- How does Decorating Den Interiors work?
- What products do you offer?
- How long have you been in business?
- Why should I choose Decorating Den Interiors?
- Where are you located?
- Will working with a decorator be expensive?
- Is there ever an hourly fee?
- What happens on my first appointment?
- What happens at our second appointment?
- Will you work with my existing furnishing?
- Why does my spouse, partner, friend or family member need to be involved?
- How do I determine a budget for my project?
- Is there a minimum or maximum project size?
- Do you provide window treatments?
- Will my decorator go shopping with me at local stores?
- How can I be comfortable purchasing furniture without sitting on it?
- I’ve waited a long time. Why isn’t my project ready yet?
- Do I have to take off work to work with an interior decorator?
- Do you execute remodel projects?
- What if I order something and I don’t like it after it comes in?
- Do you decorate commercial spaces?
- Are you a certified interior decorator?
Decorating Den Interiors is a unique concept. I come to your home bringing an array of samples of window treatments, furniture, flooring and accessories. I will help you select everything in your own home, with your own lighting, and with furnishings you'd like to keep. For every new client, my initial consultation is always complimentary. If your project is large, requiring multiple products, floor plans, or renderings, a retainer will be required. This fee will be fully applied toward the creation of your floor plan, rendering or product(s) purchased. Then, for any following appointments, you pay only for the items you select, as long as we are choosing from one of my many suppliers. I do offer additional services at an hourly rate, which may include: space planning, formulating “ideas”, hanging your existing pictures, arranging existing accessories, paint selection, as well as personal shopping for remodeling projects. When your order is ready, I come back with my team and install everything for you, then have you and your family come in for the BIG REVEAL at the end! It is a fun and efficient process for my clients, and you get all the design services for FREE!
My extensive selection includes furniture, window treatments, shades and blinds, wall coverings, rugs, carpeting, lighting, bedding, outdoor furnishings and accessories.
Decorating Den Interiors is a family-owned franchise company started in 1969. 19 years ago, I purchased my franchise with the goal of providing Central PA home and business owners with beautifully decorated spaces that are tailored to their unique style and personality.
Decorating Den Interiors is a full-service interior decorating firm with access to well over 100 top quality manufacturers of home furnishings. I TAKE THE RISK OUT OF DECORATING: As a multiple award-winning designer, I have the experience, training and imagination to create window treatments or design whole rooms that fit your design needs. I select the best colors, materials, textures, fabrics, finishes and furniture and keep you from making an expensive decorating mistake. I VALUE YOUR TIME: That's why I come to you—your home or your office—at your convenience! Decisions are made right there, where we can coordinate with existing furnishings. IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU: I listen to you to create a design plan that suits your home, your needs, your lifestyle and I offer you design options you may never have thought of. I’LL WORK WITHIN YOUR BUDGET: Our initial consultation is always complementary and I’ll tailor your design to meet your design budget. PROFESSIONAL DESIGN SERVICE: I will proudly and efficiently handle every detail of your project—from our initial design consultation to installation. No running from store to store or spending hours surfing the web trying to coordinate fabrics, paint, furniture and accessories…no lost weekends. You just need to sit back and enjoy.
Instead of shopping at a furniture store and charging the client a fee on top of the cost of the furniture, rugs, lighting, etc. I shop through the vast network of suppliers Decorating Den Interiors has helped me establish through my 19 years with the company. I purchase home furnishings and accessories directly from the manufacturer at wholesale, and sell them to you at a reasonable profit just like any reputable store. I have simple, straight-forward pricing; I do not mark up the “retail price” only to mark it down on a “sale”.
I do not charge hourly fees as long as you are purchasing products from me. There are rare times when I offer services at an hourly rate. These services may include: space planning, formulating “ideas”, hanging your existing pictures, arranging your existing accessories, selecting paint colors as well as personal shopping for remodeling projects.
I’ve been serving the Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, Enola and Camp Hill areas since 1998.
At your initial complimentary consultation you’ll have the opportunity to share your vision for your home, tell me about your likes, dislikes, hobbies, interests, and family because your story is my inspiration for creating a space that fits your dreams, personality and goals. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to share your financial plan for your project, or if you haven’t established a plan, or are not sure what it will cost, I will help you establish a budget based on the quality and style of the furnishings you’re planning on purchasing. This is also your chance to get a sense of my approach in creating a decorating plan for your home. I’ll take measurements, digital photos and gather anything else I’ll need to coordinate your decorating plan. From this point, the appointment will vary depending on the scope of the project. If you just have a few windows to cover, we might finish on the first appointment. If we are doing a whole room, it could take several appointments before we have tweaked all the design elements.
On our second appointment I will bring fabric samples, design drawings, wallpaper and/or paint swatches, and other items needed to help you visualize your personalized design. Most of my clients are thrilled with their customized design plan, and a few want to make alterations. I’m more than happy to make any changes—after all, I want YOUR home to reflect YOU. Once you approve your plan, you set the pace for ordering your furnishings. You may want an all-at-once total makeover, or you may prefer a phased approach to implementing the design plan—it’s completely up to you.
Of course! I can move items from other rooms, keep furniture just the way it is, tweak the design with a few selected options; your project is what you want it to be.
Home decorating can involve many types of changes to your home. In my experience, I’ve found that many adults have their own views, either financially or aesthetically, about how the space should be altered. Having all interested parties participate from the beginning stage will save time and frustration when making important financial and design decisions.
I offer good, better, best pricing and quality for all products I provide. Just like cars, some people are comfortable with a Chevy, others prefer a Bentley. Sometimes the same client will want better quality in one room with a less expensive option for another. You’ll need to be realistic; I am not competing with discount furniture stores or with that type of low quality product. There are times when your investment goals do not match the needs of the project. If this happens, I will work with you to adjust the project scope or establish a plan to execute the project in phases.
I can do a project as small as covering one window or doing a whole house design.
Yes! Decorating Den Interiors is Central PA’s premier custom drapery and window treatment specialist. As Central PA’s only Window Fashions Certified Professional (W.F.C.P.) I’m uniquely qualified to create solutions for problem windows—oddly shaped, two-story, off-balance or dissimilarly sized windows. I’ll resolve your issue with a problem window by creating a beautiful solution that expresses your personality and style. Whether you purchase custom window treatments, shades, or blinds, I provide professional installation to be sure that your window treatments are installed to perfection.
No. I offer the resources you will need to complete your decorating project. For items I am unable to provide—constructional elements for remodeling projects such as sinks, bath tubs, etc.—I’d be happy to go shopping with you, at an hourly rate.
This is one of the most common questions I get. Through the years, I’ve developed a furniture selection system that works very well for my clients. I scrutinize any existing furniture in which you feel comfortable, and then compare measurements, including seat depth and seat height, with the new furniture pieces we select. Because I am professionally trained in furniture selection, helping you choose the perfect pieces is a specialty.
Unfortunately, I can only control so many of the steps that it takes to pull your project together. In the design industry, I must work alongside contractors, freight companies and supplier manufacturers that do their best to complete your orders without error. Unfortunately, shipments occasionally come in with damages or may be delayed due to unforeseen backorders. I do my best to catch those issues before they become an issue, but these types of mishaps may lengthen the project completion time. Once your order is placed, I’ll give you an estimated timeframe for completion, but please note that situations out of my hands may lengthen the delivery date. I will keep you informed along the way.
Here are a few guidelines for expected delivery of various items:
Hard window 3 - 4 weeks
Soft window 6 - 8 weeks
Lighting, Accessories, Area Rugs 2 - 5 weeks
Furniture 6 - 12 weeks
I meet with working families regularly. I understand how valuable your time is. For those who simply cannot meet with me during business hours, I schedule early-evening and weekend appointments. However, installations and deliveries occur within business hours. If you want to be present, you will need to adjust your work schedule.
No, but I will work with you and your contractor to pull-together the design details such as the selection of constructional elements like hardware, granite, finishes, paint colors, etc., at an hourly rate. If you do not have a contractor that you’d like to use for the labor, I am happy to refer you to one of my trusted contractors.
In my 19 years in business, I have had only a hand full of items that did not meet my client’s exceptions. Upholstered and case goods are custom order just for you and for the most part they are not returnable. Again, this has rarely been an issue other than with a few accessories that were not custom ordered. In the rare occasion that an item is defective, it will be will be repaired or replaced at no cost to you.
Yes, I design commercial interiors—business reception areas, condo common areas, professional offices & conference rooms, hospitality facilities, funeral homes, health-care facilities, country clubs, restaurants, retail showrooms, hotels, salons and spas. My goal is to provide you with the perfect interior solution that reflects the level of success your business has achieved.
I’ve studied for and passed the Certified Interior Decorator (CID) and Window Fashions Certified Professional (WFCP) examinations. As the only WFCP certified professional in Central PA, I’ve joined an elite group of professionals who offer access to the industry’s most cutting edge designs and products.
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