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Barbara Elliott and Jennifer Ward-Woods, owners of The Sisters and Company, have won the Designer of the Year award twice and have received over fifty international design awards. Their work has also been published in numerous design magazines. 

Custom bookshelves with custom wallpaper behind and lighting to highlight the beauty of this home office.

Featured in
Elle Decor
May 2024

A guest-friendly home office conversion

Barbara Elliott and Jennifer Ward-Woods were featured again in Elle Decor this month showcasing how a dull guest bedroom was transformed into an office to delight the senses.

In addition to the elegant new office, Barbara and Jennifer were asked to create a bathroom—also the guest bathroom—to “feel like you were in a swanky nightclub.” See if they achieved their goal.

 

The Sisters and Company published in Elle Decor.

 

 

 

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Featured in
The Bold Maven
March 2024

Business Spotlight: The Sisters and Company

by Briana Moreaux

For sisters, Barbara Elliot and Jennifer Ward-Woods, The Sisters and Company is a boutique interior design firm servicing the city of Atlanta and its surrounding areas.

Barbara and Jennifer have been in the world of interior design for the past 27 years, beginning their journey separately as Jennifer was located in North Carolina and Barbara already in Atlanta. Their shared passion for design eventually led them to the creation of their own business.

What started as a humble endeavor blossomed into a thriving enterprise fueled by their love for design and dedication to excellence…

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Featured in
Modern Luxury Interiors
January 2024

ROOM WITH A HUE

By Caroline Bentley Edwards

If you peek into the Atlanta-based interior design firm The Sisters and Company portfolio, you’ll quickly see that color is evident and celebrated —saturated, vibrant and full color!

Barbara Elliott and Jennifer Ward-Woods, founders and real-life sisters, have over four decades of experience bringing clients in and around Atlanta elevated, cohesive and sophisticated spaces.

Central to the sisters’ design philosophy is a commitment to catering to their clients with a personalized emphasis on individual needs and desires…

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Featured in
Modern Luxury Datebook
January 2024

The Sisters and Company were recently featured in Modern Luxury Datebook with their underlying message that an interior design space should feel and look spectacular.

The office showcased in the magazine executes masculine smokey attributes with a sophisticated arrangement that doesn’t blur the lines on what looks good. The design is innovative. The play on colors coordinate with a monochromatic touch that connects warm and soft hues. It tailors a look for the modern career-driven man as it tailors a masculine aesthetic.

Learn how to understand masculine aesthetics and create a masculine design!

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Featured in
Furniture, lighting & decor
December 2023

In their design business, Elliott and Ward-Woods aren’t afraid to take risks or take on the bigger projects either. Their design portfolio includes everything from room resets to full renovations. While renos weren’t as common in the beginning, requests grew for those jobs. “We do everything,” adds Ward-Woods. “You’re only limited by what your ability is.”

What gives Elliott and Ward-Woods the “extra” that many of their clients have been looking for? For Ward-Woods, it’s what potential clients see in their portfolio. “They may not know what they want, but they know it when they see it, and that helps us get a sense,” she continues, adding that potential clients are often drawn by their use of color. “We teach our clients that you don’t have to be afraid of color. There’s a way to use it.” Ward-Woods also credits her and her sister’s knack for making comfort a priority while designing their beautiful spaces.

Read how Barbara and Jennifer have grown and thrived as business owners for over 25 years.

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Barbara Elliott and sister Jennifer Ward-Woods have been selected s Instagram Influencers at the Fall furniture show at High Point, NC.

Announced as
Instagram Design Influencers

High Point Market Authority (HPMA) announces this season’s design influencers who will report on home furnishings and design trends at High Point Market as they take over the trade show’s official Instagram page during Fall Market, Oct. 14 – 18.

Our favorite designers, Barbara Elliott and sister Jennifer Ward-Woods were selected based on a wide range of criteria including the type of content posted to their individual social media channels and design style.

For those following @highpointmarket on Instagram, our influencers will be shown each day of Fall Market.  They’ll report on favorite showrooms, new products, educational events, and social happenings.

“Whether you’re at Market or planning a future visit, followers will get a sense for the show and all it has to offer,” says Tammy Nagem, HPMA president and CEO.

“Keeping up with the posts on Instagram is a convenient and fun way to learn about noteworthy furnishings brands and products, along with practical tips for what to do when you’re on the ground here.”

The High Point Market Instagram channel managed by trade show organizer HPMA is an official resource for product updates and relevant industry news year round.

Barbara and Jennifer
Sage Home Design Panelists

What interior design styles can we expect to see in 2024 and beyond? Much like gray making way for warmer tones, current interior styles are also shifting.

Join us at this upcoming Panel at High Point Market @highpointmarket in North Carolina:
DATE: Sunday, October 15, 2023 | 2:30pm
LOCATION: Sagebrook Home Showroom @sagebrookhome
IHFC D520 (New Showroom)

Join Barbara and Jennifer and share how they discover, approach and incorporate these shifting styles to provide timeless appeal for clients. As consumers continue to update their homes, we’ll explore such up-and-coming interior styles as Quiet Luxury, Casual Home and Modern Maximalism.

Barbara and Jennifer were featured in The Atlantan as part of their Dynamic Women feature.

Featured in The Atlantan
Sept 2023

Barbara and Jennifer were featured in the September edition of The Atlantan in the article Dynamic Women. A Modern Luxury Spotlight showcases some of Atlanta’s finest. Sophisticated with a dash of  swagger, local trendsetters prove that style is indeed a state of mind.

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Multiple Dream Room Awards

The Sisters and Company impressed at the Exceeding the Vision: 2023 Design Conference in New Orleans. Winning multiple honors in the Dream Room competition and finishing as 2nd Runners Up to Designer of the Year. Their success at the event hosted by the Decorating Den franchise showcased their exceptional design skills. Dream Room is judged by editors from shelter magazines such as Veranda, Elle Decor and House Beautiful.

The Sisters and Company received recognition for their exceptional design work, winning a total of 12 awards for their projects. Their commitment to excellence and creativity was evident in each of the projects they undertook, and the recognition they received is a testament to their hard work and dedication to their craft. With their innovative and unique approach to design, The Sisters and Company have proven themselves as leaders in the industry and have set themselves apart as a go-to choice for clients seeking top-quality design services.

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The sisters Barbara Elliott and Jennifer Ward-Woods recently visited their favorite furniture supplier (to the trade only) Caracole, known for highly crafted furniture.

Visit to Caracole

Barbara and Jennifer from The Sisters and Company recently visited their favorite furniture supplier Caracole at AmericasMart Atlanta.  AmericasMart is a wholesale trade center located in Downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The exhibition center is one of the largest permanent wholesale trade centers in the world. The center consists of three buildings totaling seven million square feet.

Designers Today 2023

Featured in Designers Today
April 2023

The Sisters and Company were featured in the April edition of trade magazine Designers Today along with other prominent American designers.

“Our client purchased a new home but hated the closed off kitchen and wanted to open up the space to the family room,” said Barbara Elliott of The Sisters and Company in Stone Mountain, Ga.  “She requested a color scheme of black and white and we added punches of pink for a pop. The bookcases and the fireplace in the family room were also updated for a more modern feel.”

Furnishings include an Ambella sectional, Bernhardt chairs and table, Caracole kitchen chairs and art by Nikki Chu.

Photo: Scott Johnson

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Featured in Architectural Digest.

Architectural Digest
January 2023

Interior design company The Sisters and Company can be seen in the January 2023 issue of Architectural Digest with this stunning dark and pink living room in Atlanta, Georgia.

2023 Winner:
Best of Design

Modern Luxury Interiors magazine of Atlanta included interior design team The Sisters and Company in their Best of Design 2023 issue. From the best showrooms to the top tastemakers, Barbara and Jennifer were selected to join other people and places that are making their mark on Atlanta, shaping the design industry for the better.

A magic kitchen renovation was featured in the magazine where the space was updated without changing the original layout. The client wanted to keep some of the original design features but was open to changes to make the newly designed kitchen feel more modern and updated.

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Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including a pro's overall rating on Houzz and client reviews submitted in 2022.

Best in Customer Service

The Sisters and Company of Atlanta, Georgia has won a “Best of Houzz” award for Customer Service on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The Atlanta design sisters Barbara and Jennifer were chosen by the millions of homeowners that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 3 million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

Best of Houzz awards are given annually, in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including a pro’s overall rating on Houzz and client reviews submitted in 2022.

“Best of Houzz 2023” badges appear on winners’ profiles as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help the more than 65 million homeowners and home design enthusiasts on Houzz to identify popular and top-rated home professionals for their projects.

The perfect place to unwind before getting into bed.

Featured in Elle Décor
June 2022

Interior designers Barbara Elliott and Jennifer Ward-Woods had their award-winning work featured in the June edition of Elle Décor in the article 7 ways to make your bedroom a no-stress zone right this minute which holds the key to a place that dreams are made of.

Barbara and Jennifer’s primary bedroom suite for comedian Kountry Wayne was selected by Elle Décor because of it’s comfortable seating area. “A sitting area makes the room feel like an oasis by giving the homeowner a place to relax without actually being in the bed,” says designer Barbara Elliott.

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Eleven Wins at
DESIGNCON 2022

The Sisters and Company recently attended DESIGNCON 2022 in Myrtle Beach. The team received high honors for many of this year’s Dream Room design competition entries and in the overall competition were 1st Runners Up to Designer of the Year.

Particularly exciting were the two wins for interior designer Chunja Sinclair’s first entries into the annual competition judged by national magazine editors from Elle Decor, Verandah, Traditional Home and Arabella. See Chunja’s award-winning children’s rooms:

GIRL’S BEDROOM
BOY’S BEDROOM

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Designer of the Year Awards

At this year’s DESIGNCON 2022, The Sisters and Company won a total of eleven design awards in a variety of room categories.

Their overall achievement was to receive 1st Runner Up to Designer of the Year which was won this year by Monique Holland of Washington, DC.

Barbara Elliott and Jennifer Ward-Woods have been the recipients of Designer of the Year in both 2007 and 2016.

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Featured in the AJC
Feb 2022

When Kountry Wayne needed interior design help, he chose Atlanta sisters Barbara Elliott and Jennifer Ward-Woods.

Entertainer Kountry Wayne is known for brightening up people’s days with his comedy, so when he bought a new house, he wanted his space to reflect a similarly open and bright aesthetic. For that job, he turned to Atlanta sisters and design partners Barbara Elliot and Jennifer Ward-Woods.

 

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Arabella magazine February 2022 featured The sisters and Company for their design of Kountry Wayne's home

Featured Home in
Arabella Feb 2022

In the February issue of Arabella magazine, the home featured is owned by Kountry Wayne, a YouTube and internet comedic star.

Debra Usher, Editor-in-Chief of ARABELLA e-magazine says “Barbara Elliott and Jennifer Ward-Woods have done an amazing job with each room and the colors and furniture are spectacular.”

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Featured in Veranda
February 2022

Barbara and Jennifer’s bathroom makeover was featured this month in Veranda.com in the article 7 Elegant Bathroom Ideas You’ll Want to Try in 2022 – easy design moves will give you an ultra-luxurious space.

 

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Second Consecutive Year of Record Sales

Despite continued Covid-19 challenges and new supply-chain difficulties, Decorating Den Interiors franchisees The Sisters and Company achieved a second consecutive year of record-setting sales growth.

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Featured in Arabella May 2021

Featured in Arabella
May 2021

Barbara and Jennifer from The Sisters and Company were featured for the second time this year with this Atlanta GA residence featured in the May 2021 issue of Arabella magazine on page 137. Read the article online now Living Life Out Loud.

37th Annual
Dream Room Awards

The Sisters and Company was honored at this year’s 37th Annual Dream Room Awards competition held annually by franchise company Decorating Den Interiors. See the design projects that caught the eye of interior design editors from some of America’s most prestigious magazines.

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The Sisters and Company live on the Tamron Hall Show

Tamron Hall Show
May 2021

Did you see Barbara and Jennifer on the Tamron Hall show? Invited for her special Design Duos episode which aired nationally on ABC on May 6, 2021, The Sisters and Company in Stone Mountain represented the best of Atlanta design.

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Featured in Arabella
March 2021

Barbara and Jennifer from The Sisters and Company had this stunning Atlanta residence featured in the March 2021 issue of Arabella magazine in the Home & Design section on page 150. This is elegant modern living at its finest at the St. Ives Country Club in John’s Creek, Georgia. Read the article online now Designing Beautiful.

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Featured in House Beautiful
March 2021

Barbara Elliott and Jennifer Ward-Woods had their award-winning work featured in the March edition of House Beautiful. The article 6 Smart Strategies for Designing an Outdoor Space holds the key to designing a successful place in which to enjoy the outdoors. Barbara and Jennifer’s spectacular outdoor space was featured under the heading For use in four seasons.

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Featured in House Beautiful
December 2020

Barbara and Jennifer’s work was recently featured again in House Beautiful in an online article 6 Designer-Approved Tips For A Home Office Layout. The article discusses how with remote work being the norm for many families across the United States, the home office has become one of the most important, and most coveted, rooms of the house. This colorful office nook shows you can have a stunning work environment in a very small space. Find the sisters’ design under the heading A double-duty small space.

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