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About Us

Sharon Schmidt - Owner of Austin's Draperies & Blinds Unlimited

The Story of a Successful Designer

Sharon Schmidt, founder and owner of Austin’s Draperies & Blinds Unlimited is one of Austin’s leading experts in custom window treatments and Interior Design. In 1990, Sharon started selling blinds door to door. Having always had a love for design, much of her expertise is the result of self taught determination to learn and succeed in the business. That determination coupled with a strong desire to do her own thing, inspired her to build her business, canvassing hundreds of homes with postcards, using word of mouth and personal referrals to achieve success.

Her love for design and for people was a perfect marriage for her business and has served her well in helping clients get their design visions realized. For Sharon, helping her clients realize their vision is like delivering Christmas to grown ups everyday in her business.

Experience, style and customer service

After twenty-one years experience in the design business, her flair with color, design and fostering great relationships with clients, Sharon has become a highly respected and admired designer in the Austin area. Her philosophy is that going that extra mile for her clients and sticking with them through every step of the process is the only way to do business and truly succeed in life.

Sharon does everything possible to makes the experience fun and stress free and she has a lot of fun doing it. She offers in-home consultations so that clients can make their choices from the comfort and convenience of their home, or business location. Her services cover every aspect of window design, staging, planning, color consultation, bathroom & kitchen remodeling, granite and flooring. Sharon is equally comfortable working with residential or commercial clients and delivers the same excellent customer service to all her clients.

John Hutchinson - Operations Director of Austin's Draperies & Blinds Unlimited

Welcome the Newest Member of Our Team

John Hutchinson.  After a 35 year IT career including establishing, operating then  selling his ‘dot com’ business, John has joined Austin’s Draperies and Blinds Unlimited as Operations Director.  John’s entrepreneurial spirit, strong work ethic and project management skills will contribute to the future of ADBU.

On the homefront

In their free time, Sharon and John enjoy hanging out with their kids and kitties, working out, taking care of their garden and being with friends and family.  Sharon can also be found troving for treasures in local antique and consignment shops.  When not working,  John is often on the golf course or enjoying a glass of wine in their gazebo.