Island Drapes & Upholstery

From South Africa to the Golden Isles, this mother/daughter team have eyes for textiles that span the globe. When Rita first came to SSI twenty years ago from her home in South Africa, she opened and ran a small drapery company out of her house. As her business grew she periodically tried to talk her successful daughter into leaving the corporate world and sharing instead in the island life with her. Eventually she succeeded. Auret, Rita’s daughter, packed up her corporate life and took the helm with her mom, leading them straight into their first commercial space. Business has continued to grow and the company size has followed. Last year the mother daughter team moved into their new, larger building at the corner of Demere and Old Demere.

The growth continues not only in their customer base but in their ties to this community. When you hear Rita and Auret talking with interior designers you know immediately that there is a synergy and bond between these professionals that has been built over the years. The reputation of outstanding craftsmanship, attention to detail and fine taste precedes them through the work they have done and the friends they have made.

The Island Drapes & Upholstery portfolio backs up Auret’s promise: “You design it – we will make it!”. In fact, the out of the box ideas they have tackled have often led to improvements overall in their business. Hard work, dedication and a passion for the work drive this team and it shows. It is clear through the customer’s satisfaction and appreciation of watching ideas come to life.

If you are looking for a simple recovering for your favorite armchair or are re-imagining your entire living space, you need to speak to Auret or Rita. See their shop, see the team at work and rest easy that your project is in superbly skilled hands.

Island Drapes and Upholstery offers the highest standards of artistry and customer service. Our full service workroom includes professional design services, creating high-end soft window treatments, bedding, decorative accent pillows, valances, Roman shades, blinds, custom cornice boards and valances.

A large in-store fabric library is available offering a vast selection of products (indoor & outdoor), and clients are encouraged to relax and enjoy the experience selecting products to beautify their homes.

We manufacture, sell, and specialize in custom drapery hardware, with an extended and varied selection to choose from. Motorization of window treatments is a service we proudly offer discerning shoppers, with on-site installers available for all projects.

We have a full service upholstery workshop on site, constructing and upholstering custom beds, headboards, ottomans, banquets and furniture. We take pride in our superior workmanship and attention to detail.

For outdoor living areas we re-cover cushions, or design new seating, and offer outdoor treatments.

In-house consultation is a free service, as is measuring, pick-up and delivery.

We serve residential and commercial clients and partner closely with local & out-of-town designers, decorators and architects to create exquisitely designed and executed projects, often exceeding our client’s expectations.

1958 Demere Rd • St Simons Island, GA (912) 268-4685


Motorized sheer Roman Shade over a "hard to reach" window, behind the tub.#customdrapery #customromanshades #motorization

Posted by Island Drapes and Upholstery on Friday, August 30, 2019

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