Decorating Den Interiors names top three children’s room designs

Winners chosen from among 270 entries

Easton, Md.—Design professionals Barbara Elliott and Jennifer Ward Woods, owners of the Decorating Den Interiors franchise in Stone Mountain, Ga., won first place in the children’s room category of her company’s 31st annual International Dream Room competition, judged by interior design journalists. The award was presented at Decorating Den Interiors’ 46th annual conference and supplier market, which drew nearly 400 to Jacksonville, Fla., in May.

Elliott and Ward Woods’ design was for 12-year-old who loves animals and wants to be a veterinarian. “She did not want anything pink and loves green,” said Elliott. “So, we chose aqua blue and lemongrass for the walls, while white furniture provides a brilliant contrast. Accessories and accents reflect her love of animals.”

dd1The first place-winning children's room design by Barbara Elliott and Jennifer Ward Woods.

 

Suzan Wemlinger of Milwaukee won second place for a room for a pre-teen girl who loves purple, but not pink. “It was important to make the room bold and fun, and to transition into a room for a teen,” she said. “Yellow and lime green play off the various shades of purple, and a stripe was painted around the room for a fun look.”

dd2Suzan Wemlinger of Milwaukee won second place for a room for a pre-teen girl who loves purple, but not pink.

 

Lisa Landy of Arlington, Texas, won third place for converting a guest room into a nursery for the new baby the clients’ were expecting. “They wanted a light, airy space that mixed today's contemporary pieces with their love of mid-century modern elements,” she said. “They didn't really want it to look like a ‘baby's’ room, just more of a fun, cool room where they could both enjoy hanging out with their new little girl.

ddnLisa Landy of Arlington, Texas, won third place for converting a guest room into a nursery.

 

The company’s annual design competition boasted 270 entries in a variety of categories: bathrooms, bedrooms, children’s rooms, commercial spaces, dining rooms, family rooms, home offices, kitchens, living rooms and miscellaneous spaces. All designs used home furnishings products from Decorating Den Interiors’ preferred network of some 100 suppliers.

Decorating Den Interiors is North America’s largest interior design and home furnishings franchise company and largest in-home decorating service. It was founded in 1969 and has more than 300 interior design professionals and decorators throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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