About Decor Outdoor
We deliver the service you expect
You're kept in the loop and
we're there when you need us
How we define service
-- Shawn Thistlethwaite
In 2007, Bill Ferris decided to create a different, more pleasant way to shop online. He was tired of banner ads, pop-ups and (to be honest) the hoarder-like clutter of many retail websites. Similarly, he found that phone calls were often answered by people unfamiliar with products and emails were usually sucked into the great void of cyberspace, never to be heard from again.
Inspired by high-end boutique clothing stores, he set out to create a new kind of online store - one that would enable customers to easily find items without sensory overload. He would ensure the same level of personal attention that he hoped for when shopping.
He has an MBA from Duke University and started his professional career with the Coca-Cola Company in brand management. His love of mid-century modern furniture can be traced to Hans Wegner chairs brought back by his family from Europe in the early 1970s. He's developed a passion for the Art Deco period and French Country shabby chic style. Truth be told, he's become a bit obsessed with industrial steampunk designs in movies like Hugo, 12 Monkeys and City of Lost Children.
-- Peter Lee