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About Ronica

Hi, I’m Ronica VanGelder and I am passionate about helping you create the look and feel you want in your home.  I value learning your priorities, needs, budget, and style, and then bringing my extensive design and fabrication experience to your project.

Nothing is more exciting than seeing your face light up when you see the vision AND when the end-result is installed in your home!  I love hearing “Wow -what a difference this makes!”

I learned to sew at an early age when my aunt helped me make Barbie doll clothes.  I was hooked!  Although, truth be told, at that point she probably did most of the sewing!  I continued to learn how to sew and made some of my own clothes thru middle and high school.  Home EC was my favorite class (remember those days?)  I graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Textile Studies.

I’ve been making window treatments, pillows and bedding since 2001 (and before) when I founded Ronica’s Custom Creations.

There are more options in window treatments every year: new fabrics, hardware, trim and motorization options.  I am committed to continuous education through industry associations such as the Drapery and Design network and the Window Coverings Association of America (WCAA), where I served as Secretary for the national board. When I’m not meeting with clients, sewing or installing, I enjoy spending time with my family, especially when we’re out on our boat!  I’m also active in the Knightdale and Raleigh entrepreneurial communities, participating in several networking groups.

Professional Credentials


  • Past Board Member, Window Coverings Association of America
  • Specialist Member, Window Fashions Certification Program
  • Certified Window Treatment Consultant (CWTC)
  • Certified Window Treatment Workroom (CWTW)
  • Past Board Member, Knightdale Chamber of Commerce
Best of Houzz 2017 Service

Window Fashions vision 2010 1st Place

International Window Coverings Expo
Window Fashions Magazine
Honorable Mention
Designer’s Debut

Memberships & Certifications

Window Fashion certified Professional
Certified Best for Kids

Ronica’s Custom Creations is dedicated to preventing accidents involving children and pets by raising the awareness of the dangers of accessible cords and by providing child-safe custom window fashions.  Blinds and shades that are improperly installed or out of safety compliance can pose a potential strangulation hazard to young children. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, corded window coverings are among the top hidden hazards in American homes.

I love hearing clients say: “Wow, what a difference this makes!” and then leaving you to live in your transformed space for years to come!

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