It would be understandable to think that all The Curtain Exchange does is—well, curtains. After all, it’s right there in the name. But owner Ellen Ross says the shop is much more than that. “We offer a full design service. That includes window treatments, but we can also help in picking out paint colors, accessories, furniture placement, custom bedding—whatever the demands are from the client.”
Pat Sly, Dr. Darryl Ross, Ellen Ross
Colleen Schoendienst, Ellen Ross, Pat Dino, Shirley Drury
RANDALL BATEMAN was recognized as the Charles F. and Joanne Knight Distinguished Professor in Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine.
After almost seven years of providing a wide variety of high-quality curtains, Ellen Ross found the next step for her shop, The Curtain Exchange, in a partnership with bedding specialist Peacock Alley. “We think it’s a good addition so we can do the entire bedroom, not just the curtains,” Ross says.
RICK GRAEFE / JOURNAL Ellen Ross of the Curtain Exchange.
From cordless blinds and shades to luxurious layers of natural-colored curtains, window treatments friendly to kids, pets and the environment are on trend.
Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens…and Julie Andrews! The NATIONAL CHILDREN’S CANCER SOCIETY is celebrating its 25th anniversary in a big way: Academy Awardwinning actress and entertainer JULIE ANDREWS will headline the organization’s Chase Park Plaza gala on Sept. 29. The evening’s proceeds will provide direct financial assistance to young cancer patients and their families. For more information, visit children-cancer.org.
From expanding pediatric transport capabilities to distraction tools for children during long stays for treatment, Mercy Health Foundation’s Benefit for the Kids is essential to optimizing the capabilities of Mercy Children’s Hospital. “This event allows us to provide better care, enhance the patient experience and reach out to the community in ways that we otherwise wouldn’t be able to,” says Mercy Children’s Hospital president Dr. Joseph Kahn.
July 15, 2011 : Ellen Ross, owner of The Curtain Exchange
In 2005, while waiting for a haircut, Ellen Ross flipped through Traditional Home magazine and saw an ad for a New Orleans-based company offering custom and ready-made window treatments. “I remember thinking, They can’t possibly be as beautiful as they look in these pictures, and I forgot about it,” Ross says. “And then, six weeks later—same salon, different magazine—I see the ad again. This time I made note of the website.” When Ross visited the site, she learned that the company wanted to open a franchise in St. Louis. As it happened, Ross herself had been looking for a new venture. “After I inquired, they contacted me immediately, and I flew to New Orleans. It was crazy!” she says. “That was in March, and The Curtain Exchange opened in October.”
Lainey Noel Woodward and Morgan Stuart Younkin were married June 12 in a ceremony at The Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian Church, with a reception at The Country Club of St. Albans.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Bean of Ladue are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Hillary Joyce, to Ross Elliott Schumaker, son of Ms. Beverly Radloff of Creve Coeur and Mr. Howard Schumaker and Ms. Ellen Rahn of St. Louis.
Angels’ Arms has announced the addition of new board members RON SHAMBRO and PAUL WIRTH.
Having anything on your window, whether it’s curtains, blinds or shades, prevents heat from escaping in the winter and cold air in the summer. That makes well-lined curtains or thick blinds or shades more than a matter of aesthetics.