9966 Dolores Street
Spring Valley, CA 91977
Blind Designs History
Blind Designs is a family-owned, female-run business opened in 1999 by daughter-father team Stephanie Chagoya
and Gil Rivera. As a father in the '70s, Gil brought his young daughter into work with him at Desilu Studios,
where he designed and fabricated custom draperies and window shades. As she grew, Stephanie assisted him in his drapery
workroom, learning the basics of window coverings, including installation and the design of custom draperies
on the television sets.
Gil instilled in Stephanie the importance of doing business based on trust and integrity. The Drapery Corner,
the company he took over in 1976, and continues to run, served as her training ground. It is from this history
of experience, expertise and integrity that Stephanie developed her passion for window coverings. Blind Designs
is the culmination and product of this passion.
Stephanie worked for the family company from 1987 to 1997, designing custom draperies and bedding for their
residential division, and manufacturing vertical and horizontal blinds for their commercial division. After
having mastered all areas of the window-covering industry, Stephanie decided to expand her knowledge of
interior finishes and spent more than 11 years at Creative Touch Interiors where she was most recently Design
Center Manager for the San Diego region. Stephanie left Creative Touch Interiors in 2008 to return to doing
what she loves: running the family business.
After years of working for large design companies where the client gets lost in the crowd, Stephanie wanted to
return to the times of providing the personal attention by specializing in one area that allows for the time to
focus on what is important: her clients.
The thriving family business echoes Stephanie's passion for customers, custom window coverings and design, and
allows Blind Designs to continuously earn and maintain trust from its happy customers.