duPONTcast with Suzan Decker Ross – Decker Ross Interiors

Welcome to duPont REGISTRY Living in Tampa Bays duPONTcast with Suzan Decker Ross Designer/CEO of Decker Ross Interiors. Suzan Decker Ross speaks about the currents trends and demands hitting today interior design market. Watch to learn more about new products and design ideas.

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“Sneak Peak” at the Grand Reserve

Designers Jen Kravchuk and Halle Stephens decided to create an upscale, transitional design utilizing a grey and cobalt color palette with aqua accents, for the Clubhouse at Grand Reserve. They incorporated a variety of fabrics and surface finishes to add depth and textural contrast to the open space. The dark plank floor is complimented by the light grey striated, textured sofa fabric – which is punctuated by nailhead trim detail. The nearby leather ottomans also incorporate the nailhead trim. Throw pillows on the sofas add a mix of traditional fabrics (like solid velvet and damask) with a more modern stripe. The beautiful “art silk” area rug is reminiscent of an abstract watercolor and anchors the seating group. There are designer touches throughout- from the capiz shell front on the console to the unique art grouping, custom silks, and faux wrought iron room divider. The interesting tray ceiling architectural detail was artfully painted to enhance the overall design. The industrial pewter chandelier with Edison bulbs, adds another focal point to this beautiful clubhouse. The mixed use of natural materials like metal, wood, shell, plants and greenery – along with an abundance of natural light- all contribute to the comfortable ambiance created by Jen and Halle. Stay tuned for additional, professional photos to come…

Belleview Place Carriage Homes

Decker Ross Interiors continues to work on JMC’s premier projects throughout Pinellas County. Currently, we are working on the model for the Belleview Place Carriage Homes. Please take a “sneak peak” at the ground floor design and stay tuned for more to come! Marci Tempesta, Interior Designer, is working with Suzan on this project.

Check out the FlipBook for this project

Decker Ross Interiors Participates in The Longest Table

Decker Ross Interiors Participates in WUSF Public Media Event: The Longest Table

On a recent “gusty” Thursday evening, WUSF held its annual fundraiser along beautiful Bayshore Boulevard in St. Petersburg: The Longest Table. This year’s sold out event drew nearly 1000 people and numerous well known bay area restauranteurs were able to showcase their delectable cuisine and talent for creative table décor. Their creativity was reviewed by judges: Sheila Rue and Diane Lemieux, both of WUSF, along with Suzan Decker Ross, ASID- Owner of Decker Ross Interiors. Their selection for the winning table was The Mill, who made the brilliant decision to enlist the creative genius of Concept Bait’s, Lynn McGhee. The décor featured a knarly, twisted canopy of faux tree limbs entwined with greenery and colorful floral centerpieces. The Longest Table stretched from the Vinoy to the Museum of Fine Arts, where the “After Party” was held. A fabulous time was had by all in attendance, and $21,000 was raised for WUSF Public Media!

  • Judges (L to R) Suzan Decker Ross, Sheila Rue, Diane Lemieux enjoying the Parkshore Grill table.
  • The Longest Table Event
  • The Mill’s winning table design—finishing touches by Concept Bait
  • Judges of the creative table designs at The Longest Table Event (L to R) Sheila Rue (WUSF), Suzan Decker Ross (Decker Ross Interiors), Diane Lemieux (WUSF)
  • Parkshore Grill’s lovely table décor - closeup
  • The judges discuss The Mill’s impressive design with Lynn McGhee of Concept Bait
  • Shawn Tanney Richards awaits her first course at Mattison’s (of Sarasota) table


DECKER ROSS INTERIORS, a Clearwater landmark since 1993, recently completed a major renovation to its design studio on Court Street. The former building has been transformed into a light, airy, contemporary design with a tapered stacked stone entrance feature. A number of aluminum louvered sun-shades and a protective awning add architectural interest to the entry area. A unique metal “topper” and one of a kind metal sunflowers adorn the freshly updated façade. You’ll know you’ve arrived when you see the eye catching new sign flanked by two lovely travelers palms. Note the color correlation between the large ceramic pots and the welcoming front door – soothing spa blue. Xeriscaped rock gardens and a fountain add a Zen quality to the grounds.

Decker Ross Interiors contracted Aude-Smith Architecture to facilitate the design and partnered with Southern Pointe Construction to construct and oversee the renovation. All Metals Custom added the finishing touches with their spectacular metal work. Owner, Suzan Decker Ross, ASID, in conjunction with her talented design team, not only selected the exterior finishes, but created some fresh updates to the interior as well. They invite you to stop by and visit their newly renovated “digs” located at: 1445 Court Street, Clearwater, Florida 33756.

Open 9am-5pm M-F

By Shawn Tanney Richards



Grand Re-Opening HEP Fundraising Event

The Grand Re-Opening/ HEP Fundraiser hosted by Decker Ross Interiors last week was a huge success. The Mayor, local dignitaries, HEP officials, friends and clients joined the Decker Ross staff for the ribbon cutting ceremony and fundraising event that followed. Artist LisBeth Graham’s artwork was featured and proceeds from sales, along with the Silent Auction items, benefited the homeless in our community. Musician, Wendy Barmore, donated her time and talent by entertaining guests. Marguerite’s Catering and Sweet L’s provided delicious dinner and desserts. A wonderful time was had by all in attendance.

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PRESS RELEASE – February 2017

DECKER ROSS INTERIORS, a Clearwater landmark since 1993, is undergoing a major renovation to its building on Court Street. The former building is being transformed into a light, airy, contemporary design with a tapered stacked stone entrance feature. Architectural details include a number of aluminum louvered sun-shades coupled with aluminum flat awnings protecting the entry.

Decker Ross Interiors contracted Aude-Smith Architecture to facilitate the design and also partnered with Southern Pointe Construction to construct and oversee the renovation. For the Grand Reopening of our new corporate office, we will have a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, with Mayor Cretekos and local dignitaries, on Thursday, March 16th at 4:30pm. Following the ceremony, Decker Ross will host a fundraiser for HEP (Homeless Emergency Project) from 5-8pm. The event will feature the work of local artist, LisBeth Graham and her late mother, Cecile R. Vogel. Proceeds from the art sales and Silent Auction will benefit HEP. There will be complimentary appetizers, beer and wine, live music, and valet parking. This is a free event, and the public is invited.

Location: 1445 Court Street, Clearwater, Florida 33756 – – 727.442.9996

About Decker Ross Interiors:

Established in 1993, Decker Ross Interiors is an award winning, full service Interior Design firm specializing in both Residential and Commercial design. Our conveniently located showroom, at 1445 Court St. in Clearwater, has two showrooms featuring the latest design trends. Our professional design team can take a project from inception to completion, assisting clients in avoiding costly mistakes. From blueprints to finishing touches, we can create a professional transformation in any style – from coastal to transitional… contemporary to traditional.

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Tampa Bay Magazine – Featured

Decker Ross Interiors is honored to be featured in the current issue of Tampa Bay Magazine. Check out the Style Section, as well as Home & Garden, where you will see some of our recent design work. In “Style”, the artistic faux wrought iron element located in the recessed ceiling of a local waterfront breakfast nook, adds a unique design detail. The same Key West inspired home is also featured in the “Kitchens” article, where Decker Ross designer, Jen Kravchuk incorporated a coastal color palette and custom design details.

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Owner, Suzan Decker Ross and Interior Designer, Marci Tempesta recently returned from the Spring Highpoint Furniture Market, in Highpoint North Carolina.  Although Suzan has attended numerous markets over the years, this was Marci’s first experience in Highpoint.  “It was very exciting and each showroom was even better than the previous one!” Marci exclaimed.  She added, “It was so nice to see the collections in person, giving me additional confidence in recommending the products to my clients.”  She also enjoyed being able to pick out some accessories and furnishings for her current clients in person.

Both designers mentioned how beautiful the various lighting showrooms were.  “Luna Bella was probably my favorite,” Marci commented.  They also thought Guild Master and Steven Shell had extremely impressive showrooms and both featured a variety of unique and beautiful designer finishes.

Veteran Interior Designer, Suzan Decker Ross, relayed some observed changes over the years- including an increase in the number of products being made domestically.  “Although Market has become much busier over the years, transportation to and from the area hotels is a lot easier than it used to be- with the use of shuttles,” Suzan noted.  “They have also featured more high profile entertainment over the last few years,” she added.

Suzan and Marci both observed that gold finishes are making a comeback, along with platinum and silver in both shiny and brushed type finishes. The Industrial look continues to be a current design trend, along with “live edge” wood tables with metal bases.  Suzan noted the use of recycled materials in a variety of products, and numerous specialty wall treatments, including “living walls”.   She snapped a photo of Marci demonstrating the “Peelable Wallpaper”, which you can check out on our website.  As far as colors go, blush pink, and various shades of blues and greys were prominently featured throughout the various showrooms.

All in all, the Spring 2016 Highpoint Market was a fabulous, enriching experience and both Suzan and Marci returned with new, creative ideas and a few funny stories.  Ask them about their literal “brush” with Donny Osmond on the plane headed to Market (where he was a featured entertainer)!


When owner, Stephanie Schlageter, decided it was time to expand her highly successful Radiance Medspa business, it was only natural to turn to local designer, Suzan Decker Ross, for her interior design expertise. For many years, the two highly regarded professional women have worked together through their extensive involvement in the community- from the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce and Clearwater Jazz Holiday, to various charity events and fundraisers, like HEP (Homeless Empowerment Project).

For this project, design work encompasses space planning and furniture layout, color scheme, flooring, finishes, lighting, and art to ensure that the entire med-spa is not only functional- but creates the desired ambiance for their clientele: a tasteful atmosphere of relaxation and rejuvenation. Suzan, and designer, Marci Tempesta, are incorporating natural elements into the sleek, modern, sophisticated design plan which will feature a teal, grey and silver color scheme. They’re working closely with Contractors, John and Gordon of JB Group, LLC, who are heading up the renovation and construction of the expansion- which will double the square footage of the existing facility. Stephanie is particularly excited about the opportunities the new “Radiance University” community room will provide. It will be used to host educational programs as well as networking group events- such as AchieveHERS and the Belleair Bluffs Business Association. Radiance will provide food/drink and marketing support for local charities like: HEP (Homeless Empowerment Project), Habitat for Humanity, Hammers & Heels, SPCA 1000 Bitches, and Fab 50- when they are utilizing this room. Supporting our local community is the primary goal of the new Radiance University community room.

About Radiance Medspa:

Opened in Belleair Bluffs in the spring of 2006, with a second location launched at the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa in Clearwater in 2011, Radiance Medspa earned the title Medium Business of the Year 2013 from the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce. Radiance is one of only 200 Black Diamond Award winners in the United States and the sole winner from Pinellas County for BOTOX and Juvederm. At Radiance Medspa, clients find solutions to fine lines, wrinkles, skin discoloration, loose skin, excess fat and unwanted hair with medically-based aesthetic treatments that require little to no downtime and are provided by professional and licensed staff. Radiance Medspa is located at 2894 West Bay Dr., Belleair Bluffs, Florida 33770 and can be reached at 727-518-7100 or visited at

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Phone: 727.442.9996

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