About R Garner Custom Designs
Rosemarie Garner comes by her sewing passion naturally. Her maternal grandparents were a seamstress and a tailor, and her mother taught her how to sew when she was in junior high school. Fast forward many years later, R Garner Custom Designs was born on the third floor of her Montclair, NJ home, where she worked for 12 years. She recently moved to a glorious 900 square foot industrial space in Butler,NJ where there is finally space to have two tables, all four of her industrial sewing machines, a state of the art industrial iron, a professional clamping system for panel fabrication, and a motorized track to test Roman shades before they leave the workroom.
All types of linings are stored in the workroom to ensure that the correct products for the job are at hand when needed. Rosemarie works closely with different vendors to source decorative hardware, Roman shade headrails, fabrics, hard treatments (woven woods, cellular shades, roller shades, etc.), motorization, and all kinds of cool notions. Rendering software is often used in the planning stage to ensure proportion, placement and design are optimal for the space. She is truly your design partner. Come by for a tour!
Designer: Tracey Stephens Interior Design, Inc. Photo: Wing Wong Photography
Designer: Cory Connor Design. Photo: KazArts Photography
Rosemarie keeps up with industry trends with her memberships in the WCAA (Window Coverings Association of America) where she served as the NJ chapter Vice President, Curtains and Soft Furnishings Resource Library, and industry conferences.
She has been published in Design NJ Magazine, HGTV magazine and Vision Magazine and was the workroom for an award-winning design entry at IWCE in 2018.
Rosemarie is also an instructor for Workroom Tech in Tryon, NC and for the Custom Workroom Conference, specializing in Roman shade fabrication.