About Us

The Mill Design Center was originally opened in 1987, by husband and wife team, Rick and Cindi Silverman, in an old, refurbished Mill in North Chelmsford, MA. While our initial focus was on designer wallcoverings and custom window treatments, client demand prompted us to gradually take on the additional product lines of Hunter Douglas Window Fashions, and design services for both residential and commercial spaces.

After 31 years in the Mill, we are following in the direction that today's consumers want: quality products and superior service, and the flexibility of shopping in the comfort of your home or office. Under our new name, Mill Design and Blinds, we are taking our business on the road, bringing our years of design expertise and exceptional service directly to your home.

Mill Design and Blinds is committed to the same service that has earned us the Houzz.com Best of Service Award for the past 5 years. Call us: 508-454-5457, or email us: silverman@milldandb.com for your next project. We look forward to working with you!

About Us
About Us

About Us

The Mill Design Center was originally opened in 1987, by husband and wife team, Rick and Cindi Silverman, in an old, refurbished Mill in North Chelmsford, MA. While our initial focus was on designer wallcoverings and custom window treatments, client demand prompted us to gradually take on the additional product lines of Hunter Douglas Window Fashions, and design services for both residential and commercial spaces.

After 31 years in the Mill, we are following in the direction that today's consumers want: quality products and superior service, and the flexibility of shopping in the comfort of your home or office. Under our new name, Mill Design and Blinds, we are taking our business on the road, bringing our years of design expertise and exceptional service directly to your home.

Mill Design and Blinds is committed to the same service that has earned us the Houzz.com Best of Service Award for the past 5 years. Call us: 508-454-5457, or email us: silverman@milldandb.com for your next project. We look forward to working with you!

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The best advertising is always word of mouth. We are proud of our work, and appreciate the kind words customers have written over the years. Please review us on Facebook and Angie's List, to share your experience with the Mill Design Center.

Here are some of the testimonials we have received:

"Mill Design Center were indispensable when we needed window treatments and a kitchen backsplash for our house. Their sense of design was an asset that helped us create a beautiful look for our home. We were so pleased at the results and their attention to detail. They took us from selection to installation. A perfect solution for your windows, tile, and carpet needs. Rick and Cindi are knowledgeable, terrific people. Working with them was a pleasure."
Sam & Ilene
Brewster, MA

"Mill Design Center measured and installed multiple window treatments (plantation shutters, wood blinds, Roman Shades) in our new home. The quality of the workmanship and materials was excellent. Everything came out exactly as expected. From the initial visit to the Mill Design Center, to the initial in-home consultation, through the ordering and installation of our new window treatments, the experience was nothing short of exceptional."
Eric
Littleton

"Rick and Cindi are absolutely wonderful designers and decorators! They helped me choose and install paint, carpet, shades, blinds and window treatments for my home twice -- once 18 years ago and again, because it was time for a new look, this year! They "get it". They have excellent vision, humor, efficiency and flexibility. I trust them completely. They sell extraordinary products like Hunter Douglas and Pratt and Lambert. They know what works. Everything they suggested and/or installed has been classy and perfect. You cannot go wrong if you choose to work with the Mill Design Center."
Ellen
Acton, MA

"Thank you, Rick, for all of the fine work you have done with our window treatments, in the past six months. It was an absolute pleasure working with you and your very professional service. Colleen and I were very happy with the end results. (Thank you also for the peaches! They were delicious!)"
Matt and Colleen
Harvard

"The Mill Design Center is truly a one stop shop for your home. Cindi has a remarkable talent for interior design and an excellent eye for detail. She gives you personalized service and she will work with you to find the best colors/products to pull your home together! She is extremely knowledgeable and went the extra step to help us choose paint colors, blinds and carpeting that would work for us. Her husband, Rick, then implements her visions to perfection. Their advice, guidance and professional service was greatly appreciated. We are extremely happy with the results!"
Cheryl and Mark
North Chelmsford, MA

"Mill Design Center has done a lot of work at my home over the years, mainly window treatments and wall-to-wall rugs. They do an outstanding job! They are reliable, professional, very trustworthy, and a hard working lot. That is rare, from my experience. Their prices are very good/reasonable compared to their competitors. I am picky, and I think the world of their work, products, and customer service. I never do reviews, but for the sake of other customers, I wanted to share my experience to at least encourage them to do business with a great business - Mill Design Center."
Scottie
Concord, MA

"We highly recommend the work done by Mill Design. Most recently, we had them in to do new roman shades in 2 rooms because we loved the shades they did in our dining room last year. Over 15 years ago, we hired them to do window treatments in our living room. Last year, when we completely redid our living room, we kept those same treatments because we loved them so much. We just had them cleaned, and had Rick reinstall them. We had Rick put in new window shades to go with them. We purchased wallpaper, maybe 12 to 15 years ago, that still looks good in some of the bedrooms in our house. We don't decorate every few years like some people do, so when we do remodel a room, we want something classic that will last a while. These folks are on time and dependable. Their prices always turn out to be exactly what they quoted (or lower!). We have worked mostly with Madeline in the past. She makes great suggestions, knows how to save you money, and really knows her stuff. We look forward to our next project."
Kathy & Phil
North Chelmsford

"Thank you so much for all of your help and expertise! We enjoyed so much talking with you and appreciated so much all of your expert guidance. We love our Duette shades! They have helped our house be so much more functional and beautiful! Thank you, thank you. We hope that you have a very happy and healthy New Year!"
Sara & John
Concord, MA

"Cindi helped me pick out an accent wallpaper as well as paint. She was wonderful. She listens. Showed her pictures of my home and she knew exactly what we needed. She saved me months of running around trying to find the 'perfect' wallpaper/paint. All this was accomplished with two short, pleasant, visits. Stress-free! Wallpaper will be in in plenty of time to finish before Thanksgiving. Instructions for wallpapering and the correct sizing were given. After looking at photos, Cindi was able to offer advice on which wall should receive the accent paint. I am thrilled with their service and attention to every detail."
Patricia
Litchfield, NH

"The Mill Design Center personnel were very helpful in showing us alternative window treatments and pricing, including pros and cons of each. They came to the house that evening to take measurements of windows. Installation was done on our schedule. Installer was very pleasant, efficient and professional. Old window treatments and packing materials were removed. Whole experience was pleasant and not rushed. Will go back again when needed."
Bill and Donna
Westford, MA

"I have a big old colonial with 20 some odd rooms and everyone of them is decorated with wallpaper and more from the Mill Design Center. Rick and Cindi are so helpful in making sure you get the look and quality your aiming for. Why would you go anywhere else, they have it all!!"
Diane
Billerica

"We wanted you to know how much we value your efforts in making our recent renovations so painless and successful. We are thrilled with our new floor and new carpeting. Your help in finding the perfect floor for our living room/dining room and our wonderful new bedroom carpeting is deeply appreciated. Your patience in listening to our needs and preferences let us consider a range of options and then make a well-informed decision. Not only did you guide our deliberations, you also energetically searched for and found solutions that matched our color, wood grain and width, and material preferences. Your installers were prompt, efficient, and expert. They completed the flooring installation in a single day! Thank you."
Claudia and Bob
Acton

"Claire and I just wanted to thank you and Rick for doing such a special job for us in helping to plan, order and install all the window treatments for our new condo. Your knowledge of the Hunter Douglas products and your ability to understand our likes and recommend appropriate blinds and draperies, made the entire process very enjoyable. That, combined with unparalleled attention to detail was truly the definition of "Customer Satisfaction". Thanks for everything."
Sue
Northbridge, MA

"I want to express my gratitude on behalf of all of Harbor of Hope for your service and help in Harbor’s renovation. You were great to work with, from start to finish, and we can’t say thank you enough. It’s good to know that we are surrounded by such great, customer-oriented, professional local businesses. The best to you, your family, and your business."
Jed
North Chelmsford, MA

"In my book the Mill Design Center easily gets five stars. They are totally professional, knowledgeable and talented. Cindi Silverman's advice and guidance in choosing window treatments and rugs was on the money. My wife and I could have poured over books of materials for months without coming up with the perfect choices she offered. I can't tell you how many people comment on the style and quality of the treatments. We are happy customers."
Robert
Acton, MA

"I spent the morning with Cindi yesterday picking out colors for my house. Can't wait to see the final result. Cindi was fantastic to work with!! I would recommend her to anyone! She listened to what I was trying to achieve and help me pick the colors to get there. I could not have figured it out without her. Totally stress free!"
Kim
Windham, NH

"Everything looks great! We love the flexibility of closing the bottoms and leaving the tops open for light (with Duette Shades), and the single shades on each window. We sincerely appreciate your working around our schedule and we are very pleased with your product and service. We will be sure to recommend you when the opportunity arises."
Ken and Debbi
Windham, NH

"As you know, we were somewhat cost conscious, but we realize that good quality must come at a reasonable cost, and you have been more than fair and honest with us. We value your fulfillment of, and consideration to, our needs. When we find the right people to fulfill our needs, we go for it with gratitude and appreciation. We like working with you!"
Gordon and Judy
Stratham, NH

"Your presentation, sales, follow-up, and installation is first class. I can’t imagine a more seamless operation from start to finish. Donna and I thank you both for making it such as pleasant experience."
Ralph
Sudbury, MA

"I highly recommend Cindi Silverman for full service home design. I am completely amazed how beautiful my home is, having just completed changes of window treatments, wall color and furniture placement that Cindi has suggested and helped me to implement. It was a stunningly successful redo of the entire house, and it all flowed incredibly smoothly. Not good myself at color nor design, I was thrilled to find someone who not only guided me to just the right colors, the right window treatments for my light and lifestyle... but also has an amazing list of resources.. excellent people she recommended for repairs, painting, electrical...every need. Rick guided the window treatment installation, and again, so pleased to discover they are qualified for the Hunter Douglas "Right Choice Promise" which allowed me to change out the color on one set of drapes after installation with minimal charge. I highly recommend Cindi and Rick to anyone who is looking for skilled, likable professionals."
Bobbi
Chelmsford

"The Mill Design Center installed a new floor in my kitchen, and I love it. The installers were very professional and did a great job. The whole experience from choosing the floor to prepping the subfloor to installing the final product was smooth and hassle-free. I would recommend the Mill Design Center and their team to anyone."
Madeline
Dunstable

"Outstanding experience. We have used Mill Design for three projects. Our first experience was with window treatments and area rugs for our den/kitchen living area. The second, installing automated blinds and the third was transforming our small dining room into a game room, including window treatments, area rug, and recommendations on paint to pull the entire room together. Wonderful design sense, friendly and knowledgeable, and the final result was fantastic."
Tedford
Acton

"The owners of Mill Design Center have been wonderful to work with. They helped us choose what would work best for our home and for our office and followed up with prompt, on-time service. They measured and installed in no time at all and were friendly throughout. As we move into new offices, we will definitely contact them again for their thorough expertise."
Jackie
Harvard

"Rick,Cindi and the Staff at Mill Design Center helped me turn my new house into a home .The window treatments and wall coverings are spectacular and I continue to get compliments on my home two years after moving in. I highly recommend the Mill Design Center to anyone looking to update their home decor."
Ann
Chelmsford, MA

"From previous projects shown on Houzz.com, I hired Mill Design Center at Wallpaper Warehouse to install Hunter Douglas window shades on about 25 windows in a two-family, 100+ year-old farmhouse. Rick Silverman and staff were knowledgeable, professional, very clean, and most importantly patient. This project was not without its hassles as many of the inside window frames were uneven, not square, or had old screws installed in the jams preventing the shades from opening/closing smoothly. Rick and staff returned multiple times until the window treatments fit as desired. I would consider hiring Mill Design Center at Wallpaper Warehouse again for hardwood floors and wallpaper installations."
Len and Frances
Lowell, MA

"Thank you so much for the wallpaper suggestion. I love the warmth and light this brings to the room. I will purchase new rods for the windows and extend them as you suggested. So grateful for your time and advice."
Barbara
Concord, MA

"We just wanted to say how pleased we were with how our bedroom came out. Your help in coordinating the colors, fabrics and textures was indispensable. From the wonderfully comfortable rug, to the gorgeous window treatment to the perfectly coordinated bedding, you really outdid yourselves. We have received so many compliments on the new look of the room. It really has added a new dimension to our home. The recent work you did for us on the living room window treatment was fantastic. The fabric you helped us pick out looks great and we love the Hunter Douglas blind. Your recommendation of the print we used for the cornice was spot on, even though I never would have imagined it working in our room. It looks great! Thanks again for all the time you spent with us on this extensive project. We'll definitely be back when it's time to do the next room."
Barbara and Rob
Lowell, MA

"I have done business with Rick & Cindi Silverman of the Mill Design Center on a number of professional projects over the last several years, and have been extremely satisfied with the high level of professional service they have provided me. From choosing vinyl flooring types and colors, countertop colors, kitchen cabinet design and colors, wallpaper, wall and trim paint colors for both the interior and exterior of homes; to office wall and trim colors and carpet types, to expert installation, they have pretty much done it all!
When it came to decorating our own house, we wanted Adirondack style. So we brought Cindi a dozen books with photos we liked. About a week later, she came back with a plan that I initially had a hard time accepting because she suggested things I had not ever seen or considered. But because I trusted Cindi and Rick completely in their professionalism and their almost 60 years of combined experience in the decorating business, I (gulp) said yes to their plan. Once it was finished, my wife and I were absolutely blown away at the final result! The first time people come into our house, their jaw literally drops in utter amazement and pleasure, looking at the total effect these two wonderful people came up with!
If you ever need expert advice about interior design and decorating, please consider calling Rick & Cindi Silverman of The Mill Design Center. They will ask you a ton of questions so that they can help create the look and feel you want in your home or office. I won't go anywhere else."
Roger Allen-Keller Williams Real Estate
Boxborough, MA

"I would highly recommend the Mill Design Center. RIck & Cindi are expert interior designers, stand by all their products, and respond immediately to any request. They are quality people selling quality products and a pleasure to do business with."
Judy
Chelmsford, MA