Our Story

Hey there! I'm Melissa, and I'm absolutely thrilled that you've found us. I call beautiful Seattle, WA, home, where I live with my amazing husband and our two kiddos. I'm excited to introduce myself and share the journey that led to the creation of OtterSpace.

My background might be a bit different—I hold a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, a field that ignited a passion for bringing innovative products to market, particularly those that can genuinely improve people's lives.

It all started after the birth of my second child in 2020. Those long summer days, where the sun seems to have its own bedtime schedule, presented a challenge. Imagine this: bright sunlight sneaking through the gaps in their blackout curtains, waking them up at the crack of dawn. Frustration doesn't even begin to describe it.

I scoured the market for a blackout solution that would truly block out every last bit of light and create the ultimate dark sleeping environment. But the options were limited, leaving us to resort to desperate measures like taping aluminum foil to our windows for most of the year. Our home felt like a never-ending game of hide-and-seek with the sun.

But I was determined to make a change—for our family and for countless others facing the same challenge.

That's when our Blackout Blocks came into existence—two years of dedication and countless moments of innovation led to their creation. They are designed to make your life easier and your sleep better:

💤 Block Out Every Bit of Light: No more unwanted light bleeds. Our curtains offer total darkness on demand.

🌞 Easily Opens for Natural Light: When you're ready to greet the day, our curtains open effortlessly to let in the sunshine.

🪟 Fits a Variety of Window Sizes: No tools or custom orders necessary.

✈️ Portable for Travel: Take our sleep-inducing magic with you wherever you go.

We believe you'll fall in love with our blackout curtains just as much as we have. So here's to better sleep and a little touch of OtterSpace magic in your life.