Blog Posts

April 18, 2024

Mentoring the Next Generation

Motivated by his own journey, Manny’s commitment to mentoring the next generation of designers continues to grow. Here’s a look at Manny’s partnership with Endicott College to mentor the next generation of designers.

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February 27, 2024

5 Questions With Vasili

We recently sat down with Vasili to learn about a typical day and his essential role at Makkas Workroom. Keep reading for our first “5 Questions With!”

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January 30, 2024

Looking Back and Ahead

If it were still socially acceptable to say “Happy New Year,” we’d start with that, but since we are now all fairly fully entrenched in this new year and all that it brings, we are moving on!

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November 22, 2022

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

Makkas Workroom receives Boston Home’s Best of Boston Home® 2023 – Best Custom Drapery award!

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September 9, 2022

In the Workroom with Vikki Dallas

A day in the life in the Workroom with Vikki Dallas. Vikki shares her typical day along with thoughts on how interior design has changed post pandemic.

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May 17, 2022

In the Workroom with Maria Makkas

Join us for a conversation with Maria Makkas on all things Makkas Workroom, including how far she’s come and what she has her sights on for the future.

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January 21, 2022

Welcome to Makkas Workroom

The time is here! We’re excited to officially announce our new name and new look.

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September 14, 2021

Manny on the Grit by Design Podcast

In our latest blog, we’re discussing 3 Things to Know about Shutters. We’ll cover the styles, benefits and easability that contribute to their popularity in today’s interior design world.

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April 30, 2021

3 Things to Know about Shutters

In our latest blog, we’re discussing 3 Things to Know about Shutters. We’ll cover the styles, benefits and easability that contribute to their popularity in today’s interior design world.

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March 16, 2021

The Rise of the Home Office

A year ago today, in light of the growing pandemic, we made the difficult decision to close the workroom. What we thought was a 2 week pause turned out to extend into a much longer…

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February 8, 2021

Looking Ahead: 2021 Interior Design Trends

It’s hard to believe we’re already well into month 2 of 2021. Our team has been going non-stop these last few weeks, reminding us of our important role as a drapery workroom…

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December 22, 2020

Welcome to the new Makkas Drapery Workroom Website

As the day has finally arrived to launch our new website, we wonder where the year has gone. Then we remember exactly where it has gone and we find ourselves taking a few. deep breaths..

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July 1, 2019

Window Blind Design in the Age of Automation and Child Safety

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, between 2012 and 2017 there were 50 reported fatalities linked to window cord strangulation among infants and young children…

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June 10, 2019

A Unique Partnership withInternational Designer Joseph Abboud

Over the last three decades, American menswear designer, author, Boston native and Red Sox fan Joseph Abboud has stayed focused on one thing – designing an impeccably detailed, perfectly tailored men’s suit, always modern, always edgy and always made in America…

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April 9, 2019

The Role of Hardware in Today’s Design

Just like the right hardware can turn a window into a paradise of warmth and comfort, an ill fitted or lower quality piece can make your designs fall short of the look you’re hoping to achieve…

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