Who: Kiera Kushlan and Jessica Centella
What: We specialize in residential interior design, but love commercial spaces too
Where: Serving the Washington, DC metro area…and beyond!
When: Founded February 24th, 2010
Why: We met at the University of Florida, where we went to graduate school and studied interior design. Four years of design school and all-nighters in studio can really make a girl go crazy. Luckily, we found one another early on, and our friendship was probably the only way we kept our sanity (although we likely left some of that there).
You’re probably asking yourself how we got from Florida to this fair district. Well, DC really felt like the right place at the right time. As young professionals ourselves, we wanted to create a firm that captured the fresh mentality of this ever-changing city. And at the root of it all, we just felt that we could offer DC a distinct design perspective, helping its residents see beyond traditional interiors and realize a more personalized approach to design.
Meet Our Team
I gravitate to spaces that pair tailored neutrals with bold patterns and pops of color. Indeed, I have a love for anything black and white that borders on obsession. Speaking of needing medical treatment, is there a rehab for wallpaper addiction? I should probably look into that… But at the end of the day my style can be summed up as sophisticated blend of old meets new – which might explain why the city of lights is my favorite place in the world!
I am most at home in spaces that exude a casual elegance, filled with pieces and details that are collected from a variety of styles and periods. You really can’t go wrong with anything at Anthropologie – no really, trust me, you can’t go wrong – I own every item in the store. While Kiera fancies herself a wallpaper connoisseur, I love fonts. Yes, you read that right, fonts – a.k.a typography. I’m a closeted graphic designer. Though I love it here in the district, I’m a Florida girl at heart. Give me the beach, the warm sun, and a big dose of bold tropical colors and I am h-a-p-p-y!