Rachel Gregersen’s background in design, her more than one decade of successful business leadership in interior fashions, and her entrepreneurial spirit and drive make it only a matter of time before her company, Beyond Shades, is a well-known name for custom window coverings in Chicago. As a lover of architecture and a former homeowner in Oak Park, “It is always exciting to have clients in this area.”, says Rachel Gregersen.

Purchasing custom window coverings can be quite daunting.  They can be among the larger-ticket items that come with a new home, an addition or decorating, updating, remodeling, or safety proofing an existing home.  Beyond Shades is the team that can help you at your own pace and in your own space, whether it is one window, one room, one home, or one business.  Our goal is to be where you are and where you need us to be to give you the design options, price points, and functional solutions to your window covering needs. 

Beyond Shades understands and respects the need of today’s homeowner when it comes to their window covering purchases.  We understand that you have worked hard for and appreciate your home.  You love your home and want to choose the right product for it.  While we ultimately offer shades, blinds, shutters, etc., we understand that the decision is completely beyond shades.  It is about your lifestyle, how you live, how the light comes into your home, and what is aesthetically pleasing in your dwelling. 

You are well aware, as are we, that in today’s competitive atmosphere, you have many choices for window coverings.  From the first interaction until installation is complete, we work hard to make sure that you are happy with your decision to partner with us on a product that you are going to have for some time. 

One of the company values that drives our success is that every customer and every project is a VIP.  We are as passionate and committed to working with a client who needs one shade for a kitchen window as we are for a client doing an entire house of window coverings with us.