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Washington D.C. Designer Honored in New York City

 Easton, Md. —- Interior Designer Monique Holland, Washington D.C, was honored recently in New York City as Designer of the Year by Decorating Den Interiors, North America’s largest interior design and home furnishings franchise organization. Holland owns Holland Custom Designs, a Decorating Den Interiors franchise serving the greater Washington area.

            Holland’s trip to New York City included an opportunity to discuss her room makeovers with Olivia Haskin, managing editor of House Beautiful magazine, and tour the Good Housekeeping Institute, which does product reviews.  She also met with internationally known interior designer Libby Langdon, who served as one of the competition’s judges. She and her husband dined at Masseria Dei Vini, along with Langdon, who designed the Interior of the Manhattan restaurant. They were accompanied by senior Decorating Den Interiors executives.

Monique (left) with Olivia Haskin, managing editor, House Beautiful magazine.

Monique (left) with Olivia Haskin, managing editor, House Beautiful magazine.

            A visit to Tiffany’s was the opportune time to select a silver charm bracelet which was engraved to commemorate her honor. Holland and her husband also attended a performance of the Broadway musical Chicago and lunched at Tavern on the Green and Bergdorf Goodman.

            “It was a marvelous once-in-a-lifetime experience,” Holland said. “I was thoroughly surprised and humbled when my name was announced as Designer of the Year at our conference in Myrtle Beach.” A video of her receiving the award is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-P9M9kjRrE.

            Interior design journalists from throughout the U.S. and Canada selected her room designs as the best from some 300 entries in 10 categories to earn Holland the Designer of the Year crown for 2022-2023.

 Monique (right) with Libby Langdon

Monique (right) with Libby Langdon

            Her modern and industrial design of a dining space with bold wallcovering was judged best in category and the overall best from among the first-place rooms in each category.  She also had the first-place home office, second-place family room, and won in three other separate categories of judging competitions.

            Holland has owned her Decorating Den Interiors franchise for five years.