Top 10 Washington DC Interior DesignersDesign Guides
As an interior design company with offices in Washington DC, we’re constantly looking to this city for inspiration. And it’s no secret that Washington DC is full of interior designers. Here are the top 10 interior designers currently working in Washington DC.
With a mix of traditional and modern interior design schemes, Paul Corrie designs quintessential Washington DC interiors. From Mt. Pleasant Rowhomes to lofts in the Adams Morgan neighborhood, Corrie’s interior designs juxtapose vintage antique pieces with modern art and find ways to make the two feel effortlessly cohesive. Paul Corrie’s designs have been featured in a variety of publications, including Elle Decor, The Washington Post, Washingtonian, Luxe Magazine, One Kings Lane, Home & Design, Apartment Therapy, and Traditional Home.
With over thirty years of designing classic interiors, Thomas Pheasant is a mainstay in Washington DC’s interior design world. Although he remains based in Washington DC, he has designed properties across the globe. He recently released a book titled, “Simply Serene” which details the design philosophies that have guided Pheasant’s illustrious career. Thomas Peasant’s designs have been featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Southern Home, Marie Claire, Interiors, Modern Luxury, Robb Report, the Washington Post, House Beautiful, Luxe, Home & Design, and Traditional Home.
Classic and cool: that’s how his clients describe Darryl Carter. By mixing classic Americana with modern design motifs, Carter has gained a well-deserved reputation in the Washington DC interior design community. The Washington DC-based interior designer has crafted bespoke home designs for a wide variety of clients in the DMV area, and recently opened an appointment-only furniture boutique. Darryl Carter is frequently included in Architectural Digest’s AD100 list, and his projects have been featured in Elle Decor, Milieu, Metropolitan Home, Town & Country, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Veranda, Country Living, and O Magazine.
While Washington DC’s interior designs are known for being traditional and stately, there is a strong, thriving younger generation of interior designers who are injecting this style with more contemporary elements. And there is no designer that better captures this than Patrick Baglino. He was recently commissioned to design a “Dream Room” for the The National Building Museum’s “Small Stories: At Home in a Dollhouse” exhibit, which was sponsored by the Victoria and Albert Museum. Patrick Baglino’s designs have been featured House Beautiful, The Washington Post, HGTV, Shelter Magazine, Elle Decor, and Modern Luxury.
As a Virginia native, Andrew Law has a refined design sensibility that has been informed by the classical architecture of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and Poplar Forest residences. From city residences to beach homes to country retreats, Law’s classical sensibility remains a constant through all of his eloquent interior designs. Andrew Law’s designs have been featured in Traditional Home, Washingtonian, Washington Post’s Style section, and Home & Design.
With an ability to combine fresh colors with traditional design motifs, Lori Graham has made a name for herself in Washington DC’s interior design world. “SoHo-Boho” is how she describes her interior design style. From downtown townhouses to Virginia estates, Graham approaches each space with an unparalleled design aesthetic. She recently opened her own showroom, “Lori Graham Home” on 14th street, which offers her own furnishings, in addition to a curated selection of global designers. Graham’s designs have been featured in several publications, including Washingtonian, Home & Design, Luxe, the Washington Post, Glamour, and Better Homes & Gardens.
By balancing a highly modern design sensibility with colorful and comfortable pieces, J.D. Ireland Interior Architecture & Design is one of Washington DC’s most sought after interior designers. From Logan Circle Penthouses to lofts in the Shaw neighborhood, the firm’s refined and modern design sensibility is evident in every interior design. J.D. Ireland Interior Architecture & Design has been featured in Washington Life, DC Magazine, Home & Design, House Beautiful, Washingtonian, and House Beautiful.
Lauren Liess & Co.
With a distinctly southern, yet contemporary decorating sensibility, Lauren Liess & Co. have become Washington DC’s go-to for stately, refined and elegant interior designs. In addition to her work as an interior designer, Lauren Liess is also the author of a book, “Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating.” Liess’ refined interior designs have been featured in a wide variety of publications, including House Beautiful, Domino, Garden & Gun, NPR, Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Country Living, Better Homes and Gardens, Washingtonian, Luxe Magazine, and Rue Magazine.
Bartolomei & Co.
As one of Washington DC’s longest operating interior design firms, Bartolomei & Co. is a mainstay in Washington DC’s interior design world. Lisa Bartomolei, the company’s principal, recently completed four condominiums at the Georgetown Ritz Carlton, and boasts a wide range of contemporary and traditional interior design projects, in addition to offering commercial design services. The firm’s projects have been featured in a wide variety of publications, including the Washington Post, DC luxury Magazine, Home & Design, and Spectacular Homes.
As a lifelong resident of Washington DC, Sally Steponkus’ interior design style is wholly characteristic of our nation’s capital. Since 2001, she has served as the principal of her eponymous design firm. “Updated traditional” is how she describes her unique design sensibility. With a penchant for stately and comfortable home designs, her interior designs are anything but ordinary. Sally Steponkus’ designs have been featured in a wide variety of publications, including Luxe Magazine, Home & Design, Washingtonian, House Beautiful, Southern Living, Traditional Home, the Washington Post, and Apartment Therapy.