Jan 08, 2018

Kitchen Makeover Featured in International Magazine

Harrisburg, PA.  Barbara Tabak CID, WFCP, Decorating Den Interiors of the Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg and Camp Hill had one of her designs featured in Arabella magazine, a leading art, architecture & design magazine with distribution all over North America.   Arabella magazine showcased Tabak’s 1st place kitchen design on a two-page spread of the magazine.

Tabak’s kitchen design is traditional in styling but with a contemporary vibe.  “The room’s off-white cabinets, black granite and tiles sets the background for the tomato red island that is so distinctive to this kitchen” said Tabak.  Beside the bold color choice for the island, Tabak’s out-of-the-box design skills solved a decorating dilemma for the client. Due to budget restraints, the old-fashioned soffit could not be removed, so the challenge was addressed by playing a little trick—door facades were affixed to the soffit face.  Now it appears that the cabinets reach to the ceiling!


Aug 22, 2017

Custom Closets Added to Product Line

Decorating Den Interiors, today announced a new product line of closet and storage solutions.   "This new product line will allow Decorating Den Interiors to work with our past, present and future customers in the Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, and South Central PA area to provide seamless access to premium and luxury storage solutions," said Tabak, Owner of Decorating Den Interiors.

This full line of beautifully fashioned custom storage solutions for home and office range from simple reach-in closets to large walk-ins, completely outfitted with accessories to maximize all available space. In addition to closets, the new product line includes design and organization of custom wall-beds, pantries, garages, laundry rooms, mud rooms and media centers.

“We sought offer our clients not only beautifully styled, customized solutions to fit their unique needs, but a system made with high quality components,” said Tabak. The components are made with 3/4” furniture-grade double sided melamine and custom colored wood veneers.  There are numerous door and drawer profiles, made with solid wood or thermofold doors and the drawer boxes are constructed from high quality baltic birch with dovetail joints.  Undermount drawer slides with soft close is the standard drawer option.  In addition, this system offers more than 50 accessories and a 360ᴼ cabinet that uses a rotating mechanism to dramatically increase storage space.


Jul 05, 2017

Win at Dream Room Competition

I’m overjoyed to announce that a window treatment I designed won 2nd place in our Dream Room Competition. Judging was done by journalists from across the U.S. and Canada for such publications at Traditional Home, House Beautiful, and Design NY, and for national syndication and regional publications. Winners were selected based on their design excellence, creative problem solving, and overall presentation.

Jun 29, 2017

Named The Best of Harrisburg, Interior Designer

Wow! Susquehanna Style just announced the winners of their Readers' Poll. I was voted The Best of Harrisburg in the Interior Designer and Wallpaper Professional categories!

Apr 28, 2016

Pyramid Award

Harrisburg, PA— Barbara Tabak, CID, WFCP owner of Decorating Den Interiors of Harrisburg, PA,, has been awarded a Pyramid Award for Best Interior Decorating from the Metropolitan Harrisburg Builders’ Association. The Pyramid Award program is a nationally recognized program administered throughout the country’s local HBA chapters to honor the best in building, remodeling, and sales & marketing. A panel of experts in the home improvement industry judged the design boards and photographs based on the use of color, texture, furnishings, wall and window treatments.

“What makes this makeover relatable to the residents of Central Pa is that it is a space that was decorated for a local homeowner with a real budget. It is not a room that was staged, where furnishings have been brought in to show a design concept. It is a room that is actually lived in by a local homeowner,” states Tabak.

Jan 11, 2016

Named the Best of Houzz

Awarded Best of Houzz 2016


Harrisburg, PA.  January 28, 2016 – Barbara Tabak of Decorating Den Interiors has won “Best of Customer Service”, on Houzz.  Decorating Den Interiors, one of Central PA’s most prominent home decorating firms, was chosen from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.  Only 3% of the professionals receive the award.  Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2015.

“I’m extremely honored to receive the Best of Houzz, Customer Service award.  I’m earnestly grateful for the recognition give to me by my clients who took the time to let the Houzz world know just how much they appreciate my expertise in helping them live in beautiful surroundings,” said Tabak.

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Dec 28, 2015

Outdoor Room Featured in Arabella Magazine

International Magazine features 32 Decorating Den Interiors’ Room Makeovers

December 28, 2015

Easton, Md.—The just-published winter issue of the international consumer art, architecture and design magazine Arabella contains 28 pages of award-winning room makeovers designed and furnished by Decorating Den Interiors design professionals from throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Titled Beautiful Interiors and a Beautiful Business, the article can be viewed at

“What makes these makeovers relatable to more people is that they are real rooms for real people with real budgets. These are not staged photos in which furnishings have been brought in to show a design concept. They are rooms that are actually lived in by families,” the magazine states.

The room designs were among the top three award-winners in each of 11 categories in Decorating Den Interiors’ annual International Dream Room competition judged by interior design journalists from U.S. and Canadian publications. The competition had more than 275 entries.

The outdoor room I did is on page 329 at  This client wanted a fun and colorful outdoor area.  To that end, I selected bold pick-me-up colors and a modern ikat print for the cushions and pillows.  Now admittedly, those colors might be a bit overwhelming inside the home, but outside they added an element of playfulness and fun, just what the client wanted,” said Tabak.

Tabak is among Central PA’s most prominent interior designers and heads one of the region’s most successful full service home decorating firms. Tabak is the only multiple International Award-winning designer and the only Window Fashions Certified Professional (W.F.C.P.) in the Harrisburg, Camp Hill and Mechanicsburg area.

Jun 10, 2015

Outdoor Room Wins Prize in International Design Competition

An outdoor space that I designed was published in Casual Living Magazine.  Follow this link to see the article.

May 17, 2015

Harrisburg Symphony Showhouse

Decorating Den Interiors is proud to have been selected to design the 1st Floor Sun Porch for the 2015 Harrisburg Symphony Society Showhouse and Gardens.  I've named the space

Nature’s Sanctuary at Lindenwood

I designed the room to blend with the idyllic scenery outside the room’s windows and to create a casual feeing to calm and relax the homeowners at the end of a long, busy day. The design combines sleek urban lines of the sofa, lounge chair and bar cabinet that work in juxtaposition to the natural, outdoorsy elements of the drift wood coffee table and hand woven reed and grass shades. Finally, the sound of nature—moving water—will ring from a slate and copper wall fountain and the other nature inspired accessories make this space a wonderful area to relax, enjoy a libation and appreciate the scenery.

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Jan 22, 2015

Best of Houzz 2015 Award

Best of Houzz 2015 Award

Harrisburg, PA January 21, 2015 –Barbara Tabak, CID, WFCP of Decorating Den Interiors, Harrisburg has been awarded “Best of Houzz” for Customer Satisfaction by Houzz—the web’s most prestigious home design website.  Tabak’s international award-winning interior design firm was chosen from among more than 500,000 of the top home building, remodeling and design industry specialists.

A Best of Houzz stamp of approval helps Houzz users from around the world, but more importantly, from the Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, and Camp Hill area determine who they can trust to help them realize their home interior design and decorating dreams. 

Tabak launched Decorating Den Interiors in the Greater Harrisburg area in 1998 and since that time she “considers it a privilege to work with my clients to create homes that are as beautiful as they are livable.”  Along the way, Tabak has been recognized for doing the work she loves. She has had her work published in several national and local magazines as well as two decorating books and has won multiple international as well as local interior design awards for her design savvy.  From a simple window treatment to an entire room makeover, Tabak designs solutions to fit her client’s lifestyle and budget. Her wealth of knowledge, experience, and superior service ensures that her clients live in a home that reflects their personality and style.