McCall named DDI Decorator of the Year
Home Accents Today Staff -- Home Accents Today, June 6, 2013
Decorating Den Interiors named Linda McCall of Stateline, Nev., its Decorator of the Year.
McCall, who owns the Decorating Den Interiors franchise serving northern Nevada, was presented her award at the company's 44th annual conference and supplier market held recently in Memphis, Tenn. She also will be honored in New York City at a dinner with renowned interior designer Mario Buatta.
McCall's dramatically designed family room was selected as the best of more nearly 300 entries in 12 categories judged by international and regional design journalists in the company's 29th International Dream Room awards competition.
First runner-up was Deborah Bettcher, of Wayne, Pa., who won first place in the Outdoor Category. Second runner-up was Donna Smith, of East Walpole, Mass., who won first place in the Bedroom Category.
Kathie Golson, of Orlando, Fla. and her decorator Adriana Seranno, won the Donayre Award, which is voted on by company franchisees and decorators and is named for Carol Donayre Bugg, ASID, company vice president and director of design. Golson and Seranno's makeover was in the bedroom category.
First runner-up was Nola Shivers, of Nixa, Mo., and her decorator Heather Landolt. Second runner-up was Lisa Landry, of Arlington, Texas.
Additionally, Golson and Serano also won the People's Choice Award, an online judging open to the public in which more than 25,000 votes were cast among nearly 300 entries. Their winning entry was the bedroom that earned them the Donayre Award.
First runner-up was McCall. Second runner-up was Megan Smith.