About MonaG Studio
“Take what I taught you, what your grandma taught you, and what your teachers taught you… then do it your own way” -my Mom
I stumbled upon making these faux roman shades years ago as a renter in Chicago. My apartment was a vintage building with windows that looked right into the neighbor's window next door. As a renter I couldn’t drill holes into the walls or woodwork to hang curtains, so with the skills I learned growing up, I made these window treatments for myself using simple tension rods and fabrics. Fast forward to today, I was able to evolve this production and use my career experience in sales and product development to start my dream small business, MonaG Studio.
MonaG Studio window treatments are custom made in the modern style of roman shades and straight valances using high quality home decor fabrics. Each valance is fully lined to enhance and preserve the beauty of the fabric and provide fullness to the folds and overall structure to the valance. The face of each valance is uniquely seam-free with no exposed stitching, giving it a modern, seamless design. Much care is taken to beautifully balance the patterns of the fabric within the valance and to carefully align the patterns across multiple windows. All seams are constructed by machine for durability, and folds are hand constructed for a natural roman shade look. Special order fabrics are available as well as your special requests. Your valances are made to order upon order receipt and shipments are made via USPS Priority delivery. Packing materials are earth-friendly/recyclable.
All unused materials and remnants are donated to the Creative Arts Therapy program at Thresholds Chicago. Thresholds provides services and resources for persons with mental illnesses and substance use disorders for youth and young adults, veterans, young mothers, deaf, and individuals experiencing homelessness.
The name MonaG is taken from my nickname “Mona”, which my sister gave me, and the G is in honor of the Grandmas who taught me to sew and inspired me to create.