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Made in the Shade Northern Kentucky

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Wan and Patrick Owners of Made in the Shade Northern Kentucky
Locally owned and operated

Meet Wan Zhao & Patrick Higgins

Thank you for visiting Made in the Shade Northern Kentucky!

Patrick Higgins and Wan Zhao both have backgrounds in classical music and real estate. Patrick was born in Michigan and grew up in GA. He graduated from Ohio State University with a viola performance major, and Wan graduated from University of Cincinnati with a Violin performance major. They met while playing at the Ohio Valley Orchestra in Gallipolis, OH in 2003. Patrick established a Violin shop upon graduating college and won two gold medals at Arizona International Violin Maker’s Competition in 2019 and Merit of Tone award at the prestigious Violin Society of America competition in 2010. Originally from China, Wan is an accomplished Violinist who played with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra in Charleston, West Virginia for 10 seasons.

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Patrick and Wan enjoyed performing career with the Tran-Siberian Orchestra and various musicians such as Josh Groban, Ricky Skaggs, Michael Buble. Wan owns a mortgage broker company Holi Mortgage, LLC and was featured as a top loan producer in 2022 on the National Mortgage Professional magazine. Patrick is a licensed realtor in the Northern Kentucky area. With their artistic background and real estate expertise, they will be able to provide the top-notch service to their clients for the window treatment. Patrick and Wan live in Independence, KY with their two boys Jackson and Oskar plus three dogs Ali, Taco and Biscuit.

We are proud to serve you and provide exceptional service for your next window treatment project.   Click here to schedule your free in-home estimate.

We look forward to meeting you and servicing your project!

How We Work:

The best place to help you find the perfect window treatment solution for your home is in your home. Our business model focuses on a free, no-pressure consultation in the comfort of your home.

Our design consultants will discuss with you, evaluate your space, and show samples to help you choose the right window treatment solution. We want to ensure you have a positive shopping experience and can make well-informed decisions about your window covering needs.

We stand by our five-point value system:

  • Quality: We select manufacturing partners carefully. Our products are made by the top window treatment companies in the world using high-quality materials.
  • Customization: Every window fashion we supply is custom-made for your windows in the color, style, and options you select. We help you to make each window a reflection of you and your style. Dare to be different! We make it easy!
  • Service: We back up every sale with stellar service. We want to give individualized care before, during, and after the sale because each client has a unique story. We want your story to be as amazing as your window coverings.
  • Value: Our industry leading products and warranties give you high value at a great price
  • Warranty: Our manufacturing partners offer excellent warranties, with many having a lifetime warranty. This means you can invest in your window treatments without worrying.

Our goal is simple:

A comfortable shopping experience where you are able to make informed, educated decisions about your window treatments for every room.

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So contact us today to make an appointment and we’ll bring the showroom to you! We would love to help you maximize natural light in your living room with roman shades or help with UV protection with outdoor patio shades. Let us show you how easy and pleasant your in-home shopping experience can be.

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We serve Northern Kentucky, Walton, Union, Cold Spring, Kenton Vale, Morning View, Florence, Covington, Fort Mitchell, Fort Thomas, Burlington, Independence, and surrounding areas! Let us bring the showroom to you. We offer free in-home consultations. Book your appointment today to see the best name brands for less.

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