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Stone Mountain interior designers honored in international competition


Stone Mountain designers Barbara Elliott and Jennifer Ward-Wood were named first runner-up Decorator of the Year by Decorating Den Interiors, North America’s largest interior design and home furnishings franchise company. As owners of Decorating Den Interiors located in downtown Stone Mountain, they also received other design and business achievement honors at the company’s 45th annual international conference and supplier market held earlier this month in San Diego.


Their design of a multi-function home office that is warm and full of color was selected best in category and second best overall from among more than 250 room makeovers in 12 categories by a panel of international interior design journalists.


They chose a beautiful white acrylic desk and two large armchairs to address the space for work. They covered the chairs in a turquoise blue velvet and an animal print fabric.  A Murphy bed was installed that would also allow the client to have display space while being used as an office and a bed when guests arrive. 


The large arch window was treated with a roman shade in a beautiful citrine harlequin fabric that allowed for privacy while the two large graphic panels added the softness to the window that it needed.  Beautiful accessories were chosen to display in the cabinet of bright bold colors. Huge custom memo boards were made for the client to keep track of all her projects. A beautiful white chandelier added that final touch for a beautiful multi-purpose room.

Elliott and Ward-Wood, who are sisters, also had designs selected:

·              First in the bedroom category,

·              Second in children’s rooms, and

·              Third in dining rooms

Additionally, they were awarded the company’s Horizon Award for being the fourth highest in sales in 2013.


Decorating Den Interior’s room makeovers have been featured in such publications as Traditional Home, Good Housekeeping, Arabella—the Canadian magazine of art, architecture and design, 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.

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