Barbara Hawthorn Interiors, Ltd.
Barbara Hawthorn’s career has been informed by life experience. Growing up in New York, Los Angeles, London and Paris exposed her to the best in design, architecture and the arts. Working in her father’s engineering firm taught her drafting skills and about alternative energy sources. A background as an artist instilled an understanding of color, light and composition.
“Good taste is about quality, value and knowledge—with a nod to the classics and an eye to what is fresh and ‘today,’” observes Hawthorn. “Meeting clients’ aspirations inspires us to create spaces that will provide lasting value with comfort and durability. Functional opulence is our mantra as we strive for perfection.”
Hawthorn starts each project with an interview to determine budget parameters and help clients discover their personal style. “We use a systematic approach,” she explains. “At completion, clients often say, ‘You gave us more than we hoped for and made it easy.’”
Hawthorn was named Hall of Fame Designer by Home & Design in 2009 and has been recognized by numerous publications as one of DC’s best designers. She was honored as Professional Woman of the Year 2011-2012 by the National Association of Professional Women. Her work has appeared in national and local publications and has been featured on network and cable TV.