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Atlanta Area Sisters Finalists for Black Enterprise Award

May 4th, 2017

Easton, Md— Black Enterprise magazine announced that Barbara Elliott and Jennifer Ward Woods, owners of Decorating Den Interiors, Stone Mountain, Ga., are finalists for the magazine’s Franchisee of the Year Award. “Barbara and Jennifer, your efforts are admired and your achievements are highly recommended,” wrote Black Enterprise editor Derek Dingle in a letter notifying them […]

Public Invited to Judge Online International Design Competition

April 3rd, 2017

Easton, Md.— The public is invited to judge an online international interior design competition consisting of room makeovers in 11 categories: Bathrooms, bedrooms, children’s rooms, commercial, dining rooms, family rooms, home offices, kitchens, living rooms, window treatments, and miscellaneous. The voting site is and is open for voting from April 5 to April 21. […]

Decorating Den Interiors Honors 2016’s Top Design Businesses, Records Fifth Consecutive Year of Retail Sales Growth

January 18th, 2017

Easton, Md.— Decorating Den Interiors, North America’s largest home furnishings and interior design franchise company, named its Chairman’s Circle award winners—the top ten in sales in the U.S. and the number one in Canada for 2016.   “The Chairman’s Circle awards are the first we announce each year,” says Jim Bugg, Jr., president and CEO. This […]

Decorating Den Interiors Brings Nearly 50 Managers to Las Vegas Market.

January 11th, 2017

Celebrates Sixth Consecutive Year of Growth in Retail Sales   Decorating Den Interiors’ field managers and regional directors from across the U.S. and Canada will gather for meetings with corporate staff in conjunction with visiting the Las Vegas International Home Furnishings Market Jan. 22-26.  “Our group will consist of 39 franchise partners who also provide […]

From Making Draperies for a Friend to a Full-Service Design Business

December 29th, 2016

“My Dream Job.”   In 1999, Decorating Den Interiors owner Laura Purvis began sewing custom window treatments in her basement after a friend needed draperies for a new home. It was the beginning of a career.   “My hobby grew into a full custom window treatment workroom,” Purvis said.   In 2013, she decided it […]

New Blog for Starting an Interior Decorating and Residential Design Business

December 14th, 2016

A new blog ( for individuals looking to explore having their own interior decorating business or expanding a current one has been introduced by Decorating Den Interiors. Its content is targeted both to those with experience in design and home furnishings, and those with the right talent and desire but who may be looking […]

Our “House Whisperer” in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

December 2nd, 2016

Discusses The Benefits of Using an Interior Decorator Multi-award winner Catherine Pulcine, senior designer with Decorating Den Interiors-the CPI Team, was featured in Our Homes Ottawa magazine explaining some of the advantages and cost effectiveness of using an interior decorator. “Decorating is so much more than buying items we like and putting them in a […]

Seven Ways to Conceal or Reveal Your TV

November 17th, 2016

Decorators of the Year Make National News 2015 Decorator of the Year Suzan Wemlinger, of Milwaukee, and Barbara Elliott, of Stone Mountain, Ga., who with her sister Jennifer Ward Woods were 2016’s Decorators of the Year, were both featured in the Chicago Tribune, the Baltimore Sun and other newspapers around the country. A photo from […]

More than 100 from Decorating Den Interiors to visit High Point Market. 22 States and two Provinces represented

October 18th, 2016

Easton, Md. — Decorating Den Interiors, North America’s largest interior design and home furnishings franchise company, will bring more than 100 design professionals to this fall’s High Point Home Furnishings Market. Franchise owners are traveling from 22 states and the Canadian Provinces of Ontario and Newfoundland.   “This is a massive organizational task for us,” […]

Decorating Den Interiors adds to support for its design professionals

September 8th, 2016

Franchise development and other staff positions   Easton, Md.— Decorating Den Interiors has named Laura Ortel, ASID, as a new field manager for supporting and training its design professionals in various parts of the United States.   Ortel successfully designed her first kitchen for a Georgian style home at the age of sixteen. She earned […]