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Our History

Blinds are Beautiful has been a staple in Winnipeg since 1980. 

In the beginning, the company was known as New View Blinds. It competed on price, offering affordable window treatments by selling directly from the manufacturer to the public. 

A year after opening, an employee, Glenn Karr, bought the business. Three years later the name was changed to Blinds are Beautiful. 

As a local owner, Glenn built the business by working with clients and offering them the quality products, design services and customer service they desired.

Part of the success of Blinds are Beautiful has been in giving back to the community.  Since 1980, Blinds are Beautiful has supported over 100 charities, including: 

  • Canadian Museum for Human Rights
  • Siloam Mission 
  • Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
  • Winnipeg Football Club

During his 36 years of ownership, Glenn expanded the reputation and client base of Blinds are Beautiful, turning it into a Winnipeg institution. 

In the spring of 2017 Blinds are Beautiful was purchased by a new set of owners but remains a locally owned company.  New and past clients can look forward to the continuing great service and quality selection of custom drapery and blinds to meet their window covering needs.


Meet the Team

Meet the people who will help make your next decorating project a reality. Our consultants are some of the best in the business because they realize that your home is an extension of you. It should reflect your personal style and convey the right message about your taste and who you are. Whether you wish to have a design consultant visit you, or you prefer to visit our showroom, rest assured that the consultant you meet will have knowledge of the latest products, fabrics and colours to match your existing décor or to help you decorate from scratch.

 

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Barb, Design Consultant
barbara@blindsarebeautiful.com

Barb has been cultivating her expertise as a design consultant for over 30 years. A passion for design, from fashion to interior decorating, has driven her to spread her love of beautiful things by creating strong relationships with her clients and helping them choose a beautiful selection for their home. Barb loves getting to know the likes and dislikes of her clients and is skilled at providing them with the information and expertise they need to make a confident decision.


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Debby, Interior Designer & Design Consultant-
debby@blindsarebeautiful.com

Debby graduated with a degree in Interior Design from the University of Manitoba. Her career began in the corporate design field in Montreal. Work opportunities led to Toronto & Peterborough, Ontario. With a move back to her home town of Winnipeg, she specialized in drapery and window treatments. With 16 years in the industry, she finds Blinds are Beautiful a wonderful fit. Solving a clients’ needs and expectations is a very satisfying challenge. Please contact her at your convenience. We have a ‘beautiful’ new and renovated Showroom and she would be more than happy to meet with you and discuss your project.


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McKennah, Receptionist
info@blindsarebeautiful.com

McKennah is a new addition to the Blinds are Beautiful team, and she is excited by the opportunity her works has provided her. Blending her creative spirit with a passion for customer service, McKennah is happy to help with your every need.


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Shawn, Installation Specialist


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Cole, Installation Specialist