About Us

Oohs & Aahs has been serving the four corners for over 20 years. We offer a wide variety of high-quality furniture, window treatments, art, accessories, and gift items. In addition, we offer a complete interior decorating service. No matter your style… from Traditional to Mountain/Modern, we have fresh ideas to help make your house a home.


   Phyllis Burwell – Owner

Phyllis opened Oohs & Aahs in 1994 with a vision of filling the interior decorating niche in Durango. Oohs &   Aahs was the first retail store in Durango to offer a full service interior decorating service, complete with a showroom and design studio. Phyllis has a great appreciation for fine arts and unique and beautiful home decor. Her special taste in decor gives her store its elegance and flair.

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    Jackie Gillespie – Designer

Jackie has been an interior designer for over 30 years. She attended interior design school in Texas and was a sales representative for several custom window covering companies. She was an interior designer for a custom builder specializing in decorating model homes in the Dallas/Fort Worth area before moving to Durango in 1999.   Jackie  has clients across the Southwest and enjoys designing all styles from contemporary to rustic. Her years of experience and expert eye, as well as a long list of beautiful projects make her one of our lead designers.



    John Perrine – Window Coverings Specialist

New in town from Philadelphia, PA, John brings a slice of the city to the western slope.  Before moving to Durango, John studied at Wilmington University where he received a bachelor’s degree in Business Management.   John prides himself on creating the perfect window treatment for the individual client.  John is very easy to work with, bringing his expertise to your home along with the most cutting edge samples of window treatments and fabric options for your selection.  With access to the best brands in the window coverings field , John can help you find the best option for your home.



  Connie Wolf –  Designer

Connie is from the frigid state of Minnesota where she retired as a firefighter after 20 years.  Aside from her firefighting experience, Connie is a connoisseur of Interior Design.  She received her bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in Industrial Arts.  Connie’s design field consists of sales, design consulting, jewelry, and painting expertise.



 Audrey Smith – Sales Associate