The Curtain Exchange

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Meet Ellen Ross, Owner of The Curtain Exchange of St. Louis.

About the Owner

Ellen Ross was born and raised in St. Louis around her family’s retail business. That experience, plus her corporate background in human resources and her Bachelor of Science degree in business have given her the tools she needs to run her store. She chose to open her own store in her home town because she says, “I love my life and being a St. Louis native. It’s the perfect city because it’s not as large as other cities, but it still has everything you could ever want or need.”

She has been happily married for 33 years, and she and her husband have three children together. Besides running her store, Ellen enjoys going to the theatre, visiting museums, going out to eat, and being an avid sports fan. Most of all though, she enjoys spending time with her family.

About Her Home

A home furnishing and styling connoisseur, Ellen possess a passion for elegant drapery, and this is reflected in her home as well as in her business life. She lives in a beautiful condominium, which she has furnished in an 18th century English style. Her interior design includes some special items from her store, of course: “My favorite item from The Curtain Exchange in my home is my sheer crewel curtains overlaid on silk,” she says. “They’re hanging in my family room, the space in our home where my family and I spend most of our time.”

About The Curtain Exchange of St. Louis

Ellen, an entrepreneur at heart, started her own store almost nine years ago because she always wanted to have her own business. She specifically chose The Curtain Exchange because she has always loved working with people, and she finds it incredibly rewarding to collaborate with her customers on their design projects and to see how the projects evolve from start to finish. She also says that she wanted to add another entity to her bustling yet quaint metropolis.

If you have not yet met Ellen, visit The Curtain Exchange soon to find out more about why she is such a fabulous store owner!

Remodeling and Home Design


8119 Maryland Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63105
United States
Store: (314) 863-1112
Fax: (314) 863-1102
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Customer Reviews:

“[These] designer curtains are works of art, creations of beauty, ready for you to take home today.”

Uptown Magazine, September/October 2009

“…a wide range of colors, imported fabrics from all over the world, exceptional quality.”

Uptown Magazine, April/May 2008

“You could have a drop-dead gorgeous dress fashioned out of the fabrics found hanging at The Curtain Exchange.”

At Home St. Louis Magazine, Nov/Dec 2007