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Merrick Design Business Wins International Design Award

Local Long Island resident and Interior Designer wins International Design Award held in Phoenix. Judges included Better Homes and Gardens, House Beautiful, Good Housekeeping, Traditional Home, and House and Garden.

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Local decorator and business owner, Theresa Gionesi was recently honored to receive a top design award in her company's international design contest for her outstanding design work. Her award winning design featured a clever and creative home office makeover.

Ms. Gionesi submitted several makeover entries, which were judged along with over 250 other entries in two separate design held in New York City, and the other at the High Point Spring Furniture market. Over 30 leading home furnishings magazine editors from such distinguished publications as Better Homes & Gardens, Traditional Home, House Beautiful, House & Garden and Good Housekeeping participated as judges. Winners were selected based on their design excellence, creative problem solving, and overall presentation.

Theresa received her award during Decorating Den Interior's 42nd Annual Design and Market Conference, held in Phoenix Arizona. As an award winning decorator and business owner in our community, Theresa now has access to an extensive library of before and after high resolution, digital photographs featuring thousands of room makeovers.

Decorating Den Interior's room makeovers have been featured in such publications as Good Housekeeping, Canadian House and Home, Better Homes and Gardens, Woman's Day, House Beautiful and House and Garden. In addition, the company has been featured in a variety of design segments on HGTV and The Discovery Channel.

Established in 1969, INTERIORS by Decorating Den has more than 500 franchise and decorators worldwide. Each decorator brings thousands of design ideas and samples of window, wall and floor coverings, furniture, and accessories directly to their client's homes or offices. Initial client consultations are always complimentary.

For More Information:
Sue Pelley, Director of Corporate Communications
Decorating Den Interiors 317-471-4999