Stitch Above the Rest is an award-winning window treatment fabrication and design studio serving customers in the metro Atlanta, Georgia area.
We have been designing and fabricating stunning custom window treatments for almost 20 years. Finishing your room with textiles is our specialty and we never underestimate the power of great window treatments. Rather than steer a client towards trendy or refurbished looks, we focus on combining the client’s individual tastes and budget with modern textiles to create one overall cohesive custom design. We know that having your window treatments done right can transform the look and feel of your entire space and that’s why everything we do is hand-made and custom fit for your windows right here in our local Atlanta area drapery workroom.
During our consultation process we help you select every detail; from fabric, to hardware, to trim and lining. We will go over design ideas and take official measurements too. We fabricate everything in house and it is never subbed out. Once your custom items are completed, we will return to install them ourselves, ensuring the final product is exactly what you paid for and better than what you hoped for. When done right, the difference custom window treatments can make in your space can be dramatic and subtle, all at the same time.
As an award winning, full-service window treatment design and fabrication studio, we are here to help you finish your space and make your house feel like a home. Bringing extraordinary to the ordinary is what we do. Stitch Above The Rest is located in metro Atlanta and serves both Commercial and Residential clients.
Meet the Owner: Elizabeth Gerdes
I admit it. I’m distracted by window treatments. The good, the bad, the ugly, and of course, the magnificent. All of them. They all get my attention first, no matter what else is in the room. Sometimes I cannot remember the actor in the movie, but I can absolutely tell you what was on the windows behind him. It’s a fascination, an obsession, a love, a passion.
My love of textiles was formed early on as I was completely mesmerized by the ability to transform a few scraps of material into useful clothing, doll bedding or household items. As the 4th oldest of 12 children, I grew up sewing. My Mom made a lot of our clothing and taught me how to sew by hand. At the age of seven, she finally caved in and let me use her sewing machine for the first time. As an adult, I continue to take fabric and thread and transform it, but in much greater ways. Like an artist, I can see the final vision before the fabric has even been ordered and I do my best to help my clients visualize it too.
With a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Kennesaw State University in 1999, and as a new Mom with what amounted to be a few childhood sewing classes under my belt, I started Stitch Above the Rest in 2003 with the simple vision of helping to provide for my family. I have worked very hard to develop and perfect my skills over time by seeking out educational opportunities, learning from others, and learning from my own mistakes.
Overtime I have been fortunate to have carved out a path for Stitch Above the Rest, LLC to become a leader in this industry for quality, customer service, and commitment to the client. I have worked successfully with both residential and commercial clients, taking on jobs no one else would do. I have taken on more elaborate jobs over time, and have worked in some of the finest homes in the Atlanta area; in addition to helping my clients with their second homes out of state. I love the challenge of creating non-traditional window treatments and have fallen in love with helping choose details and designs, then fabricating the vision and installing it. Seeing an entire room transform with window treatments, from start to finish, fills me up inside. Being recognized for it by my industry and numerous other organizations is icing on the cake.
My clients invest a lot of money and a lot of faith in me and I don’t take that for granted. Whether it’s one room in a small home or a 30,000+ square foot commercial co-op, each project has my full attention, from start to finish, while it is on my table. With a lot of hard work Stitch Above The Rest has grown into a company that I am proud of and I have been blessed to have a career that feeds my creative soul.
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