Innovative Openings has been recognized for design, service, and management on a local and national level.  The annual Boulder County Gold People’s Choice Awards probably means the most to us, since it is our customers who have voted us the best.  Winning this award for 12 consecutive years makes us proud.

Innovative Openings awards and honors



Best Place to Buy Window Treatments
2004-2015 People’s Choice Awards

Best Window Covering Store
2000 & 2001 Daily Camera Reader’s Poll

International Window Fashions Design Competition
2003 – 1st place in Drapery and Curtain Category

Small Business Retailer of the Year
1996 Boulder Chamber of Commerce



1st place award in International Window Fashions Design Competition

Window Fashions Design winner

Louisville, Colorado – April 16, 2003 – Innovative Openings, Inc., a Colorado-based window covering and awning retailer has been named the Winner in the Window Fashions International Envision Design Award. Innovative Openings received 1st place in the Draperies and Curtain category. Aleece Briggs, Innovative Openings Sales Manager accepted the award at the International Window coverings EXPO in Baltimore, MD on April 2, 2003.

The exciting drapery design was featured at the 2002 Denver Parade of Homes at Daniels Gate. According to Aleece Briggs, “The project was truly a team effort with the help of Laureate Homes, Castle Interiors designer Pam Kelker, Drapery Manager Barbara Talmadge, and the Innovative Openings Installation Team Barry, Chris, and Gary. This project shows the quality of design, quality, and workmanship that Innovative Openings can bring drapery clients.” Aleece, Barbara, and Pam put countless hours into creating an innovative design that fit the Colorado theme of the Parade Home.

Photos of the drapery treatment will be featured in the May, 2003 issue of trade magazine, Window Fashions Magazine. The prestigious design competition included over 100 entries from around the world. Innovative Openings sells a full range of window covering and shading products to the residential and commercial markets. In addition, Innovative Openings services interior designers, architects, and builders throughout Colorado. Innovative Openings has three retail stores in Boulder, Centennial (Denver), and Fort Collins. Each store features an incredible drapery fabric selection and full size window covering vignettes.