs into a design plan and then made it a reality with the help of KWP Renovations. It took a little over 2 months but the space now reflects the fulfillment of our goals to provide "Designer window coverings from start to finish!".Q. Design is committed to manufacturing quality custom drapery for the interior design community and home owners. We offer bespoke drapery, blinds, bedding and accessories.

Our History

The Q. Design mother/daughters team has a handmade history.  Marilyn has been an avid and talented sewer since she started designing and sewing her own clothing in high school!  After creating all the dance costumes for Lindsay's dance recital in 1985 she was approached by a dance mum who was an interior designer to make draperies.  Marilyn is a self taught perfectionist when it comes to getting custom drapery right for designers, decorators and homeowners both near and far.  Lindsay joined Marilyn in the family business in 2002 right after graduating from McMaster University.  While Lindsay is a proficient seamstress her passion lies in growing the business, perfecting it's systems and ensuring her team is happy and thriving!  More recently Marilyn's other daughters Adrienne and Shelley have come on board to learn the business and grow it to the next level!  Our amazing products are now available through a free Shop At Home service, online and to the trade through our Trade Program.  


The Team

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Marilyn Woods - Co-Owner

Marilyn has over 30 years of experience in the custom drapery business. She is an expert in all forms of window coverings and has a passion for learning and adapting to this ever-changing industry. Her role as owner of Q. Design allows her to oversee each project from the time of measuring until its completion. She excels at whole home window covering project managment!  Marilyn is available for quoting, measuring, consultation and production inquiries Monday through Friday.

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Lindsay Woods - Co-Owner

Lindsay has been an owner at Q. Design since 2002. Her current role is in marketing and educating our client base along with overseeing every aspect of book keeping and our production team. She has worked in all areas of measuring, production and installation and can speak and train knowledgeably about each area. She can quote, consult and advise on orders but tries to spend time at home with her 3 young children when possible. You can reach her by email and learn from her at our Brunch & Learns!

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Crystal Samchek - Interior Decorator 

Crystal Samchek started with Q. Design in 2002 as a finisher in the workroom. Over the course of her time in this role she managed the assembly, production and finishing of each item and was also in charge of quality control. Crystal has completed her Interior Decorating certificate at Humber College and she is now Q. Design's showroom manager and Shop At Home consultant. She can be reached for quoting and consulting Monday through Friday and evenings and weekends by appointment.

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Patti Shaver - Designer Consultant and Assistant

Patti completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree, Teaching Degree and Interior Design Diploma before working at Q. Design. She works as an assistant to Lindsay and Marilyn and a consultant to designers. Patti is capable of quoting, ordering, administering memo samples and helping source fabric and hardware in the showroom or via phone or email. She can be reached Monday through Friday.

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Our team of highly trained Canadian artisans come from all over the world and bring an attention to detail that just can't be found from other workrooms.  Our cutter and pattern maker along with our seamstresses and assembly and finishing team make perfect product every day.  Adrienne, Carmel, Nada, Shelley and Wieslawa are just the best!!