Boston Home’s Best of Boston Home® 2023 – Best Custom Drapery


Last week was a big one for us. Being awarded Boston Home’s Best of Boston Home® 2023 – Best Custom Drapery (our first award ever!) was beyond incredible. We are so honored, humbled and proud to be recognized in the Speciality category. Over the last 4 decades, we've been fortunate to work with top, award winning premium designers and contractors  who produce stunning designs that we get to execute.  It's a privilege and compliment that we take very seriously. 

In 1979, our champion and fearless leader, Maria Makkas, set us on this unwavering path to support our design partners through exquisite craftsmanship, meticulous attention to detail and exceptional client service. Our goal has always been the same: to make our client’s clients happy. It’s just that simple. 

Custom Drapery
Makkas Workroom

This family-run workroom is pure joy to work with. The business began as the solo venture of Maria Makkas, who crafted elegant window treatments on her sewing machine more than 40 years ago. Makkas has long been partnered in the business with her husband and son, and today the operation has a team of highly skilled seamstresses and installers who manage projects—which range in size and scope—from start to finish. The team loves a creative challenge and will work fastidiously to bring a designer’s vision to life. 

Thank you Jaci and Boston Home Magazine for the recognition. And a special thanks to all of the extremely talented and hardworking vendors who have tirelessly supported us over the decades. We could not do what we do without you!  

Congratulations to all the amazing 2023 winners. 



Manny and the Makkas Workroom Team