As the saying goes, home is where the heart is. While your home is meant to be comfortable and welcoming, it also makes a huge impression about your personality. Bring your ideas to life with the help of these best interior designers in the D.C. area and make your vision of the dream home a reality.

Patrick Baglino
1616 19th St. N.W., Suite 2
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 234-1902

A boutique design firm, Patrick Baglino is known for creating interior designs that are traditional yet innovative and eclectic yet contemporary, a style brand the design firm calls “urban sophisticated.” With a focus on residential properties, the design firm ensures that each interior design is fresh, distinct and artful yet reflects the needs and lifestyle of each client. Patrick Baglino incorporates its clients into the designing process from day one and inspiration for the firm’s interior designs are pulled from many sources including nature, current events, fashion, film, theater, magazines and the design market. Patrick Baglino holds many notable accomplishments, including being named a Top Young Designer by House Beautiful magazine.

Residents Understood
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 630-6184

Are modern designs more your style? Check out Residents Understood where you will find totally chic furnishings, inspiration and designs. Services include a free initial consultation as well as one-on-one meetings to discuss design goals and personal style as well as meet the design team. Residents Understood works with clients to ensure its design services reflect the personality and lifestyle of its clients in a fun, personal and consistent manner without breaking the bank (the firm has no problem recommending furnishings and designs from affordable retailers like Ikea or Target). The design firm also offers decorating services for holiday parties.

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Lauren Liess
776-A Walker Road
Great Falls, VA 22066
(571) 926-7825

With Lauren Liess, it’s all about the details. Specializing in luxury interior design, this full-service boutique design firm specializes in colors, textiles and fabrics that help liven up individual rooms as well as entire homes. From the get-go, customers are involved in every step of the designing process to ensure that the finished product meets the client’s expectations while being mindful of extraneous expenses. Interior design plans are presented with the help of photos, floor plans, fabrics, paint, flooring samples and other materials. Once a design is agreed upon, the design firm works with contractors to ensure all work is completed in a timely manner.

Paula Grace Designs
20247 Kiawah Island Drive
Ashburn, VA 20147
(703) 201-1490

If your office needs some sprucing, Paula Grace Designs has the experience and skills to help make your design ideas come to life. A “design study” helps the firm determine the look, feel and expectations of the space in question as well as ensure the newly designed space reveals the personality and sense of self of the owner. Paula Grace Designs also helps demystify the design process, offering guidance to help enable customers to make timely, informed decisions that result in beautiful interior designs. The design firm specializes in home designs, drawing inspiration from whatever inspires its customers. Paula Grace Designs also specializes in custom furnishing, with its own furnishing line in development.

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Designing Solutions
2124 Edgewater Parkway
Silver Spring, MD 20903
(301) 445-6336

An interior design firm that specializes in real-life, pet-friendly and family-friendly design, Designing Solutions helps turn your lived-in living room (and other areas in your home) into a space you can be proud of. Each home design features fuss-free fabrics, flooring and furniture that’s easy to maintain and provides lasting value. The design process begins with a two-hour consultation with a professional interior designer who will create a plan to help better utilize the space and furnishing already found in the home as well as discuss adding additional furnishings to achieve the ultimate design goal. Designing Solutions provides a full-service team of specialists including a certified lighting designer, color specialist, decorative painter and window designer.

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