Our Staff

Wayland Sims
Interior Designer,
Owner Distinctive Interiors

I've been in the design business all my life. Interior Design work is my love and my passion. I opened Distinctive Interiors in downtown Marion in 1975. We moved to our current location near Illinois Star Centre Mall in 1981. I love working with my clients to make their homes beautiful and comfortable for their families. I pride myself on carrying unique furnishings that are of the latest fashions and the highest quality. If you have never been in our store, I invite you to come visit us. Everybody is Welcome!

Curt Cox
Store Manager

I have been at Distinctive Interiors since 2002. I handle many aspects of the daily operation of the store. I am proud of the variety of services and quality products we offer to the region. I especially enjoy working with our customers and getting to know them. We have worked with some of the most interesting and wonderful families from all over Illinois, Kentucky and Missouri. It is truly an honor and a joy to work with these people. If you have never been to Distinctive Interiors, I invite you to come in and browse. We'll be glad to meet you too!

Susan Barbaro

Interior Designer with Distinctive Interiors for
31 years. I love working with people and helping them to make their dreams come true in their homes. I have worked with hundreds of customers over the years and enjoyed watching their families grow.


Kim Baker

I love decorating and love to help my customers decorate their homes for any occasion. I like to make a house a home for my clients. I tell my kids, do what you love to do in life. I love decorating and that’s why I work at Distinctive Interiors.


Dorothy Nordmeyer

Gift Shop & Boutique Manager - I’ve been with D.I. for 16 years. I enjoy shopping to buy items that are unique and different than what you can anywhere else. I always keep my customers in mind and try to find items that they will love personally and for their home. I am also a design consultant and love to help our customers find the perfect items to make their house a home.


Shirley Holmes

In the past 13 years, I have been employed by Distinctive Interiors.  It has been my pleasure to help and guide many clients.  Design work for home interiors is a challenge and delight when you create an environment that is warm and inviting.  Come visit our store and allow me to introduce you to our furniture and accessories.  No job is too small or too large and a consultation is always welcomed!


Debbie Byrne

Bookkeeper, Flooring and Window Specialist - I love working at Distinctive Interiors because it is the most unique furniture showroom in our area. I know that when people visit our store they will have a shopping experience that is different from anywhere else. It’s well worth your time to stop by and take a look. Everyone is Welcome!



Cindi Ditch

Office Assistant - I feel fortunate to be a part of Distinctive Interior's office staff.  I look forward to coming to work everyday!  I like working behind the scenes to guarantee that both our customers and vendors have a positive experience.  It is exciting to maintain a unique inventory for our customers and to work with vendors to assure prompt and accurate delivery

 


Katie Weatherford

Floral Designer - I couldn't be happier working as the floral designer for Distinctive Interiors.  My love for flowers comes from my Grandmother, a competitive flower show judge.  She has taught me so much about flower arranging .  We have a wide variety of flowers and containers here at Distinctive InteriorsI'm sure I can put together a special arrangement that is just right for your home!


Debbie Carrigan

For the past 30 years I managed and decorated for a furniture store in Paducah, Kentucky. My customers are very important to me and I love decorating challenges and making dreams come true. We have a wonderful showroom of exciting styles and price points to meet your budget. Come in and see me. I’ll add a little spice to your home!


Judy Erwin

The last 45 years I have worked for three different home furnishing professionals and have had a long career in customer service. I immensely enjoy interior decorating, seeing my clients achieve their dreams in creating a warm environment for their families or office settings. If you're looking for a change, I can make a difference. No job is too small!

 

Luci & Ozzie