La-Z-Boy Presents First ‘Designer Of The Year’ Award

Annapolis Furniture Galleries® Employee Darcy Suchman Earns Top Honor for Creativity and Design Expertise

La-Z-Boy recently named Darcy Suchman, In-home Designer for the La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries® in Annapolis, the first-ever recipient of its “Designer of the Year” award, created to recognize the top In-home Designer within the company-owned network of La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries stores across North America.

La-Z-Boy In-home Designers offer expert interior decorating assistance free of charge to our customers,” said Mark Bacon, chief retail officer for La-Z-Boy. “This award recognizes Darcy’s outstanding creativity, acute attention to detail and knowledgeable customer service on a project she executed for clients in Ellicott City, Maryland.”

About La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries Contest

In order to reward the best design execution, In-home Designers representing more than 70 company-owned La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries stores submitted their top makeover projects to La-Z-Boy. Entries were judged on a variety of criteria, including creativity, insightfulness, design expertise, customer service, final transformation and overall client satisfaction.

“We are very happy with the choices and the design support Darcy offered,” wrote customer Mark Buehlman of Ellicott City. “It provides the perfect combination of function, comfort, seating and eye appeal. We could not have done it without her help.”

“Being able to translate a client’s ideas into a room that both realizes the full potential of the space and reflects a unique personality is a skill and a challenge,” said Suchman. “It was a pleasure to work with the Buehlman family to create a comfortable and beautiful living room, filled with custom elements, on a budget. I know they will enjoy the new space for years to come.”

As the winner of the company-owned store “Designer of the Year” award, Suchman received a vacation to the destination of her choice.

Suchman started her career with La-Z-Boy in 2009 and has worked at both the Columbia and Annapolis stores in Maryland. Her expertise in partnering affordable solutions with superior design allows her to deliver distinctive decorating solutions for clients. She is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and holds a bachelor’s degree in fine arts.

The Annapolis La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries is located at 163 Jennifer Road in Annapolis. For more information, please contact the store at 410-573-1307 or visit

About La-Z-Boy Design Assistance

The Annapolis La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries showroom is built around the La-Z-Boy Design Center, which is staffed by design consultants and provides customers with inspiration, answers and helpful assistance. For customers looking to shop in the convenience of their home, La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries of Annapolis also offers free in-home design assistance.

In addition to the company’s world-famous recliners, all La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries stores carry reclining sofas, sleep sofas, stationary sofas and sectionals, as well as decorative accent pieces. La-Z-Boy offers hundreds of fabric and leather choices for custom-made furniture, as well as many pre-selected pairings for faster delivery.

About La-Z-Boy

Headquartered in Monroe, Mich., La-Z-Boy has been producing some of the world’s most comfortable furniture for over 85 years. The company manufactures a full line of comfortable products for the living room and family room, including the company’s world-famous recliners, reclining sofas and love seats, sleep sofas, modular furniture and leather upholstery, as well as stationary sofas, love seats and chairs. It is a division of La-Z-Boy Incorporated (NYSE: LZB), one of the world’s leading residential furniture producers, marketing furniture for every room of the home. "Live Life Comfortably.®"