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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 […]

DDI’s Late Chairman Inspired Granddaughter’s Illustrations for Children’s Book

August 17th, 2016

Mckenzie Bugg, 17-yearold granddaughter of Decorating Den Interiors (DDI) long-time chairman the late James S. Bugg, Sr., was so inspired by his love of painting that she has become a published illustrator while still in high school. ”The Unicorn in My Backyard” is a children’s book authored by Whitney Williams, Bugg’s daughter and McKenzie’s aunt. […]

Decorating Den Interiors presents best of year’s designs on showcase website

June 29th, 2016

Decorating Den Interiors, North America’s largest interior design and home furnishings franchise company,  is showcasing award-winning room makeovers from this year’s 32nd International Dream Room Contest at The design showcase features the top three makeovers in each of 12 categories as judged by an esteemed panel of international home furnishings journalists. Nearly 300 rooms were […]

Furniture veteran Bill Hairston honored, Kincaid named Supplier of the Year

June 17th, 2016

Easton, Md.—- Bill Hairston, a fixture in the furniture industry for many decades, was honored by Decorating Den Interiors (, North America’s largest interior design and home furnishings franchise company, at its 47th annual international conference and supplier market held recently in San Antonio, Texas. “Bill was instrumental in guiding our company into the furniture […]

Decorating Den Interiors announces Franchise of the Year and other top business awards

June 6th, 2016

Easton, Md. — Franchise owner Deanna Frazier, of Plano, Texas, was named Franchise of the Year, the highest franchisee business award presented by Decorating Den Interiors, North America’s largest interior design and home furnishings franchise company and leading in-home decorating service. “Deanna has been on a remarkable pace since opening her franchise less than five […]

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