We create unique journeys for design adventurers.

We look for the unique, the curious, 
the wonderful, and the unusual.

Join us as we visit ateliers and factories,
meet with makers and manufacturers,
and learn from hands-on workshops.

Discover new resources
and rediscover your passion for design.

Explore Your Design Horizons…

The eye must travel

Deb and Susan met a long time ago. (Don’t ask how long ago, it isn’t nice!)
They soon recognized themselves as kindred design spirits, and traveling
together to international design shows, they also quickly recognized how
inspiring and encouraging such trips could be.
They started Decor Tours in Paris, more than 15 years ago, to share how
much they learned with every visit to Europe. Each trip since has built upon
on their resources, allowing them to offer an inspiring mix of
“behind-the-scenes”  tours, hands-on workshops, access to private
collections, and exclusive atelier appointments.
In the meantime, they’ve branched out into other cities and other design
adventures, always focused on introducing their guests to the
wonderful resources, insights, and in-depth knowledge
that make these journeys engaging, exciting, and
a worthwhile investment in any design business.


Deb Barrett

Deb Barrett

Deb Barrett is a soft-furnishings design expert and has won multiple awards for her innovative window treatments. She helped establish Budget Blinds’ Inspired Drapes program and continues to serve as its lead design trainer, and is also a highly sought-after speaker for design events. Deb is a self-proclaimed Francophile & fabric-aholic.

Susan Schultz

Susan Schultz

Susan Schultz is a design communicator, with a background in marketing, product development, and graphics. Having worked on both the editorial and advertising sides of the business for several home textile brands, she understands the importance of product knowledge and unique resourcing in a crowded marketplace.

Ask Us

Have Questions?

Even if we’re off globetrotting, we want to hear from you.
Email is the best and fastest way to address
any questions you might have—especially if
you’re looking for detailed itineraries.
You can also drop us a line if you’d like to be added
to our mailing list for an upcoming tour, if you’re
missing any tour documentation that we previously
sent out to soon-to-be-departing groups…or if you
just want to say hi, (or bon jour, or good day, or olá…)

designadventures (at) decortours (dot) com

We’re also happy to talk travel, so feel free to call us.
Susan: 212 352 9968
Deb: 630 207 0357
You can also follow along with our travels—including
our research, some favorite finds, new discoveries,
and, of course, daily updates from our tours if,
sadly, you’re not with us!


Join us, online, or in person.