We create unique journeys for design adventurers.
Our 2020 Tours
London: April 29-May 6
November 3, 2019We’ve scheduled our London trip to coincide with London Craft Week, which is a fantastic opportunity to see even more designers, makers, and other creative talents. Even with all that LCW has to offer...
The Netherlands: May 7–14
November 2, 2019We’ve wanted to bring a group to The Netherlands since…forever it seems! Because we’ve always been fascinated by Dutch design, from the remarkable achievements in Dutch arts from the 16th to 18th cent...
Our 2020 Fall Schedule
November 1, 2019It’s too early to start scheduling appointments for our fall tours, but keep these dates in mind: Provence: September 12-19Provence is one of our “home-stay” trips, where we rent a beautiful mas, very...
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 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 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.