Mary Ellen describes her partner:
Linda Heaton Ridings, AMF, CID is the creative genius of the Design Décor duo. She has been active in business for over 18 years as an Arkansas Master Florist and an Interior Decorator. She opened her business, Elegant Essentials, in 2007 using all the components of being an AMF, CID to make her boutique different from any other in Knoxville. She was featured in Woman's Day magazine, July 2010 issue, displaying her masterful designs, as well as the story of how she followed her dream. After that, she took her business networking talents to East Tennessee PBS as the Executive Director of Marketing. Currently, she is a full-time realtor which keeps her up to date on all the housing market trends. She’s known as a master networker, mother, wife and a culinary artist. She felt a creative void in her life after the closing of her business, so when I called and asked her to join the Design Décor venture there was no hesitation. Yes, Yes and YES!