International Magazine features 32 Decorating Den Interiors’ Room Makeovers
by C.J. Wood |
December 18th, 2015 |
In The Press
Easton, Md.—The just-published winter issue of the international consumer art, architecture and design magazine Arabella contains 28 pages of award-winning room makeovers designed and furnished by Decorating Den Interiors design professionals from throughout the U.S. and Canada.
“What makes these makeovers relatable to more people is that they are real rooms for real people with real budgets. These are not staged photos in which furnishings have been brought in to show a design concept. They are rooms that are actually lived in by families,” the magazine states.
The room designs were among the top three award-winners in each of 11 categories in Decorating Den Interiors’ annual International Dream Room competition judged by interior design journalists from U.S. and Canadian publications. The competition had more than 275 entries.
Featured in the magazine are:
Suzan Wemlinger, of Cudahy, Wisc.,who was named the company’s Decorator of the Year. She has a dining room, a bathroom, a children’s room and an outdoor space shown.
Diana Apgar, of Middletown, Ohio,— a family room and a window treatment.
Deborah Bettcher, of West Chester, Pa. – a bedroom
Barbara Elliott and Jennifer Ward Woods, of Stone Mountain, Ga.-a kitchen, a children’s room, a bathroom, and a home office.
Deanna Frazier, of Plano, Texas – a bedroom.
Ana Gil Jones, of Exton, Pa. – a bathroom.
Dana Johnson, of Gonzales, La.-a commercial space
Susan Keefe, of Ringwood, N.J.-a window treatment
Heather Landolt, of Nixa, Mo.-a living room.
Lisa Landry, of Arlington, Texas-a children’s room and a home office.
Lynne Lawson and Laura Gonzalez-a home office.
Claudia Leah, of Naples, Fla.-a bedroom.
Kathy McGroarty, of Lansdale, Pa.-a living room.
Bonnie Pressley, of Fort Worth, Texas-a window treatment.
Katie Rioux, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada-a kitchen and a dining room.
Valerie Ruddy, of Verona, N.J.-a family room
Jeanne Sallee, of Lexington, Texas-a kitchen
Nola Shivers and Jillian Johnson, of Nixa, Mo.-a dining room.
Heidi Whitfield Sowatsky, of St. Charles, Mo.-a family room
Barbara Tabak, of Harrisburg, Pa.-an outdoor space
Thora Tam, of San Jose, Calif.-a commercial space
Cassy Young, of Bogart, Ga.-a living room and a commercial space
The article describes how the 46-year-old company has grown from a drapery business to a full-service interior design and home furnishing business with design professionals who are able to pull a room together by providing window treatments, furniture, lighting, wall and floor coverings, accessories and even closet systems.
“We have a two-fold mission,” Jerome Pulcine, franchise owner in Ottawa, Ontario, says in the article. “To help clients have beautiful rooms, And, help some who qualify to have a beautiful business.”