Lisa Adams is the principal designer for Washington, D.C.-based design firm Adams Design Inc. She received her degree in interior design from Mount Vernon College. Her portfolio includes residential and commercial design work in the Washington area and throughout the U.S. Adams has been featured in publications such as the Washingtonian and Home & Design magazines.
Daniela Franciscus is the owner and principal designer of Washington, D.C.-based design firm Franciscus Design Group. She says her experience living in several countries influences her work. Franciscus earned her master's degree in interior design from George Washington University. She's also been featured as a guest designer on HGTV's "Curb Appeal." Contact: design@DanielaFranciscus.com
Charlotte Morris is a designer with Springfield, Va.-based design firm Shea Studio Interiors. Morris, who has a bachelor's degree in interior design and is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers, has experience in commercial, corporate, and resort design. When working with clients, says Morris, her main goal is to incorporate their personal style as much as possible.
Owner and founder of Bethesda, Md.-based design firm Glover-Wood Interiors, Beverly Glover-Wood has worked in the Washington area for five years. She has done both residential and commercial design work, having been featured at the National Symphony Orchestra Show House.
Diane Gordy is the principal designer for Bethesda, Md., design firm DGI Design Group. She received a bachelor's of fine arts from American University and is also a member of Maryland's Certified Interior Design Board. Gordy says she finds her design inspiration through travel and education.
Jennifer Hamilton was a summer intern with Glave & Holmes Associates design firm in Richmond, Va. She is currently pursuing a master's of fine arts degree in interior environments at Virginia Commonwealth University. Hamilton received her bachelor of fine arts from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Visit Glave & Holmes Associates here.
Celia Welch founded Bethesda, Md.-based design firm Celia Welch Interiors in 1997. Specializing in residential homes, Welch says her Barbadian heritage has had a big influence on her design style. Welch's work has been featured at the Washington Design Center and in Home and Design and Forbes FYI magazines. For more, visit: www.celiawelchinteriors.com.
Cristina DePina is the principal designer for Alexandria, Va.-based design firm CDM & Associates. Before starting the company in 2004, she worked with Hughes Design Associates. DePina's portfolio includes residences in the D.C. area and South Florida, as well as commercial properties in South Carolina. She is a graduate of Marymount University. For more information, visit: www.cdmandassociates.com.
Starting out as a feature writer for British House & Garden, interior design expert Mary Gilliatt has helped design the homes of celebrities such as Katie Couric and Liam Neeson. Her work has been featured in publications such as the Daily Express and the London Times. She also wrote and co-hosted "Decorating with Mary Gilliatt," a series for the Public Broadcasting System. Gilliatt has written 39 books on architecture and design and now serves as the director of design for Decor & You, an interior design franchise with offices in the Washington area.
Certified by the National Kitchen and Bath Association, Debby Saling has been designing kitchens for 26 years. An independent designer for 15 years, Saling now works for D.G. Liu Contractor Inc., a home improvement firm based in Dickerson, Md.
Patrick J. Baglino Jr.'s Washington-based firm specializes in high-end residential interior design. Baglino studied at New York University and Parsons School of Design, and his work ranges from the design of a Bal Harbor, Fla., condominium to that of a former Dupont Circle area embassy. He is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elana Mendelson plans to do both commercial and residential design upon receiving her MFA in interior design from George Washington University in December. As a student, she has enjoyed designing restaurant and offices spaces and is a student member of the American Society of Interior Designers. Contact: email@example.com
In addition to dorm rooms, Dana Tydings of Laytonsville, Md., designs a range of residential and corporate interiors, emphasizing functionality in her work. Tydings Design Inc. serves clients in the greater Washington area and across the country. She is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers. Contact: TydingsDesign@aol.com
Ricardo Ramos and Sheree Friedman are the principal designers of Studio Nuovo. Ricardo graduated from Virginia Tech University with a Bachelor of Architecture degree and a minor in interior design. He was also the vice president of industry relations for the International Furnishings and Design Association in 2005. Sheree earned a Bachelor of Arts in interior design from Marymount University. Together they bring a combined 27 years of experience in planning, architectural construction management, furniture procurement and interior design.
Visit their Web site at: www.studionuovo.com