Virginia is the south-eastern US state which stretches from the Chesapeake Bay to Appalachian Mountains. As the home state of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and other founding fathers, Virginia is an American history icon with its share of heritage sites, exhibits and monuments. From historical experiences to present day exploration, Virginia has natural beauty in abundance with miles of pristine coastline and mountains with incredible views. The year-round moderate climate allows for outdoor adventuring during all seasons. Whether it’s cycling on the Creeper Trail or skiing in the mountains & surfing the coast, Virginia has a lot to offer visitors and its 8.47 million residents alike.
From contemporary coastal homes to mountain retreats, architectural styles vary greatly throughout the state and reflect the diversity of its resident’s interior preferences. We’ve rounded up the 14 best interior designers in Virginia to inspire your own interior project, whether you’re looking for a simple room redesign or want to change the entire layout of your home…
Houck Designs is a full-service, residential interior design firm based in Arlington, Virginia. Since 2000, principal Andrea Houck has been “Creating spaces you will love…traditional, modern or somewhere in between.” While the firm’s portfolio spans various styles, their designs always include comfortable furnishings and sumptuous fabrics, plus varying doses of color, texture and sparkle. Houck frequently collaborates with architects and builders on the selections process for new construction & renovations and her work has appeared in numerous publications, including The Washington Post.
Alison Giese Interiors believe a space should have character and interest over perfection. Serving the Northern Virginia and Washington DC metro area, Alison has an engaging aesthetic and an ability to mix styles and provenance in a way that provides beautiful, yet approachable spaces. She is greatly influenced by her travels and experiences, from shopping trips to the Mexican artisan markets to studying in Europe & living in Brazil, her background has cultivated her ability to create a sense of place, with unique and worldly elements.
Cathy Green sees the world in color. Based in Richmond, Virginia, she specializes in creating personalized color schemes and highlighting her clients’ individualities in order to create homes that tell their story. Everywhere Cathy goes she notices the colors, patterns and shapes that surround her and in turn uses these elements to inspire her projects and room designs. As an interior designer, Cathy’s main goal is to create spaces that fulfil each client’s definition of home, whether that’s a welcoming hug as you walk through the door, a relaxing escape from the busy day, a place to organize and plan or a cozy nook to spend quality time with the ones we love.
As Owner and Lead Designer of Erika Bonnell Interiors, Erika’s strength lies in her ability to understand each of her client’s diverse and uniquely different lifestyles and tastes. With a meticulous attention to budget, an organized nature and her renowned design creativity, she creates homes that reflect the essence and style of her client’s and their personality. Catering to private residences in the DC area, Erika is a highly regarded interior designer whose work has been published nationally and internationally.
Jackson + Park Design is a full service interior design firm located in Charlottesville, VA. Born not just out of a love for design but also the belief that a person’s home can shape who they are, founder, Jennifer has renovated residences and offices both nationally and abroad over the last 15 years. Whether it it’s a private residence or office, Jennifer wants her client’s to feel inspired in their space and prides herself on providing excellent service, attention to detail and stylish design.
JTWdesign is a boutique design studio that specializes in creating spaces that are functional, personal, and beautiful. Founded by Jessica Williamson in 2010, the company was established following Jessica’s ten years spent working alongside many of the world’s top commercial designers and architects at Gensler in Washington DC. With a critical eye for organized spaces and a keen attention to detail, JTWdesign create spaces that reflect their customer’s style and make them feel at home.
Marlene Dennis Design focuses on detailing, proportions, materials and craftsmanship in both architectural elements and furnishings. With a goal to create casually elegant homes that are warm, comfortable and liveable, they transform their client’s homes into a space that cultivates dreams whether they prefer a timeless and classic interior or a modern aesthetic.
Following years of designing her own properties, Natascha Folens founded NF Interiors in 2002 to meet the local demand of her signature talent. Working between the US and Europe, Natascha is dedicated to understanding clients and providing design schemes tailored to meet their needs whether it’s a simple makeover or a full project management. NF Interiors’ design philosophy is simple. They strive to make spaces look natural by using the perfect blend of comfortable furniture, flowing fabrics, unique architectural elements and great use of lighting.
June Shea, President of Shea Studio, brings her product knowledge, creativity, project management skills and over 25 years of experience to every project she undertakes. By asking lots of questions and listening very carefully, Shea Studio channel their clients and come up with a plan that is the space they’ve always dreamed of. With a belief that it takes guts to have something great, Shea Studio gives their clients the confidence to take risks that make their spaces come alive.
The interior decorators and remodeling experts at Signature Design Interiors work to simplify how people achieve comfort, style and value. The creative team of designers have been working together for over a decade, naturally progressing from full service decoraters to working with clients on remodeling and staging projects. Their goal is to bring their clients’ visions to life and their designs are a collaboration of their client’s ideas, likes or dislikes, combined with their guidance and expertise to create a home that is a reflection of each individual.
Stuart Nordin has been designing and decorating homes on the East and West Coasts since 2006. Working close with architects, builders and the finest tradesmen, she creates spaces that are as liveable as they are lovely, whether it’s a historic brownstone, a new construction property or a beach house by the sea. Delivering distinctive, inspired, one-of-a-kind interior design, Stuart exceeds her clients’ decorating dreams with spaces that are beautifully layered, dynamic and personalized.
Viva Luxe is the interior design studio that seeks to bring life-filled design to everyday rooms. With a home base in Bristol, Virginia, the Founder, Amy, believes that if you love something you should buy it and find a place for it, a mentality that she brings to her projects and infuses into her designs. Viva Luxe believe interiors are a work of art in which your life happens and memories are made, and interior designers are not merely personal shoppers or furniture arrangers, but artists who take your vision and bring to life something that you never thought possible.
Pamela and her team create sophisticated interiors that are as functional as they are polished. With a belief that every client should receive the best design for the very best value, she combines her training in interior design with her background in fashion to create rooms that are casually elegant and effortlessly stylish. A celebrated and award-winning designer, Pamela’s work has been featured in 3 showhomes and has completed many residential spaces as well as government contracting offices, country clubs and other commercial designs.
Holly’s goal with every project is to create an environment that is a unique expression of her clients. No matter how big or small, she prides herself on working with any budget and incorporates exquisite pieces to her designs whether it is heirloom antiques or treasured flea market finds. Holly believes that every home is unique and has a story to tell, and she loves nothing more than helping her clients create their own story in their home.