About Me

     My name is Diane Schaefer.  I am a Decorating Den franchise Owner and Interior Designer. I bring over 25 years of field experience to my Venice, Florida franchise.  I started my career off in Chicago, Illinois working as an In-Home Designer specializing in window treatments, furniture, flooring, and wall covering.  I also sold and design high end custom closets.Twelve years ago, I moved to the Sarasota County area and with that came new design challenges enjoying inspiration from our beautiful  surroundings. 

     As a Designer I take great pleasure in finding the perfect solution for our clients. We love getting to know their needs, making their homes more beautiful and their dreams a reality. When we come to your home, we bring an extensive array of products covering the home furnishings market covering all styles from classic traditional, transitional and contemporary. We pull together themes and styles that complement your own home and style.

     On our initial meeting we learn about how you live in your home and your sense of styles so we can help make the space comfortable as well as  something you will be proud to show your friends and family. We will also discuss your budget so that we can bring together products and a design scheme that works best for you. No project is too big or too small.

     Recently, Mary Pompeni an Interior Decorator joined us as one of our lead designers. Her past experience of Window Treatments and selling for Ethan Allen Design Gallery has brought terrific insight to our Design staff . We are a dynamic team sharing ideas and  our passion for Interior Design committed to creating perfect room solutions with quality products, balance and harmony.

We service Venice, Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton and Longboat Key.