Up & Coming DC Area Interior Designers:
Our Top 5
All year we look forward to watching our Instagram feeds during the High Point Furniture Market! We love seeing all of the fabulous posts from interior designers and tastemakers (check it out at @highpointmarket or #hpmkt). As this year’s market comes to a close, we thought we would highlight some of our favorite local designers. The DC area is full of amazing decorators – truly, there is a designer for every project, style, and budget imaginable. We’ve rounded up five of our favorite young DC area interior designers. We think you will hear a lot more about them in the years ahead!
DC Area Interior Designers
Old Town’s own Casey Sanford focuses on residential design that is “welcoming, warm, sophisticated, elegant, functional, and classy.” She takes homes to their fullest potential, whether she tackles a single room or an entire home renovation. She works with husband, Houston, as her project manager. Northern Virginia magazine named Casey to its 2017 list of Top Home Improvement Contractors.
Rebecca Penno of Penno Interiors has a classic and timeless style. She collaborates well with builders and architects and can help at every stage of a project, from blueprints through construction. She assists her clients with interior architecture, finish and furnishings selections, color consultation, and furniture placement.
Paul Corrie’s trademark is the use of subtle and understated palettes to create sophistication and casual elegance. He mixes old and new furnishings to create interiors with a ‘“warm, familiar feel.” He also operates a home furnishings and accessories studio in Washington, DC. Paul personally curates his studio collection with interesting pieces from flea markets, estate sales, and international dealers. He has received regional and national attention, and has been featured in many publications.
Arlington-based designer (and former attorney) Nicole Lanteri loves to mix colors, styles, and sources. Her create unique interiors match her clients’ lifestyles and personalities. Nicole tackles projects of all sizes and offers one-time consultations as well. Her signature retro-modern style and pops of color are garnering lots of local attention.
Stuart Nordin offers a wide range of design services for remodeling, new home construction, and kitchen/bathroom renovations. She provides recommendations for window and wall treatments, art, and accessories. Stuart prides herself on beautifully layered, dynamic, and personal spaces. Many local publications have featured her work, well as houzz.com.
The Bottom Line
Keep an eye on these up and coming DC area stars – we think they have very bright futures. Did we miss your favorite young DC area interior designers? Please let us know!