Hospitality design expert to address MTSU interior...

Hospitality design expert to address MTSU interior-design students

Deaderia Morris, director of interior design for Kimball Hospitality, is scheduled to speak about design trends and the world of design at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 26, at Maney Hall in the Oaklands Historic House Museum.

A reception slated for 6 p.m. will precede Morris’ address. Oaklands is located at 900 N. Maney Ave. in Murfreesboro

Deaderia Morris

The events are free and open to the public. The MTSU Department of Human Sciences and the MTSU student chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers/International Interior Design Association are sponsoring the events in partnership with Oaklands Museum.

Morris creates international collections for Kimball, an Indiana-based company that provides products and services for the hospitality furniture industry. She began her career as a museum technician for the National Museum of American Art and the National Portrait Gallery, both of which are managed by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

Morris’ resume also includes a stint with Marriott International, where she renovated many ballrooms, guest rooms, hotel lounges and lobbies. In addition to her design work for Marriott’s renovation team, Morris served as a member of its international design team for the Caribbean and Latin American regions.

For more information, contact the MTSU Department of Human Sciences at 615-898-2884 or interim chair Deborah Belcher at 615-898-2302 or

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