In a separate aspect of the competition, the People’s Choice online voting by the public, their rooms each finished first in their category. Their window treatment design was voted second best in that category by the voting public. The online voting drew more than 30,000 votes over a three-week period.
The sister duo was presented the Crystal Award for their 2015 sales, a level that put them in the top three in the U.S. and Canada. They also received a Premier Club gold pin for achieving a new level in cumulative sales.
This was the company’s 32nd International Dream Room Competition. Their awards were presented this month at the company’s 47th annual conference and supplier market held in San Antonio, Texas. Elliott and Ward Woods also will be honored in New York City at a dinner with renowned interior designer Mario Buatta.
Elliott and Ward Woods have access to an extensive library of before and after high resolution, digital photographs featuring the top three room makeovers in each of the 12 categories of room makeovers, which makes for an ideal workshop or seminar program for organizations looking for meeting programs.
Decorating Den Interior’s room makeovers have been featured in such publications as Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Woman’s Day, House Beautiful and House and Garden. In addition, the company has been featured in a variety of design segments on HGTV and The Discovery Channel.
“As North America’s largest interior design and home furnishings franchise company, we represent more than 100 home furnishings suppliers and offer our customers furniture, case goods, accessories, lighting, floor and wall coverings, draperies and other hard and soft window treatments,” Elliott explains. “We bring samples directly to the client’s home or office, provide complimentary design services and personally see projects through to installation.”
Decorating Den Interiors was founded in 1969 and has interior design professionals and decorators throughout the U.S. and Canada. Elliott has owned her franchise since 1997; her sister joined her two years later.