Window Department

Karen brings over 26 years of knowledge, experience, and personality to designing window treatments at Saybrook Home. Her talent provides an immeasurable skill set, from bedding and bath, custom, semi-custom, and ready-made window treatments, along with accurate measuring, fabrication, and installation strength. She is a certified Hunter Douglas professional installer, as well as a certified Hunter Douglas professional dealer. Karen believes in always listening carefully to the customer, allowing ample time for each consultation.  She takes careful notes so that she can strategize and accomplish a well-designed and fabricated application. Karen’s highest priority is 100% satisfaction with her customers. Creative passion, attentional to detail, inspirational ideas, and individuality, all define Karen and is a reflection of the work she accomplishes with her clients!


How did you get started in the industry? After sewing for many, many, many years, as I became a mother, I was asked if I would like to do some custom window treatment sewing for a small window treatment shop. As my children grew and moved out, my work schedule and customer base grew as well.  So after sewing as a custom workroom and doing all of my own installations for 25 years, I decided to work for Saybrook Home as a Window Department Manager.  I have been here now for 7 years!

What is one hidden talent that you have? Baking…I love to bake!  As a kid, I baked for my 2 older brothers, then raised 3 boys (and, a husband), baked my way through that, now, I am teaching my grandchildren how to bake!  What a GREAT way to spend time with people!

Who is the biggest influence on your professional career? Honestly, all those people that taught me how to sew, to always want to learn more, and to never settle for less than perfection. Also, my family, because they always supported my career.

What is your proudest non-work-related accomplishment? My family and friends! As well as building my garage with my Father-in-law!


Meet the Faces of


  • Keith A. Bolles


  • Keith Bolles


  • Jane Bolles

    VP Operations

  • Michael

    Showroom Manager

  • Susan (Suzy)

    HR | Business Office Manager

  • Bridgette

    Senior Designer

  • Debbie

    Senior Designer

  • Heather

    Senior Designer

  • Jackie O

    Senior Designer

  • Molly

    Senior Designer

  • Teresa

    Design Associate

  • Tessa

    Design Associate

  • Donna

    Apparel Manager & Buyer

  • Karen

    Window Department

  • Lee

    Sales Associate

  • Deb M

    Visual Merchandiser

  • Kasey


  • Peter

    Warehouse Manager

  • Emily

    Data Entry

  • Ben


  • Alex


  • Jason