I've been making homes for years- playing Susie Homemaker in the crawlspace of my childhood home in Ohio and creating a futuristic home model for the junior high science fair to designing homes throughout the Philadelphia area. While studying Art History at UVA, I dug making bold black and white drapes and handpainting furniture to make my dorm room cozy. But the really serious stuff began when I had a home and family of my own - From rag rolling the bedroom walls of our first home in a Boston suburb to creating a mosaic table top to put the pieces together of my first marriage.
That's when I figured I should put my passion for home-making to work. While raising my teenage sons, I studied Interior Design at Moore College of Art and Design and Harcum College. I worked in the corporate design world long enough to be reminded that I am a homemaker at heart. Design Consulting for such area home furnishing stores as Storehouse and Domain Home not only exposed me to a wide range of styles from contemporary to traditional, but also gave me valuable opportunities to work with clients in their homes-not to mention, the experience I gained in selecting fabrics, knowledge of furniture construction, room planning, lighting, accessorizing, as well as the process of merchandising, ordering and delivery.
Finally when my guys left the nest 9 years ago, I spread my wings and started my own residential interior design business. As an owner of Decorating Den Interiors, my grown up dreams are coming true and I love collaborating with my clients to make their homes a reflection of their personalities and dreams.
"I listen...and Beautiful Happens!"
Talk about dreams coming true.. I even received an award as Runner Up to Decorator of the Year in the 2013 International Dream Room Contest for a porch that I created for an historic home in Media and 1st place in the Bedroom category in 2015! I also love providing opportunities for others to enjoy the comforts of home by fundraising for Home of the Sparrow or designing a hip bedroom for a teenage boy with muscular dystrophy through Laurel House. Since I recently moved my studio to West Chester, I'm thrilled to support the Downtown West Chester Foundation as a sponsor for THE celebration of the yaer, "Up On the Roof"! After all, it's all about "making the world more Beautiful"..