Kathy Barb and Kate have worked together as a team since 2005, and when the local interior business they worked for closed down in 2013, Kathy and Barb decided they wanted to keep the team together so they opened up their own curtain design and manufacturing store and Kathys Drapes by Design was born.
In April 2016 Barb decided it was time for her to retire, Kathy and Vinny remain running the busy team. (And doing a great job!)
Kathy has been coming into your homes to help you with your decorating needs, measuring and quoting for drapes and blinds since the mid eighties.
She is passionate about fabrics and textures and loves helping customers with their fabric choices and giving honest advice and ideas. Her excitement and enthusiasm is something that keeps her customers returning to her again and again.
Kate has been in the interior design industry since leaving school, she has a vast knowledge in colour, paint, wallpaper, and in 2012 she moved into the curtain making side of the business & is now work room manager. She is very versatile in all aspects.In June 2018 with our big changes Kate has stepped away from the workroom and is back on the shop floor.
We were delighted to welcome Ange, who started in 2014 to help Kathy out with the measuring and quoting. Kathy trained Ange many years ago when they were working together, and she has remained in the industry ever since. In home consulting is her passion, and she works hard to get the perfect look for you. She is excited to be part of Kathy's team.
Vinny , our curtain and blind installer and also Kathy's husband came on board when the shop opened, He is the one who gets to put the finishing touch to your windows, and if offered, will stop for a chat and a cuppa!!
We also have our valued part timer Joy working behind the scenes on your cushions, accounts and administration.
We also have four valued staff members Brenda, Sarda'e, Jo and Tash who work in the workroom making your drapes and blinds. They all have have a history working with textiles.
In June 2018 we moved our workroom to 55 Austin St to make it bigger and better, That's when Jo and Tash started with us.This move is to keep up with the growing business, And to have every Curtain and Roman job made locally at Kathys Drapes!!!
With the move of the workroom it ment we could expand our showroom, We gained 16 sqm, we have so much room we now stock Wallpaper. We are very excited about this!
We are all a very friendly, enthusiastic, knowledgeable bunch so do come and see us soon.
From the team at Kathys Drapes.