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ELLEN SMITH

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A life-long resident of Union County, Ellen is a cat lover who lives with her two furry friends, Lefty and Sabrina. She also is a dedicated aunt to her beautiful niece.

A magna cum laude graduate of Rutgers University with a BS in marketing, she spent 18 years as a project manager for a major telecommunications company. Seven years ago, Ellen started a second career in the home furnishings industry and joined the decorating team at Metropolitan Window Fashions in 2004.

Since then, she has taken courses toward her certification as a window treatment consultant and has honed her skills with extensive product training from Hunter Douglas on shades, blinds and shutters. Ellen is also trained as a Sherwin Williams color specialist and regularly attends trade programs on the newest fabrics and styles in today’s window coverings market.

Citing her greatest decorating strength as finding solutions for challenging shaped windows, Ellen has a great eye for color and style – and brings current trends, products and fabrics into each job she tackles.

Her favorite vacation spot is 'anyplace with a beach' and when she's not decorating beautiful windows, Ellen can be found reading, watching movies, shopping for fashions, cooking and trying new foods.

Ellen has done beautiful work in New York City on the Upper East Side and Upper West Side as well as in Chelsea, SoHo, Manhattan, Tribeca, Murray Hill, Midtown, Harlem Uptown, Downtown, and Midtown.

Ellen has done beautiful work in New Jersey in Warren, Basking Ridge, Somerset, Westfield, Scotch Plains, Watchung, Bridgewater, Green Brook, Martinsville, Berkeley Heights, Piscataway, Plainfield, Summit, Chatham, Chester and Morristown.

Ellen can be reached in New York City at (212)501-8282 x303 and in New Jersey at (908)755-4700 x353.


Testimonials

This was the third time I have purchased window treatment and have used Ellen as my contact. She has been kind, helpful and very professional. She has listened to what I was asking for and offered great thoughts and suggestions. The fabrics and color selections were spot on. Additionally, the installation service has been great too. Cheryl M., Bridgewater

Ellen Smith was extremely cooperative, knowledgeable and helpful in putting things together and assisting in the process. Harriet B., Manhattan

Custom solution was the best suggestion (for this bay window area), great follow up and smooth installation! love the one unit curtain! Thanks, Barrie S., Whitehouse Station

I would like to rate both Ellen Smith, designer, as well as the installer with a #1 Excellent rating in every category. This is a very unusual action for me, but both of them have certainly earned the top rating. I have toyed with how to best do window treatments for my living room and dining room for over 5 years. I wanted something elegant but not pompous, striking but not overbearing, matching but not identical, luxurious but still comfortable that would frame the windows and anchor the rooms while admitting light and without covering the wainscoting and window features. I needed colors complimentary to the carpets - not completely neutral but definitely not bold, and solids with enough texture for subtle pattern but without any print. Now, I ask you: would you know what to do with that? Well, Ellen Smith did. She assessed my color schemes, got us in the right palettes, gave me choices and found the perfect colors and fabrics. She sketched out design ideas and helped me visualize the styles. Ellen found beautiful trims, accents, and rods and finials - coordinated but individualized for each room. She even found the perfect complimenting fabric for the dining room chair seats. All the work was beautifully completed and every visit (whether designer, installer, or upholsterer) was on time. The work was completed promptly and properly, with no mess left behind to clean up. And the windows and chairs are beautiful, perfectly completing my rooms. I really wish I hadn't worried about it on my own for so long, I could have been enjoying this beautiful work instead! I strongly recommend Ellen Smith and would be happy to talk directly with potential clients and answer any questions they might have. Sincerely, Ellen N, Martinsville

Ellen - Just a short note to thank you for your assistance in picking out window treatments for our living room. We love how everything turned out. I especially appreciated your being at my home during the installation to make sure everything turned out perfectly. I would not hesitate to recommend you to future clients! Susan and Michael P., Springfield

I would give my designer, Ellen, an excellent rating in every category. She was a pleasure to work with - prompt, professional, personable, and knowledgeable. I would recommend her and wouldn't hesitate to request her in the future. Carol R., Gillette

Hi Ellen, I LOVE the sofa - am totally happy with the work and am so glad I found you and your company!!!!!!!!!!!! What I was planning to write you was since it looks so good, I want to pursue the 2 club chairs in the living room next.  And I was going to say that if you could find a couple of minutes to come up here and just confirm with me the fabric choice for the club chairs I will go ahead with that next.... I am very very happy with the work and very very happy to be working with you! Also, I am real happy with my bedroom blinds - what a difference it makes! Happy Holiday, and look forward to hearing from you soon. Joan, NYC

Dear Ellen, Thank you so much for all of your hard work! You have made my home a beautiful oasis. We are especially happy w/the master bedroom ornices. What a lovely & creative use of the fabric's pattern.  Our best to you! Pamela & Eric, Jersey City

Dear Ellen - I just wanted you to know that the chair was delivered last Friday and I LOVE it. It looks absolutely perfect!! Thanks for everything. I have been looking for ready-made throw pillows this whole time but so far no luck. Maybe we can meet at the store to go through books. Similiar to the chair, I have a pretty good idea of what I want, just need to find it. Thanks! Megan P.

Dear Ellen, I've been meaning to write and thank you for the wonderful work that you did. My apartment looks lovely and homely and I have received many compliments about the new look of my windows. I hope you have had a festive start to the new year and I want to wish you all the best in 2011. Best, Hlonipha




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