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Decorating Den Interiors

By Sandy Kozar, Award-Winning Interior Designer

Decorating Den Interiors copyMy road to becoming an Interior Designer began with my interest in art from a very young age. Painting watercolors while living in Southern California, I realized that I wanted to do more. That is when I attended Fullerton College and studied design under a prominent Santa Monica architect, as well as one of the founding members of the American Society of Interior Designers.

My education, combined with my family relocating several times across this beautiful country, gives me a unique perspective that I bring to my clients’ homes. I relate to all types of design styles and create “lifestyle” designs based on the client’s individual needs. Whether traditional, contemporary, transitional, or any number of design styles, I strive to create the “room of their dreams.”

Thankfully, my road came to Knoxville. It was the right choice for our family, as we had been visiting our family here for more than 20 years. This was home – and has been for the past five years.

I opened a Decorating Den Interiors franchise. (There are more than 400 franchise owners nationwide.) Purchasing the franchise allows me take advantage of their support and resources. My supplier listing is so vast and comprehensive; it is the envy of any independent designer! Plus, we do not charge for our time as most independent designers do, but for the items they are purchasing only.

I always begin with telling my clients that we do lifestyle design based on their wants and needs and not what I think the room should be. This helps the client realize that they are an integral part of the process. I provide a service to them – not by dragging them all around town “shopping,” but by bringing fabrics, finishes, and the designs to their home, saving them precious time and money.

Also, doesn’t it make sense to see everything in the light of your own home? I have had clients call me after they have made a major purchase on their own, only to discover it didn’t fit in the room properly, or the scale was out of proportion, or the color or finish was just wrong for the room. I encourage clients to call me before they begin designing a room, as I can save them these types of costly mistakes. Why not make that simple phone call? We offer a complimentary consultation for you to get to know us and for us to get to know you and your project.

Sometimes people are intimidated to call a designer. Did you know that the majority of the clients I work with have never worked with a designer before? After using our services, they say they will never do it any other way, and the time savings and convenience was great!

Did you also know that we install everything in the room in one day? It’s fun and exciting to see the client’s face as they walk into their newly decorated room for the first time. That’s the best part of my job!

Whether it is one room, an entire home, or you are building your dream home, I encourage you to experience the Decorating Den Interiors difference. Discover why I have recently been awarded an International Dream Room Award and was graciously awarded first place for designing a home from the design, to the brick, to the finishing touches in the 2012 Parade of Homes in Knoxville. My work has also been featured on HGTV’s website and will be published soon in Real Kitchens magazine.

I love living in Knoxville and the wonderful people I have had the privilege of working with on their homes. Why not create your “dream room” by simply calling us today for your complimentary consultation?

Decorating Den Interiors

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