Serving Denton, North Dallas/Fort Worth & Surrounding Areas

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Made in the Shade Blinds & More helps those buying or building new homes in the Dallas / Fort Worth area complete their homes with the best custom window coverings.  Our collections are for the selective homeowner seeking a high-quality and unique experience.  Furthermore, the Made in the Shade advantage is that we bring the showroom to you.

Made in the Shade (Adjective):  In a condition characterized by comfort, success, easy living or general well-being.

About Lana Smith - Made in the ShadeWhen I built my own home, I knew that I didn’t want to choose my window coverings from a big box store with unknowledgeable salespeople pushing the same boring products that everyone else had.  Instead, I wanted to choose my window treatments in my home, comparing colors with my floors and walls.  I wanted an expert to guide me through the process, make suggestions, and offer ideas.  However, it didn’t work out exactly that way for me.  I made some costly mistakes back then with products not of the quality I was expecting.  My lifelong fashion and design obsession, love for consulting with and helping people, and entrepreneurial spirit decided my fate.  A Made in the Shade Blinds & More franchise was a perfect fit for me……and Made in the Shade Blinds North DFW was born.

Made in the Shade Blinds North DFW is the only window covering provider that stands by our five-point value system; quality, customization, service, warranty, and price. I have earned numerous awards in my 20+ year career which has spanned from retail, wholesale, general construction, and consulting. My specialty is consulting with the client to understand their specific needs, wants,

and challenges, and creating a customized solution.  Not only do I provide blinds, shades, shutters, and draperies, but I also help clients choose the perfect area rug and accessories. In addition to working with homeowners, I work with home stagers, home sales professionals, and realtors helping them bring even more value to their clients. In addition, being a part of the Made in the Shade family allows for volume buying power with name brand manufacturers which means a better value for my clients.

Some fun facts about our family

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You will mostly work with me and my professional installers, but you may encounter my husband, Wayne.  Wayne is passionate about his career in counseling but his real love is ferroequinology, or the study of trains.  Unless you have a ton of free time on your hands, please do not bring up the topic of trains, you will be talking for hours.  Wayne is very supportive of me and will do anything to help.  Most importantly, he keeps me caffeinated as the designated coffee and tea preparer for the office.


My son Garrett is a fun kid with a very quirky sense of humor and is an aspiring engineer.  In addition, he’s my go-to person for everything techy or social media related.  Hmm…would someone please tap Garrett on the shoulder and get him off that video game, I need to talk to him, please.  Thank you!!

Ella is our little Havanese.  She will do just about anything for pepperoni, Chick-fil-A, or Vienna sausages.  You never have to call her twice for dinner either.



The window coverings industry is vast and can be confusing.  Specifically, I encourage every homeowner to make their homes their own, unique, and brilliantly beautiful……..made in the shade!

Say “yes” bring me the showroom!  Schedule an in-home appointment today.  Meanwhile, please browse our site for ideas on blinds, shades, shutters, and more.

All the Best,

Lana Smith




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