Decorating Den Interiors Announces Designer of the Year and Other Design Awards

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Franchise owner Monique Holland, of Washington DC ( had been named Creator of the yearthe highest design award from Decorating Den Interiors, North America’s largest interior design and furniture franchise company.

His modern, industrial design of a dining space with bold wallcovering was rated best-in-class and best-of-300 entries in 10 categories by interior design journalists from across the United States and Canada. . She also had Home Office in first place, Family Room in second place, and won three other separate judging contest categories.

“I’m thrilled to win this honor,” Holland said, “especially since this was my first time stepping into the Dream Room. I started my business just four years ago. Being a Designer of the year and winning so many other awards is very exciting.

Designer of the year

The first runner-up was the franchise of sisters Barbara Elliott and Jennifer Ward Woods and their design team, from Stone Mountain, Ga. Their family room took second place among the winners in each room category. They also won firsts in the bedroom, kitchen and outdoors, as well as seconds in the living room and outdoors, and a third in the bathroom.

The second runner-up was Lynne Lawson of Columbia, Md., and her design associate Laura Outland, whose bathroom took third place among the top-ranked rooms. They also won third place in the chamber and first place in another judging.

Other design awards:

Donayre Prize

First place in the Donayre Award, which is voted on by the company’s franchisees and is named after Carol Donayre Bugg, ASID, the company’s retired vice president and chief design officer, was Lisa Bibawi, of Dallas, for his first show.

Barbara Elliott and Jennifer Ward Woods won second place for their family room.

Monique Holland took third place for her winning dining room.

Audience Award

Lynne Lawson and Laura Outland won first place in the People’s Choice Award segment, an online judging open to the public. Their bathroom design received the highest number of votes cast.

Monique Holland won second place for her home office, which took first place in the journalists’ judging.

Elliott and Ward Woods had the third-highest online vote total for their kitchen, which took first place in journalists’ judging.

Patti Award

Holland’s dining room also won the Patti Award. Named after Patti Coons, a former public relations manager who was instrumental in launching the International Dream Room competition, the award is given to first-time competition entries and is judged by franchisees who have achieved Decorating Den status. Certified Decorator.

Michelle Jett, of La Verne, Calif., won second place for the family room and third for her bedroom

It was the 38 of the companye Dream Room International Awards Ceremony. It took place during the company’s annual DESIGNCON 2022 conference in Myrtle Beach, SC, where the conference was scheduled to take place in 2020 but was prevented due to Covid.

About Decorating Den Interiors

Decorating Den Interiors was founded in 1969 and has interior design professionals and decorators across the United States and Canada. Its design professionals offer full-service interior design that includes fine furniture, casework, fixtures, lighting, floor and wall coverings, draperies, and other harsh window treatments. and soft furnishings from its custom LIVV Home Collection™ furniture collection. Its design professionals bring samples directly to the customer’s home or office, provide free design services, and personally oversee projects through to installation.

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