Decorating franchise expands into Wilbraham

Interiors by Decorating Den , the world's largest shop-at-home interior decorating franchise, announces its expansion into Wilbraham.

Julie Kristensen is opening the Wilbraham franchise on Sept. 14. She will be hosting a Grand Opening Seminar at 7 p.m. at The Country Club of Wilbraham, located at 859 Stony Hill Road. This free seminar is open to the public.

Kristensen's Grand Opening Seminar will feature a "before and after" presentation showcasing the fabulous design and products available, the latest in color and design trends, product samples and catalogs for review, door prizes, plus food and drink.

Kristensen is working with an experienced and established franchising partner, Interiors by Decorating Den, which specializes in full-service decorating, from design to products and installation. Clients receive the comfort and convenience of previewing the very latest in fabrics, window treatments, wall and floor coverings, furniture and accessories in the lighting of their own homes or offices.

Established in 1969, Interiors by Decorating Den has more than 500 decorators and franchises worldwide. Each decorator brings thousands of ideas and samples of window, wall and floor covering, furniture and accessories directly to the client's home or office. Consultants are always complimentary.

Interiors by Decorating Den and its room makeovers have been featured in such publications as Good Housekeeping, Romantic Homes, and Better Homes & Gardens Kitchens & Baths. HGTV is airing episodes of "This Small Space" and "Decorating With Style," featuring Interiors by Decorating Den makeovers and corporate spokesperson, Sue Pelley. The company has also been featured on PBS' Emmy Award-winning program, "This Old House," on the nationally syndicated morning shows of ABC, CBS and NBC, and the Discovery Channel's "The Christopher Lowell Show."

Interiors by Decorating Den sponsors Decorating for a Difference a fundraising partnership with the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Decorators have raised more than $2,000,000 to be shared by both organizations. Interiors by Decorating Den shares their commitment to the advancement of breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment.

Kristensen is also available for speaking engagements to local community groups, You may contact her at 596-9447. For more information about Interiors by Decorating Den, visit our website at