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Decorating Den Interiors Names Missouri City, Texas Designer as Franchise of the Year

Furniture World News Desk on 6/11/2024

Sandy Schuster, Denver, Rising Star (left) and Franchise Owner of the Year Kimberly Paulus and her husband Todd, of Missouri City, Texas.
Sandy Schuster, Denver, Rising Star (left) and Franchise Owner of the Year Kimberly Paulus and her husband Todd, of Missouri City, Texas.

Interior design franchisee Kimberly Paulus, of Missouri City, Texas was named Franchise Owner of the Year, the highest business award presented by Decorating Den Interiors, North America’s largest interior design and home furnishings franchise company. Paulus (https://monarchdesigns.decoratingden.com/) was honored as part of the company’s annual international conference held recently in Nashville.

Paulus left a successful corporate career to pursue her passion in interior design by qualifying for Decorating Den Interiors franchise in 2016. The next year, she received the Rookie of the Year Award. In 2018, she was one of the top ten franchises in sales. 

In 2019, Paulus was selected as Designer of the Year by a panel of interior design journalists who judged her bedroom makeover the best out of 385 entries in 12 room categories in the company’s International Dream Room Competition. 

“Kimberly has been a consistent leader since opening her franchise,” said James S. Bugg, Jr., president and CEO. “While this award does take sales into account, it is equally about demonstrating exemplary characteristics of leadership, business management, and design excellence.”

“What a thrill,” said Paulus, “and what a surprise that they secretly flew in my husband to share this special honor with me.”

Rising Star Award

Sandy Schuster, who started her franchise in Denver in early 2022, was named Rising Star by the company’s executive team. “In short order, Sandy has set numerous sales records, in her region and corporate” said Bugg. “Not only is she an outstanding designer, but her business acumen is excellent.” Schuster (www.roomsbysandy.decoratingden.com ) also won an Inaugural Award for achieving a certain one-year sales milestone for the first time.


About Decorating Den Interiors
Decorating Den Interiors was founded in 1969 and has interior design professionals and decorators throughout the U.S. and Canada. “Our design professionals offer full-service interior design that includes fine furniture, case goods, accessories, lighting, floor and wall coverings, draperies and other hard and soft window treatments from our custom LIVV Home Collection™ of furnishings,” Bugg says. “We come to you so we can see your lighting, your space, and your lifestyle. We take care of you from inspiration to installation. It all starts with a complimentary in-home design consultation.”