Monthly Archives: April 2012


Throughout the year Decorating Den interior decorators are invited to participate in a variety of super events…our Annual Conference, our tour of the High Point Market, and our Grand Destination Trips.  But nothing is quite as exciting and rewarding as our annual Dream Room Contest.  This unique opportunity allows Dec Den decorators to have their work judged by the media and magazine editors, and this April for the first time the competition is open to the public.  Go to and cast your vote.


Sarah Herman’s award-winning living room.

Out of the first place winners in twelve categories one designer is designated Decorator of the Year.  She or he is recognized in front of their peers during our conference award ceremony (our version of the Oscars) and bestowed the grand prize.

Recently we hosted our 2011 winner, Sarah Hermans and her husband Erik in New York City with a suite at the Waldorf Towers, a Broadway Show, and dinner at the Four Seasons restaurant in the landmark Seagram Building.

Lending glamour and charm to the evening’s festivities was our dear friend and Giant among Designers, the Prince of Chintz, Mario Buatta.

Sarah and me inspecting the Four Seasons chain swag window treatments

The timeless Mies van de Rohe furnishings, chain swags and Picasso tapestry, provided the divine atmosphere for our gathering of design oriented people celebrating Decorating Den’s Decorator of The Year.

From left to right, my husband Jim, Mario Buatta, Sarah and her husband Erik, DDI Master Licensees Mary and Bill Borkovitz, and me


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