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Our window coverings company officially became Captivating Windows in 2022. Having started in 2011 as an extension of Magnolias Home Decor, it was time to create a new team and a new brand to continue our growth! Now, (L to R) Denise Wilkinson leads the team as manager and sales, Peg Ridder- sales, Amy Renter- owner, and Brenda Larson- administrative support. We are ready to help you transform your space with window coverings and fabric treatments!

Meet the Team at Captivating Windows by Magnolias near Norfolk, NE

Meet the Team

Meet Amy Renter at Captivating Windows by Magnolias near Norfolk, NE

Amy Renter

Amy has been in the floral industry since she got her first job at 16 years old. By creating Magnolias Home Decor & Captivating Windows, she has turned her lifelong passion into her career. Amy is married and has two grown daughters, Leah and Kate. Leah has two little girls, so Amy looks forward to weekend activities with her granddaughters. Her other hobbies include cooking, entertaining, and gardening. During her downtime, you can often find her at the beach!

Meet Denise Wilkinson at Captivating Windows by Magnolias near Norfolk, NE

Denise Wilkinson

Denise comes to Captivating Windows with a long history in interior design. Her grandfather started a small business selling Benjamin Moore paint and wall coverings in Illinois in 1953. Denise's parents joined the business in 1955, expanding it to include a full-service decorating experience with carpet, flooring, gifts, accessories, and window treatments. Denise owned the store for 10 years before moving to Nebraska.

After holding positions in community organizations and government, Denise is back to doing what she loves at Captivating Windows.

"I love doing window treatments again. I love visiting clients' homes and hearing their stories to find just the perfect solution to their decorating challenges. With the new team assembled in January 2022, Captivating Windows is so fun and busy. There is a huge market for the client experience and professional service offered by Captivating Windows. It doesn't feel like going to's fun!" - Denise

Meet Peg Ridder at Captivating Windows by Magnolias near Norfolk, NE

Peg Ridder

Peg began her sales career at Captivating Windows in 2020. Prior to joining Captivating Windows, she worked for many years at an electrical distributor, designing residential lighting for homeowners. She now sees many of her previous customers who need window coverings.

Working 3-4 days per week gives Peg the flexibility to enjoy spending time with her husband, their four children and their spouses, as well as their six grandchildren. They love to travel and have a large bucket list of destinations they want to visit.

Peg takes pride in giving her customers a personal touch. "Those finishing touches help you fall in love with a room. We have a great team and even better customers!" - Peg

Meet Brenda Larson at Captivating Windows by Magnolias near Norfolk, NE

Brenda Larson

Brenda joined Captivating Windows in October 2021, bringing with her a wealth of administrative and financial experience. She previously worked for many years with a State Farm Insurance agent and then at a local financial firm, providing administrative and logistical support to numerous advisors.

After her husband retired, Brenda decided to work part-time, and the Captivating Windows administrative position seemed like the perfect fit. Her expertise in numbers and details helps her keep everything on track. Brenda excels at setting up installations, managing schedules, entering invoices and payments, and ensuring everything runs smoothly.

She is a first-time grandmother to a beautiful granddaughter and loves the flexibility of working part-time, allowing her to spend as much time with her as possible.

Brenda shared, "I love taking care of people and their needs. It's so fun setting up the customers' installation when the product arrives, as they get so excited about it. We have a great team in place to take care of every need."

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