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Testimonials

"A big thank you to Steve for his help on our window coverings. From start to finish much appreciated."

SB
February 2017

"Rod Couvelier  

Thank you for your hard work and dedication to the successful completion of the Hudson Walk 1 Project at 755 Caledonia Avenue. Enclosed is our plaque to show our gratitude.  

We look forward to working with you on future projects."

Townline
November 2016

"Grace was very easy to work with - she had a ton of great ideas and visuals to help with our decisions. She was knowledgeable with the products and quickly helped us narrow down the choices into something we are very happy with. Our blinds are perfect!"

P
November 2016

"Hi Becky,  

Just wanted to check in and let you know how happy I am with the window coverings. They have been fantastic all summer and really finish the interior rooms with a fine edge and also a sense of comfort.  

Thanks again for your questions, suggestions and coordination of the entire order from those weeks of fabric selection through to product installation."

Residential Customer
September 2016

"Hi Paula  

We love the way everything looks and the quality of the products. The bedroom curtains are absolutely spectacular and work so well to block the early-morning light out. The rollers in the den are perfect for this area and really suit the space. Thank you again for all of your help. It truly has been a pleasure working with you.  

Wishing you all the very best."

DM
July 2016

"Hi Becky  

Your installers were here today on Galiano and I have nothing but gratitude for their work. They worked solidly for two hours, and set up and cleaned up so that there was no impact on my home.  

But better than that are the blinds themselves. Every one of them works effortlessly and appropriately. And the fabrics selected are exactly what I had been hoping for…..  

Now I can say for sure - the blinds/drapes are exactly what I had planned for. The subtle stripes in the living room and the robin’s egg solid in the bedrooms - the fabrics selected with your assistance go together so well. They offer a style and colour theme throughout in a cohesive way.  

So thank you Becky for your suggestions, recommendations and overall style guidance. Thank you for bearing with my selection journey which was made somewhat challenging by my location on Galiano Island.  

This weekend I will take some photographs so that you can see the final product (I want to wait for sunshine for the pictures)"
Thanks again,
JC
June 2016

"Paula Akoury - Island Window Coverings
Thank you for the outstanding service during our purchase of window coverings.  

Given our recent move to a condo on Victoria's inner harbour, it was important to get the best product. In addition, the style and quality of window coverings was also critical given the major visual impact they would have on the condo. They had to look great for exterior and interior views.  

You were extremely patient and provided excellent advice on options. While the in-store meeting was good, it was your willingness to come to the residence and do an on-site consultation that had the biggest impact on our decision.  
There were some challenges with the way some windows adjoined others. Precise measurements were necessary for success. You ensured that we knew exactly what to expect with the location and operation of the window coverings. This was extremely important to us because sometimes the buyers can be unpleasantly surprised by the installed product. In this case, we got exactly what we wanted.  

The installers were efficient, quick and tidy. They easily installed some tricky window coverings that had to touch each other at an angle. The end product looked great.  

Paula, thanks for the great advice, excellent communications and quality product. We are very happy with the window coverings as are our visitors who note how much they contribute to the look of the condo."
Sincerely,
Bob & Verna
April 2016

"Marilyn with Island Window Coverings helped us find the most beautiful, perfect window coverings for our space and we couldn't be happier! Prior to our consultation, we weren't sure what we wanted and my biggest concern was that our coverings were going to block our beautiful view. But thanks to Marilyn they fit perfectly in the space, enhance the view and add a much needed warmth to the room. She managed to look at our space, colour scheme, personal style and steered us in the right direction. She really listens to what you want for the room, has great style and an eye for colour! The entire team was very friendly and professional and one of the easiest trades to work with through our extensive renovation. There is no way we would have been able to make the decisions we did or be as happy as we are without Marilyn's help. Thank-you!"
Ryan & Stephie
March 2016

"If it wasn't for Grace's experience and knowledge, I don't think the vision I had for our new house would have been realized.The service provided was exceptional and I am a demanding customer!"
Bev B
March 2016

"My wife and I have ordered window coverings from Island Window Coverings four times over a 10 year period. From the first time we met Marilyn McClaren we knew we had the right professional to handle our job. In addition, we got estimates from four other companies and none were within 40% of Island Window Coverings for the exact same products and installation service. The icing on the cake is the after installation service. As with all renovations there are always a couple of small issues that could not be anticipated...any time we faced such a hurdle Marilyn solved the problem in a timely and professional manner with no questions. We highly recommend Island Window Coverings in general and Marilyn in particular. She not only has a vast knowledge of window coverings, she brings years of decorating experience to your reno project. Without reservation we suggest you give Marilyn a call!"
Don & Wendey
March 2015

"Thank you so much Paula, for all your hard work to date. My mom and I are so pleased with our window coverings...they are beautiful and really enhance the overall feel of the rooms. I feel we were very fortunate to work with such a talented designer as yourself who has a remarkable eye for memory and colour. I'm very comfortable recommending you and Island Window Coverings as I know that others would be as pleased as we are with the service and help that we received. Many thanks again Paula!"
L.T.
February 2016

"Our house had the original 80’s-vintage drapes, heavy and a faded rusty-brown colour. We updated the living, family and dining room drapes with new drapes from Island Window Coverings, and also changed out some of the drapes for roman blinds and Hunter-Douglas blinds based on Paula’s recommendations. The rooms are now much brighter, and it feels like there is a lot more space and less clutter in the bay windows with the roman blinds. Paula was very responsive about giving us quotation information and answering questions, and was great for helping select some choice samples and bringing them to our home to view in situ. They also arranged the installation date so that visiting family could be impressed with our new purchase before they had to go back home. Overall we are very pleased with our experience working with Island Window Coverings and would certainly contact them again for any future purchases."

IC
January 2016

"Becky - The new blinds are just perfect. Thank you."
D.Y.
January 2016

"Becky - The installation went very smoothly and we are pleased with the results!"
M. MA.
January 2016

"Becky - They look great. Thank you so much!"
A.R.
January 2016

"Marilyn, thank you very much for your promptness, professionalism, creativity and all around great customer service. We will definitely be using your services again!"

B and K
December 2015

"I approached Island Window Coverings in search of blinds for our new home. Adding window coverings to an entire house at the end of a build can be overwhelming and an expense that is usually not accounted for. Paula at Island Window Coverings helped me by directing me to the style we were looking for and a brand that delivered the best bang for our buck. The result was exactly what we wanted, modern blinds that suited the style of our house while giving us both light filtering and privacy. I found the experience to be positive and Paula was friendly, attentive and easy to work with. I would recommend Island Window Coverings to people who need blinds or curtains for their home."

SF
October 2015

"Dear Becky,
...I'm loving my new blinds. My whole experience with Island Window Coverings Ltd., from first contact through consultation to installation, was positive: professional yet friendly, clear information, and reasonable pricing. I will certainly recommend IWC in future."

D.Y.
July 2015

"The service I have received from Grace at Island Window Coverings has been nothing short of fantastic. She guided me through the selection of fabrics and type of hardware and accommodated my busy schedule. I wouldn't hesitate to call her once the need arises."

SR
Residential client
July 2015

"We are very pleased with the window coverings that Grace helped us choose for our newly renovated home. They were perfect for our needs and our home. The blinds arrived in a timely manner and installation was arranged easily. Grace's attention to detail and follow up after their installation was excellent. We would highly recommend Island Window Coverings to friends & family in the future."

A & S
Residential client
July 2015

"Becky....With your guidance...we made great choices and I feel that we got good value too. You were very helpful and patient with us. Thank you!"

T.M.
July 2015

"Becky..the blind installation went really well - we love them! They’ve made the room so much cooler, we really couldn't be happier. Thanks for all your help!"

Carolyn H.
July 2015

"Having a condo property with multiple windows, an expansive view and all day sun exposure, presents its own challenges when selecting the appropriate window coverings. After visiting a number of stores I met with Grace Haight at Island Windows and the rest was 'plain sailing'. She knows her product and has the ability to provide ideas that work best without being 'pushy'. She measured all the windows only once and the final result was near perfect. I would have no hesitation in recommending Grace and Island Windows to anyone embarking on a similar and sometimes overwhelming endeavor."

DE
Residential Client
July 2015

"We wanted to extend our sincerest Thank You to you + your team at Island Windows for all your hard work on our recent Bedroom Makeover for Elise for the Help Fill a Dream Foundation - without your support + generosity we wouldn't have been able to make this sweet girls dreams come true ~ especially in such a tight timeline!

The foundation was able to present Elise her new bedroom yesterday afternoon and she was absolutely elated!! There were big smiles and even some tears all around - Thank you again for all your help!"

Warm Regards and Big Thanks from the Team at KWI
July 2015

Room makeover

"Our experience with Island Window Coverings Ltd., right from our visit to the store, to the completion of the drapery installation, was very professional and extremely pleasant. Marilyn McLaren's advice and suggestions were outstanding and then the process of placing the order and having our drapes installed was a totally stress-free experience. We would definitely recommend Island Window Coverings - their personnel and services are exceptional."

L & R

"We are so pleased with the drapes (& can now sleep in!). Thank you for your advice & it was a pleasure working with you."

"Bob and I are thrilled with the window coverings from your company in our newly renovated home... Marilyn was an absolute joy to work with...how fortunate you are to have her as an employee..."

B and J
Victoria

"Marilyn was fabulous in helping us make important decisions about our window coverings in our new home! We appreciated her expertise and knowledge and is very personable and easy to work with. She made sure the job was completed to our satisfaction! We'd definitely use Island Window Coverings again!"

Cheers,
K

"We are most grateful for the excellent service you provided us in choosing our blinds. Corey and Dan the installers did an exemplary job too! We love the colour and quality of our blinds."

Most appreciated,
C&C

drapes

"Our experience with Island Window Coverings was excellent and Marilyn McLaren was a pleasure to work with. She helped us pick functional, practical and elegant window coverings while being budget conscious. Marilyn is very experienced and efficient and we would highly recommend her to anyone requiring similar services."

Sincerely,
Dr. A.S. and Mr. S.S

drapes

"We have had our new blinds for over a week now and are really happy with the decisions we made. That is not the only reason for this note however. We wanted to let you know how much we appreciated the help, guidance and advice that Marilyn gave us through the whole process. She was very patient with me, and we never felt rushed to make a decision. The installation went very smoothly with Dan and Cory. Overall it was a great experience and we would certainly recommend Marilyn and your company to our friends."

Regards,
Jocelyn and Gord

drapes

"Morning, Marilyn. Dan and Cory were here yesterday and completed the whole installation in about an hour and a half. Please pass along what a great job they did – very cheerful in the midst of our moving frenzy, professional and excellent workmanship. And thank you again for looking after us so well on the design and coordination."

Ciao,
J

drapes

"Dear Marilyn, We would like to express how happy we both are with the services provided to us by Island Window Coverings Ltd. and Marilyn McLaren for the window coverings in our new penthouse suite. With such a large amount of windows and the reflection of the sun on the water, we felt it would be a challenging task. The sun screens that were recommended and installed have not only cut the glare of the sun to a very acceptable level but still allows us to enjoy the view the suite offers. With many of the windows, we did not want to take away from the view but wanted a minimal amount of curtains to complete the look of the suite and this was achieved perfectly with enormous help from Marilyn. The full curtains in the bedrooms and other rooms have worked wonderfully and we are extremely pleased with not only the curtains but the hardware as well. On that note, most of the sunscreens and curtains were installed with remote controls and while we have had remote controls in the past, we have previously had trouble with them and these remotes have worked perfectly and are very simple to use. Thanks again for the wonderful job you have done for us and we will certainly be recommending you to our friends."

Yours Truly,
Shirley & Rob

drapes

"We began renovating our home and we had used Marilyn for a job in the past so we decided to use her again. Our renovation began with something small but then grew larger and larger. We would have been so lost if it wasn’t for Marilyn. We were overwhelmed with selecting flooring because there were so many different types, but Marilyn had great knowledge and expert advice in all different kinds of flooring and helped us select beautiful carpet, tiles and wood. Since our bathrooms were being redone as well she selected tiles for our bathroom showers and walls which now look stunning. We needed window coverings and we had different needs each of our rooms. There are so many different types of window coverings and she helped us choose the perfect draperies, blinds and rods. She not only made our home look like a show home in a magazine, but went above and beyond our expectations by making sure everything was being installed correctly and that we were being treated fairly by everyone doing the renovation. She has a lot of knowledge in many different areas when it comes to designing a home. In the past, I have dealt with designers that have forced their opinions, but Marilyn was patient and designed our home by really seeing what our taste was. She is an amazing designer and we will definitely be using her for all of our future projects."

- A.D.

drapes

"We write to thank you for the excellent services your company has provided us during the recent renovation of our home — we could not be more pleased with the results of your tiling and window treatment divisions.

Specifically, we wanted to single out two of your outstanding employees who made a huge difference to the outcome of our project.

Most recently we have been receiving wonderful counsel and service from Marilyn McLaren who has helped us enormously in narrowing down the huge range of choices to a selection of window treatments that have transformed our home. As you will already know I'm sure, Marilyn has a very keen design sense and has brought her talents to bear on the traditional look we are trying to recreate for our 1930's era house in Oak Bay. Marilyn is an absolute joy to work with and her attention to detail and professional conduct is greatly appreciated.

Earlier on in our project we also had the pleasure of watching Neil Perry perform his magic on three bathrooms, two entryways and three fireplaces. Neil is a master of his craft with a tremendous work ethic. He would have made a thousand trips or more up to our second floor to place each tile with precision and care. Again, it was such a pleasure to have a wonderful, "can do", cheerful person in our home. The results of Neil's work are stunning and we shall admire it for many years to come.

There are other people behind the scenes that also contributed to our project and we are grateful for their assistance too but the outstanding efforts of Marilyn and Neil cannot go unrecognized by us, nor we hope by you.

Individuals such as these do not emerge in organizations where there is not a culture of service and quality and so please accept our congratulations to you both for allowing these talents to succeed.

We wish you continued prosperity and success in your business ventures for the coming year."

- Stu and Deb

drapes

"The service Island Window Coverings offers is outstanding. Marilyn’s selection of blinds was perfect in appearance and functionality. Installation was prompt but also flexible to accommodate my busy schedule. I would not hesitate to recommend this company."

- AJ

drapes

"I wanted to let you know my mom loves her new window coverings. It has been a true pleasure dealing with you and your company and look forward seeing you again in the future. Until then, take care, and many thank you's for your brilliant ideas, your thoughtfulness, and for taking the time to come to Duncan and assisting my mother."

- CT

drapes

“I just thought I would let you know how pleased we are after installing the beautiful curtains that were custom made for us. They turned out more beautiful than we had imagined.

My husband and I got 4 quotes from various custom drape businesses and we chose Island Draperies because of the great advice you provided us. You were most helpful in explaining different styles of pleats, rods and fabrics. You invited me to Island Draperies on 2 different occasions so I could “see” the different styles that we had talked about. Because of that, I was able to make an informed decision about choosing the right curtains for our new home.

Thanks again for all the time you gave me by emails and phone calls. You certainly went out of your way to keep me informed and see that the final product would meet our needs and satisfaction.”

- JM

drapes

“I have only taken the pillows out and I am mesmerized by the excellent workmanship and will, after dressing the bed properly thank your seamstress. What an excellent choice for everything and I can't thank you enough.”

- JS

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“I love my new blinds! Without the expert advice from the IWC team, I would never have considered the style I finally purchased. Installation was also very professional. They were in and out of the house in half the time I expected it would take.”

- LC

energy efficient

“We are thrilled with our new Lutron motorized shades and they work perfectly with our smart home system. Thank you Island Window Coverings for your recommendation and outstanding service.”

- MJ

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“Just wanted to tell you how much we love the blinds. They look beautiful. I dropped in on Friday to see how things were going and the installer was very nice and very efficient. Thanks so much for a job well done all around!”

- AP

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“Our new upholstered bench cushion is very comfortable and its firmness gives just the proper height at the table.”

- HS

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