Why hang with our team?

We are here to make your design decisions easier.

Our knowledgeable, talented team is ready to offer you courteous, professional Interior Design services that are tailored to meet your needs. Every project is different and we look forward to meeting you and discussing your design needs in detail. We are here to listen and utilize our creative expertise to reflect your vision, style and budget.

Who we are

Since 1993, we’ve been constructing a stellar team, while building a sterling reputation.

Suzan Decker Ross, ASID - Designer/CEO

Design talent and business acumen don’t always fit together nicely in the same package. Suzan Decker Ross is testament to the fact that they can. Under her guidance as CEO, Decker Ross has grown and prospered in a highly competitive business for almost 30 years. Her creative bonifides include many prestigious design awards and she was the lead designer on HGTV’s Designer’s Challenge. Suzan was featured on News Channel 8 as the Design Guru and hosted home design segments on the “Daytime” program. With her talent, and resources she is one of the most sought after designers in the Tampa Bay Area.

Jen Bain Kravchuk, Senior Designer

Graduating Magna Cum Laude might lead you to believe Jen Bain Kravchuk is intense. But her easy going nature is one of the traits clients appreciate about her. Jen received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Interior Design from the International Academy of Design and Technology in 2007, shortly after joining the Decker Ross team. Her highly innovative design work for the Florida Orchestra Show House drew the attention of the St. Petersburg Times, and her imaginative creations have been featured twice in that publication. A unique vision, a creative eye and an ability to reflect the taste and lifestyle of her clients are key to Jen’s success as a designer for Decker Ross Interiors.

Marci Tempesta, Senior Designer

When Marci takes on something, she won’t quit until she’s mastered it. Her Master of Science in Interior Design is proof positive. On her way to that distinction, she graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree from Florida State University. While studying there, Marci’s designs were showcased in gallery shows in the Department of Interior Design. However, university professors weren’t the only ones impressed by Marci’s work. Today Marci’s clients are the ones attesting to her creative design skills. And they are many. Originally from Massachusetts, Marci now calls the Tampa Bay Area home.

Shawn Tanney Richards, Interior Design and Marketing

You want to talk design? After obtaining her degree in Visual Arts with a major in Interior Design, Shawn worked in the field for over a decade. Then she really went to work, designing and building two homes and renovating a third. Shawn produced the working drawings, pulled permits, scheduled subcontractors, supervised construction and handled some of the finishing work. Functioning in both design and marketing, she brings a knowledge of the Environmental “Green” Building industry as the demand for such design continues to grow.

Jill Fuller, Designer

With twenty-five years experience and a design pedigree to recommend her, Jill Fuller could have had her pick of design firms to settle into. But the daughter of noted Bay Area designer, Joyce Fuller, chose Decker Ross Interiors as her new home when her mother decided to retire and close Clearwater’s respected Joyce Fuller Interiors. Jill earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at the highly regarded International Academy of Design in Tampa. We welcomed Jill onto the Decker Ross team and have high regard for the history of design in the Bay Area which she represents.

Heather Dovidio, Design Assistant

Heather recently completed her Master of Arts degree in Interior Architecture and Design at Academy of Art University (San Francisco, California).  Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Heather graduated from Duquesne University with a B.A. in Communication and a Psychology minor. In addition to her interior design and architectural knowledge, Heather’s experience includes a variety of creative endeavors like planning and designing for large scale special events and creating 3D models of nursing facilities undergoing renovations to improve patient experience.  She also has a strong background in marketing, including social media, website management and photography.

Kristina Utke, Design Assistant

Kristina Utke adds creativity and depth to our experienced team of designers. She completed her Associate of Applied Science in Interior Design degree in Wichita, Kansas in 2014 and is an associate member of IIDA (International Interior Design Association). In addition to these impressive credentials, she has six years of experience designing residential and commercial interiors with an established design studio in Wichita, where she won Parade of Homes Awards on multiple occasions.  She is a welcome addition to our team.

Katie O’Neil, Design Assistant

We welcomed a new Design Assistant, Katie O’Neil, to our team shortly before the Covid pandemic shut down Florida businesses. Despite a rough start, Katie and Senior Designer, Marci Tempesta, remained productive by designing remotely for nearly two months. Since we re-opened they’ve been cranking out one installation after another! Katie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design from Florida State University, as well as a plethora of design related work experience- including a high end furniture retailer’s design department, a Hospitality Architectural firm, as well as Granite and Remodeling businesses. Her strong background is proving to be a real asset to the Decker Ross Team.

CORPORATE OFFICE/SHOWROOM

Decker Ross Interiors

1445 Court Street, Clearwater, FL 33756

Phone: 727.442.9996

Fax: 727.442.1935

HOURS

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Saturday & Sunday - By Appointment

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