When Eileen Zimmerman was just twelve years old, her love for fabrics and sewing began with her first sewing project in Home Economics. She received her degree in Fashion Merchandising from Kent State University. She later went on to work in the family business, Paint & Pattern Centers, for more than twenty years in many different positions. When mini and vertical blinds became fashionable, Eileen became an expert in that field. Soon, customers began requesting valances to cover the headrails of their blinds. Eileen’s next venture was to work in a drapery workroom as the office administrator. Soon after that, she went on her own and Well Dressed Windows was born in May of 1995.
Donald Zimmerman, Eileen’s other half, takes care of the marketing and general business operations. He describes his most important function as getting Eileen in front of people. After also graduating from Kent State University, Don served in the US Air Force as a Minute Man Missile Launch Officer. Upon Don and Eileen’s return to Cleveland, he worked for a number of years as a CPA in public practice with one of the large international accounting firms. He then also joined Paint and Pattern Centers as the Chief Financial Officer. He has additional experience with mergers and acquisitions, commercial real estate and life insurance. He joined Eileen in June of 2000 and as he says, he is authorized to “pay bills, make appointments, and otherwise do as he’s told.”
Unique window treatments are designed that reflect your life style, your needs, and your taste. We create your selection as if it were a piece of commissioned artwork.
The selection process is done in the comfort of your own home, with your furnishings, wall color, flooring, lighting, etc.
You can view our extensive picture portfolio during the appointment or online to see both the quality and the breadth of our work.
We can sketch your window treatment selection for you or do a computer rendering.
You can coordinate all of the elements with the fabrics, trim, and hardware that we bring to you. You are not limited to what is in stock at a store.
Your window treatments are designed with proper proportions in mind for the size and shape of your windows.
Our workmanship is quality through and through. We pay attention to the smallest of details.
You will have a vast selection of custom hardware to choose from that can solve unique situations, as well as the typical ones.
What we can do for you
Well Dressed Windows comes to you! We bring the showroom right to your home so you don't have to go anywhere. Eileen will help you pick the perfect window treatments that meet your dreams and as well as your budget. Our experienced designer then measures everything to make sure it is right the first time. Once your new order arrives, our expert installers will install your new window treatments. For fabric treatments, Eileen accompanies the installer to make any final tweaks and dress the treatments to your liking.
Information & Help
Not sure what you want? No problem. With a degree in fashion design and over 20 years of experience, Eileen will help you pick the best fabrics and style for your home or office. She will take a close look at your furniture, carpeting, wall colors, and lighting to give you a well thought out plan. All of our consultations are free of charge so you don't have to worry about wasting time or money! Call us today and set up an appointment with Well Dressed Windows. It's time to get rid of those old boring drapes and transform your rooms!