Decorating Den Interiors recently announced that franchise owners, design professionals and home furnishings company representatives from across the U.S. and Canada will converge on Paris Las Vegas beginning Monday, May 13 to celebrate their 50th Anniversary at its annual conference and supplier market. The company (www.decoratingden.com) is North America’s largest home furnishings and interior design franchise company. The conference will run through May 17.
Celebrating the firm’s milestone will be more than 200 franchise owners, decorators, spouses and staff, along with some 75 home furnishings representatives at market.
“We are excited to be in Las Vegas for this especially significant celebration and market,” said James S. Bugg Jr., president and chief executive officer. “Few companies get to celebrate 50 years in business and we are very proud of that. While many home furnishings companies have closed in recent years, we not only survived, we are thriving.”
Honoring the Founder, a Key Former Executive and a Branding Pioneer
Conference attendees will honor Steve Bursten, who founded the company in 1969 with his late wife Valerie and served as its first president for nearly 30 years. He co-founded the Window Coverings University and continues to be involved in the window fashions industry. Also being honored is Patti Coons, former senior vice president of corporate communications. She began the company’s annual Dream Room Awards program that enables the company’s design professionals to have room makeovers judged by international journalists.
Keynote speaker for the conference will be Jaclyn Smith, who has worked with Trend /Fabricut on an exclusive fabric and trimming program since 2007. She pioneered the concept of celebrities developing their own brands rather than merely endorsing others.
Designer of the Year and other awards
Interior design excellence will be recognized with awards announced for first, second and third place room makeovers in each of 12 categories. Judging was done by journalists from across the U.S. and Canada. Judges subsequently judged the first place winners to select the best of the best and name the company’s Designer of the Year.
Franchise Owner of the Year, Region of the Year, top sales awards, Suppliers of the Year, and other recognitions will be celebrated.
About Decorating Den Interiors: Celebrating
its 50th year in business this year, Decorating Den Interiors has
franchises throughout the U.S. and Canada. While many of its franchise
owners come with previous design experience or from other positions in
the home furnishings industry, some also come from other careers. The
company provides extensive training in design, marketing, and business
management, and is a leader in the use of technology to maximize
The company’s more than 135 preferred suppliers in its LIVV Home
Collection™ enable its design professionals to offer clients a single
source for fine furniture, case goods, lighting, accessories, window
treatments, wall and floor coverings, and closet/storage systems.