Designer’s Outdoor Project Earns Industry Award

Designer’s Outdoor Project Earns Industry Award

MIDDLETOWN, OH - Franchise owner Diana Apgar, of Middletown, Ohio was named Designer of the Year, the highest design award presented by Decorating Den Interiors, North America’s largest interior design and home furnishings franchise company. Apgar’s design of a spectacular outdoor space was judged the best of 326 entries in 12 categories during the company’s 36th annual Dream Room Awards presentation.

Apgar’s winning design demonstrates the growing importance of outdoor rooms throughout the U.S. and Canada. Judged by a team of interior design journalists and editors from throughout the U.S. and Canada, these awards typically honor interior designs, which makes this year’s recognition of an outdoor design particularly notable.

“My design for the outdoor space included a travertine surface, fire bowls and water falls, teals and blues for seating fabrics, iridescent glass tiles around the outdoor kitchen, a gazebo with curved sofas, and two large TVs made for outdoors,” Apgar says.

Decorating Den Interiors was founded in 1969 and has interior design professionals and decorators throughout the U.S. and Canada. “We bring samples directly to the client’s home or office, provide complimentary design services, and personally oversee projects through installation,” Apgar adds.

Apgar has owned her franchise since 1991. She also serves as a regional manager mentoring franchisees in Ohio and Kentucky.