Posts Tagged ‘Marco Island’

The Look: Summer Chic

We have another article in Your Home Magazine! This link takes you to the online version of the magazine where you can peruse at your leisure. For the July issue we were asked to talk about summer style. Here in southwest Florida we embrace “summer chic” year round. Read the article below to find out how to pull this style together and prevent an overly “beachy” look. We aim to give our clients a cohesive look rather than matchy-matchy. If you need help with a summer chic look in your home give us a call!

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How to Avoid Costly Decorating Mistakes: Haste Makes Waste

When it comes to interior decorating the old adage is true: haste makes waste.

Claudia Leah multi tasking interior designer

Claudia with just a few of her multitude of interior designer resource books

Homeowners, in their enthusiasm to decorate (or redecorate) their home, rush through the process helter-­‐skelter and end up frustrated and dissatisfied.

“They make costly mistakes trying to do it on their own, running around to different stores, spending money on items that end up not fitting in the room or not complementing their space. They just don’t plan ahead,” says Claudia Leah of Decorating Den in Naples.

Claudia has been in the decorating business for over 12 years and knows how to take the guesswork and stress out of decorating. Her first appointment with a new client focuses on getting to know them, their lifestyle, their décor taste and their budget. She then educates them and helps them develop a plan, showing them where to start and how to build on those basics.

Working with a laptop Claudia creates a floor plan and a color palette. Next she helps them decide what to do and in what order. She guides them through the process, helping them choose quality furniture, beautiful fabrics, the perfect window treatments, area rugs and accessories to finish their rooms.

“If the husband is involved, I make sure they are both on the same page and understand the exact costs so there are no surprises,” says Claudia.

As a franchise with over 400 design studios in the U.S., Decorating Den works with all the top, name-­‐brand suppliers and is located in a Naples, FL showroom with samples and swatches that can’t be beat. From the planning and measuring to the final installation, Claudia oversees each project from start to finish.

“My satisfaction comes when everything is complete and I see the smiles on my client’s faces,” says Claudia.

Working with Decorating Den saves the customer money because every purchase is well-­‐planned. The customer avoids the stress that comes with decorating on their own. Decorating Den does all the work so the homeowner can relax and enjoy beautiful Southwest Florida. Isn’t that why they moved here in the first place?

One might expect to pay a premium for such design services, but Claudia charges no consultation fee or hourly rate when the customer makes recommended purchases through Decorating Den.

“We truly listen to the problem, then provide a unique solution that is on time and on budget, with benefits tailored exactly to the client’s needs. We get chosen based on the value we bring to the project, not for the lowest price” says Claudia. “You cannot put a price tag on Peace of Mind”.

Dress up your Outdoor Design!


Just as you use Slipcovers for your interior spaces, you can also use them to pretty up your outdoor seating areas to give them the resort look! Either elegant or fun & colorful, see us for a full spectrum of outdoor materials to make these beauties happen on your Naples or Marco Island patio.

Decorating Den Interiors, Naples, FL

HOT OFF THE INTERIOR DESIGN PRESS: Impressions from the August 2011 Las Vegas Market

Come with us on YouTube to hear HGTV’s Monica Pedersen talk trends and new products she discovered at Las Vegas Market, August 1-5, 2011. I had the pleasure of meeting Monica in person at this year’s spring market and always enjoy her upbeat presentations. Oh, and I am especially excited that most of her showcased selections are from Decorating Den Interiors’ Preferred Vendor network – so give us a call for that “Must Have” Item for your Naples or Marco Island Home!!

Las Vegas Market Update 8/2011 – Monica Pedersen

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Claudia Leah, IDS
Decorating Den Interiors
6062 Taylor Road, Unit 501
Naples, FL 34109


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