About AKD

About AKD, Inc.

I have had a lifelong interest in design. My mother taught me to sew when I was nine and I went on to make many of my own clothes. I studied Fashion Design in New York City and worked for several years as a designer of women’s apparel.
When we moved to Virginia, I knew my days in fashion were probably numbered, though my fascination with style has never waned. Since I love fabrics, I wanted to focus on bringing color and beautiful textiles to other people’s homes. I threw myself into learning everything I could about window treatments.
I opened my company in 1988, designing and sewing draperies. While I now offer full service design, luxury fabrics and couture sewing are the inspiration for almost every project I work on
Originally begun as a window treatment company, it wasn’t long before clients were asking AKD, Inc. to help with a great variety of interior design projects. While we favor managing your project from initial concept and inspiration through completion of a room or entire home, we can also assist you with smaller parts of your project which may include:
• Room layout & floorplans
• Furniture selection & purchasing
• Furniture delivery & inspection
• Kitchen & Bath Design
• Window treatments – including 1000’s of fabrics, drapery hardware & installation
• Blinds, shades & shutters
• Color consultation & paint selection
• Flooring & rugs
• Accessories – tabletop, wall art, mirrors