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The page where you want to know more about the people behind the name right?! Well my name is Nicki Kranidis, the owner, and I have been in business for over 16 years. Its easy to remember because I began the business when I had my first child. I always had a flair for design. At a very young age when my friends and cousins where playing I was redecorating my room, moving furniture around, and even putting wallpaper borders on my walls. I grew up in a small community of no more then 100 in Charleston Newfoundland. At the age of 17 after graduating, I moved to London, Ontario.
I continued helping friends & family with paint colors, drapes, room layouts; all for the love of seeing something come together and the smiles on their faces. It was my passion. Back in those days when balloon drapes were the hot item, and nobody could get enough of the rose and hunter green in their rooms:)
I worked many normal jobs, yet I was not excited to go to work. I always felt I wanted to have my own business, and I created a few others before grounding this business. Before I had my first child I worked for a construction company, D.Grant & Sons, as Accounting Manager. I knew when I had my children that I wanted to be with them when they were younger and I knew I needed something that gave me that option. That is when I decided to finally create a solid business plan and open my own business. I created Blinds by Design.
I placed an ad in the penny saver and got my first sale from a lady that worked for Revenue Canada, in the amount of $750.00. I never looked back. That was the beginning of a dream that coincided with my passion. It still is my passion and that is why I am still around!
My goal for the business has never changed. To help customers select a window covering that not only looks good but serves functionally as well. Whether you have a minimal budget or an unlimited budget I wanted to ensure you receive a product that works for you. I want you to be happy! To get the most out of your money spent! I have worked with students, young families, professionals, single moms, executives, retires, etc, but I will treat you all the same.
I enjoy being creative and giving customers more then they imagined.
That’s why I love what I do.
I have a staff of 7, and most have been with me for a long time. They are all passionate about their work and thats very important to me.