New Clients

Since 1969, Decorating Den has been a trusted resource for interior decorating in residential and commercial projects for thousands of happy clients. My office, serving Montgomery County, Prince George’s County and the Washington Metro area, opened in 2007. As owner and lead decorator I bring to the company over 10 years of professional creative experience. I will come to your home or business and plan, design, and furnish your project from concept to completion. We offer everything from floor and wall coverings, custom window treatments, to fine furniture, upholstery and area rugs and even the important finishing touches such as artwork, accessories and silk plants.

My goal is to help you create a space that provides you with comfort and is uniquely yours. I accomplish this using 5 easy steps.

1) Preparation

It all starts with our Lifestyle Interior Planner and Budget Worksheet. These simple check lists will help me prepare for our first appointment. They provide me with insight into your needs and desires for the project. I ask that you fill out these forms and send 2-3 images of the room you wish to focus on. Please send photos to

2) Home Visit/Office

I believe in partnering with my clients to create a space that reflects their personal tastes and lifestyle. To achieve this end, we will spend time getting to know you, asking many questions about what you like and dislike and how you want your space to function. I will ask to see your present home furnishings and gather information about what you would like to keep, and what additional items are needed, and what you want to remove. During this first appointment you will have the opportunity to review my portfolio to see various projects and examples of the many styles I work with. At the end of this initial meeting we will discuss a budget that is comfortable for you.

We will work hard to achieve the maximum results within the limits of that budget. I pride myself in tailoring a design to fit your budget, and to that end we are proud to carry a wide range of price points in all of our product categories. With that in mind, if you are only looking for the lowest price, then we are simply not the business for you. We will only sell items of high quality that we would have in our own homes. If you do a great deal of time-consuming and often frustrating legwork, you may find prices that are either lower or higher than ours…but you will not find any service or experience that is better.

3) Retainer
At the end of our initial consultation, should we decide that we are comfortable working together and would like to move forward with your project I will take a retainer equal to 10% of the established budget. This amount can be applied in full to any purchase made within 60 days of the agreement.
4) Design Appointment

Your Design appointment will include reviewing specific design ideas and product samples which we determine to be the most suitable options to address your decorating challenge. At the end of this appointment, if you are comfortable with the selections you have made from the samples presented, we will complete the paperwork to place your order and get your project started!

5) Payment/Order

I do not charge an hourly rate if products are being purchased because unlike most decorators, I deal directly with manufacturers and sell products to consumers at the manufacturers recommended retail price. If no products are purchased, you may decide to work with me on an hourly basis at a rate that we will predetermine. To place your order I will need a 60% deposit. The balance will be collected upon delivery.

6) Delivery
I will be on site for the delivery and installation of all products. Lead times will vary according to the nature of the item that is ordered. Custom products will take longer than ready-made items. Some clients like to have items delivered as they are completed while others like to have one installation with all products. I can accommodate either preference.
When you choose to work with Decorating Den Interiors you get so much more than just products!
My goal is to help you make the best choices for your investment. You can expect excellent professional advice, service, products and end results, whether your project is big or small. What you don’t need to worry about are any unpleasant surprises, hours wasted shopping for the “wrong” product, or the dreaded “decorating mistake” that you have to live with for years! Thank you again for your interest in Decorating Den. I look forward to working with you and helping you achieve beautiful results with your home decorating project!