About Us



Made in the Shade of Annapolis is locally owned by The Johnson Family. Residents of Shady Side, Maryland for more than 32 years, The Johnsons are connected to Annapolis-area residents, and have been active members of the community. The Johnsons are no strangers to a family-owned business having built and continuing to operate a highly successful home remodeling company-Tilesmith, Inc.
Leslie and Elizabeth Johnson, along with two of their sons, Maxwell and Mitchell, look forward to providing top-notch service to their clients. We understand that being able to build relationships with people is important—and we are always here at your service. As members of the community, we know it’s imperative to be reachable and accessible, especially when you are investing in your home.

Who We Are – The Johnson Family

Leslie was a member of the Air Force & Air National Guard for 21 years and retired shortly after September 11, 2001. After being stationed all over the world, his last stop was Andrews Air Force Base where he met Elizabeth. Elizabeth administers retirement plans and just celebrated her 30th anniversary with her company.
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Their two sons, Maxwell and Mitchell, bring a wealth of experience to Made in the Shade of Annapolis having worked side-by-side with Leslie in their home remodeling business. Maxwell also brings a business education, while Mitchell’s education is in marketing. Both are highly skilled remodelers, and they look forward to putting their talents to work for you.
What will you get by choosing Made in the Shade of Annapolis? A reliable, accessible, creative, knowledgeable, professional and enthusiastic design team who is ready to listen to your desires and help make them come true.



Made in the Shade of Annapolis offers the best window covering products in the industry with exceptional service and affordable prices.  We thrive on service, and we can’t wait to bring the showroom to you with our shop-at-home convenience.

At Made in the Shade, we offer a personalized experience: a complimentary consultation, complete with free measuring and a free estimate.  We understand that shopping for window treatments can be an overwhelming task at times.  We are here to help! Our team is ready to do so by allowing you to see various window coverings in your own environment.  Being able to see how the light, room colors and furnishings will look in your own home is important to us.  Our goal is to make YOU happy.

We offer quality, name-brand window coverings at GUARANTEED LOW PRICES, and every purchase is backed with a manufacturer’s limited lifetime warranty.  Your happiness and satisfaction are important to us.  We hope you’ll invite us into your home to see how we can help make it the one you’ve always imagined.